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Nevşehir

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  • Day175

    Kappadokien

    August 6, 2018 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Nach Istanbul ging es mit einem kurzen Zwischenstopp vor Ankara weiter nach Kappadokien.
    Unsere Unterkunft war ein Höhlen Hotel, ein in Stein gemeißeltes Zimmer mit schön kühlen Temperaturen.

    Wir besuchten die nahegelegenen Felsenstädte & die Untergrund Stadt Derinkuyu, in der sich zu Zeiten der Christenverfolgung bis zu 6000 Menschen versteckten.

    Am nächsten Tag, noch lange vor dem Frühstück, krochen wir (der Eine besser, die Andere schlechter) aus unserer Höhle um die startenden Heißluftballone zum Sonnenaufgang zu sehen. Es hat sich gelohnt :)

    Nach dem Frühstück, ehe wir Kappadokien wieder verließen, gab es noch ein kurzes Breefing mit unserem Host Apo der uns ein paar gute Tips mit auf den Weg gab.
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  • Day2199

    Grenzüberschreitung

    September 19, 2017 in Turkey ⋅ 🌙 23 °C

    Von nem einheimischen Bikerkollegen an der Grenze vorgewarnt - "they don't care about motorcycles" - rein in den Stadtverkehr Istanbuls. Schnelle Erkenntnis: Anpassen oder aufgeben!! Also angepasst.
    Es ist schwer zu beschreiben was hier im Verkehr abgeht, muss man selbst miterlebt haben. Unsere Empfehlung: Auf keinen Fall mit nem PKW.
    Jetzt macht sich der Kultursprung zum ersten Mal richtig bemerkbar, wir haben die Grenze Europas erreicht und passieren das Tor nach Asien.
    Istanbul, du hast uns fasziniert!
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  • Day2197

    Alles, nur keine heiße Luft!

    September 17, 2017 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Hiermit verkünden wir stolz, die wahrscheinlich ersten und einzigen Touristen zu sein, die den Himmel über Kappadokien ohne diese störenden Heißluftballone gesehen haben. (und das obwohl wir extra dafür um 5 Uhr früh aufgestanden sind, grrrrr)

  • Day41

    Intro to Cappadocia

    February 18 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    We finally made it to Cappadocia this afternoon, making our home base in Avanos which is near Goreme, home of many fairy chimney and cave hotel sites. The scenery here definitely looks unreal and as if we'd been transported to another planet. We made a quick stop at a panoramic viewpoint for a preview of what's to come the next two days.

    For dinner, we headed to Fat Boy's to try the testi kebap, which is pottery kebap. The meat and vegetables are cooked for 8 hours and you need a small hammer to knock the pot open. A neat experience and less showy than the touristy places where we'd seen this dish served in Istanbul.
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  • Day42

    Packing It In, in Cappadocia

    February 19 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ -1 °C

    A full day of programming today. First up, a not too early hot air balloon ride at sunrise to see the Cappadocia landscape. We went with Voyager Balloons who first brought us to their office for a quick breakfast before dropping us off at the field where the balloons are set up. Unlike our experience in Myanmar, these balloons were almost ready to go when we arrived, which was really great as the weather was very nippy. I wore several layers and had 2 scarves as well as my tuque.

    A smooth takeoff and we were one of the first air borne. Drifting through valleys and over the whimsical landscape was indeed a pleasure and something I'd recommend to everyone. Do try to put the camera down though to simply enjoy. I think I alternated between my gopro and camera a little too much. Didn't take as many pictures as I normally would have but that was due to the gopro and not me just taking it in.
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  • Day42

    Underground City, Open Air Museum

    February 19 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 1 °C

    Rejoining the rest of our tourmates, we set off to explore Derinkuyu, an underground city where early Christians hid from the Romans. The tunnels and rooms are pretty expansive and the site equipped with a water source at the time. We were lucky to get into before other groups so had the place mostly to ourselves.

    Next stop, the Goreme Open Air Museum. We only spent about an hour here but you can easily spend more. The museum is surrounded by carved caves and filled with churches and frescoes. In order to preserve the frescoes, you're limited to 3 minutes in each church and no photography is allowed. We visited a few pretty cool churches including the Apple Church, the Church of No Name and St Barbara's Church. These names usually came about because of the shape of the church. The Sandal Church had feet imprints where Jesus supposedly ascended to heaven, though the geography would be incorrect given the details in the bible.

    Lunchtime! We met a local family who cooked lunch for us. Originally meant to be a dinner, changing it to lunch would allow us more time overall in the area. Our hostess made delicious wedding soup and stuffed eggplants, along with some pastries and dessert.

    Afterwards, we made stops at the viewpoints of Pigeon Valley and Love Valley. Pigeon Valley as you may guess, had lots of pigeons flying through. For 1 lira, you can feed them a cup of seeds. Love Valley had cheesy heart shaped swings you can sit on as you look out at the landscape. Both fun places great for pictures though we didn't get to linger.

    Rounding up the day, we stopped by for some info on Turkish carpets at a local warehouse and a pottery workshop. While the Turkish carpets were gorgeous, they were beyond the scope of the money we wanted to spend, though we understood the authenticity and hard work that go into each one. They're really meant to last. The pottery was interesting as well but we didn't learn as much.

    Not done exploring for the day, my roommate and I checked out our hotel which in itself is like a museum filled with antiques, from potteries. We were disappointed we didn't get to stay in a cave hotel, but our guide explained that each hotel only had 2-3 rooms so wasn't big enough to accommodate our group. G did pick a great alternative in Sofa Hotel though. One of our tourmates' room actually did have a cave shaped ceiling! Very cool all around.

    Dinner was on our own tonight, so after hiking up to sunset point for sunset and cool moonrise, we went two doors down from our hotel to try manti (Turkish ravioli). Not a hit with everyone though as there was a lot of yoghurt on the dish and the meat was bland for some.
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  • Day43

    Really Getting into Cappadocia

    February 20 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 0 °C

    Free morning to explore the town of Avanos, we walked around checking out various shops - souvenirs and locals alike. Finding the post office, we walked in for stamps and came out with free postcards too. The government of Turkey really seems to support/subsidize the tourism industry. Just the previous day, we'd heard about the government supporting women in Anatolia province to get trained to weave carpets that visitors end up buying to support their families.

    We met at noon for a quick gozleme lunch, this time the pancake was rolled up and actually was my favorite one as eating it was simple and fast. Our hike started shortly after and would take us through Pigeon Valley, Red Valley and Rose Valley. Red and Rose are named for the color of the rocks. With paths cut by nature, the hike wasn't too challenging save for a slippery slope here and there. Inside the valley, you feel very small though but it was very cool experience to be in.

    Having done the hike, I really felt like a sense that we really explored Cappadocia instead of quickly sticking our heads into various caves. Today, we got time to explore hidden churches like Cross Church which also has cool frescos, and just soak it all in.

    After the hike, we rewarded ourselves with a Turkish Bath in Goreme. The experience was a little different from the one I'd done in Istanbul. This time we started with the sauna before showers (regular showers instead of buckets of water), and a scrub on the octagonal marble slab where the 4 of us girls each had a side. The bubble bath was much nicer and less rushed though as we also got a bit of a massage. The scrub itself felt half hearted though. A brief oil massage concluded our experience. Not sure if I want another Turkish bath on this trip. While not overly expensive, it does add up.

    Dinnerwise, I headed to a restaurant by the square which other folks recommended. We ordered a pide (Turkish pizza) that was in excess of 1 meter and lamb stew. A very delicious dinner and we got to cross another Turkish food off our list.
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  • Day29

    Platz 1

    October 1, 2016 in Turkey ⋅ 🌙 16 °C

    Platz 3: das bereits erwähnte Elbsandsteingebirge; Platz 2: Meteora... und definitiv Platz 1: Kappadokien!

    Beeindruckende Landschaft... und die Ballonfahrt ist jeden Cent der überteuerten Preise wert! Was Ei. Absolutes Highlight unserer bisherigen Reise.

    Heute mal wieder getrampt, geht echt super hier. Kenn ich gar nicht aus Deutschland...

    - an wen oder was erinnert Gesas Schatten auf Bild 3? 😁
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  • Day30

    Zeltausblick

    October 2, 2016 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 4 °C

    ...weils so schön ist... ☺️

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