Magic of Cappadocia, Day 1

Finally, I am able to write this post. I wasn’t able to after my vacation, since I didn’t have enough storage, but now that I have decided to upgrade, I can be as diligent as a bee again.

Let’s start with my short journeys throughout Turkey, first with one of the most magical cities I have ever seen.

Wednesday, September 14th 2016:

We started our  morning and at noon, we headed to the airport in Izmir to catch our Pegasus flight to Kayseri. It was the first time I was in a plane that was flown by a female pilot, and it was one of the smoothest flights yet. Then again, the airport of Kayseri is tiny. It’s even smaller than some bus stations I have seen in China. One positive side about this was that you could quickly exit the “building” and look for some buses to Göreme. We were lucky to find one, although we haven’t booked any. They had some free space and took us with them.

The name of our Hotel was Local Cave House Hotel, and it was a wonderful place. Convince yourselves:

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Our hammam bathroom

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The view of our hotel’s rooftop

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The little diwan corner

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My first thought was that it looked like a moonscape with a pool at the bottom. The receptionists were all very friendly as well and provided us with all the information we needed about things to see and do. The breakfast in the morning was very delicious and everything from the cheese to the bread tasted like freshly made.

As you can see on the picture, the first thing I wanted to try was to swim in the swimming pool and also to take many pictures :D

After taking a shower, we actually wanted to look for food, but we were led along the beautiful streets to the sunset point, a place even above the rooftops of our hotel where you could watch the sun rise and set everyday. So we first decided to walk up there since it was early evening and just before sunset. On our way there, we took a lot of pictures, of course.

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Another Cave Hotel

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Enjoying the sunset

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We found a dog <3

At the top, we remained for quite a long time before we were starving and headed downwards, on our way to find food.

And we were successful pretty fast. While we were trying to find our way back to the centre of Göreme, we came past a picturesque and lit up restaurant. It looked like they’d serve yummy food, so we immediately had a seat.

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We ordered different menus, and I took the one with the lentil soup as an entree, pottery beef as a main, and rose pastry as dessert. My parents had a sort of pumpkin dessert which I tried and it was delicious. Here is some eyecandy:

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Lentils soup
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Pottery Kebab

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Pastry that looks like roses
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The pumpkin dessert

After our fulfilling dinner, we strolled through the streets a little bit and came across some interesting stands:

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The first chinese restaurant I have ever seen in Turkey :’D

We decided not to stay up too long, since I had to wake up early next morning, at around 4am to get ready for the balloon flight.

So you guys can look forward for the second Part of our trip which was probably one of the highlights of my life :’D

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