Cappadocia is one of the most unique places I’ve ever traveled to. Home to fairy chimneys, incredible landscapes and one of a kind rock formations, I was in complete and total awe of the place for 3 days straight.
As the sun rises over Goreme, hundreds of colorful hot air balloons fill the sky. Their journey is a quick one, but it’s magical. Whether you decide to fly a balloon while in Cappadocia, or partake in the experience from the ground, you will not regret this sunrise.
In a region that thrives on tourism, like Cappadocia, sometimes it can be hard to find authentic local cuisine. We were only in the area for a short amount of time and I was determined to eat the best Turkish food I could find. This meant a lot research and even more asking around.
There are like 20 different names for Monk’s Valley so I got confused and wound up in Cavusin. It was a welcomed mistake, similar to how we found the best sunset spot in Cappadocia.
Sunsets are underrated in Cappadocia, and understandably so.
There are 36 underground cities in Cappadocia with Kaymakli and Derinkuyu being the most popular among visitors. Kaymakli Underground City is a 30 minutes drive outside of Goreme and a super easy trip to make.
Millions of years ago volcanic eruptions covered the entire region of Cappadocia with thick ash. The ash solidified into soft rock, and natural erosion over the years has created the unique geological formations the region is known for. In as early as 1800-1200 B.
Multiple sources highly recommended that our first stop in Cappadocia be the Goreme Open Air Museum. Even the front desk lady at our hotel circled it’s location on our map several times and stated that it was the most important stop. Point taken.
If you know me or if you read my blog, you’ll know that I almost always stay in hostels. They’re cheap and lively and I never spend enough time in my room to need much more than the basics that they offer.
We have already seen some of Kaleici since it’s close to hour hotel, but today we went out with the full intention of exploring every bit of Antalya’s Old Town. If your hostel or hotel is near the tram, we found that this is the easiest way to get to Kaleici. It costs 10 lira ($3.