A while ago, I wrote about my trip to Kayseri and the other day I received an email from a reader asking me about life there. If you missed my last posts, then Kayseri is a large city close to the Cappadocia region of Turkey. We stopped there for a couple of days while on the way to touring Goreme and all the surrounding areas.It is one of the major cities of Turkey which is often by-passed by … [Read more...]
Kayseri is a large city near the Cappadocia region of Turkey. It is famous for the local food dishes of Pastirma and Manti. If you intend to visit the city, no longer than two days is needed. There are no major attractions however the city centre is worth exploring. Browse through the articles below to find out more and leave a comment if you have any questions or information to add.
I stopped in Kayseri on my way to Goreme, Cappadocia. Speaking to locals, they said a lot of Japanese and Russian tourists visit the city however hardly any British, American or Australian come. They all seem to head to Goreme and totally bypass the city altogether. This is a great shame as Kayseri is a city with a strong, individual sense of character. There is also a lot to do but because it … [Read more...]
Kebabs are not the only food that is the favorite cuisine of Turkish people. The Turks also love fish. Now I am not talking about your frozen, filleted fish from the local supermarket. We are talking about fresh fish that came out of the sea only a matter of minutes or hours before. More and more Turks are also upping their consumption of fish, thanks to the high prices of red meat in … [Read more...]
Some of my friends label me as a 100% certified nerd. The reason being is that I love to visit museums. This is often why traveling with my husband is an ordeal as he loves the nightclubs while I prefer reading descriptions, looking at artefacts and wandering aimlessly around buildings. Anyway, we had left the Kayseri tourism office armed with a tourist map of places to visit. The first place I … [Read more...]
Nobody knew anything about the stranger’s grave, yet it was in a prominent position in the town. I asked the man sitting on the bench next to it and he just shrugged his shoulders. I checked the guide books and they mentioned nothing. The man must have had influence though, as his grave was elevated where as others were in the ground. I know his name was Huseyin and I know that no one … [Read more...]
After a 14 hour bus trip, we arrived in the Turkish city of Kayseri. I was tired and in a bad mood, because I had not slept on the bus. We were dropped off at the main bus station and took advantage of the free bus into the Kayseri centre. We had to find a hotel and the first one we saw was the Hilton. After a 14 hour bus trip, I had grand illusions of comfort, a hot shower and luxury but at … [Read more...]