I like to think of Cappadocia as my second home. Even though I get a buzz from going to new places, I adore the familiarity of the region and I’m not the only one because there are many good reasons to visit. Sitting in the central Anatolian region of Turkey, Cappadocia is the country’s third most visited destination. Attracting an international audience of fans, travel … [Read more...] about 5 Good Reasons to Visit Cappadocia
Cappadocia Region of Turkey
One of my favourite places is the Cappadocia Region of Turkey. Staying in an authentic cave hotel and exploring the unique landscape has never failed to amaze or surprise me. The below articles are reviews of my trips to the region as well as travel guides and suggestions of things to do.
Secrets of Yüksek Monastery & Church
Wherever I go, when locals tell me about an attraction or landmark that isn’t in my guidebooks, I fill up with frenzied excitement, and an intense urge to get there. That was my initial feeling when I found out about Yüksek Monastery and Church. On this occasion, my private guide and driver was taking me to the small district of Güzelyurt in the Cappadocia region. I’d wanted … [Read more...] about Secrets of Yüksek Monastery & Church
The Best Photography Spots in Cappadocia
When I started travel blogging, I was quite naive because I thought it was purely about writing. However, it involves a lot more than that, and good photography is part of it. Indeed even the whole world of travel writing has progressed in that if you pitch any publication, famous or not, they generally ask for high-resolution photographs as well. Therefore, over the years, as … [Read more...] about The Best Photography Spots in Cappadocia
The Stunning Saruhan Caravanserai of Cappadocia
The travel industry of Turkey in years gone by was very different to what we see now. People didn’t travel for leisure unless they were of the upper-class members of society such as the literary great Mark Twain, the female pioneer Gertrude Bell or the Ottoman version of Marco Polo, who was Evliya Çelebi. Aside from the affluent members of society, people mainly traveled for … [Read more...] about The Stunning Saruhan Caravanserai of Cappadocia
Is Ibrahimpasa the Sleepiest Village in Turkey?
Looking at the large map displayed on a billboard at the bus station, I noticed a small village called Ibrahimpasa. Figuring it might be similar to the old Greek village of nearby Mustafapasa, I decided to visit. Groaning inwardly when the bus driver said I would need to change buses twice to get there, I decided instead to bargain with the taxi drivers that had a rank in … [Read more...] about Is Ibrahimpasa the Sleepiest Village in Turkey?