road tripping in Cappadocia, TurkeyMonday, January 05, 2015
Cappadocia, Turkey - famous for it's stunning landscape, fairy chimneys, hot air ballooning and pottery kebabs. Heard of it? To be honest I hadn't until a few months ago when hubby and I decided to spend Christmas and New Years in Turkey, and I was googling for places of interest.
We spent four days exploring Cappadocia National Park via car and foot, and I did my best to video as much as I could on my new iPhone 6 plus (whoa!). Here's the finished product - my first ever blog video of what it was like on the road in Cappadocia. It's a bit shaky but hey, that's what 'road tripping' is all about...
- Hire a car. Cappadocia National Park is a large area that spans over 400km with diverse landscape, mountains, underground cities, ancient cities built into the rock and more. You need a car to see this place. Don't make do with a bus tour.
- Stay in a cave house. Our friends and I found our very own cave house on AirBnB, and I have to say this place was the coolest lodging I've slept in for a while.
- Pack your walking shoes. There are hundreds of ancient cave dwellings to explore and gape at in Cappadocia. Be prepared to do some walking - it's well worth the exercise, and you don't want to be that tourist who turns up in heels (yes I saw someone in heels climbing a mountain).
- Allow at least three whole days to see the best of what Cappadocia has to offer. We had four days and managed to pack in a lot without feeling rushed.
- Pack your camera. This is one spot in the world where you'll want it.