So the big thing to do in Cappadocia is to take a hot air balloon ride at sunrise, rising over the surreal landscapes. Sounds amazing to experience doesn't it?! We thought so too. Except the price tag for this was so far beyond our daily budget so we didn't do it. So we did the next best thing and woke up at 5 am and rode our motorbike up to a random spot on the top of the hill to watch all of the balloons launch and float across the sky. At points, some of the balloons would
As I mentioned, the entire region of Cappadocia is basically full of rock cut everything. Along those lines, there are two "underground cities", Kaymakli and Derinkuyu (spelling may not be correct and I have no wifi to check) close by. We were supposed to go for a valley hike the next day but Bridger had a headache, I had a blister and we had no idea where the trailhead was so we got lazy and decided to catch a local bus to see Kaymakli for the day instead. We jumped on the b
We came to Cappadocia because so many people told us of the surreal landscapes and awesome hiking. When we arrived in the little town of Goreme, it definitely didn't disappoint. As we cruised over the hill towards Goreme, the plains were littered with these conical rock structures everywhere. It literally looked like a fairy tale world where gnomes and unicorns would live. Imagine our surprise to learn that so many of these "fairy chimneys" as they are called have been carved
Our arrival to Antalya was another perfect example of Turkey's perfect transportation system. We arrived at the bus stop in Kas, booked a ticket on the spot, hopped on a bus, left in 5 minutes, dropped at the bus station in Antalya and headed straight to the "Tourist Information" desk, yes there was one! They told us how to get right to our booked hotel by public transport because a taxi would be something like 25 bucks. We were told city bus number 93 or 94, walked to the ci
Kas was another small, walkable town, our favorite kind. We realized on this trip that if we can't walk wherever we need to go, we don't want to be there. Right from the start we loved Kas. It almost looked like a restored UNESCO city with its cobblestone streets built up from the harbor with it's very well kept French colonial style buildings. The shopping was fabulous, they had working internet cafes, amazing restaurants (some of the best food to date), cheaper than anywher
Ok back to chronological order. We've made it to beginning/mid June.
Our next stop after Oludeniz was a short ways along the Mediterranean coast, Patara/Patara beach. We arrived at the bus station packing all our stuff as always. Turkish bus stations are different than any other bus stations we've been to because the bus station is actually a bunch of offices of independent bus companies so in theory you know which company you're after and you go to their office to book tic