Cappadocia, Day Two

Strong winds again scrubbed our balloon flight so we booked a car & driver and headed out to Ortahisar Castle, an enormous honeycombed rock, the highest point in the region, carved out by Romans as a fortress. An impressive sight, great view of the valley, and a nice walk to the top. Admission 70USĀ¢. Ortahisar … Continue reading Cappadocia, Day Two

Cappadocia, Day One

Sealed grave atop a fairy chimney near our hotel. After a snowy Christmas in Ankara, our first destination was Goreme, a silk road village in the Cappadocia region of central Anatolia. We hired a car for the 3-1/2 hour drive and booked rooms at the US$70/night Erenby Cave Hotel, one of many hotels in the … Continue reading Cappadocia, Day One