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Omurca Art Cafe : Göreme authentic family tea house

Omurca Art Cafe Göreme

After our long day exploring Red and Rose valleys, we headed back to Göreme with one idea in mind : relax! On our way back we passed by a small tea house which we weren’t sure was a tea house or an art gallery in the first place. There were paintings and wood sculptures everywhere and we couldn’t see where the tables for us to sit would be.

We decided to give it a try anyway. If not for the tea, it just seemed to be a fun experience to explore this peculiar place. We didn’t know it then but we just entered our favorite tea house in Göreme. Read more

Cappadocia – Göreme : Red and Rose valleys – Part III

Cappadocia Rose valley

Here is it! The final part of the serie : Cappadocia – Göreme : Red and Rose Valleys :)

At the end of my latest article, we reached the end of the Red Valley trail which finished on a plateau with a stunning view. Now it is time to continue our hike and visit Rose valley (called Güllüdere).

If you liked the first parts of this trail then come have a look at this “grand final”, you won’t be disappointed :) Read more

Cappadocia – Göreme Valleys Trekking Map

Göreme Red Rose Valley

For those who have been to Turkey before, you know how extremely difficult it is to get a precise “up-to-date” map of the country. Mission impossible.

When we arrived to Cappadocia – Göreme, we naively thought that we would find a detailed map of the area at the tourist office. We had planned to spend a week trekking and walking around in the valleys so needless to say that we needed this (holy grail) map. Thankfully we got a “map” (more like a drawing) of Göreme’s valleys from our hotel. Although it was better than nothing it, I must say that it was the most confusing map I have seen. (I shall try to scan it an upload it on the blog so you can see what I mean… different names, confusing paths, etc..). Read more

Göreme Open Air Museum : Cappadocia in a nutshell

GöremeOpenAirMuseumView

On the first day of our week long trip in Cappadocia, we decided to head to Göreme Open Air Museum and let me tell you : this is much better than your usual indoor museum.

For those of you who have never been to Cappadocia, Göreme Open Air Museum could also be called “Cappadocia in a nutshell”. This is the place to visit if you want to get a good overview of the area and its history in a short amount of time. With its fairy chimneys, breathtaking landscapes and churches from the 10th-12th centuries, the museum became a member of the UNESCO heritage list and it is well deserved. Read more

Welcome to Cappadocia – Turkey : Sunset point Göreme

Cappadocia Sunset point

Welcome to Cappadocia – Turkey. What better place to start this journey than Göreme and its famous Sunset Point. Beautiful place and stunning views!

Before going to Cappadocia, we only had seen few pictures of the area and didn’t really know what to expect and what we would be doing there. We only booked the plane tickets and an hotel, nothing more. The rest would be left to adventure spirit and spontaneous activities. Read more