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Stand up paddle boarding in Alanya

It was a chill morning, when I stepped on the wet, cold sand. The sky was cloudy between the clouds you could see the sun rising. The effect was spectacular. Rays of sunlight and an orange glow created a magical aura of celestial beauty around the horizon while the clouds above me blotted out the brightness of the sun. The sea was calm, it was just perfect for a morning Stand up paddle boarding, aka SUP. Basically, SUP uses a surf style board and a long paddle. In that regard, it is a cross between canoeing and surfing. It has its roots where all board sports have their beginnings, in Hawaii. Even if you’ve never tried it, many of you have probably seen stand-up paddle boarding, or SUP, over the past few years—it’s one of the fastest growing outdoor activities. Stand up paddling can be done in a variety of forms such as on flat…

Cappadocia | The Ultimate Travel Guide

Thanks to the irresistible generosity of Mother Nature, Cappadocia (The Land of the Beautiful Horses) is a unique holiday place. The soil is formed of a very soft volcanic terrain, ash and lava eroded from volcanoes. Rivers, streams, snow and ice shaped this ground.  Erosion is the source of this supernatural landscape. However, Cappadocia’s bog reputation as being a magnificent place to visit is also thanks to the generous hospitality of its inhabitants. Cappadocia was strategically located at the crossroads of major communication and trading routes like the “silk road”, was also the cradle of different civilizations over the century. So, for sure you will be amazed by these discoveries. When to go Spring and Autumn are the best seasons to visit Cappadocia. The weather is moderate with cooler temperatures and thinner crowds. Summer can get pretty hot and it’s the busiest time of the year with tourists flocking in.…

Cappadocia Green Tour | Visit the Derinkuyu undergrown city

If you really want to see everything that Cappadocia has to offer, beside the Red Tour, you must book also the Green Tour that covers the Southeast Part of the region. From ancient underground cities to spectacular viewpoints, the Green Tour take you in the highlight of Cappadocia’s southern Landscape. Pigeon Valley We started our tour with the Pigeon Valley, which we enjoyed from above. The time we visited there were not so many pigeon but we might say that it was too early in the morning 🙂 The name comes from the thousands of pigeon houses that have been carved into the soft tuff since ancient times. Although they can be found throughout Cappadocia, they are especially numerous in this valley. They were carved wherever space allowed, including abandoned cave houses and churches. In Cappadocia, pigeons have long been a source of food and fertilizer. The advent of chemical…

Cappadocia Red Tour | Discover the land of the Fairy Chimneys

Seeing Cappadocia in one day is almost impossible, so the local companies have divided the region into 2 main tours The Red tour and the Green tour (other options are available but these 2 are the most popular). Today we will cover the Cappadocia Red Tour aka North Cappadocia Tour. If you are looking for a good value tour that captures much of the key sites of Cappadocia, then the Red Tour is a good option. This tour is offered by nearly every travel agency in Cappadocia. Some agencies may have different names for it, but it is pretty much the same. We went with the Gorgeous Travel agency for the Red Tour, and we enjoyed so much that we booked with them almost everything that they had on the list. As I said before, we prefer to explore on our own. In Cappadocia the interest points are spread out…

Sleeping in a Cave Hotel in Cappadocia

Cappadocia is honeycombed with caves. Many were built by hand in the soft volcanic rock hundreds if not thousands of years ago. The caves have been used as homes, monasteries, churches and now hotels. In Goreme alone there are over 30 cave hotels offering everything from one star to five star accommodation. I’ll be honest; the thought of sleeping in a cave hotel in Cappadocia was one of the reasons, among many, why I had decided to spend my birthday there. Cappadocia in Turkey’s central Anatolian region, truly is right out of a fairytale with a spectacular landscape of caves, fairy chimneys, pinnacles and unique soft rock formations as a result of volcanic activity and erosion. We’d chosen to base ourselves in the town of Goreme because accommodation here had fit perfectly into our budget and we would be close to our areas of interest. We booked our accommodation via…

Top 12 awesome things to do in Cappadocia

In more ways than one, Cappadocia will leave you breathless. The rough, yet elegant landscape of Cappadocia kept me daydreaming for many years. We were able to visit this famous region of central Anatolia this year, at the end of May. From the ground with its caves and selenic look to the hot air balloons flying over the land of Fairy Chimneys, Cappadocia will take your breath away. We’ve been to many beautiful places during our travels but none as remarkable as this. Without a doubt one of the unique landscapes on the planet, if Cappadocia isn’t on your bucket list, then it should be 1. Stay in a typical Cappadocia Cave Hotel Cappadocia is honeycombed with caves. Many were built by hand in the soft volcanic rock hundreds if not thousands of years ago. The caves have been used as homes, monasteries, churches and now hotels. In Göreme alone…

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