Cappadocia area is a "must-see" in Turkey. It is dreamscape dotted with fairy chimneys (rock formations) and is unlike anywhere else on the planet!!
We stayed in a cave! In the beautiful village of Goreme! Our views were spectacular especially during sunrise and sunset.
A highlight of our whole trip was taking an air balloon over the valleys.
At 4:30 am sharp they picked us up and took us to their restaurant where a plentiful buffet met us. About 40 people were having breakfast, but the company soon divided us into two groups and we were driven to Rose Valley to watch our air balloon get blown up.
Apparently 130 balloons used to fly in the morning, but the government cut back for safety reasons and now there is a maximum of 100 balloons in the sky every morning. Which is still a ton!!About 2,000 people are in the air every day!!
We lucked out with a perfectly calm morning and watched the sun rise through the clouds. It was incredible!
After 70 minutes in the air, we landed perfectly on the platform and had champagne and juice in the field.then we were each awarded a certificate signed by the pilot. Lol.. Which was cute .. However, my certificate stated that Celsey Zunti rode the air balloon. Haha...close enough.
Aside from the hot air balloon ride,one of our favourite days was finding a trail and hiking through the serene valley, saying hello to other hikers. We managed to walk 4 km to the nearby town in our flip flops!! Once at the town, we climbed a castle and found ourselves humming "I'm the king of the castle.. Your the dirty rascal.."
We walked ourselves tired and boarded our second night bus at 8:30.
Night bus = fail. Tiny seats, hot bus, annoying workers,long stop,lights on,coffee served at 3am???.. Grr.. One hour of sleep for each of us= grumpy and tired Ashton and Chelsey...
Now were in Antalya. A beautiful port city. On our way to the turquoise coast!!