27 Aug Cappadocia Travel Diary – Hot Air Balloons, Puppy Kisses, Sunrises & Sultan Cave Suites
I would have NEVER thought that Turkey would be THIS beautiful! When I got invited a few months ago to stay in a really nice hotel in Antalya I was honestly a bit sceptical…
I’ve never been to Turkey before and currently you don’t hear the best news about Turkey, especially the political situation there. When I told my parents that I would even lengthen my Turkey trip in order to visit Cappadocia after Antalya I had to listen to many comments: “Two such beautiful girls shouldn’t visit Turkey by themselves” or “What if you get kidnapped?” Also friends told me very straight forward their opinion: “Well, I wouldn’t fly to Turkey in the current situation. Why don’t you come with us to the Hamptons?!”
Of course I understand that some people are a bit worried visiting Turkey at the moment. However, I didn’t feel unsafe here for one second. Rather the opposite! Being blonde of course guys often look or talk to you here but for those who are used to Italy Turkey is really harmless 😛 Furthermore, I’ve hardly ever met so many friendly and open minded people. Plus the landscape in Turkey is simply breath-taking! Hence, I can even recommend visiting Turkey during the current times. Although Cappadocia is especially stunning! I’m gonna talk about why in this blog post 🙂
These were our Highlights during our first two days in Cappadocia:
Sunset on the Rooftop
Our first hotel had a stunning rooftop where we had breakfast the first day. This meant setting the alarmclock to 4 am, however, this was definitely worth it!! Honestly I only slept like 4 hours each night during our entire stay 😛 Also during my outbound flight I had to spend one night in Istanbul… my followers on Snapchat saw how “pleasant” that was 😛 However “The best things in life never come easy!” Hence, also as a travel blogger hard work and little sleep are just part of the deal 😉
Hot Air Balloon Ride
You definitely need to book a hot air balloon ride when you’re in Cappadocia. We’ve decided to fly with Butterfly Balloons which I can definitely recommend. Cappadocia is the only place in the entire world where almost every morning sometimes hundreds of balloons fly in the air. Of course currently there are not that many because unfortunately Turkey is suffering from a significant decrease of tourism volume. Nevertheless, the experience was simply amazing 🙂 For this it was also worth it waking up at 4am 😛
Landscape of Cappadocia
The landscape of Cappadocia is incredibly breath-taking! Especially the stones and the blue sky are like in a fairytale. We explored the outdoor museum in Cappadocia which is definitely worth visiting!
Our first Accomodation – Sultan Cave Suites
Our first two nights we stayed at Sultan Cave Suites in Göreme. We really felt like home here. The hotel is super familiar, has a stunning rooftop and amazing employees who are super friendly and funny. All hotel guests stay in caves which were really pleasant considering how warm it was outside. Also the food at the hotel’s own restaurant Setant Anatolian Restaurant is excellent and we mainly lived of fresh fruit and cheese during our time there 😀
Furthermore, Sultan Cave Suites has two of the cutest dogs ever. Latte is still a small puppy and stays together with his mom at the hotel. Hence, as a hotel guest you have many possibilities playing with the dogs. Small Latte even followed me around everywhere. I would have loved to take him home and miss him already 🙁
Have you ever been to Turkey? And if so where?