|View of Göreme town centre from Cave Hotel Saksagan.|
A whirlwind of events have taken place in the past few months but I'm happy to say things are finally settling down and this blog post is being written by yours truly from the bustling capital city of New Zealand - Wellington. YES, what a dream come true, alhamdulillah! And now I'm finally in the right state of mind to write again and continue my blog series on my trip to Turkey last August. I love Turkey and I'm completely smitten with it. It's a land I feel very connected to so I'm always happy to talk or write about it. By the way, don't forget to read Part 1 and Part 2 which I have written about our first few days in Istanbul.
After spending the first 3 days in Istanbul we adjourned to the region of Cappadocia or Kapadokya ("the land of beautiful horses") in Central Anatolia. It is where the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia, are located. We flew with Turkish Airlines and the flight lasted around 2 hours. We landed in the province of Kayseri where a shuttle bus arranged by our hotel (at the price of USD $10 per person, if I recall correctly) picked us up from the airport to take us to Cappadocia which was about an hour's drive from Kayseri.