In the blogosphere, the image of Gamirasu Cave Hotel has been well documented for its uniqueness. But what’s it is really like? And how does it feel to live like a caveman, albeit only for a brief stay? Located in Cappadocia area of Turkey, that’s renowned for its martian-like setting of cave dwellings, Gamirasu Cave Hotel started life in 1999 and sits in a beautifully restored Byzantine monastic retreat in Ayvali Village – an area that supposedly has been inhabitated for over 5,000 years!
By Chris | Brilliant Trips | April 21, 2009
Turkish boatbuilding heritage is best appreciated from aboard a Gulet sail boat.
Though I often think about where I’d love to explore next, I don’t always put a lot of planning into my travels. Incidentally, I stumbled upon one of my favorite destinations in a haphazard sort of way. My friend and I had taken a bus from Istanbul to Gallipoli and finally to Ephesus. I was planning to meet another friend of mine a week or so later in Greece, yet we had no definite travel plans in the meantime. There were so many unique places in Turkey that I really wanted to see. Somewhat constrained by dates, I knew I wouldn’t be able to fit everything I wanted to do in this trip. Continue reading