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Postcard from Goreme

Postcard from Goreme

Goreme is the little tourist hub in the region of Cappadocia: the tiny town only boasts about 3,000 residents, and a local estimated that about 95% work in tourism. For quite a little town, there’s a lot to do: stunning hot-air balloon rides at sunrise, epic hiking opportunities during the day, staying in magical cave hotels at night. There’s also the Goreme Open Air Museum, horseback rides, cooking classes, tours of underground cities.

Goreme Open Air Museum in Cappadocia, Turkey

But my favorite thing to do was to just wander around the town. I stopped for plenty of Australian lattes and Turkish teas at Cafe Safak, splurged on crystal jewelry at Rose’s Art Studio (also sold on Etsy!), and just smiled at old ladies and kittens and chickens. Not only are the vistas beautiful, but the meandering streets are lined with flowers and brightened by turquoise doors. Goreme might be just my favorite little tourist trap town around.

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What’s your favorite photo of Cappadocia? 

  • Andrea

    Wow, looks amazing!
    I’ll spend a week in Turkey in Sept. and I’d like to visit Cappadocia. There are some 2 days tours with an internal flight to Istanbul. Do you think 2 days worth the effort or it’s better to come another time and just enjoy Istanbul?

  • your posts about turkey have been amazing! so inspired to make my way there now. also, where did you get that snazzy travel case for all your technology??

  • Ashley of Ashley Abroad

    I love, love, love your planner! And the town looks pretty charming too 🙂

  • Shireen

    love that last photo!

  • Alexis Kensey

    Great great photos! I LOVED cappadocia, and living/working in turkey in general. There are just too many stunning photo opps. Im not much of a photographer but looking at other people photos brings back incredible memories.

  • camorose

    I think two days is perfect! I spent three whole days there which was more than enough. Just don’t miss the hot air balloon ride!

  • camorose

    It’s a Mod Case from This is Ground!

  • camorose

    Yay! It’s a Mod case from This is Ground!

  • camorose

    Thanks lady!

  • camorose

    I’d love to spend more time there! So gorgeous!

  • oh gosh, sorry for the giant picture of myself- i was trying to set up the disqus profile, not muck up your comment feed! (i have since deleted the comment since that was the only way to nix the photo.) thanks for the response, and again – the turkey posts are amazing, and i can’t wait to see it myself!

  • I’m sure you’ve blogged about it before, but what is that nifty leather bag/holder you have, and where can I find one??

  • The Wondernuts

    We did a lot of hiking around Goreme. my favorite was Love Valley (because I like to laugh at phallic-y rocks). And I thought it was so interesting that there were little churches just embedded in the caves around the area. So interesting!

  • camorose

    Haha don’t even worry about it!

  • camorose

    It’s from This Is Ground–you can buy online!

  • camorose

    Totally–was so fun to just wander around!