My trip in Cappadocia, Turkey was one of the highlights during my time in this country. I came in without much expectations but it blew me away. I could say it is one of my favourite destinations in Turkey to date.

One of the best ways to enjoy Cappaodocia is by hiking the famous Red and Rose Valley. This is one of the recommended activities while in Cappadocia and sure did not miss out on the experience. You can get tips and tricks to take with you during your hike, should you decide to embark on this adventure.

I have also featured a guest post from one of my blogging friends, Naomi of Probe Around the Globe, about taking a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia. You will be able to enjoy the unique but beautiful perspective from above.

Finally, I share with you my top things to see or do when in Cappadocia. I also share tips on the top free things you could do, which is suitable for the budget travellers out there.

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Why You Must Go and What to Do in Cappadocia, Turkey

Imagine a place full of homes cut out of the rocks. A place where people still live in caves. It sounds like I have gone back to the time of cavemen! But here I am in Cappadocia in the highlands of Turkey where some of the nicest hotels are within a cave. This is just one of many things on the list of what to do in Cappadocia, Turkey.


Welcome to a land that feels like you are in the Flintstones.

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Balloon Ride In Cappadocia, Turkey

(The following is a guest post by Naomi, from Probe Around The Globe blog)


I was travelling with my best friend through central Turkey when we reached the little village of Göreme in Cappadocia. We were travelling with a tour group and our tour leader explained the itinerary for the next days to us. As soon as he mentioned: sun set balloon ride in Cappadocia, our eyes locked. We didn’t need to consult each other. There was no need to think about the costs.


If ever you want to take a balloon ride somewhere, it has to be in Cappadocia, Turkey.

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Hiking the Red and Rose Valley in Cappadocia

As I walked along the well worn trail through the valley, my eyes couldn’t help but look around in amazement at all the doorways cut into the rock. Abandoned homes and chapels that once was full of life. I’m hiking the Red and Rose Valley in Cappadocia.


I love exploring new places, climbing into empty spaces, not knowing what amazing things you will find inside. This hike is perfect for this. Exploring the caves and discovering amazing views out over the valley from small windows carved into the rock. Each home is a reminder of this ancient and mysterious time.

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