Destination: Turkey: Cappadocia
Imagine a Grand Canyonesque landscape with clusters of wild, wind-sculpted rock spires and networks of mountain caves that have been converted into churches, homes and hotels, and you begin to get a sense of the otherworldly beauty of Cappadocia.
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SLEEP…in a cave guest room at the new Argos Hotel
EXPERIENCE…a hot-air balloon ride at sunset in one of the top places in the world for ballooning
SPLURGE…on hand-painted Iznik plates made by a family cooperative
EAT…roasted pumpkin seeds that you will find in the markets
DRINK…Turkish wine on the terrace of Tiraz Café
SAVOR…the views at Zelve where you can follow a canyon trail to a hidden church carved in the caves
VISIT…The Open-Air Museum at Goreme
SEE…the underground city of Kaymakli, where up to 20,000 people could hide from invaders
SHOP…for special charms and necklaces at Goreme Jewelers
KNOW…the best hot-air balloon pilot in the valley
SKIP…the hammam experience at Leea and wait to visit better spas in Istanbul
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