Images of Göreme

We arrived in Göreme early in the morning, having taken the overnight bus from Sanliurfa. We wandered around until we found a hotel/guest house to our liking, had some breakfast and a nap, and set out to explore a little of the town. Here are some of the things we saw while wandering around the (admittedly fairly touristy) town of Göreme during our three days there.

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It feels kind of weird to be surrounded by so much history and antiquity, and then find a DHL or a wifi sign!

Some of the other interesting sights of Göreme:

Cave houses…

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Some wagons parked around town…

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Some cool doors…

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Local artwork and handicrafts…

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I find Turkish embroidery, rug work, and pottery especially beautiful!

Here’s a fake donkey, just around the corner from our guest house.

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And a real one in the countryside nearby!

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And of course, a yummy treat, pottery-baked lamb kebab, for which Göreme is known. Yum!

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And last but not least, some beautiful views of the surrounding countryside from the viewpoint above the town:

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We had a great time during our stay in Göreme. The town was alright, though rather touristy, but the sights and the history were really impressive. We enjoyed taking the Green Tour and hearing all the stories of the area and the people, but even more, I think we enjoyed our last day in Göreme, where we hiked by ourselves in the Rose Valley. Check our next post to read about that adventure!

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