Why vacation in Cappadocia?
Are you trying to decide which parts of Turkey to visit?
We think Cappadocia is a must on any Turkey itinerary. But maybe this is just our opinion? Different people have different likes and dislikes. How do we know this is a good idea for you? Here are 8 Reasons why Cappadocia is irresistible!
An epigram from Ancient History reads, “A venomous viper bit a Cappadocian,” and continues, “the viper died.” Continue Reading…
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Why vacation in Cappadocia?
Are you planning on visiting Cappadocia?
If so, you will be happy with this post.
I have put together a page to answer all of your questions. This is a must read for those visiting Cappadocia so please pass it on to your friends.
Here are the Frequently Asked Questions included on the page: Continue Reading…
To see all my posts on Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon rides, check out the CAPPADOCIA HOT-AIR BALLOON INFORMATION PAGE
Historically the Cappadocian Fathers were Christian leaders who played significant roles in ensuring the orthodox teachings of Christianity were maintained.
They are best known for their tireless efforts against the Arians and for the doctrine of the Trinity: God is three in one – Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
1600 years later tourists visit this region and gaze upon the remnants of the early Christian community in the Cappadocia region. How things have changed!
For visitors today the Cappadocian trinity is inarguably the Göreme Open-Air Museum, the underground cities (Derinkuyu or Kaymakli are preferred), and a Cappadocia hot-air balloon ride. Continue Reading…
With April 1st right around the corner, I thought this would be a good time to change things up a bit.
As I travel around Turkey (actually this occurs everywhere), I sometimes run across misguided attempts to communicate in English. I find the English mistakes funny because there are so many native English speakers in Turkey that it would be easy to find someone to proofread any texts. However, for some reason that I have not been able to deduce, the people in charge of these projects (menus, signs, advertisements…) do not go the extra mile and instead post what they apparently assume is correct English.
I also spot other signs that make me laugh that may contain correct English, but for different reasons are ironic or out of place.
I hope I am not offending anyone in this. My goal is not to ridicule but just to provide some laughter. I freely offer my services to any Cappadocian business that needs someone to proofread their materials. If I were forced to write informational signs in Turkish, they would be full of errors. Thus, I would seek help.
I am interested to see if the mistakes show a laziness, an arrogance, a result of a shame/honor worldview, or something else? If anyone has insight on this, please leave a comment.
And with that said, here are 10 funny (at least in my opinion) examples I have found…
At a local grocery store I noticed this box of cologne (probably not made in Turkey). I thought it may give me the edge I need as a modern man. See the red circled text below.
Click here and here to learn about 20 other Cappadocia restaurants.
As with the other lists, these are Cappadocia restaurants that I go to and am eager to recommend. I have no commercial relationship with any of them, i.e. I get nothing for recommending these Cappadocia restaurants here. Continue Reading…