Friday, May 26, 2017

Cappadocia: Goreme Museum, Avanos, Pasabag Valley and Underground City in Turkey


Cappadocia is a very beautiful city which has many unique rock formation of its landscapes, rock-cut churches and mysterious underground cities. It is a must to visit Cappadocia when you visit Turkey. Cappadocia is located in the middle of Turkey and to get there is the only way by plane, from Istanbul to Cappadocia. We followed the local tour entirely in Cappadocia to Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos, Pasabag Valley and Underground City of Kaymakli & Citadel of Uchisar. It is impossible to get around in Cappadocia by public transportation due to the locations and language barrier. We were fortunate that we were in a small group tour of 10 of us. 

Do remember to arrange hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia with your tour guide as it is prearranged a day or two days early to avoid disappointment. We didn't manage to experience hot air balloon ride due to snowing and windy in the morning.  

Goreme Open Air Museum in Cappadocia, Turkey
Goreme Open Air Museum in Cappadocia, Turkey
One of the rock-cut churches with beautiful frescoes (wall paintings) at Goreme Open Air Museum in Cappadocia, Turkey
One of the rock-cut churches with beautiful frescoes (wall paintings) at Goreme Open Air Museum in Cappadocia, Turkey

Goreme Open Air Museum is a member of UNESCO World Heritage since 1984 in Cappadocia, Turkey
Goreme Open Air Museum is a member of UNESCO World Heritage since 1984 in Cappadocia, Turkey
Most of the churches in Goreme Open Air Museum were operated between 10th to 12th centuries at Cappadocia in Turkey
Most of the churches in Goreme Open Air Museum were operated between 10th to 12th centuries at Cappadocia in Turkey

The locals are still staying in this old city of Avanos which is still famous for its earthenware pottery production in Cappadocia, Turkey
The locals are still staying in this old city of Avanos which is still famous for its earthenware pottery production in Cappadocia, Turkey
The popular town of Avanos is set on the banks of the Kizlirmak the Red River, is one of the popular tourist destination to visit in Cappadocia, Turkey
The popular town of Avanos is set on the banks of the Kizlirmak the Red River, is one of the popular tourist destination to visit in Cappadocia, Turkey


Pasabag Valley in Cappadocia, Turkey
Pasabag Valley in Cappadocia, Turkey
Underground city of Kaymakli & Citadel in Capadocia, Turkey
Underground city of Kaymakli & Citadel in Capadocia, Turkey


An ancient multi-level underground city to shelter over 20,000 people together with their livesstock and food stores in Underground City of Kaymakli and Citadel of Cappadocia, Turkey
An ancient multi-level underground city to shelter over 20,000 people together with their livesstock and food stores in Underground City of Kaymakli and Citadel of Cappadocia, Turkey
Each room is connected to next room and every floor in the underground city of Kaymakli and Citadel in Cappadocia, Turkey
Each room is connected to next room and every floor in the underground city of Kaymakli and Citadel in Cappadocia, Turkey

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise Tour with Sehir Hatlari in Turkey


It was coming to the end of Istanbul city tour. We were informed that a short  90 minutes of Bosphorus Cruise Tour with Sehir Hatlari  was highly recommended to do before leaving Istanbul. It is indeed an enjoying cruise ride to view the European and Asian sides of Istanbul along Bosphorus Strait in Turkey. Short Bosphorus Cruise Tour is available daily and you can purchase the ticket for a 90 minutes cruise tour at Sehir Hatlari ticket booth which is located near Galata Bridge of Sultanahmet area in Istanbul.

This is the official webpage of Sehir Hatlari Cruise Tour: http://en.sehirhatlari.istanbul/en


Recommending to take Short Bosphorus Cruise  which lasted for 90 minutes tour with Sehir Hatlari to see European and Asian sides of Istanbul, Turkey
Recommending to take Short Bosphorus Cruise  which lasted for 90 minutes tour with Sehir Hatlari to see European and Asian sides of Istanbul, Turkey
Sehir Hathari offers affordable 90 minutes Bosphorus tour in a huge and clean cruise which leaves from the main area near Galata Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey
Sehir Hathari offers affordable 90 minutes Bosphorus tour in a huge and clean cruise which leaves from the main area near Galata Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey
Leaving Galata Bridge for the Bosphorus tour cruise at Istanbul, Turkey
Leaving Galata Bridge for the Bosphorus tour cruise at Istanbul, Turkey
European side of Istanbul overseeing Sultanahmet area while cruising on Bosphorus tour along Bosphorus Strait near Galata Bridge with Sehir Hatlari Cruise in Istanbul, Turke
European side of Istanbul overseeing Sultanahmet area while cruising on Bosphorus tour along Bosphorus Strait near Galata Bridge with Sehir Hatlari Cruise in Istanbul, Turkey

Dolmabahce Palace is a must to visit in European side of Istanbul and nearby Galata Tower in Istanbul, Turkey
Dolmabahce Palace is a must to visit in European side of Istanbul and nearby Galata Tower in Istanbul, Turkey
Along Bosphorus Cruise Tour in European side of Istanbul, Turkey
Along Bosphorus Cruise Tour in European side of Istanbul, Turkey

Ciragan Palace can be seen along Bosphorus Strait during 90 minutes Bosphorus Cruise Tour with Sehir Hatlari in Istanbul, Turkey
Ciragan Palace can be seen along Bosphorus Strait during 90 minutes Bosphorus Cruise Tour with Sehir Hatlari in Istanbul, Turkey

90 minutes Cruise with Sehir Hatlari along Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul, Turkey
90 minutes Cruise with Sehir Hatlari along Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul, Turkey

Heading back to Galata Bridge along Bosphorus Strait to see Asian side of Istanbul in Turkey
Heading back to Galata Bridge along Bosphorus Strait to see Asian side of Istanbul in Turkey

A well-maintained tower wall along Bosphorus Strait at Asian side of Istanbul during our cruise ride with Sehir Hatlari in Turkey
A well-maintained tower wall along Bosphorus Strait at Asian side of Istanbul during our cruise ride with Sehir Hatlari in Turkey

At last, we reached to Galata Bridge after ending our 90 minutes Bosphorus Tour with Sehir Hatlari Cruise in Istanbul, Turkey
At last, we reached to Galata Bridge after ending our 90 minutes Bosphorus Tour with Sehir Hatlari Cruise in Istanbul, Turkey