Once we crossed over the Tigris in to Turkey we were on the final leg home. Though we knew it is a beautiful country Turkey surprised us. We have lived here for four years but, having only seen the Aegean coast, a few towns in the west of the country and Istanbul, we didn’t understand quite how varied the landscape can be.
Our home town in Turkey is very much a package tourism destination. Young families and the retired from the UK come to lie on the beach in the mornings and afternoons and drink in the bars and clubs in the evening.
Sitting at my desk a month or so after our return it seems almost like we haven’t been away and that there hadn’t been a seven month gap since I last sat in this chair.
We recently met Andus Emge, of the Cappadocia Academy for Art and Culture, who is looking for a volunteer to help out around his cave hotel.
The Cappadocia region of Turkey offers an array of hotel options where competition drives hoteliers to compete on style, uniqueness and ambience rather than on price alone. We took the opportunity to compare three different cave hotels in the region, one in Avanos and two in Goreme.
Three Photos of Diyarbakir, Turkey.
Three Photos of Istanbul, Turkey.
Hello. We were unable to bring you an issue of JAB last month (our apologies) so we have combined two issues into one. The reason: we’ve been busy buying an apartment in Turkey and today we got the keys.