Not so long ago I went on a fun trip to Turkey with my mum for the first time and I filmed some of the best moments to share with you. Istanbul is such a gorgeous vibrant city, it was love at first sight! During our three days stay there we went on a Big Bus Tour around the Old City, visited Hagia Sophia and sailed along the Bosphorus. After that, we went to Cappadocia where we stayed for another three days which was a perfect ending to our Turkey adventure!
In Istanbul, we stayed at the cute hotel based right in the heart of the historical part of the city. Hotel Nena is situated in the district of Sultanahmet in the Old City which allows you to walk to Hagia Sophia and other important historical sights. Also, it’s very close to the main pick up point for the Big Bus Tour, which I totally recommend doing as you get to see a lot! The hotel’s restaurant also offers breathtaking views of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, so make sure to wake up early to watch one of the most picturesque sunrises. Overall, for such an affordable price that hotel is a great find, so make sure to check it out.
In Cappadocia, we stayed at Koza Cave Hotel which is a family run business located only 5-7 minutes walkway from the main street in Goreme. The hotel offers stylish accommodation with eco-sensibility which was a big factor for me, as I’m trying to support more sustainable tourism. The hotel has one of the highest viewing points in the area and only 10 rooms, which means you can enjoy amazing sights of the hot air balloons in the air without being overcrowded. Overall the place deserves the highest score and is definitely worth all the money.
If hot air balloons are one of your main priorities in Cappadocia then I recommend you to come at least for three full days, as the flights are often get cancelled due to the weather. We stayed for three nights and only were lucky to see the balloons on our last morning right before the airport. It was one of a kind experience and I definitely recommend you to include that in your travel schedule.
We also went on a bus tour which included the ancient caves and the underground city which was a very interesting and educational experience. There are plenty of travel agencies in Goreme that sell tickets to popular activities just make sure to shop around before getting anything as prices do vary.
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