There are plenty of great accommodations throughout Turkey. Plenty. Located near the city of Efesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Barim Pension’s price is right, the breakfasts are tasty and filling, and the beds are comfortable. One thing that appeals to me, to make it a stand-out, is the friendliness of the people, and again Barim Pension has hospitality in spades. Not only do they have food, but they have a great little courtyard to eat in as well. The owner has also designed and built all of his iron-work furniture.
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According to all we’d read, Northern Cyprus is home to the Wild Donkey or Wild Ass. Now, I know that we’ve all come across plenty of domestic asses as we go along our daily business, but going to see a “wild” one just wasn’t an opportunity I was willing to pass up.
As it turns out, these particular donkeys were indeed once domesticated, although they are supposed to be descendents of the African Wild Ass. As is true in many parts of the Meditteranean and especially Turkey, donkeys have been widely used to help haul crops from the [...]
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Traveller’s Cave Pension – Goreme, Turkey
Traveller’s Rest Cave Pension Courtyard
Are you traveling to Cappadocia? This pension is a fantastic place to drop your pack for a few days. As in many Cappadocia accommodations, all the rooms are in caves. This is part of the experience; just remember that “cave” by definition means damp and cool, so bring your warm nighties to snuggle up in.
Traveller’s Pension is surrounded by cave hotels, which are all a little snazzier and a lot pricier. As you walk through the stone entryway, you are greeted with a yell from [...]
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