I had to settle on Burger King for lunch (somehow, still my travel food of choice - gross, I know). I landed in Istanbul with an hour before my flight to Kayseri, but after deplaning on a bus, running through a terminal, hitting a bathroom, going through security again, almost leaving my precious carpet on a bench, and realizing that my next flight boarded 50 minutes in advance because we had to bus to the plane - eek! I almost didn't make it. I jumped on that bus right in front of MCB, who'd just come in from Serbia. Usually I'm the one thinking he's not going to make the flight.
We landed in Kayseri, where the temperature was 0 degrees Celsius. I could've worn a tank top in Ephesus - double eeek! Our hotel was offering a free shuttle arrangement from the airport, so once again I got to feel important as I got off the plane and saw a dude with my name on a sign. This time they got the gender correct - I was Mr. Lauren in Istanbul. All is forgiven, since I can't figure out the gender of Turkish names either.
An hour later we were in Urgup. Let's try that with umlauts. Ürgüp.
I'd picked a cave hotel, because that's what you do when you're in Cappadocia - stay in a cave. We stayed here in the Roman Cave. Collen runs the place, and she welcomed us into the cold night with tea and a cozy, spacious cave to sleep in. With heated bathroom floors and towel racks, dual showers, and an upstairs room. Yeah, not too cave-like. It was lovely.
this company and had an enjoyable day.
First stop, Mustafapasa, which is pretty fun to say. It's a little Greek town with some traditional stone houses.