Step off the beaten track and stay in this cool cave hotel in Cappadocia, Turkey

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Monday 3 November 2014

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If you’re planning a trip to Turkey anytime soon (or just want to keep something in mind for that bucket list), you’ve probably got Cappadocia on that list. This incredible region is home to some of the wildest topography in the world, with rocky landscape made into caves people have been living in for more than 1,000 years.

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Sleeping in a Hobbit House, Cappadocia, Turkey

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By Katrina Whitehead in Cool Travel on Saturday 7 February 2009

While I’m definitely not into the whole Lord of the Rings thing, I’m convinced Tolkien stole his inspiration from Göreme, in Turkey’s central Cappadocia region. After a mammoth volcanic eruption around 2,000 years ago, the landscape eroded to form a series of valleys, filled with peculiar, phallic-shaped tufts that the locals call ‘fairy chimneys’. Early […]

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