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Must do activities in Istanbul & Cappadocia.

Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 08:04 AM
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Must do activities in Istanbul & Cappadocia.

Me and My husband are travelling to Istanbul & Cappadocia for a week and would like suggetion/recommendations on some must do activities in these cities. We will be in Istanbul for abt 4.5 days and in Cappadocia for 2.5 days.
Specifically, we wanted to book a place to see a whirling Dervish performance. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Many thanks in advance.
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Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 10:45 AM
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You can see the whirling dervish performance at Sarı Han in Cappadocia - http://www.saruhankervansaray.com/ensema.html
Your hotel will be able to arrange it for you.
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Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 10:58 AM
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We liked the Rick Steves guide to Istanbul. It will contain the must see sites and things to do (a boat trip to the mouth of the Black Sea).

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mksfca/...7622934223233/

You might want to take a look at my trip report; click on my name to find it and just skip the Roman ruins part (Izmir to Pamukkale).

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mksfca/...ith/4208674877
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Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 01:19 PM
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Thank you for your responses!
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I used these must do, must see, must taste lists when I was in Istanbul: http://www.theguideistanbul.com/arti...bul101/must-do
http://www.theguideistanbul.com/arti...ul101/must-see
http://www.theguideistanbul.com/arti...101/must-taste

As for the whirling dervishes... I went to one in Hodjapasha and it was pretty good. You can get info on it here: http://www.theguideistanbul.com/arti...enter-509.html

Hope you have a great time!
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Thanks for the links Erikson!
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Do the hot air balloon trip in Cappadocia; it is fabulous. We typically don't spend this kind of money on excursions, but if you are ever going to do ahot air balloon trip anywhere, Cappadocia is the place to do it.
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Cappadocia:

I really enjoyed this: http://www.goreme.com/zelve-open-air-museum.php

Also -- hiking red valley at sunset was breathtaking.

I agree with julies -- the hot air balloon ride we took was amazing.
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