Angela is very welcoming and once I had settled into my very comfortable room 3 at Euro 30 a night, offered suggestions on activities which I found so very helpful. After discussing my preferences, we agreed that I would do the Green Tour, which I really enjoyed and is highly recommended as a full day; the Butterfly Balloon ride; and the Goreme Open Air Museum. She then phoned and booked them for me and I was all set. She had also pre organised the shuttle bus pick up and drop off from Kayseri airport to get to the Taskonak, which picks you up and takes you to the hotel, and picks you up on the return trip.
The hotel is perfectly positioned to wander around the village and the little original streets and fascinating buildings. Many are undergoing preservation. Yes, the few main streets in the village are getting geared toward visitors, but it still retains much of the traditional ways. I always said good morning to the elderly ladies sitting on stools out side in the sun. There is an Aussie trained barista (look for the footpath sign, "no b.s. - the best coffee this side on Melbourne), which was a much welcome resting point with free wifi. I would suggest walking off the main streets and wandering all around the back streets.
Angela makes the most lovely feasts for breakfast, the double choco muffin indulgences are delicious and provide the boost of energy to get you going. The breakfast stays on late for those getting back late from the early balloon rides. Angela is a great host and if you prompt her she will share stories of local life as she has lived in Turkey for many years with her Turkish husband Yilmaz, who is equally as friendly in his restaurant, Fat Boys, where he will give a 10%.
I was interested in buying some locally sun dried fruit as I'd seen it drying around the village. Angela very kindly organised for me to get some, via her mother in law. I had a feast for the next 2 weeks on that delicious fruit. Taskonak is highly recommended and very reasonably priced hotel. Thanks Angela.
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