I will be in Istanbul for a conference from 9/12 to 9/16. After that, I hope to take 4 or 5 days for myself. I will be by myself (50 yrs. woman), so I want to be careful as an inexperienced traveller. I love the idea of the cave houses, and exploring nearby wonders, but is this a good idea in today's political climate? I also don't want to speed through any one area--I'd rather take it slower and enjoy the artwork, landscape and people. THanks in advance.