In Kayseri, first taste of dreamy Cappadocia, Turkey

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Plenty of spices at Kayseri old bazaar

Spices, herbs and nuts in Kayseri bazaar.

Spices, herbs and nuts in Kayseri bazaar.

Handmade cushion covers in Kayseri

Handmade cushion covers in Kayseri

I bet you don't know what this is... Traditional chewing gum made with tulip! I tried and doesn't really taste good...

I bet you don’t know what this is… Traditional chewing gum made with tulip! I tried and doesn’t really taste good…

Ceiling in the oldest part of the bazaar. I already like all kinds of local markets, but when they also boast a history twist, I'm truly enchanted.

Ceiling in the oldest part of the bazaar. I already like all kinds of local markets, but when they also boast a history twist, I’m truly enchanted.

Still the oldest part of the market and some of its stalls.

Still the oldest part of the market and some of its stalls.

I have been pretty bad lately with updating my blog, and this is due mainly to my increased work load and some trips I’m taking. In fact, right now I’m in Turkey, exploring the beautiful region of Cappadocia.

I’m posting here some pictures from Kayseri, one of Cappadocia’s main cities, and although we’ve visited it under heavy rain, it nevertheless showed its strongly traditional character.

Highlights of the city, apart from the unexpectedly excellent My Liva Hotel we booked truly by chance as we had no previous information, are the citadel, ancient fortress dating back to late Roman Empire, built by Byzantine Emperor Justinian, the Ottoman architecture, the bazaar and some museums, such as the Archaeological Museum where apart from ancient tools, jewerly and pottery, even two mummies are kept.

Although places such as Goreme are famous the world over for their beautiful natural landscape, I would recommend also a stop in Kayseri, which is not very touristy hence still retains much of its original charm. Enjoy this small selection of images from its old bazaar (Kapali Carsi), great place where to buy carpets and other handicraft products.

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8 Comments
  1. Un trionfo di colori e, immagino, di sapori!

  2. A’ voir absolument! Le plus tot possible j’espère!

  3. Queste foto sono meravigliose!!

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