Do you ever just imagine what it would be like to go on an adventure? I mean, a real adventure? Not just hiking in the mountains on a Saturday, but somewhere completely out of the ordinary? Strangely beautiful and romantic, but not at all like where you live? Do you ever think (even for a moment) about just leaving the dirty dishes in the sink, laundry in the dryer, and heading off somewhere completely new? Sometimes I daydream about my escape from reality, not seriously (don’t worry, honey !), but just for fun. For an escape!
It is funny because oftentimes when I go on vacation, I want to stay in a place that feels like home, only nicer. I like to stay in really nice homey places, otherwise I am not comfortable. I am just not a Motel 6 kind of girl. I can even handle quirky, charming, or quaint, it doesn’t have to be the lap of luxury. It just can’t be an ordinary run of the mill motel. I really have to have some sort of ambience and cozy atmosphere. And I like to be near charming towns with quaint shops.
I have stayed in some wonderful places, and in the future Sweet Escapes I will show you some of my favorites. But today, we are going for EXTRAORDINARY. I found this place that just took my breath away. It didn’t at all look like home, and I don’t know how much I would enjoy staying in cave-like rooms, but you’ll have to admit this is one unique place. Behold the Anatolian Houses in Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey.
So what do you say? Shall we break out of our little homebody cozy world we are creating for ourselves and visit a magical fairytale? Not a castle like I would normally favor, but strange cave-like dwellings. I won’t go into the whole history of this place, you can visit the website to learn more. But just look at these photos! Can you imagine us walking around there? Talking about ancient artifacts and rock formations instead of scents and holiday decorating? Swimming in a cave?
Next post, we are back to reality. And I will start showing you holiday photos! Glad you are all anxiously awaiting them because I took 100 photos! Every possible angle. See you next time! (am I really the only one who imagines other worldly adventures like this?)