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Sweet Escape, An Adventure!

by | Sep 20, 2007 | Sweet Escape

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Sweet Escape, An Adventure!

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.

Sweet Escape, An Adventure!

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?

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Sweet Escape, An Adventure!

Sweet Escape, An Adventure!

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?)


  1. Vee

    Well I never have, but I enjoyed joining you on your
    adventure. ;>

  2. Esther Sunday

    No. You are not the only one! Wow, what incredibly extraordinary photos! I have never see something like this before. What an experience it would be to spend time there!! Would in a heart beat! Sign me up! What time does the flight leave? Love, Esther

  3. Penny, Mosaic Artist

    I dream of great adventures all the time. I am planning on going to Tuscany in the next year. I can’t wait!

  4. A Fanciful Twist

    Incredible and unreal! Mr. Lovee and I are sitting here, just savoring each photo… Now, if I could only get myself to Turkey… Le sigh… Too lovely…. You have the most beautiful blog…

  5. KJ

    These almost look surreal! This is definitely beyond ordinary!


  6. Julie

    No, I dream too. But in my wildest – I would never have imagined something like that! Can you even stand it? That’s amazing. Talk about a break from reality and mundane of life.

    Can’t wait to see the pictures!


  7. phyllis

    Noooo!!! I don’t want to go back to reality!!!
    I’m thinking we are one in the same on this. I am all about adventure and I’m right there with you…dreaming up the next place as we go!!!

  8. brilliant asylum

    Wow–what a fascinating place. It will definitely go on my list of dream vacations. Thanks for the introduction!

  9. Sophiehoneysuckle

    It looks otherwordly-brilliant! Very Starwars!! (where Luke lived as a boy!!!)

  10. Becky

    I am with Sophie – it looks like a scene right out of Star Wars! I had the Willy Wonka “Oompa Loompa Doopity Dooo” song in my head, too. What a beautiful and very different place to visit. Interesting atmosphere to say the least. Have a lovely weekend and LOL about busting a move to the song today! ROFL!!



  11. Mélanie

    I love it it looks so different .
    By the way . I’m posting about classics

  12. jackie von tobel

    What an awesome place! Is it really remote? It looks like the type of place that you can only get to on the back of a donkey. It would certainly be the place to get away from it all. Great find!

  13. the feathered nest

    That looks like an incredible place – sort of surreal. I’m not much of an adventure girl anymore. I used to think nothing of picking up and going at the spur of the momen or moving cross country by myself. But these days I’m really such a homebody. Even when we are on vacation after the 2nd or 3rd day I always wish I was home.


  14. Dena

    OH thank you for getting me out of the house, if only in the virtual sense. I could almost feel the water in that amazing cave pool! Yes, I definately need to get out more…and the grocery store doesn’t count!


  15. Julie

    I dream of an adventure daily. With a five year old and a three year old sometimes I dream about it hourly!!

    I loved the pictures. They make me want to run away and spend an amazing night wandering that beautiful town. Turkey is on my list of vacation spots. I will have to add this to the list also. Someday it will happen.

  16. Purple

    Looks really amazing, wouldn’t mind going there for a vacation.

  17. katiedid

    What an otherworldly place! Like a fairytale, Lord of the Rings. I would love to visit. Thanks for sharing!

  18. nay-k

    OH MY GOD, this is just overwhelming! the pictures are sooooo beautiful and this place will definitly be added to my must-visit-places!

    btw, i really love your blog!


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