One of my New Year's resolutions? More travel to hotels in exotic destinations in 2013. And after reading guest writer Terry Ward's take on a recent stay in Turkey at five-star property argos in Cappadocia, I say sign me up for a trip to the country that straddles Asia and Europe. She writes:
I've traveled to many countries in recent years, but few places captivated me to the extent that Turkey did during a recent trip to Istanbul, Cappadocia and the Aegean coast. How had I not visited the country yet? Why haven't I been searching for amazingly delicious and fresh Turkish food wherever I can find it back home? How can locals in even the most touristy places be so downright welcoming and consistently friendly? The country was full of surprises. The region of Cappadocia is known for its interesting landscape of volcanic "fairy chimneys" erupting from the earth. And many of the hotels here are housed within natural caves.
Among the selling points of argos in Cappadocia, says Terry, is the property's village setting (among the ruins of an ancient monastery) and views onto the scenic Pigeon Valley.
Turkey in 2013, there you have it. New Year's resolution, resolved.
Image courtesy argos in Cappadocia