After viewing photos and videos of Cappadocia, there was no way I could visit Turkey without visiting it. I soon found a small tour company which offered budget tours. They provided transportation to and from Cappadocia from Istanbul, two days of tours in Cappadocia, a hot air balloon ride, lodging, and lunch and dinner for both days.
To get to Cappadocia, I took an overnight bus to the region. I walked to a nearby hostel to catch a shuttle to take me to the Istanbul bus terminal. This wasn't a bad place to wait, plus they had fish and chips!
We arrived in Göreme early in the morning. I walked to my hotel, but couldn't check in yet. They allowed me to freshen up in their public shower. I was soon picked up for my first tour of the reason.
In Cappadocia, there are three different tour itineraries offered; Red Tour, Green Tour, and Blue Tour. There are many different tour companies, but they basically do the same tours. They also use identical looking vans as transport.
Our tour guide gave all of seven of us in the tour Turkish name. The name he gave me was Cem (pronounced Gem).