Troglodytes at Home
Without the metal stairway it’d be easy to believe I had stumbled upon the house of a Hobbit.
But no, this is just a normal Cappadocian cave dwelling in the town of Ürgüp not far from the famous Göreme Open-Air Museum.
If you look closely, you’ll see that it has electricity, phone, and even TV—not bad for a 2000-year-old lifestyle choice.
Should you feel the urge to “go troglodyte” (ie, become a cave-dweller), Ürgüp and some other Cappadocian towns (such as Göreme) have inns and hotels where you can stay in cave-rooms.