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We firmly believe in supporting the local economy and in particular the small shops and businesses. One of the things we particularly appreciate about living in Turkey is the fact that daily life still has a personal touch, and we do enjoy doing our shopping at the baker's, the greengrocer's, the butcher's etc.
We have compiled a list of places that we think you would enjoy visiting. Remember that in Turkey, there are no problems, there are only solutions! Whether you need an aspirin, a bit of fresh fruit for your journey or a sandwich to keep you going, maybe your glasses need mending or your laptop is playing up and you need advice, you'll find your answers here. Turkish people are always eager to help and want to make sure you take back to your home country positive memories of theirs.
This list is only a starting-point and will be updated regularly. Please feel free to send us your suggestions and comments through our contact form. We'd love to hear from you!
One of our other favourite breakfast places is Simit Rüyam opposite the PTT Bank in Ürgüp. Get there early or you might find they have sold out! Sweet pastries but also gözleme, sort of wheat-flour tortilla, made freshly for you and filled with cheese and/or spinach or potato. Or flaky pastry filled with the same or ground-meat. Or a typical Turkish breakfast of bread, cheeses, cold meats, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggs, jams and honey! In the summer, you can sit out in the garden at the back.
are plentiful in Ürgüp and provide a good quality professional service. In Turkey, chemists are highly-trained professionals and can give you medical advice and first-aid for issues like insect stings, sunburn, upset stomachs or minor injuries. Of course, for anything more serious, your first port of call should be the hospital, there is a Accident and Emergency department at Ürgüp hospital just next to the Büyük Hotel.
Tolga Ozalan, in Ürgüp's high-street, just next the Levi's shop, speaks excellent English and has saved us a trip to the doctor on quite a few occasions.
Buses from Urgup to Nevsehir run every 15 minutes from 06:30 to 22:00.
Buses from Nevsehir to Urgup run every 15 minutes from 07:15 to 23:00.
Buses from Urgup to Kayseri run every hour in the morning : 07:00, 08:00, 09:00 then 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:30, 18:30
Buses from Kayseri to Urgup run every 2 hours from 08:00 to 14:00, then 15:00, 17:00, 18:00, 18:45, 19:30(However if you are going to the airport or need a transfer from the airport you are better off arranging a shuttle transfer through your hotel or travel agency).
Buses to Goreme, Zelve, Cavusin, Avanos from Urgup run every hour on the hour.
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