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Green Hotels: What Really Makes Them Green?

  • Samantha Libby
  • 20 July 2011

To the well-intentioned traveler, ‘green’ labels can be a bit vague, a tinted title that has been taken to mean a host of things, not all of them positive. Faced with growing concerns about tongue-twisting turns of phrase like ‘sustainable eco nature adventures,’ the average person is left wondering what a green leaf means on hotel pamphlets. So what makes green hotels truly ‘green’?

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Sustainable Local Travel in Cappadocia, Turkey

  • Samantha Libby
  • 15 March 2011

The UNESCO World Heritage-listed region of Cappadocia, Turkey, is well known for its magical lunar landscape and creative approaches to tourism like its cave hotels. Built straight into the rock or the facades of old manmade caves, cave hotels are everything from five-star caverns to brightly lit grottos for tourists on a budget. They’re positively primeval. And they’re just one part of an overall approach to travel that emphasises what’s local and sustainable.

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Photo of the Week: Manmade Caves of Cappadocia, Turkey

  • Zafer Yazici (photo and text)
  • 11 July 2010

This picture shows a number of manmade caves, located in the Erdemli Valley outside the town of Yeşilhisar in Cappadocia, Turkey. Cappadocia became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 in recognition of its cultural and historical heritage. While plenty of other sites are also memorable for the presence of cave homes, Cappadocia is unique in the World for the sheer number of such dwellings. Literally thousands of manmade caves pepper the rock walls of the area’s valleys.

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Cappadocia Unearthed: The Handicrafts Renaissance in Avanos, Turkey

  • Luke Ford
  • 19 January 2010

A traditional wood stove in the corner of the sitting room heats the cool stone walls of this large cave-house turned workshop and gallery quarried into the hills of the town of Avanos in central Turkey. Homemade wine adds to the warmth as the ever-steady hands of Chez Galip, a local artist, mold masterpieces of times past.

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