Published: August 13th 2012August 12th 2012
On my way to Kars from Cappadocia, I stopped in Kayseri. I had a few hours in between two bus rides, and so I decided to head to the city center and to take a look.
Kayseri has a caravanserai, some nice mosques, an impressive citadel, and a huge bazaar that has spilled inside the actual citadel.
There are several tall mountains near Kayseri, making for a very impressive backdrop. I am told that, in winter, this makes for good skying too!
Kayseri is hardly a tourist destination, but whenever I got lost and began complaining (in French) about the terrible maps in my guidebook, some kind French-speaking Turks came to help me out. I haven't tried this technique in English, though, so YMMV!
I ended up the proud owner of a small kilim carpet from the caravanserai shops.
There are more photos below