The village of Avanos is situated ideally if you want to visit the Cappadocia region for one or two weeks. Avanos is rather quiet, offering the opportunity to get into contact with the local inhabitants, who are very friendly. At Fridays there is a weekly market, called “bazaar”, at the south side of the stone bridge. Don’t forget to visit the free local museum (“Avanosum”) of Muko Tokmak, who is a collector of anything that is old. He also can recommend you the real ceramic art craft workshops.
Don’t go to the supermarket at the roundabout at the north side of the stone bridge if you like hygiene. An uninterested man, who knows that his shop is at a strategic point, takes your bread with his bare hands, lays it on a dirty counter and puts it in one bag together with dusty tins and other things. Probably all the other food there is handled in the same manner. There are many other supermarkets supplying daily needs with friendly keepers, where you can pick your bread yourself.