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Next stop on our world tour - Cappadocia. This area is pretty much smack dab in the middle of Turkey and is known for its unusual moon-like landscape, underground cities, cave churches, and houses carved in the rock. Cappadocia is definitely an interesting town with a very loooooong history. There were a couple highlights for me while staying in …
... in times of trouble or war to protect themselves and their families. It's amazing to see what people can do. I really liked seeing the ventilation shafts that run from top to bottom, five stories in all. However some of those passageways were really small and we had to suck walk to get down them. I guess when your carving in rock you only take out as much as you need to! On the way back to Kayseri we made two stops at scenic areas. These are ...
... provide refuge for up to 6000 people - massive projects and completely invisible from outside....enemies would never have known they were there!
Because we were on a longer flight than the other balloons - we got to see a bit more. We could see the old abandoned village of Cavusin in the distance, which looked so intriguing from the air that it was the first place we visited the following day. It is easily reached from our campsite because the ...
... us! We noticed that there was not a soul around, and we were eating in the town square! Earlier a little boy had told us that the church was not open on this day, but the underground city was. Potentially the tour groups don't visit on this day as the church wasn't open? Or had everyone gone to another church due to the call to prayer? We didn't know, but it was definitely like visiting a ghost town - Even the market stalls had been abandoned! We found our way to the ...
... a stunning, rainbow striped hot air balloon drifting past with mere feet of clearance between it and the rocky walls. It filled the heavens with it's bloated garments, and glided up and effortlessly over its earthly obstacles. "Shutup, Cappadocia!" I managed before plunging back to sleep.
In between tours and balloon flights in Goreme I thought it meet to try the traditional Turkish baths, the Hamam. Whilst I seldom straight up regret trying a new experience ...
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