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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 …
... has a wonderful grand entrance, inside there is a raise mescit (prayer room) and rooms around the side for sleeping, dining and cooking. The grand doors were locked at night for the safety of traders. Next stop to Anattalya was the Mevlana Museum in Konya, the former lodge of the whirling dervishes. Celaleddin Rumi, the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum produced one of the worlds most mystical philosophers. Rumi became known as Mevlana (Our Guide). When Rumi died 17 ...
... the monks & hermits living high up to move closer to the people & from the 3rd century, tiny churches & refectories were built. One- called The Dark Church, had very beautiful frescoes telling the Gospel stories to the people. The colours retained their vibrancy because only one small opening near the roof let in any light.
We drove past a huge flat topped mountain- Turkey's Table Mountain & ...
... delirious, and sleep deprived. Our disgust was quenched though when we saw our Grand Cave Suites. The land of Cappadocia is made up of pumice stone, soft enough for carving, and inhabitants, old and new, have gone at it. Our hotel is a more modern version, complete with plumbing and wifi, but a cave just the same. Rock walls, little light, a bed nook was cut into the wall. Then my first call to prayer went off as the sun ...
... city in the 1st century A.D. At its height the city is believed to have had a population of 20000 people and went to a depth of 50 metres underground. There were two wells, stables, food storage areas, living quarters, a winery, a church with a baptistry and a school. They could close off the tunnels inside if they were attacked and had tunnel that lead to open shafts ...
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