Elai Houses

Address: Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Uchisar

The early Christian struggle.

A travel blog entry by ralph.rydell on Jul 07, 2015

1 comment, 22 photos

... city went down eight levels and was the largest of the secret underground cities. There were a number of these but only a few survive and this was the largest and most elaborate. It is important to realize that this type of city was hewn out of the plain on level ground and was not part of the cliff dwelling and if fact was several kilometers removed from that.
The rock erosions created several canyons with rivers at the bottoms. The cliffs along these ...

To Ankara

A travel blog entry by chrismoselen on Dec 01, 2014

1 photo

A lot of driving today from the Cappadocia region to the nation's capital, Ankara. Much of the drive was on a highish plateau sometimes going up to the snow line. The countryside was pretty boring and there was rain and fog - a good day to travel. We were really grateful we had the balloon ride yesterday as the flights this morning were cancelled. On the way we visited a ceramics factory. There was some very beautiful pieces and as with the rug people, the ceramics ...

Gang Aft Agley

A travel blog entry by dave.coleman on Sep 20, 2014

13 photos

... the frescoes have been defaced but historians have made a good stab at figuring out who is who, and which biblical events are commemorated from what remains.

We kick off in the museum then take in a couple of castles. The place is still full of tourists this late in the year. Days are warm but it is pretty chilly at night.

In the evening we go to a ...

Living down under and home again

A travel blog entry by ldhensel on Aug 22, 2014

1 comment, 12 photos

Over the past two days we have seen many of the fairy chimneys that were used as homes or churches, but nothing prepared us for the Kaymakli Underground City, another World Heritage site. This warren of tunnels and rooms covers an estimated 2 square kilometers over 6 levels. The city was built for shelter from the recurring threat of invading armies. The Hittites, one of the oldest civilizations, began digging the tunnels about 2000 BC to give the slip to ...

Up Up and away

A travel blog entry by debbie.chung on May 20, 2014

1 comment, 96 photos

... the balloon ride this morning with some of their Aussie rotary mates. The ballonist, a local, had been a student of his and there was an element of lightheartedness and joviality throughout the flight in the basket.

When the balloon finally took flight, I could hardly feel it and before I knew it, we were several metres up in the air. What was overwhelming about the flight was how quiet and calm it was. Yes, every now ...