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Travel Blogs from Cappadocia
In the grand tradition of Ghengis Khan (but in the wrong direction), we thundered across the Anatolian steppes. Spring had begun to soften the land with a carpet of silvery grass stretching into the dust laden distance. The orchards of plum, peach, cherry and apricot were blossom frilled. The fields were ploughed (often around the family graves) …
... and rising sun, and we just quietly took in the 360* views. We were up there for an hour, and ended it with a champagne toast in a field.
Bucket List: check. Welcome to Turkey.
... and dined at a local restaurant sampling clay pot kebabs. But the highlight was hot air ballooning over the city, experiencing the scenery from a different view. Later we walked the streets and visited the castle which is depicted in several of our photos. On our third day we visited Pigeon Valley where we saw the evil eye tree with views of the city. We also observed a pottery demonstration by a local artist who showed us how to make a traditional drinking vessel. There was one at ...
A journey along the Silk Road was how we started today's travels. We've stayed in so many hotels, changing cities almost every day. So it was totally appropriate that we stopped off at the Caravansary at Sultanhani. This place was like a motel for the camel trains and nomads from the 1400's. The surrounding area has always been fertile, so the caravansary could feed the roughly 70 camels that arrived in the convoy. In summer the camels stayed under a verandah, ...
... famous rocks it was
amazing. I didn’t expect to be as amazed as I was. It was incredible that 2000
years ago people actually carved their own homes out of these rocks. We had to
walk about 10 minutes from the bus station to the open air museum, but it was a
great time to take photos there were some amazing views. Also on the way there
were various shops selling crafts other odd things that the people make, so it
was nice ...