Travel Blogs from Goreme
... just below us and you literally walk the 5km up the Red valley and Cavusin is sitting at the top. It is now abandoned because it is no longer habitable and it is no longer habitable simply because nature has taken its course and eroded it away. Imagine an entire village carved into a mountainside, including a church, with internal corridors acting as streets to link it all together. People lived in these "cave homes" for centuries. However, over ...
... just a lot of flat paddocks, but it was still surrounded by pretty mountains. The whole ride took about an hour. We hovered a while there, then made our way over to a paddock that had a ute with a trailer, and we started drifting down, to try to land on the trailer. It mustn't have gone to plan, because the pilot hit the gas again and took us back up and the ute pulled the trailer into another paddock and we tried again. We awkwardly landed on the trailer, but were still hovering ...
... millions of years ago. The landscape of Cappadocia is the result of thousands of years of continual erosion, which has shaped the tuff deposits into the strangest pyramids and cones.
From here we visited Derinkuyu, the deepest underground city in the area, which is approximately 85 meters deep and has 16 floors - we only visited 8 for safety reasons. It was used to hide Christians ...
... wasn't too bad as it was literally in a straight line from Kaymakli, however with no tour bus to show us the way, we had to strain to see any signage pointing us in the right direction, for (as it turns out) the name of the underground city is always the name of the town in which you can find them in. This didn't help us when trying to find the actual sights however!! :) When we pulled up there was only one tour bus in the lot, and that was pulling out as we came in. Other than ...
... which was a jewellery store to see a demonstration of how onyx is made. Onyx is a semi-precious stone found in Turkey. It comes in all kinds of colours and patterns and can be translucent or semi-tranparent. The jewellery was very nice but also expensive and nothing really jumped out and said buy me. I did really like this one vase that was made of semi-transparent white onyx, however, it was used in the demonstration and I never got a chance to ask if it ...
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