Travel Blogs from Goreme
... above the formations one can fantasize that Harry Potter is with you. As previously mentioned, some of the caves are currently inhabited and we did see one from the air - lawn chairs and all -
It is hard to express the feeling of floating over this strange valley, once I'm able to down load pictures you may get an idea of thwarting, stark beauty of this place.
... open, so when we arrived we went directly yo eat. The following day we had a different bus and a rep from the company was there to apologize and make it up by taking us to a show that night and through in a lunch for the group.
After breakfast we went to visit the underground cities, of which there are several, in the region. These cities were refuges or bunkers used by the early Christians to protect them ...
... winter they were kept indoors in a vaulted room with a dome, supposedly to let in light. With 70+ camels, the smell must have been awful! Hopefully the vapours rose and escaped through the high roof.
The approach to Cappadocia unashamedly advertises itself with a snow capped extinct volcano, followed by the majestic fairy chimneys and eroded landforms. The erosion gods playground! The landforms are produced by volcanic tuff capped with basalt, add in a ...
Had a great week in Turkey- delicious food, lots of history and a beautiful country! We started off in Istanbul then went to see the Gallipoli battlefields. After that down via troy to Ephesus to see what are some of the best preserved ruins in the world. After that off to Pamukkale to see the travertines - amazingly white cascading terraces from the deposited calcium carbonate. Then down the coast on a boat for a few days of good food, swimming and enjoying ...
... 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 ...