Travel Blogs from Goreme
... unique mark on the region, carving cave storerooms, cave stables, cave houses and even entire underground cities out of the rock. To this day many of the soaring pinnacles are still inhabited and many of the rock-cut storerooms are still stuffed with grapes, lemons, potatoes and flat bread waiting for the winter. Dwellings, troglodyte villages and underground towns, the remains of a traditional human habitat date back to the 4th century. Here we visited a local home for a ...
... my mood.
But on we went as on we must go.
The countryside today was stunning,
huge landscapes with lots of crops and lots of scrubland too with
mountains at each side of us. The temperature started to climb too
and by mid-afternoon was 30C. Perhaps the weather is starting to
turn to the better for us now. Please don't curse that on us too
Laurence! Thanks all the same.
On a happier note, my ...
... 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 ...