Sand Cave people, where Star Wars IV wasn't filmed
Trip Start Jun 08, 2011
17Trip End Nov 19, 2011
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Anyway, turns out cave hotel rooms are dark and great for naps, rests, and sleeps. The photos of this location might do more justice than I can describe. Well what I gathered the geology of the region to form the fairy chimneys and carvable substrate is as follows.
I was unprepared for the cold temperature and quickly bargained my way into a 3 dollar "local" hat. I always gotta dress like a local so I blend in better.
Everything back in the ancient day was carved into the terrain,
Then we checked out the longest river in Turkey (or at least the headwaters of it), where the clay for the pottery of the area is collected and wheeled/kilned/glazed and painted. What a muddy cycle of art...
To escape persecution the early Christians dug out elaborate underground cities (not cave persay since they were solid earth before they were slowly scraped away at). I explored 9 floors of the 16 in the one labyrinth open to public (well 10 percent is open to exploring).
then we came up for air and it was time for the most enjoyable part of all my tours... Lunch.
More caves, and the theme of everything being carved out of rocks.
Then I took a night bus to a town everyone told me I shouldn't go to... turns out there wasn't much there and I took another night bus the same day (does that make sense/is that possible) total of 24 hrs of buses in 48hrs and ended back in istanbul for a day of rest and relaxation and Nargile.
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