Touring around Cappadocia
Trip Start Apr 16, 2006
39Trip End Jun 07, 2006
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Sometimes I feel like being around people, but for a few days I was feeling a bit introverted, so I don't really have my usual Lynn Candid People Shots in this collection. I was touring around the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia with my guide Suat and just looking at everything mostly. While everyone here has been incredibly kind to me, the thing I will most remember about Turkey isn't so much the people but the landscapes actually. And the birds... wherever I go there seem to be birds singing everywhere.
Turkey is far different than I had expected it to be. I had an image of it as a bit more exotic and a lot more Middle Eastern than it is. It is actually a very cosmopolitan and westernized country when you are in the Western parts of it (Eastern Turkey is a different story, but I do not have the time to explore it on this trip), and more often than not reminds me of Italy (albeit FAR less crowded). There are times where the landscapes remind me of Italy, or Germany, or even Sierra Nevada. But the most amazing thing about Turkey is that there are ALSO moments where the landscapes look like nothing you have ever seen. Thanks to millions of years of volcanic eruptions or calcium deposits or erosion or whatever... Turkey contains some landscapes that look like another planet. Cappadocia's fairy chimneys are a good example, and you'll see more in my photos of Parmukkale.
I will let the photos tell the story here. Well, once I get them uploaded.
Side note: Turkish cough medicine tastes like candy. It doesn't do anything for a cough, but it would be a good dessert topping.