Entry #07: Cappadocia, Turkey
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Cappadocia is a region in central Turkey. It must be amongst the natural wonders of the world. The cavernous landscapes were formed millions of years ago by volcanic ash that eroded over time leaving tall and narrow towers rising into the sky. These towers became peoples homes, monastaries and underground cities - dating back 5,000 years. Because the rock materials are formed from volcanic ash, they are solid and sturdy, yet soft and flakey. This makes them easy to carve into. The result is huge labyrinth-type cities inside the earth.
This blog entry is ALL ABOUT THE PHOTOS! You should try to take a look at these photos. They explain this magnificent and unbelieveable area much better than my words can.
One of my guides told me that he lived in a cave his entire life - until the 70's. His family had lived in it for 400 years. Many of these caves were inhabited until the 20's!!!
As you can see, I spent a lot of time exploring the cave cities climbing by hand and by visiting by scooter. Oh, and check out my hotel!! My hotel is in a mountain. My room was a cave!