Entry #07: Cappadocia, Turkey

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Someones house until 1923

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!

Bolt says:
Think a trip to Cappadocia could be a tax write off for my earth science class??? I have never seen or heard of such a place - truly amazing!
Posted on: Oct 25, 2007
rlamm says:
Dan:
We are really enjoying your trip with you. Your observations along with the pictures really helps us to see what you are experiencing. Keep enjoying it and Keep us posted. Thanks.
Roger and Eveline
Posted on: Oct 21, 2007
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Someones house until 1923
Someones house until 1923
From one cave to another.... That …
From one cave to another.... That…
A typical village
A typical village
My village!
My village!
The city of Goreme.
The city of Goreme.
Goreme and my hotel!
Goreme and my hotel!
Goreme with the volcano that made …
Goreme with the volcano that made…
A large home
A large home
up close into many homes!
up close into many homes!
My hotel
My hotel
My hotel!!!
My hotel!!!
My hotel!!
My hotel!!
Cool photo
Cool photo
Dusk - my favorite time of day
Dusk - my favorite time of day
Night time
Night time
The Goreme Restaurant
The Goreme Restaurant
I think God likes camels!!  Amazin…
I think God likes camels!! Amazi…
or is it a hungry snail?
or is it a hungry snail?
My spanish buddies.
My spanish buddies.
We are Turkish nomads.
We are Turkish nomads.
My in my cave
My in my cave
A monk cave with a built-in dinner…
A monk cave with a built-in dinne…
Cave houses and natural mushrooms.…
Cave houses and natural mushrooms…
Mushroom house!
Mushroom house!
Crawling into my cave lounge
Crawling into my cave lounge
inside a cave.  This is where the …
inside a cave. This is where the…
inside a cave house!
inside a cave house!
Handmade pottery.... #1
Handmade pottery.... #1
....#2
....#2
.... #3 almost done.
.... #3 almost done.
Handpainted plate design
Handpainted plate design
Hand-made and hand-painted wine fl…
Hand-made and hand-painted wine f…
Little Turkeys wanting to take a p…
Little Turkeys wanting to take a …
My favorite village in Cappadocia!
My favorite village in Cappadocia!
The Uchisar Castle - my favorite v…
The Uchisar Castle - my favorite …
Uchisar
Uchisar
The Uchisar Castle
The Uchisar Castle
in Uchisar
in Uchisar
Prime real estate!!
Prime real estate!!
Turk Nights performance
Turk Nights performance
men twisting
men twisting
...in action!
...in action!
Belly dancer!
Belly dancer!
Japanese belly-dancer!
Japanese belly-dancer!
Harun - the hotel manager
Harun - the hotel manager
Goreme
photo by: spocklogic