(rolling) stone's city
Uchisar Travel Blog› entry 4 of 11 › view all entries
UÃ§hisar is an amazing city. But itâ€™s not only some empty turist attraction. People DO still live there. When you stand at the top of a hill you can actually see clothes hanging on the strings and some plants growing in front of the doors of this cave-houses. I havenâ€™t made any photographies because it seemed kind of rude, taking under consideration the citizens. However, I was invited by some lady on her rocky deck, or how she called it terrace. The view was breathtaking. Rock formations are surrounded by sandy steppes. I could only imagine how does it look during the winter, or the sunrise. She of course offered me some apple tea (elba Ã§aysÄ±) â€“ Turkish are the most hospitable people Iâ€™ve ever met.
Besides houses a lot of holes and caves were turned into dovecotes â€“ mostly because of the dovesâ€™ excrements which were used as a feltilizer. Iâ€™m not sure if you can see the difference, because for me the soil in whole area is far from being fertile.
All in all the place is rather boring â€“ there nothing besides rocks and humble trees growing here and there. But if you like to admire natureâ€™s inventiveness spare some time to go to UÃ§hisar, and you will be amazed.