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Turkey - Cappadocia
24 – 28 September 2010
Cappadocia, Turkey
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Cappadocia is known for its unique rock formations. They're similar to the hoodoos at Bryce Canyon but have been hollowed out to make houses, churches, and more recently, hotels.
Cappadocia is known for its unique rock formations. They're similar to the hoodoos at Bryce Canyon but have been hollowed out to make houses, churches, and more recently, hotels.
You can buy these blue glass talismans to protect from the "evil eye" everywhere in Turkey.
You can buy these blue glass talismans to protect from the "evil eye" everywhere in Turkey.
One of our "cave rooms" in Cappadocia. They're not as cool as they sound: they can be a little musty, and one had bed bugs.
One of our "cave rooms" in Cappadocia. They're not as cool as they sound: they can be a little musty, and one had bed bugs.
Some of the churches are covered with colorful frescoes.
Some of the churches are covered with colorful frescoes.
We saw some of the sights around Cappadocia on a guided tour.
We saw some of the sights around Cappadocia on a guided tour.
The small recesses were for pigeons. Their droppings were used for fertilizer.
The small recesses were for pigeons. Their droppings were used for fertilizer.
Our tour guide said some scenes from Star Wars were filmed in Cappadocia, but the internet consensus says that's incorrect.
Our tour guide said some scenes from Star Wars were filmed in Cappadocia, but the internet consensus says that's incorrect.
Underground city, once home to 10,000 Christians hiding from Persian and Arab invaders.
Underground city, once home to 10,000 Christians hiding from Persian and Arab invaders.
Looking up through an air shaft, concealed at the surface as a well.
Looking up through an air shaft, concealed at the surface as a well.
We did a hot air balloon flight in Cappadocia.
We did a hot air balloon flight in Cappadocia.
Balloons are big business here. I counted 60 in the air, and each basket holds around 20 people.
Balloons are big business here. I counted 60 in the air, and each basket holds around 20 people.
Smoking is a popular pastime in Turkey. Even this bathroom sign guy smokes.
Smoking is a popular pastime in Turkey. Even this bathroom sign guy smokes.
For our anniversary we upgraded to a better cave.
For our anniversary we upgraded to a better cave.
Like Istanbul, the downside of Cappadocia was that it was packed full of tourists. We escaped the crowds with a hike outside the city.
Like Istanbul, the downside of Cappadocia was that it was packed full of tourists. We escaped the crowds with a hike outside the city.
 


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