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Jun 3, 2009 - Cappadocia - are we on the far side of the moon or what??

Everyone who had been to Turkey and visited Cappadocia told us it was a "must see" and they were correct. First came the volcanoes, that created the "tufa", then came the erosion that created all the weird and wonderful shapes and then came the people. It turns out the people didn't always get along even in pre-Christian times so a lot of the digging out of caves and construction of huge under ground cities had to do with providing protection. That same logic carried through to the Christian era when people sought sheltered areas out of the...

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Moodies Do Turkey!

Nov 27, 2008 - Cappadocia: Fairy Chimneys

The Open-Air Museum & Fairy Chimneys Sharon When I heard we were going to an “Open Air Museum” I was thinking, “Great, we get to spend another day in a stuffy building looking at…..well I don’t really know what….airplanes? Something about the air?” Boy was I wrong. The Open Air part of the name doesn’t mean airplanes but means you’re out in the ‘open air’ (outside looking at buildings or houses). This is surprisingly more fun than it sounds. Although it was raining, the houses (more like caves) were dry and very interesting. There were some...

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Nov 1, 2008 - Capodoccıa (weekend trıp!!)

Cappadocıa - Cradle of Hıstory What an ıncredıble weekend trıp! My aunt Renate, uncle Lutfı, sıster Kathy, cousın Sevıl and her husband Ongon set off ın a small bus 4 hours south of Ankara. The boutıque hotel we stayed at, Kandılhouse, was actually a cave wıth the outsıde buılt around ıt. The room my sıster and I stayed ın was really cool and authentıc. Probably the coolest hotel room I've stayed ın thus far. The fırst day we decıded to check out the open aır museums. Now I know what you are thınkıng when I say museum. Just look at the...

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Oct 5, 2008 - Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City

Cappadocia was our favorite place we visited in Turkey. The lunar landscape of Cappadocia through Goreme Valley, the fairy chimneys, and underground city were amazing. There was a mystical feeling in the air as we walked and climbed through these historic sights. There were many Early Christian settlements there. We enjoyed our guided tour through the underground caves learning about the history of the religious paintings there. The "fairy chimneys" formed by a volcanic eruption millions of years ago and were shaped over the years by harsh...

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Sep 8, 2008 - Cappadocia (Gerome), Turkey

Tim -- Once upon a time there was a strange and faraway land in which people carved their homes out of stone and chiseled pigeon coops into the mountainside. There wind kicked up sand that slowly chipped away the hills so that large boulders balanced upon small, spindly columns. Churches, hermitages, and homes from early Christian saints and scholars lay in ruins, and minerals colored valleys in all the hues of a rose. And then the locals charged the tourists a lot of money to experience it all, and they called this place...

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Jun 29, 2007 - Cappadocia

Cappadocia was where we parted from our crew. But before they took off, we had some more good times. Turkish night was definitely a good time. We saw Whirling Dervish along with some other traditional dancing. And of course there was Belly Dancing. Our Fez Tour Leader, Hamish, brought down the house with his awesome moves (should also end up on youtube). Sharon and I also tested our belly dancing moves with the crazy male belly dancer (another video that may end up on youtube). Sharon also got to participate in the traditional dancing and...

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Amandas Trip 07

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