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Nov 7, 2014 - Cappadocia region

What a remarkable day! It is my opinion that this was the best tour day yet. Yes, it was rainy and cold but, my golly, we just pushed on! The first stop was the Goreme Open Air Museum. The last open air museum G and I had been to was in Marfa, Texas. It centered on large metallic cubes placed in pastures and in old air force hangers. It was not exactly my type of artistry. Today we visited structures used since the 4th century AD. What, you say, how is that in the open air? Well, my friends, these were in caves hollowed out by early monks...

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Oct 1, 2014 - Soganli to Mustafapasa

After a good night's sleep in our cave room with were treated to a sumptuous breakfast, turkish style by the owner of the little Emek Pansion in Soganli. It was certainly a unique place to stay and the food was excellent and so much better than you would get in a restaurant. We set off down the road towards the village and soon were tempted to stop at some of the caves carved out of the rock which is such a common feature in Cappadocia. In particular we climbed some well worn steps to reach the Church of Buckle (no idea how the name came...

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Oct 16, 2011 - Cappadocia Balloon ride

This morning I got up at 5:00 a.m. to take a hot air balloon ride over the valleys. We went up at dawn, just as the sun was coming up over the distant mountains. It was an amazing trip, so quiet and peaceful. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

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Greece & Turkey 2011

Oct 15, 2011 - Mustafapasa, Cappadocia

This place is amazing. We stayed in small town called Mustafapasa, located in the region of Cappadocia. The town was originally a Greek town, but after the war for independence, there was a population exchange and entire towns throughout western Turkey were moved to Greece. Turks from Greece were then moved here. This area is famous for it's rock formations called "Fairy chimney's", which were formed when volcanic ash was deposited millions of years ago and compressed into soft tuffa stone. After the last ice age, when the glaciers receded,...

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Greece & Turkey 2011



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