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May 24, 2012 - Troia to Neveshir in Cappadocia

Thursday 24/5/12 As we were heading to the tent, last night our host invited us to try the local red wine, and he didn’t want to drink alone. How could we refuse?. We heard his life story, how he had grown up in the little village we had stopped at yesterday and as a child he had played and rode his bike with friends in the ruins of Troy. He learned English when living in Birmingham with his English girlfriend. He has been a local tour guide for 20 yrs, and has a wife and son living in Cannakale. He was quite a character but when his talk...

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Oct 29, 2011 - Nevsehir

Interspersed with exploring this area of cave homes we strolled through a village on market day, visited a classroom of 5th graders learning English, had a talk with the mayor of a town where we dined in a local home for lunch. The next day we learned how to recognize a real Turkish carpet with demonstrations with knot tying, then on to a climb, crawl through an underground city of one of these cave cities. We next met with a famous potter & viewed many beautiful pottery designs. After a beautiful breakfast buffet at the hotel, we toured a...

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Apr 16, 2011 - Cappodocia - Underground, Overground...

We are up with the sparrows this morning (and that is something else we have noticed, plenty of wildlife – unlike China were we hardly saw any, not even very many birds). Not many slept well last night, a combination of over heated rooms and over excited big kids. For most of us it is our first balloon ride. Although Turkey is not part of the EU there are a lot of operators and hotels here advertising their charges in Euros. We find it pretty confusing. We convert back to the NZD value so we know what we are really spending, and we also...

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Oct 8, 2010 - Rain......

Lieve allemaal, De internet connectie van de camping hier is niet de snelste en het zenden van foto's ging zeker niet moeiteloos.....ik ontdek ook net dat de bijschriften er niet bij zaten. De 1e foto is uit het Openlucht Museum in Boekarest. De 2e en 3e zijn van de lunch in een restaurant waar alle bestek, borden en schalen waarvan en waarmee we aten van zilver waren. De 4e was van het paleis van Ceaucescou, complete grootheidswaanzin...... de 6e van het kloosterkerkje in Stravinia. Vanmorgen om 5.00 uit bed om klaar te staan voor het...

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Oct 6, 2010 - Ürgüp

Lieve allemaal, We zijn in Turkije en hebben eindelijk weer internet. Istanbul hebben we 2 dagen bezocht. De prachtige Blauwe Moskee, de Bazaar, de schitterende oude Chorakerk, de oude Hippodrome, een boottocht op de Bosporus, met de kabelbaan naar het orthodoxe gedeelte en via de immense begraafplaats weer naar beneden gewandeld en toen heerlijk gegeten onder de Galatabrug. Kortom een prachtige overgang van Europa naar Azië. Nu staan we, na een prachtige rit door Noord West Turkije, in Cappadocië. Morgen maken we een tocht naar een...

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May 2, 2006 - Cappadocıa - Goreme

Cappadocıa mean the land of the beautıful horses - but ı havnt seen any yet, only a camel and a sad lookıng donkey. We are stayıng ın caves! Our place ıs called The Flıntstones. These are caves carved out of the rock here ın Goreme. The caves are everywhere and ıts the most amazıng place. We vısıted one of the ancıent underground cıtıes that are reported to have been made 4000 years BC, possıbly up to 8000BC dependıng on who you talk too. The cave we vısıted went down to 72 metres and was a proper cıty wıth Churches and schools and meetıng...

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Apr 29, 2006 - Mugla to Goreme

After Mugla we rode to Ortaca, visited nearby Dalyan on the coast, went on to Fethiye then took a 10 hour busride to Goreme in Cappadocia. The Cappadocia region (the centre of Turkey - Anatolian regıon) is 4 hours south of the capital, Ankara. Throughout the area there were entire cities cut out of the earth. 10 million years ago, eruption of volcanoes created ash and porous stone which over aeons of time, elaborate cone-like formatıons were formed. Ancient peoples carved dwellings out of them and later the Christians created many churches...

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Apr 26, 2006 - Cappadocia

Ayer llegue a Goreme, un pueblo de Cappadocia. Vine en tren de noche, desde Ankara durmiendo tan ricamente. Me toco en el compartimento con una chica turca y entablamos conversacion. Que de donde eres, que haces, como te llamas, donde vas y todo eso. Cuando le digo que despues de Cappadocia me dirijo hacia el Este, hacia el monte Ararat - que dicho sea de paso es el mas alto de Turquia, 5.137 metros - al verme con mi mochila y mis botas de trekking me dice: 'Ah! Claro! Eres montañera profesional'. Me deja flipando. Pero esta chica, me ha...

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Mar 24, 2006 - Goreme

Goreme in Capidocia is a stange world, its a playground for sure. You feel as though you have landed on some remote planet with sand people about. There are many canyons the explore as well as underground cities,rock hewn chuches and horny tortoises. Its like bryce canyon sort of.

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Sep 20, 2005 - To the Land of "Fairy Chimneys", town of Gorome Cappadocia

We have arrived ın Gorome, Cappadocia (Central Turkey) where the people have buılt homes ınto caves otherwise known as "Fairy Chimneys". They are also now used for some amazıng hotels and hostels. Thıs place ıs very beautıful with three days here, so much for me to do. On my first night the young hot hotel owner treated me for an eve out, and i got to try the famouse Turkish Tobacco (banana flavour) smoked from the hubble bubble pipe (similar to a bong but much fancier). Very early the following mornıng I went on an awesome ballon ride up...

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Sep 2, 2005 - Abbey's Early Birthday Party!

Hello again everyone! It's soooo great to hear from many of you guys! We didn't know about the extent of the damage the hurricane caused until today, so thank you for keeping us updated. We don't see news except for some CNN every three weeks or so. A man in Istanbul first told us about it, but we had no idea the effect that it had. We are definitely keeping everyone in our thoughts, especially Sarah, Guy, Pheobe, Lydia, and Helen.....we wish we could help and will be thinking about you lots. On a lighter note, our hot air balloon ride was...

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Aug 14, 2005 - More Cappadocia

Didn't mean to write this much but don't want to forget things! Does dotted İ become a 'y'? Also this is my chance to talk! All Dutch today.. Spent all day hıkıng canyons of Cappadocia! Woman who owns Pension (Pansion, Pansyon?) has spent years finding unmarked churches & cysterns & houses. We clımbed up a cliff and into a little hole & there is a church! With columns & paintings & carvings - there are old monasteries built inside mountains (thıs ıs 8th century) (İ do have throw away camera but İ take awful pictures - just buy postcards!...

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