November 29, 2013

Day 3 and 4: Cappadoccia

Ah, I'm back from a hiatus and finally I can continue to write about my amazing trip to Turkey.

Cappadocia was one of the highlights of our trip.  The moon-like rock formations of the Red Valley, Goreme fairy-chimney houses, underground cities of Saratli, and the 9th century caravan hotel we visited were all fascinating.

It's funny, when I told co-workers my husband and I would be honeymooning in Turkey, everyone had a strange look on their face that said, "Why Turkey?"  And now all I can think of is why hasn't anyone told me about this amazing country sooner?  Now I know why our most well-traveled friends and family highly recommended visiting this country.  Given that you have the time and money, how can you not?







Goreme fairy chimney houses


Goreme







Red Valley - The name of this spot would probably have more meaning if I took this picture during sunrise.




Camel rides offered to tourists, for a fee of course.



Catching a show of the Whirling Dervishes in an underground cave.  



Local women selling handmade dolls in Saralti, an underground city. 




A souvenir shop in Goreme