Friday, July 17, 2015

Turkey Day 2

30 May - For the itinerary in Turkey, due to the difficulty in planning for the transport to the places we are interested in going, we decided to book a local tour to save the hassle. After staying for a night in Istanbul, we are picked up early in the morning (6am?) to the domestic airport for a flight to Cappadocia.

The domestic airport in Cappadocia really reminds me of the budget terminal in Singapore last time. Not only are they simple (Lack of facilities), passengers have to walk themselves to the airplane for boarding.
 Our Flight by Turkish Airline
 Beautiful grassland in Cappadocia

Cappadocia is a historical region in Central Anatolia, largely in the Nevşehir, Kayseri, Aksaray, and Niğde Provinces in Turkey. Traditionally used in Christian sources throughout history, it currently continues to be in use as an international tourism concept to define a region of exceptional natural wonders, in particular characterized by fairy chimneys , large network of underground tunnels, underground cities, stone caves and a unique historical and cultural heritage (Wikipedia, 2015).

 Stone houses carved into stone
The unique houses carved into the rocks right behind our hotel, which is coincidentally called "The Flintstones"
Turkish people simply loves cat. They can easily be seen roaming around the premises like a boss
Unique Cappadocia geography feature: Fairy Chimneys. If you are interested in their formation, you may refer to here:
 Houses carved into the rock

Unique features of the rock carved by years of natural erosion. For the above, there is a formation that looked like a camel. Can you see it?

A live demonstration of how silk is extracted to from the cocoon to make the beautiful carpets

 The stone formation unique to Cappadocia

 Ancient churches with their drawings and decoration

N.A. (2015) Cappadocia. Retrieved 17-Jul-2015 from

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