The caves and the underground cities of Cappadocia
The caves and the underground cities of Cappadocia – It is among the most spectacular natural phenomena in the planet. More phrases are useless in describing the charm and also the beauty of the region and it is people. You need to experience this for only yourself ! The area is really a mixture of history and natural land formations (eruption of volcanoes ). Signs of human life happen to be discovered, dating coming from the bronze age, probably the Persians took over, probably the Roman empire, the Byzantine, Ottoman empire…Cave churches and underground cities could be seen everywhere.
The caves and the underground cities of Cappadocia
Upon the 5th of August I arrived to Nevsehir. Coming from the Otogar there would be a free shuttle bus towards the town so I need to Toki Mosque and waited for my host to pick me up. It come out that he left to Antalya but his flatmates were here so that they “took care” of me J. Aside from me, there have been 2 other couchsurfers, 2 German girls, hitchhiking a good way to Germany. We all slept inside the living room, each owning a pretty big beds and amazing pillows (those orthopaedic ones ) !
Antje and I, fighting using the inflatable bed
As it‘s Ramadan here now, the Muslims who really do it right, don’t eat or drink till the Ezan before sunset starts (around 8 pm ). Therefore the guys designed a really big dinner and once the Ezan started they simply fell upon water and food, imagine not drinking anything since 4, 30 am till 8 pm, in August and in Turkey ! ! ! Afterward, They Might awaken at 3 am and also have something like breakfast in order to resist with no food till the evening. They had been all really nice and considerate created sure We‘re fed and cozy. We played plenty Rummicub or just what the Turkish version of It‘s.
Im not doing alright here
” 8 o’clock ” time
And all of us watched Titanic in Turkish. I would like to add, on Turkish TV you can´t see people smoking cigarettes, the cigarettes are blurred out.
Mulmo and his amazing house-museum
So I might claim that Cappadocia (Kapadokya in Turkish ) is basically impressive ! The nature, the ruins, and also the people… Especially the folks ! We hitchhiked along side the German girls, Cristina and Antje, going given by a village to village, or sometimes even inside the village, and never waited for longer than 20 seconds. Any car with enough space for three of people would stop immediately.
We visited pretty amazing places like Avanos, Cavosin, Red Rose valley to watch the sunset (it was eventually a significant hike but a pleasant one ), passed through Göreme on the way in which back… In Avanos We‘re invited by this very friendly and atheist Turkish guy to his house-museum where we spent a minimum of 2 hours and wound up having chai and watermelon on his terrace and talking mostly about politics. The house was amazing, it had 8 levels, many tunnels and he took us on the tour. They (lots of individuals inside the same association ) aside from all of the pottery work, make their very own wine.
Everyone was so nice and talkative, convincing us to bring these chai-, beer-, watermelon or borek breaks so we couldn’t see all of the places we initially planned to visit however we met some nice and really interesting people. It was eventually worthwhile. Cristina and Antje were at exactly inside the same mind set as me (aside from being vegetarians and im such an enormous meat fan J ) ) and I believe we got along alright. Super easy and fun.
Red Rose valley
After sunset we got a ride given by a Japanese couple and it was eventually so funny when Cristina asked the guy “Aren’t u visiting South Korea tomorrow” and he answered, “No, Im Japanese”, obviously confusing him with a man we met earlier in Çavuşin, also Asian looking one. I‘d been so happy that im not the just one who messes this up. We even visited another village further away (again hitch hiking ), just to purchase some baklava and ice cream for our particular hosts. We wanted to cook them a dinner however got tempted to discover the sunset. Something you need we didn’t do was the hot air balloon flight but which was a for two reasons : 1. Not for our particular pocket (150€ ) and 2. Too early – you need to be there at 5 am. Actually perhaps one of the guys who picked us offered one free flight because he was working there, but only one L. We wanted to line the alarm for 6 am so we a minimum of take photos from the balloons coming from the window but at the conclusion nobody wanted to sacrifice her sleep J. So that they were supposed to seem like that :
That is how it is supposed to look
Next day Cristina and Antje made a decision to hit an open road to Istanbul so I‘d been left alone for a couple of hours which I made use of to discover properly Göreme – a little town and lots of people still live inside the rock houses. Also many pensions and little hotels have rooms cut straight into the rocks. This can be a very inexpensive kinds of air-conditioning to the summer months since the temperature stays cool within the rocks. Afterward the guys joined me and took me to some places.
At 8 o´clock I headed towards the bus station, direction Trabzon (hitchhiking rather than waiting to the city bus, good decision cos i got there very quickly ) where an additional visa is waiting for myself, I hope. Apparently inside the Turkish buses, the girls cannot sit next to guys, I discovered it when I booked the ticket online J.