Wed 15 Nov 06
Yesterday morning we awoke from our cave room to see that it was snowing. We are now in Kapadokya, in the middle of Turkey. This area is famous for it's landscape, which consists of what the locals call 'fairy chimneys'. I won't go on to describe them, I'll simply let the pictures below explain it all. Needless to say, it is simply amazing around here, and we are thrilled just walking around the various valleys.
Other hightlights include visiting an underground city. This was built as a shelter from seiges, but instead of just a few rooms, they decided to carve out enough living areas for everyone, including animals. The one we saw was 5 levels deep, and it was so cool to go through the passageways and into all the little rooms.
Another cool thing was the testi kebab that we ate. This is a regional specialty where they stick meat and vegetables into a small pottery jug. This is then cooked in a fire. It is brought out to you on a flaming tray, and then the server breaks the jug with a hammer. You then enjoy the delicousness inside. Miam miam.