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CAPPADOCIA, TURKEY

Land of monks and moonscape

sunny 68 °F

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Did you miss us? We have been off the ship and unconnected for a few days, and we have had a splendid adventure. From Kusadasi, Turkey, we flew to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cappadocia where we spent three days in a magical landscape, exploring underground and aboveground in a hot air balloon.

Cappadocia lies in the center of the country, and it is filled with thousands of underground medieval churches carved from the rock and filled with painted frescoes. The landscape is dotted with troglodyte caves and fairy chimneys, huge stone structures honeycombed with windows and doors and topped with hats left by lava. Spring is all around us; apricot and almond trees are bursting into bloom, and it all looks like a Disney set and thus a bit unbelievable.

Our hotel was carved directly into the mountainside, so it was on many levels (think climb, climb, climb). The view was magnificent, and we had a huge bathtub with 6 jets in the bathroom and an even bigger one in the bedroom. Next we'll tell you of our amazing adventures!

Hope and Bill

Posted by HopeEakins 11:11 Archived in Turkey

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How fortunate y0u are to be able to spend time there. Look forward to more details.

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