for these streets…
The Cappadocia region is one of the main reasons Turkey has been on my list for so long. Soaring geologic structures with centuries-old dwellings cut into sheer rock faces- get me there!
We got there, by plane (impoverished 20-year-old backpackers take the bus and lose a day), choosing the city of Göreme as our home base. How convenient: this is where the Open Air Museum is located, showcasing a handful of the volcanic rock formations that eroded over the centuries to create so-called fairy chimneys, which somehow beckoned to the natives, “Hey, carve a house/church/monastery in me!” I couldn’t help but think of Tatooine.
There aren’t many trees in a field full of fairy chimneys, so we were feeling toasty after a couple Open Air hours. Luckily, pomegranate juice is readily-available, and it doesn’t get any fresher.
Think those fairy chimneys look cool? Just wait until you see them from the air… in our next post.