Thursday, September 17, 2015

Our final day in Cappadocia

Our final day in this magical and mystical town,
was partly spent on a short hike through the Red Valley

Looking at the scenery from the car park.
Facing away from the Valley

The hike is an easy 5km.
The first part has some steep slippery sections,
but nothing too difficult.
Our group ranged in age from 20- 70 and everyone managed

The Red Valley in all its glory!
It has been named for the colour of some of the rock formations

"Hi ho, Hi, is off on a walk we go"...
By stretching out, the dust that was kicked up had time to settle...
back on the ground and not on any of the group.

The views of the formations are breath-taking...

I does not matter in which direction you look,
the views are spectacular

You can clearly see the different layers of rock in the formations

How did this occur?
Or perhaps the question should be "Why"?

Another church/mosque in the middle of the valley.
This started as a church and it was taken over by Muslims
who converted it into a dove cote.
Only wild doves use it now

We came around a corner to find this fellow making
fresh orange and pomegranate juice

Another church...

The final descent before the level walk to the coach

Some of the rocks are covered with vegetation

Like this one...and it had a tree.

A final view of the Red Valley as we board our coach,
heading for Cavusin

We visited this tiny Greek village, Cavusin, well known for rock churches
and these carvings

An open air lounge at the coffee shop in the village

I spotted these two puppies at the entrance to the Underground City.

An interesting cloud formation to end off the day.

We stayed in this "cave hotel" in Cappadocia.
The MDC Cave Hotel is certainly different, but for all the right reasons!
Friendly staff, great accommodation and wonderful food.
Highly recommended.

Visit this website:
Listen to some of the music...

We are utilizing the services of Medhills Travel during our stay.
On our first day in Cappadocia, our guide was Oguzhan Turkoglu
He was funny, informative and he was also well versed
on the countries of the tourists that he was hosting!
Made the group feel more that just paying customers.
This is what he had to say about the region and what is on offer:

Medhills Travel is an accredited member of this Agency


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