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Farewell Turkey

TURKEY | Wednesday, 23 September 2015 | Views [408] | Comments [1]

South Cappadocia is the order of the day for a full day tour before flying back to Istanbul on the 7.50pm flight.
An underground city was a stop.  This city housed up to 3000 people during several conflicts dating back to 400 BC. 7 stories deep it was a maze of chambers and passageways. Our guide Deniz informed us that 50 such cities existed throughout Turkey over the years.
As we walked back to the bus we met a Syrian boy who was working at a shop. He is 8 years old and a refugee that was taken in by the Turkish shopkeeper. Such is the kindness of the Turkish people.
We walked 4 kilometres after decending 400 steps into a 17 kilometre canyon that had a stream running through the middle with walls that periodically showed caves that had been cut into them high up the side. Foot holds cut in or ladders were the access methods.
Pidgeon valley where you looked across a deep valley to see housing and pidgeon holes from long ago.
Facinating landscape that looked like a lunar surface to rock formations that looked liked sand castles and sand drifts.
A long day and we hit the plane with minutes to spare. Straight up to the counter then 2 minutes later boarding the plane.
Tomorrow is our final day in Turkey.
The Turkish people are hospitable, friendly and eager to please and are a delight to be around. The country is amazing and interesting with much to see and experience. The weather was exceptionally good and unseasonal for this time of the year.
Lots of history and people that are proud of their country and so willing to share it.
A fantastic leg of our journey.

 

 

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What a wonderful journey you are on... thank you for sharing the experience with us.

  Wendy Sep 24, 2015 8:38 PM

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