The Subterranean Cities Of Cappadocia

There are some secret places on this earth that man has been forced to create, not to enjoy, but to be able to survive. To escape harsh elements, but mostly, as a refuge from tyranny and persecution. Because he was perceived to be different. Or just because he did not happen to pray to the ‘right’…

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A Concert Under A Medieval Tower!

The plan was to walk up to the Galata Tower with our friends, stop for a snack at one of the little cafes in this newly gentrified neighbourhood and then take a cab across town to the uber cool Ulus29 for dinner. When we spotted a stage being readied for a concert right beside the…

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Istanbul Blue

Also called the Sultan Ahmet mosque and built across from the Hagia Sofia, the exquisite Blue mosque in Istanbul is the only mosque other than the Masjid al Haram in Mecca that has six minarets. Most visitors enter from the North. But if you take the west entrance you will be rewarded by the sight…

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Floating Over Fairy Chimneys!

Watching dawn break over the spectacular landscape of Cappadocia is a breathtaking sight and best appreciated from a balloon. This dramatic terrain is made up of consolidated volcanic ash – known as tuff – that has eroded over millions of years to form surreal shapes and caves. Early Christians hid in these caves to evade persecution…

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