Sunday, November 1, 2009

So Cappadocia

Yes so from Safronbulo we moved to a town called Gorome, it took nearly all day to get there and when we arrived it was dark and we were not sure if there was going to be places to stay. The sights of Gorome by night were very strange because the area is a mixture of normal looking Turkish houses and then the strange mountain houses, like pixi houses or chimneys. so it turns out that we found a really nice hotel to stay in that was super cheap!!

the next day Robin and i decided to walk. we go up prity early and asked the owner of the hotel where was a good walk. This man was a great help and showed us many valleys that we could see.

We started our walk to a valley called Pigeon Valley it was amazing!!! the forms of these old mountain houses are so strange and we were free to walk in them and touch them, it was really great!
So we walked through this valley for most of our first day. I got scared of slippery Cliff faces that we were trying to clime but it was worth it in the end because then we discovered the best song in the world! It is some kind of turkistic cleche music im sure you can find if you google traditional Turkish music. Really is something you have to do in life its so so.... whats the word, wistful, repetitive. Im not sure but wow it blew my mind for sure!
The next day Robin and i decided to take a tour, we chose the green tour that meant there was very little shopping involved which was great! we saw many sights an under grown city, for when Christians in that time (whenever that time was) were under attack. It was amazing there were 12 levels and we only went down to the 8Th and it seemed to go on forever! DOWN AND DOWN AND DOWN! and Robin was always too tall!
our next stop was a valley walk that took an hour it was really great, we stopped once to view a church that had been carved in to the valley. at the end of the walk we had our lunch and i was ready for that because i had no breakfast.
After lunch we drove to this massive fortress on the side of this big mountain it was really impressive, there were 3 churches and a school area in it. From a distance it looked like the scene in Star Wars where Jabba the hut lives... also many a joke was made because i was also wearing my starwars Tshirt that day. hahaha StarWars..
We stopped once for some icream before our last stop which was an Onyx workshop where we got a small tour of the work areas then they showed us jewelry. But everyone on the tour were travelers and couldn't afford to buy expensive things. Back in Gorome it was nearly 6:30 it was a really fool day of sights. We found food and then went to bed to get ready for another day!
the next few days we just wondered in the beauty of the area before we went back to the big city by a night bus.

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