Monday, April 11, 2011

It isn’t tuffa to Cappadocia

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Selime Caravanserai
There are fairy chimneys, hidden churches, underground cities, caravanserais along the silk route, a few quicscent volcanoes, tuffa valleys galore, a river and enough walks to keep you quite happy.

Fairy Chimney Pano
Fairy Chimneys
Rose Valley
Rose Valley

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One end of Pigeon valley

Hassan looms over Pigeon valley. Hassan is one of the three dormant volcanoes that spewed out the ash that makes the characteristic tufa landscape of Cappadocia.

Goreme town

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Deep and inscrutable singular name

The cats of Old Istanbul are the most practical of all cats. And while you may name them as you please, you will never know their deep inscrutable singular name.

Even the Hagia Sophia's got its own Moggie