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Day Three: Cappadocia

August 3, 2006

Looking like something out of a sci-fi movie, the aptly named “fairy chimneys” of Cappadocia in central Turkey are capped pillars of volcanic rock naturally shaped by centuries of erosion.

“So, where are Dr. Zaius and the other apes?” asks Orange Bear.

Actually, early Christians in the area burrowed out these rock formations to create dwellings, places of worship, and even underground tunnels to hide from enemies. Many of their frescoes, some of which date back a thousand years, still remain.

“The best way to experience the fairy chimneys is by hot air balloon,” says Mr. Crumpet.

“As long as you’re not afraid of heights,” warns Orange Bear. “Which I’m not.”

Right.

One Comment leave one →
  1. October 25, 2009 2:50 am

    Wonderful work

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