Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Thursday, June 26, 2008 Kapadokya

The pension we stayed at here was also a really nice place called Kilim Pension. Wonderful view from it’s terrace which we all frequented often during our three day stay. Kapadokya is a really nice place and an interesting place; because of all the interesting and naturally formed caves and towers and other random stuff like that, it really does seem like you’re in a different planet. Cool enough.

We hiked around a lot in Kapadokya and went to an outdoor museum where we walked around to a bunch of churches from centuries ago that still had some paintings and images of Christ and the Virgin Mary and John the Baptist and other stories from the Bible and whatnot on the walls. Also cool enough.

Our most interesting day was our second day there I think when we decided to do a nature walk through Ihlara Valley. It was pretty cool; we walked the 7 kilometer road and got to see some more churches and got up close and personal with Turkish nature. After the walk, we went to the crater lake and we decided to swim in it. That decision alone was crazy; some of us then also decided to swim across the lake and believe me, not a feat to be attempted by the faint of heart. Or the weak of body and mind. It was long. 1 entire freaking kilometer in diameter. And yeah. We swam across that. Call us brave or crazy. I don’t even know how to describe ourselves.

We had a lot of adventures in Kapadokya, not the least of which was when we were almost losing our minds because of too much nature while walking through Ihlara valley so we decided to start singing, starting with the Sound of Music and continuing with Disney. I’m pretty sure we scared off some birds and other wild animals.

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