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BUAUTIFUL SUNNY CAPPADOCIA

Goreme

sunny 33 °C

Owner Ibrahim was very friendly and took good care of us. We were mostly drinking, eating and having a good time. Village is surrounded with magical landscape. People say, that it is similar as on the moon. I was never there, so I can not judge on this one:) In any case, I was never at similar place before. Because of nature caves, people lived here centuries ago. Many people still live in the caves, because it is cheaper as in a house. In summer temperatures rise up to 35 degrees and cave stays cooled. In winter when you make fire in a cave it stays worm much longer as in the house, so you use much less of fuel. Ibrahims parents still live in the cave near his pension during the summer. I was able to visit them and see the cave later when I returned with my girlfriend...
Special are also valleys that are everywhere. Ibo took us to his favourite valley. This was one of most beautiful things I saw in my live. This valley is placed only 0,5km from village. You must know where to enter, otherwise you might get hurt. It is a danger to climb down if you dont find the stairs. Stairs are carved in stone and you can climb down in valley. On the bottom it is very green. We were relaxing here for some time, before we had to get back to village.
In this 3 days we became friends also with Ibrahim helper Murat and another friend Ihsan. Ihsan invited us to his village where he is taking care of an ancient underground city. This sounded very interesting and we agreed to visit him. On last night he gave us a directions for short cut to village Mazi. I left few things I didnt need by Ibrahim, because I didnt want to carry it on my bike for nothing and I also knew, that I will return in 3 weeks with my girlfriend. Last night we had a good bye party and I was drinking to much which I later regret.

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Posted by Mitja 06:22

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