Friday, 21 March 2014

A few days away in Turkey

We decided to have a few days away and went to the Cappadocia area of Turkey. We flew to Antalya and spent a couple of days on the coast before the very long coach journey to Nev┼čehir which is in the Cappadocia area.
Cappadocia is famous for its strange rock formations. Lava from ancient volcanic actions over time have built up into layers, some harder than others. The wind and rain have eroded the rocks and left strange rock formations.

This place is called 'The Valley of Love', can't imagine why...
 We saw hundreds of these 'fairy chimneys' as they are called. Most are hollowed out and a few are still occupied.
This hollowed out rock contains the local police station, gotta be the strangest police station in the world!

This is a typical room inside one of the rock houses

Hot air ballooning is very popular here

The Monks of Monks Valley

Hadrian's Gate in Antalya

Pirates still come to Antalya harbour!

A spectacular waterfall, the river goes straight over the cliff edge - Antalya

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