It’s something out of a fairy tale – all sorts of childhood dreams come true. Like homes etched into sandstone caves, teensy windows perched at the top of fairy chimneys and openings in hoodoos leading into vast inner rooms and carved stone ladders heading into the sky.
Cappadocia was so very enchanting.
We did a lot of walking – dozens of kilometres in total – and each walk was different. Around every curve was a new surprise. Whether it was a hidden Byzantine-era church with well-preserved frescoes, long tunnels carved out of sandstone, or pigeon holes whittled out of the sides of soaring cliffs, we often gasped in awe or did a giddy little dance at what was before us.
It was THAT incredible. We’ve never before experienced something like it!
For thousands of years, Cappadocians have used the natural environment, and built homes, restaurants and hotels into the cliffs (and in a few cases, deep underground! We went to an underground city where thousands of people lived and worked during times of persecution 10-55m below the ground).
It makes me wonder about the possibilities in Drumheller…
Four days in Cappadocia barely grazed the surface of all the experiences to be had. We stayed in a cave hotel and spent the days wandering around fantasy landscapes. The kids had a great time exploring tunnels and caves and the walks through the hills rival any we have ever experienced. This place is hands down my favourite destination of the travels so far.