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Cappadocia, a semi-arid region in central Turkey, is known for its distinctive “fairy chimneys,” tall, cone-shaped rock formations clustered in Monks Valley, Göreme and elsewhere. Other notables sites include Bronze Age homes carved into valley walls by troglodytes (cave dwellers) and later used as refuges by early Christians. The 100m-deep Ihlara Canyon houses numerous rock-face churches. UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our group was in the caves. It was dark and there were holes in the floor where anyone could have stepped in and sustained some serious injury. It was a good thing Pat had his little flashlight along.


Recreated and uploaded September 30, 2021

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