The Colors of Cappadocia

The Cappadocian landscape is legendary as a ‘moon-land’ and ‘unearthly’. But all those brown and other earth tones can start to look all the same after a few days. Breaking the monotony are the vivid colors of the local pottery, one of the other things that Cappadocia is famous for.

If you’re keen, you could even try your hand at a pottery / ceramics workshop in Avanos, the pottery hub of the region – and buy at source, so you’re sure your Cappadocian souvenir isn’t made in China!

Don't you want to just buy them all?
Don’t you want to just buy them all?

Carved by the Wind: Cappadocia, Turkey

Wind and water erosion create magic in the Cappadocia region of Turkey. Chiseled by thousands of years of non-stop pounding and grinding by the Forces of Nature, the Cappadocian landscape is dominated by rocky valleys of varied hues and towers shaped like mushrooms, cones and chimneys. What’s even more interesting is that some of these rock … Continue reading Carved by the Wind: Cappadocia, Turkey

This Valley or That Valley? – Hiking in the other-worldly landscape of Cappadocia

We were in Turkey in April 2013 and Cappadocia (with Goreme as the base) was our second stop in the country. After a cloudy, stormy first day in the area, we were absolutely thrilled when the clouds began to clear on Day 2. Having received very strong recommendations, we headed to the Goreme Open Air … Continue reading This Valley or That Valley? – Hiking in the other-worldly landscape of Cappadocia