Stepping into Cappadocia is like stepping into a whole different world. Cappadocia is located in the middle of the Anatolian region in the province of Nevsehir. The unique landscape we see here today came to be when three nearby volcanoes erupted frequently millions of years ago. Over the years, wind, earthquakes and other acts of nature caused the softer volcanic soil to be eroded forming “fairy chimneys” and other amazing rock formations. People living here a long time ago took advantage of this and made their home in the rock pillars and even underground. There are so many of these houses, churches and complete cities in Cappadocia. Today, some of these rock houses are still in use and quite a number have been turned into hotels and guest houses.
We started our journey through the Cappadocia region from Urgup.
VIEWS OF URGUP CITY:
CAVE HOUSES IN URGUP:
EXPLORING URGUP CITY CENTRE:
Statue of a musician
Lunch at Ottoman Restaurant:
Pastirmali Yumurta (Turkish Pastirmali Omelette) Ozel ev Mantisi (Turkish Ravioli), Manti for short
Testi Kebab (Kebab cooked in sealed pottery)
Colourful fresh fruits in one of the local fruits and veg store
Shop selling Sucuk, Turkish dry, spicy sausage.