In Turkey, troglodyte dwellings, balloon rides and mezze

Gerry Doyle
Sep 24, 2011

Cappadocia, in central Anatolia, is remarkable from any angle – in the air, on the ground and deep below the surface.

As we fly in from Istanbul, the landscape beneath us is a tapestry of food crops, rocky hills and the famous “fairy chimneys”, which begin to reveal themselves as we approach the airport. From the air, these natural rock formations, created by the erosion of volcanic stone over the millennia, look like giant spires rising from the earth.

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