After days in Cappadocia in Turkey, we thought we had gotten used to natural beauty, but getting lost around the Red Valley and Rose Valley revealed a never-ending surprise.
Our adventure around the Red Valley and Rose Valley in Cappadocia Turkey was probably the most satisfying for the eye and the most awe-inspiring.
I admit, sometimes I did get despondent for the hardship of the routes, but the views were so amazing that they were what kept us going.
We went through dark tunnels, rickety ladders, slippery slopes, narrow passageways and muddy alleys but, despite the difficulty, we had a great time going up and down the picturesque tuff chimneys that make Cappadocia one of the most fascinating and mysterious regions in Turkey.
While visiting the former Greek region of Cappadocia in Turkey, we wondered about another region, the island of Cyprus, that is currently divided between Turkey and Europe. A stormy past and the common Greek/Turkish feature would make it for a fascinating travel destination.
After visiting the Red Valley and the Rose Valley, we headed to Ürgüp, a small town where we wanted to visit the ruins of Saint Theodora (Tagar) and Pancarlik Churches from where we could see the famous “mushrooms”. As expected after a day of climbing and getting lost, it wasn’t easy to find those stone mushrooms, even though they were definitely not small, but in the end, after more climbing, more crumbling churches and more frescoes, we managed to get to the top and take photos of yet another gorgeous view.
Even though while climbing I promised myself I wouldn’t do it a second time, right now, perusing the pictures I took up there, I’m not too sure about that, I might as well go back one day and do it all over again.