Weekly Photo: Cappadocia, Turkey – Slideshow

Weekly Photo: Cappadocia, Turkey – Slideshow


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Cappadocia, also known as Kapadokya in Turkish, is a region in Anatolia in central Turkey famous for its weirdly-shaped hills, underground villages, and buildings carved right into the rocks. It is a breathtaking place to behold. There are many small towns and cities in the Cappadocian region, namely Ortahisar, Göreme, Avanos, and Cavusin. There are numerous hidden “cities” built in the area that are underground from centuries ago when Christians were fleeing persecution.

Cappadocia is one of Turkey’s top tourist destinations outside of the large cities of Istanbul and Ankara.

I “stole” these photos from one of my best friends, Bob, who allowed me to use it in this post. Bob Leathers is a great photographer who constantly blows my socks off with his random shots, and he has some quite refined tastes in music. Check out his music project’s home page here: The Wandering Musicphile.

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Christian "Krzysiek" Eilers is a twenty-something who constantly likes to look up the next flight out of JFK. His life goal is to visit every country in the world; as a young adult working full-time, he often settles on visiting the near countries of Central and South America and the Caribbean, knocking these off the list as it is less of a financial strain than Europe or Asia. Caffeine is his vice, and if he doesn't have a coffee in his hands, then it's probably a green tea. A native of New York City, when he is not traveling, he can find an abundance of cultural influences right in his own city, enough to keep him satisfied until the next country's beckon cannot be ignored any longer. He holds a cigarette in one hand while monitoring his Fitbit's heart rate with the other.