Burton Dane Travels

We're traveling through Europe and parts nearby for a year. We'll be posting our pix and adventures here.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Goreme Turkey

We just weren’t ready for what we saw here in Goreme. In the 10th to 12th centuries, the Christians lived in this valley. They actually lived IN the valley. Inside the volcanic tuff rocks! We don’t know much about it yet but will spend the next few days learning.

The pictures show some of the homes and churches we saw. These were in a valley called the Open Air Museum. Most had frescoes inside. The great stone table with benches that Jules and Ben are seated at is a common feature. I want one in our house!

Our trepidation about traveling in Turkey is quickly fading into the friendly, unhurried reception we’re getting. We are trying to learn some phrases but they escape us the minute we stop repeating them. Hopefully, we’ll keep a few soon.

We ate a huge hot pita with some great meat and vegetable kebabs. More to come....


  • At 10:01 PM , Blogger Greenwalds said...

    Those hand carved churches/family mortuaries are the closest connection I've ever felt to a religious building. In some sort of way even more impressive than the Aya Sofia in Istanbul.


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