26 Oct 2014

Turkey Trip Part 3: Fairy Chimneys and Cave Restaurant


Salam semua....long time no see....lets go right to the main thing...

So, here we are in Cappadocia....we have one day to travel here. Supposedly we want to ride the balloon today but because of bad weather yesterday, so they have postpone the previous tour group to today and we have to postpone to tomorrow, but no biggie.

In the morning, Mr. Cengiz has taken us to see our first fairy chimneys. So what is fairy chimneys? According to wikipedia, fairy chimneys were formed when lava covering the tuff (consolidated volcanic ash) gave way along preexisting cracks of sloping areas and became isolated pinnacles. They can attain a height of up to forty meters, have conical shapes and consist of caps of harder rock resting on pillars of softer rock.A "fairy chimney" exists until the neck of the cone erodes and its protective cap falls off. The subsequent disintegration of the remaining pinnacle continues until it is completely leveled down. So there are a lot of fairy chimneys in Cappadocia. The reason they were called fairy chimneys because from the folklore that at night, they can hear some kind like musical from the stones and they believe fairies are living there. So that is how they got the name.

On that day, we all agreed to wear long skirts and colourful so as you can see later, the combination with clear weather and colourful skits makes it even brighter and colourful. So when we went there, there are also a lot of tourist and they are so interested to taking photos with us. feel like a selebrity a little bit. Haha

Our next destination is Uchisar Village. where we have a nice view of the castle and the fantastic cone-shaped rock formations surrounding it. The magnificent landscape of Cappadocia has been formed from solidified lava streams, ash and tuff stone from volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. From there also we can see the Pigeon valley where all the houses are for pigeons. Why do you ask? Well, it is the same concept of houses for "Burung Walit". The build the houses for pigeons so that they can use its feces for agricultural purpose. The valley was so big and there we found a very special tree. the "Devil's Eye" tree. What? But basically it is just a fake tree with the famous "Devil's Eye" ornaments on them but it was colourful and great for photos taking scenery.

Then we went to the carpet factory, where the owner showed us how the handmade carpet was made. The owner was funny. So they bring us to this room full of carpet and all of them are beautiful. Some of the carpet can change the colour depend on which view did you see it. However, the carpet was not cheap, I mean only like 4 x 4 can be around RM3k to RM4k and one of the beautiful carpet I've ever seen cost around RM 10k. I can go to Europe again with that kind of money. On the plus side, they guys who show us the carpet are eye candies and even the sons of the owner too. H event joke, if we bought the carpet, free one of the guys.

After a frustrating event looking at the expensive carpet, we went to lunch at the cave restaurant. Yes, the restaurant is in the cave. It has beautiful decorations and we have our own personal musician. I mean he played for every  tour group in the restaurant. So by the time we eat here, to tell you we know that the food here can be so fulfilling because it has many courses. So I just try to find the one that not so fulfilling so I can eat all the meals. My friend Maria also feel the same so she ordered a beef stew. So when the get our order, the beef stew come in this one big pot, and the look at Maria's face is so priceless, I mean she is thinking how can I finish all the stew? Well luckily the pot just for "show and tell". The give portion to us and another portion at another group. You could see that she just feel relieved and we are laughing about it non stop. Until now I can still remember her face at that time.

So, I only write for the half day and it is already half page. I will continue with the rest of day in Cappadocia in my next update. Enjoy the photos.


Shops selling souvenier

Have to climb to see the chimneys
Fairy chimneys



Tourist from Canada...


Gaya cute Maria...



The Pigeon Valley...

You can see Ushisar from here...






Beautiful carpet...

The "Devil's Eye" Tree
Our tour guide Mr. Cengiz and driver, Mr. Yassin
The owner of carpet factory

Silk...
This carpet around RM 8000

I love this one


Buy 1 free 1
So this is the Cave Restaurant



Our cozy table...


Beef stew...


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