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S: Turkey 2008-2010

BC: Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiet chambers of the mind, which never breaks from the journey. - Pat Conroy

FC: Turkey

1: Cappadocia, Turkey During the Roman and Byzantine periods, Cappadocia was constantly under attack because of it's position. It quickly became a refuge for early Christians who built their churches and monasteries in large, complex underground cities. The Byzantine Empire lost Cappadocia during the Battle of Manzikert in 1071. Cappadocia is famous for its dramatic landscape, rock-cut churches and fairy chimneys created by volcanic eruptions and wind.

10: Hiking trail and views of the hotel

12: Our cave hotel room and the view of the Goreme open-Air Museum from our balcony

13: Traditional Turkish breakfast with friends Christina Walker and Kim King

16: Traditional Turkish rug shops | Turkish women washing fruit

17: Behind us is the pigeon houses carved out of rocks that were once used to collect droppings for fertilizer | The Rahibeler Manastiri (Nun's Convent) | One of the underground Christian cities

19: Byzantine frescoes of The Dark Church (because it had very few windows), Chapel of St Catherine, and Sandal Church named because of the footprints on the floor representing the last imprints left by Jesus before he ascended to heaven.

21: Tarsus

29: Entrance gate to the tomb of Daniel

30: Archaeological excavation of the tomb of Daniel. Women couldn't even stand next to the tomb with their hair exposed, so I had to cover my head.

31: Absolutely the best homemade flat bread in the world comes off the top of a man's head!

33: The city of Tarsus is home of Apostle Paul. The city was conquered by Alexander the Great in 67 B.C., but was made a free city by Antony in 42 B.C. It is also the meeting place of Antony and Cleopatra

34: St. Paul's church

35: Apostle Paul's well

36: The Roman road was the main road connecting Tarsus to Capadocia. Constructed in 1st century A.D. by the Roman Empire

37: Kizkalesi... Maiden's Castle

38: Legend has it that he Byzantine emperor Alexios I Komnenos had a daughter that he loved very much. A fortune teller made a prediction that his daughter would die of a snake bite, so he built this castle in the sea to protect her.

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  • Title: Turkey
  • Incirlik, Adana, and Tarsus, Turkey
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