When friends and family visit Turkey from the US, one of our great pleasures is to take them to the other-worldly region of Cappadocia, just an hour bus ride from us in Kayseri. My wife, son and I have been privileged to spend 10 weekends or about 20 days in this magical and extraordinary region over 18 months. We've had some great adventures there, hiring tour guides as well as renting a car (only about $35 a day) and traveling around the back roads on our own, seemingly traveling back in time a thousand years or more. Summing up what I've posted on my Turkish Delight blog, here are links to
- Saints of Cappadocia and Their Contribution to Christian Theology -- The Cappadocians are mentioned in the Book of Acts, as learning of the Crucifixion of Jesus just weeks after it happened, and spreading the "good news" of resurrection. Early Christian communities grew there, St. Paul probably visited, chapels and churches were built into the rocks, and the many caves and tunnels provided protection and refuge from persecuting Romans.
- Christian Pilgrimages to Cappadocia continue.
- Kelsik Monastery and Archenclos Church
Tourist Activities & Hiking
- Charming Goreme
- Hiking One of the Ancient World's Wonders
- Hiking the Twin Valleys of Soganli
- The village of Soganli
- Charming and Undiscovered Mustafapasa
- Stumbled Upon Family of Potato Farmers and Packers in Cappadocia
- Photos: Brothers or My Two Sons
- Family Time in Cappadocia
- Wagon Ride