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Turkey Tourism: Cappadocia Underground Cities
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Turkey Tourism: Cappadocia Underground Cities

Because we had so much fun at Derinkuyu Underground City, we decided to seek out a few more to visit in Cappadocia. This one, though very cool, didn't feel as safe as Derinkuyu. Outside the entrance to the underground city, a woman had approached our car as we drove up and got us to buy a doll that she had evidently made in exchange for our American money. Upon leaving the underground city, a man (who had ...
Turkey Tourism: Deep Tunnel in Secret Underground Cities
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Turkey Tourism: Deep Tunnel in Secret Underground Cities

After visiting Derinkuyu Underground City in 2010, we were all excited to go find some more to visit. This one, located somewhere in more rural Turkey, was less well known and fewer tourists visited it. We weren't sure how we felt about it, but we decided to brave a long, dark stairwell leading into the underground city. We walked down the stairs further and further until we were hardly able to stand up ...
Driving in Turkey: Selçuk
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Driving in Turkey: Selçuk

In 2010 we visited Turkey for 10 days and drove around the western part of the country from Istanbul to Cappadocia and back. In this video, we drive through Selçuk, Turkey.Related Posts:Turkey Tourism: St. John's Basilica Selçuk and Isa Bey Mosque (video)Driving in Turkey: Konya (video)Driving in Turkey: Denizli Area (video)Driving in Turkey: Cappadocia and Goreme (video)Turkey ...
Turkey Tourism: Underground City in Cappadocia
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Turkey Tourism: Underground City in Cappadocia

We visited Turkey in 2010 and drove from Istanbul to Cappadocia. Visiting Derinkuyu Underground City in Cappadocia was an interesting and fun experience for us, since it had and interactive education aspect to it. We visited another underground city in Cappadocia after we had such a positive experience at Derinkuyu, but the second underground city felt sketchy and unsafe. The social environment around this ...
Turkey Tourism: Derinkuyu Underground City Part II
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Turkey Tourism: Derinkuyu Underground City Part II

Lydian had a lot of fun in the Derinkuyu underground city. She didn't want to leave for a long LONG time.Related Posts:Turkey Tourism: Underground City in Cappadocia (video)Turkey Tourism: Derinkuyu Underground City (video)Turkey Tourism: Inside the Goreme Churches (video)Turkey Tourism: Deep Tunnel in Secret Underground Cities (video)Turkey Tourism: Cappadocia Underground Cities ...
Turkey Tourism: Derinkuyu Underground City
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Turkey Tourism: Derinkuyu Underground City

In 2010 we travelled to Turkey to drive around the western half of the country from Istanbul to Cappadocia and back. In Cappadocia, one of the major tourist attractions is the Derinkuyu underground city. We decided to go a bit out of our way to visit, since it was one of the many unique things to do in Turkey. Going to the Derinkuyu underground city was the best underground city experience we had, and ...
Driving in Turkey: Dust Devils in Cappadocia Part II
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Driving in Turkey: Dust Devils in Cappadocia Part II

Driving through Cappadocia in 2010, we saw a lot of dust devils. This video documents some of the unusual Cappadocia weather that we witnessed from the car.Related Posts:Driving in Turkey: Dust Devils in Cappadocia (video)Driving in Turkey: Cappadocia and Goreme (video) ...
Driving in Turkey: Dust Devils in Cappadocia
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Driving in Turkey: Dust Devils in Cappadocia

We visited Turkey in 2010 and drove from Istanbul to Cappadocia. Driving through Cappadocia was like being on another planet, with the fairy chimneys and the spectacular dust devils everywhere. We saw so many dust devils that we eventually lost count!Related Posts:Driving in Turkey: Dust Devils in Cappadocia Part II (video)Driving in Turkey: Cappadocia and Goreme (video) ...
Turkey Tourism: Inside the Goreme Churches
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Turkey Tourism: Inside the Goreme Churches

On our 2010 trip to Turkey, we drove from Istanbul to Cappadocia. While we were in Cappadocia, we visited some of the churches that were created inside of the fairy chimneys. They were some of the most unique churches that we'd ever seen, and definitely one of the things to do in Turkey if you're visiting and have time for a trip to Cappadocia.Related Posts:Turkey Tourism: Derinkuyu Underground City ...
Turkey Tourism: Farmers Near Goreme
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Turkey Tourism: Farmers Near Goreme

During our 2010 trip to Turkey, we drove from Istanbul to Cappadocia. The landscape and history around Cappadocia was fascinating, and it was fun to go see the fairy chimneys, underground cities, and ancient churches in the area. But, it was just as interesting to watch snippets of everyday rural life in Turkey. In this video, we watch a farmer tending to his field just outside of Goreme.Related ...
Driving in Turkey: Cappadocia and Goreme
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Driving in Turkey: Cappadocia and Goreme

On our trip to Turkey in 2010, we travelled from Istanbul to Cappadocia and back. In this video, we've finally reached Cappadocia and we marvel at the strange and beautiful landscape.Related Posts:Turkey Tourism: Farmers Near Goreme (video)Turkey Tourism: Inside the Goreme Churches (video)Driving in Turkey: Dust Devils in Cappadocia (video)Turkey Tourism: Derinkuyu Underground City ...
Turkey Tourism: Sheep in the Back of a Truck Between Konya and Nevsehir
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Turkey Tourism: Sheep in the Back of a Truck Between Konya and Nevsehir

We went of a self-driven "tour" of western Turkey in 2010. One morning, we spotted a truck full of sheep from our hotel window while we were eating breakfast. They appeared to be on their way to Nevsehir.Related Posts:Driving in Turkey: John Gets Flipped Off Somewhere Between Denizli and Konya (video)Driving in Turkey: Between Denizli and Konya (video)Driving in Turkey: Between Denizli and ...
Driving in Turkey: Horses in the Road at Dusk
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Driving in Turkey: Horses in the Road at Dusk

When our family travelled to Turkey in 2010 we drove around the western part of the country. The driving was crazy and erratic, and definitely unexpected highlight of sorts. In this video (taken between Konya and Nevsehir) we were able to capture some of the craziness when a group of horses wandered into the middle of the road at sunset.Related Posts:Driving in Turkey: John Gets Flipped Off ...
Driving in Turkey: Konya
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Driving in Turkey: Konya

We went on a self-drive tour of Turkey in 2010 for our first trip overseas. In this video we're driving through the city of Konya. Driving in Turkey was an adventure on its own; this video depicts some of the perils and chaos that occur while driving through cities and rural areas in western Turkey.Related Posts:Driving in Turkey: John Gets Flipped Off Somewhere Between Denizli and Konya ...
Driving in Turkey: Grazing a Guy with Boxes
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Driving in Turkey: Grazing a Guy with Boxes

We travelled to Turkey in 2010 and drove around the western part of the country. When we were in Konya, we nearly had an accident when a man with boxes stacked up above his head wandered out into the busy intersection. Driving in Turkey was nothing short of harrowing... events like the one shown in this video weren't uncommon. There was a different time when we were driving through a city and almost hit a ...
Driving in Turkey: On the Way to Konya
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Driving in Turkey: On the Way to Konya

In 2010 we went on a self-drive "tour" of western Turkey from Istanbul to Cappadocia and back. This video shows an example of the driving near to the city of Konya, Turkey.Related Posts:Driving in Turkey: John Gets Flipped Off Somewhere Between Denizli and Konya (video)Driving in Turkey: Between Denizli and Konya (video)Driving in Turkey: Between Denizli and Konya Part II (video)Driving ...
Driving in Turkey: Twilight Zone Turn Signal
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Driving in Turkey: Twilight Zone Turn Signal

When we embarked on our 2010 self-drive trip in western Turkey, we rented a tiny little Renault from a Sixt in Istanbul. The Renault we rented, we soon discovered, had an amusing "Twilight Zone" turn signal.Related Posts:Driving in Turkey: John Gets Flipped Off Somewhere Between Denizli and Konya (video)Driving in Turkey: Between Denizli and Konya (video)Driving in Turkey: Between Denizli ...
Driving in Turkey: Between Denizli and Konya Part II
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Driving in Turkey: Between Denizli and Konya Part II

In this video we're driving between Denizli and Konya in 2010. We were in Turkey for 10 days driving around the western side of the country. When we got to Konya, we started heading more north toward Cappadocia.Related Posts:Driving in Turkey: Denizli Area (video)Driving in Turkey: John Gets Flipped Off Somewhere Between Denizli and Konya (video)Driving in Turkey: Between Denizli and Konya ...
Driving in Turkey: Between Denizli and Konya
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Driving in Turkey: Between Denizli and Konya

We visited Turkey in 2010 as our very first overseas trip. In this video where we're driving in an unknown city between Denizli and Konya, we have a close encounter with a bus.Related Posts:Driving in Turkey: Denizli Area (video)Driving in Turkey: John Gets Flipped Off Somewhere Between Denizli and Konya (video)Driving in Turkey: Between Denizli and Konya Part II (video)Driving in ...
Driving in Turkey: John Gets Flipped Off Somewhere Between Denizli and Konya
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Driving in Turkey: John Gets Flipped Off Somewhere Between Denizli and Konya

While driving between Denizli and Konya on our 2010 self-drive adventure in Turkey, John got flipped off "Turkish style." Although technically negative, it was an interesting tidbit of Turkish culture.Related Posts:Driving in Turkey: Denizli Area (video)Driving in Turkey: Between Denizli and Konya (video)Driving in Turkey: Between Denizli and Konya Part II (video)Driving in Turkey: ...
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