Wondrous Cappadocia journey

Have you watched the Disney feature Fantasia? You know, as kids we were fascinated by Mickey orchestrating. And one of the most memorable sequence of the animated feature for us is the dancing mushrooms. Do you recall them? Ok, perhaps this one’s only for antiquated folks like us…

But you see, we came to this part of Turkey where it seemed that the mushroom in Fantasia must had called its home. They stand tall, and they look like they could break into a dance at any moment. Cue the music…

Yes. We were in Cappadocia. The land from which hundreds of hot air balloons take to the skies every morning. You simply cannot miss them unless the winds were unfavourable rendering it unsafe. As the morning air begins to warm, the ballooners (us included) floated over the mushrooms that we referred to earlier. You can almost reach out and touch them… collect them if you will. Heheh. Today most of them are abandoned – or at least the inhabitants moved out. Because it is a giant museum.

However it is not just the mushrooms that we came for. For there are vast underground cities that housed thousands of people. No. They are not catacombs, but real liveable quarters carved into the rock, some as deep as 4 floors below ground! Why were they built? Read on here to find out!

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

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