Turkey is different than European countries in many sense. While Europe has all the majestic architectural and historical buildings and beautiful cities, you can simply admire them from google images. But for Cappadocia, Turkey, you have to be there to feel the exoticness of its culture and beauty. Cappadocia means “The Land of Beautiful Efenem Horses”. I answered that correctly and I won this onyx marble extracted from this blissful land in onyx factory in Cappadocia.
Ngenge efenem got that onyx thingy 🙂
After that, they brought us looking at jewelleries; turquoise, mother of pearl, onyx, topaz, amethyst, jade, opal etc. I think these people in the factory are damn geniuses. They got me excited winning that onyx and I felt so high I wanted to buy something for myself.
There you go, a 30% discounted turquoise ring I bought for efenemself, as if married to someone 🙂
Ok back to the history of Cappadocia – well, its name was originally Persian, and erm…. and I forgot the rest. Hehe, when already that excited from Cappadocia, who needs a history lesson? Go read wikipedia.
Efenem in Hisar Evi @ Castle CaveHouse and efenem’s cave room
We went trekking in the red valley @ rose valley. The valley is red because it has some ferrous oxide. It was also believed that Star Wars used the Cappadocian land concept for their filming.
Trekking within the Rose Valley – note some redness of ferrous oxide at the rocks
Then more jalan-jalan for the day…
Watching pigeons in Pigeon Valley
Some rock formations
The legendary fairy chimneys
Also not to forget, that night we went to Turkish Night Show… Kinda maksiat night, if you wanna label that 🙂
Turkish traditional dance
The OMG-its-freakin’-fantastic belly-dancing
I slept quite early that night dreaming of the belly dancer, and the next day I had to woke up freakin’ early for a 115-euro ride hot air baloon. It’s considered quite cheap because the others are paying 150-200 euros for the ride… There were 11 of us, but only 5 went for this ride. The others refused because it was too expensive. I have to agree.
On board the hot air baloon with some other freakin’ Malaysians… haha, so many places in the world, they had to choose Cappadocia!
Flying within the Rose Valley
High up in the air
Rose Valley from Efenem’s POV
Got that freakin’ certificate after flying the hot air baloon
After hot air baloon, jalan-jalan Cappadocia again:
The exotic southeast Asian Aladdin ngenge – souvenir shop Deverent
Riding Camel de Cappadocia
Oh the best Turkish rice-pudding in my life in Sofra Restaurant, Urgup Cappadocia (haha just tasted only 5 Turkish rice-pudding in my whole life)