i figured that i'd be happy to have all of my travels to blog about all summer long
since i'll be busy trying not to kill my patients and all
but i didn't think it would *actually* take me all summer.
at this rate, i'll still be behind at Christmas.
at least i've been out living my life
and THAT'S what's been keeping me from blogging about it.
more on that later.
|view of the fairy chimneys of Göreme from the window of our very own fairy chimney|
Göreme was surreal.
it's in a region of Turkey called Cappadocia
which is here:
the whole landscape just looked sooo otherworldly
(which is probably why they filmed Star Wars: Episode One there. look familiar? Tatooine?)
|a lil blurry view of the inside of our fairy chimney|
our teensy-tiny room.
literally barely room to walk around the bed in there
totally redeemed by the 12th century Byzantine fresco on the ceiling.
and there's me. post-11hr-overnight-bus-ride.
sometimes i can't believe i post these pics of myself on the internet.
|my backpacking hubby|
|cute tourist-trap market on the way to the Open-Air Museum. cuter hubs.|
the Open Air Museum was basically this collection of fairy chimneys
that had been used as churches and monasteries during the 10th, 11th, and 12th centuries
i can't believe the frescoes were so well-preserved
we weren't allowed to take pictures inside the cave churches
but here's a link if you're curious
|those monks must've been pretttty short.|
hubs got a little crafty with the camera
and so did i.
|his head was burning. he looks like a _____. (hint: starts with a "t" ends with a "ourist")|
|where's waldo? (and by waldo, clearly i mean hot air balloon.)|
|kelebek hotel. highly highly recommend.|
|that's the door to our room!|
i got a little carried away...
|i literally shot from the hip on this one. the turkish people don't like having their picture taken. so i just took the pic as we were walking by with the camera hanging around my neck.|
we smoked a little hookah
so i know this is a pretty pic-heavy post.
but it is what it is, y'all.
i gotta start crankin out some of these pics.
hope it was at least enjoyable.
more about life in Tejas to be forthcoming...
(disclaimer: when i travel, i'm not a huge history buff about it. i'm there for the whole experience--the history, the current culture, the people, the sights, especially the food--and sometimes glaze over the historical details. i apologize in advance if my commentary about precious ancient structures doesn't seem to be giving it the credit it so justly deserves. totally my fault.)