Far And Away

Today’s Daily Prompt is Far From Home. Where have we traveled far from home?

Of all the places I have traveled, I still found Turkey a far away place for many reasons.  Well, it is quite far. It’s probably the farthest east I have traveled thus far.   We went as far as Central Anatolia and circled around stopping in many notable places until we returned to Istanbul.

I consider Turkey far from home, because the land is so different from anywhere I have been. The people speak a language that I can’t use any bits of Spanish or French that I can muster.  Much of the land is over 4000 years old, filled with remnants of its ancient past strewn across such a wide expanse of gorgeous landscapes.

The Caves in Cappadocia dates from the 13th century is well preserved to this day. (c) Likeitiz

The Caves in Cappadocia dates from the 13th century is well-preserved to this day. (c) Likeitiz

Overlooking Goreme Valley, Central Anatolia, (c) Likeitiz

Overlooking Goreme Valley, Central Anatolia, (c) Likeitiz

Ozkonak Underground City near Mt. Idis, Cappadocia, where as many as 40,000 people would live for several months hiding from Romans. It had its own ventilation system, wine cellars, market place, and rolling stone doors. (c) Likeitiz

Ozkonak Underground City near Mt. Idis, Cappadocia, where as many as 40,000 people would live for several months hiding from Romans. It had its own ventilation system, wine cellars, market place, and rolling stone doors. (c) Likeitiz

The Library of Celsus at Ephesus, Central Anatolia, (now part of Selcuk), circa 135 AD (c) Likeitiz

The Library of Celsus at Ephesus, Central Anatolia, (now part of Selcuk), circa 135 AD (c) Likeitiz

 

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10 Responses to Far And Away

  1. Writerlious says:

    Oh my goodness–what gorgeous photos. I have to go there!!

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  2. the photos are stunning. everyone i know who’s been to Turkey is so awed by the beauty.

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  3. What beautiful photos and a spectacular place! I have never been there, but my husband has. I’d much like to go…

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  4. Never made it there, but your pictures make me feel it would be well worth the trip.

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  5. lidipiri says:

    Went to Turkey but unfortunately never made to Cappadocia. Regretted not doing so. Thanks for bringing it to me. 🙂

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  6. seeker says:

    wonderful place to be, Turkey. An old civilization. Brings memories of my travels.

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  7. ristinw says:

    Awesome view of Goreme Valley! It takes my breath away!!!

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  8. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I loved central Turkey, great photos!

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