It’s pretty hard to travel around Turkey without seeing posters on every travel agency advertising trips to the Central Anatolian region of Cappadocia (Kah-pah-DOKE–ia) and no Turkey holiday would be complete without a visit. We decided to leave Turkey’s poster boy destination for the end of our trip through Turkey to spend ample time relaxing among the fantastic landscape after our foray along the Mediterranean coast. We reached Goreme, the main traveler town in the region at 6am after a 10 hour night bus from Antalya.
Finally, after a long couple of days spent watching water levels rise around the community I have been able to return home as the threat of flooding has ceased. Sunday evening we received the phone call from our Flood Coordinator saying that the risk of water rising over the dyke behind the town is over. As the ice breaks free and it makes its way down the river towards the Arctic Ocean, large chunks become lodged on the shoreline making for an impressive display revealing a huge field of ice. Heres some of the photos I took in areas surrounding the town. [Read more...]