finding out why constantinople got the works

çok meşhur, arkadaşlarım!

Posted in istanbul???, kapadokya by jlm2dy on January 17, 2011

i’ve started to take turkish classes again at the tömer branch in istanbul.
atop all of my workbooks, this is our summer group’s photo in
the annual tömer newsletter on our trip to kapadokya!

where’s waldo? (i’m wearing sunglasses in the far left, middle)

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mountain goats

Posted in kapadokya by jlm2dy on January 13, 2011

walking through the pigeon valley
extreme tunneling
imagine hearing the call to prayer echo throughout this valley
climbing through underground cities
and above ground, mixing byzantine caves, ottoman houses and turkish-greek settlements

overnight buses and snowfall

Posted in kapadokya by jlm2dy on January 13, 2011

arriving in kapadokya, bus-lagged and tired but excited for snow!!
upon hiking, we stumbled upon some caves…
…filled with churches and frescoes and underground cities
yet another landscape
and then dena bought a really fabulous rug!!!

underground cities and salt lakes

Posted in kapadokya by jlm2dy on July 18, 2010

a mutfak (kitchen) in the underground cities
toes+salt crystals

the day i rode a hot air ballon!

Posted in kapadokya by jlm2dy on July 18, 2010

prepping
in good company
at 500 meters up, with another balloon below us

jam packed day var mı?

Posted in kapadokya by jlm2dy on July 18, 2010

ağabey (big brother) and nate looking at the open air museum
nazar bonjukler (evil eyes)
castels and camels
diving in!

kapadokya. there’s a pool.

Posted in kapadokya by jlm2dy on July 18, 2010