Day 2: A Tour to Cappadocia, Turkey

The next day was another long day and we kicked off early. After having an open buffet breakfast with local dairy products, we hit the road at around 8:00AM and headed for the first stop of the day, the Goreme Open-air Museum. The museum contains the finest rock-cut churches, with beautiful frescoes (wall paintings). The Goreme Open…

Cappadocia, Turkey’s Land of Fairy Chimneys

Cappadocia has specific geological features which cannot be seen in any other parts of the world, there used to be three active volcanoes scatted in the region and their eruptions throughout the years created multi-layered lava-covered plain. The porous rock formed by consolidation of volcanic ash is called tuff. It is soft, easy to carve and…

A Day in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul has land areas in two continents, Asia and Europe. These two continents are split by Bosporus (Strait of Istanbul), the world’s narrowest natural strait that connects the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea as well as the Aegean Sea. Bosporus is roughly 32 km long and currently has 2 functioning bridges (Bogazici and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridges). A third bridge…