Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Turkey

Last night's bush camping was amazing!


My tent is on the far left.  No fly, three quarters of a moon, clear sky, wow!


We drove a lot today and it's harvest time.  They appear to straight cut everything-


The land changes so much.  Here is a massive dry lake-


Try farming these rocks!


After awhile, we came across a fertile valley-


There are very few grain bins here but I guess this is how they do it-


This is typical Turkey - a mosque, bale hauling and a city all combined into one-


These men are lifting a window up to a top floor in this building, by hand-


We saw quite a few of these permanent/temporary settlements along the way-


We stopped at the monastery in Selime.  Monks carved the monastery here in the 13th century.

This is the view from the monastery with a room on the left.  You can see how high up it is because our truck is on the bottom left-


This is the church-


This is the cathedral-


with frescoes on the walls-




There are lots of fairy chimneys or hoodoos. People live in some of them-


People also live in the caves-


This woman was watering her garden-


Some women relaxing-


We were supposed to be bush camping again tonight but while some of us were in the monastery, Will made a deal with a local campground so we're set up right by a small stream and having trout for supper!  Sweet!
















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