Travel with me #113 : Devrent Valley and the world famous Chez Galip pottery!

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Probably one of the most surreal landscapes that I have ever visited, Cappadocia was once the home two three large active volcanoes which spread rocks, ash and destruction for hundreds of miles around.

I once again welcome you back to the enigmatic Cappadocia Region of Turkey. Can you tell that I have a little obsession with this beautiful place? Probably one of the most surreal landscapes that I have ever visited, Cappadocia was once the home two three large active volcanoes which spread rocks, ash and destruction for hundreds of miles around. Once these volcanoes became dormant, the land became to erode. Over millions of years the wind, rain, snow, wind and sun has transformed the landscape and has left unique rock formations scattered all over the region - unlike any you have seen before.

The region is most famous for its Fairy Chimneys, pillars of rock rising straight up into the sky and its ancient cave dwellings. These Fairy Chimneys were created by the forces of nature and millions of years in time. Today we will explore some Fairy Chimneys that are slightly different to those we have seen together before, you're going to love their unique shapes!

A Breakfast with a View


Before I begin to explore the wilderness around me, there was definitely time for a little bit of luxury. My hotel was located right in the heart of Cappadocia in the town of Goreme. Goreme is right in the centre of most of the tourist attractions in the region and is the most established town for tourists that still maintains much of its history and scenic views.

The breakfast at a hotel says a lot about its quality and style, I think. Often overlooked, the breakfast shows if a hotel really cares about paying attention to the details. It's so easy for a hotel to put on pre-made breakfasts that taste stale and contain the same old boring foods. I am happy to report that my hotel for the night was not one of these hotels! The spread laid out before me for my selection was varied and delicious.

Of course, always one to make friends my breakfast companion was this gorgeous little cat. I think perhaps he lives at the hotel and keeps travellers company during their stay. He must have been so hot in his fur coat, even though the heat of the day was just beginning. He didn't seem too worried about the heat just yet though and was content to just purr and rub against my legs as I walked up and down the food to make my choices for my breakfast.

Now before I get on to the food I need to re-admire this view. You couldn't wake up feeling sleepy in a place like this - the view took my breath away. I think there's something really special about eating somewhere with an incredible view. You will see many beautiful views with me today but the ones where you can sit, eat and stare are my favourites. Perhaps it's the mixture of something so 'basic' to life as eating, juxtaposed against such majesty of this landscape in front of me.

Whatever it is that is so special about eating somewhere so breathtaking, needless to say it took me a long time to finish my meal! With the sun still low in the sky and the air temperature still quite cool I relaxed and enjoyed the view while taking in all of the flavours on my plate.

The colours, the colours, the colours! This was not your usual breakfast. With everything from olives to nuts to fruit to cold meats and cheeses, I was in love with the variety. In addition, the little pastries were to die for. The butterfly, heart and flower shapes above were kind of like light, flaky, buttery biscuits. Somewhere between a biscuit and a pastry. Everything felt light, fresh and was so beautiful.

My mouth was watering before I'd even taken my first mouthful. Simplicity is often best and this was beautifully simple. The chef had done nothing more than provide guests with the freshest, tastiest foods, in their simplest forms. What a great way to start the day as I looked out upon the landscape that I was soon to explore!

Devrent Valley or Imaginary Valley


My first stop for the day was to be Devrent Valley, but when I arrived at the car park to jump on my tour bus I was greeted by these wonderful camels! Unfortunately they weren't for my tour today but I did have to say hello and take some pictures before being whisked off on my adventure for the day.

The camel is a very important animal in Cappadocia as it has been used for thousands of years by caravans of travelling traders. The camel is the perfect animal for such a job since they can cover great distances, carry heavy loads and do not need water for many months, if necessary. That makes crossing barren landscapes such as these much easier for ancient traders who would travel with their goods for hundreds of miles to sell and trade.

Camels are still quite common in the area, but are no longer used for trading. They are used for tourists! These very handsome creatures were getting ready to take a tour around the local area on a camel trekking tour. What an interesting way to see the area - the way the ancient caravan traders used to!

But now it was time for my tour! And I was going a little further away so I was taking a tour bus to reach Devrent Valley. Devrent Valley has an alternative name, Imagination Valley which is a very apt name, as you will soon discover. The name comes from the idea that many of the different rock formations found in the valley, are not just the normal straight fairy chimneys that I have shown you in previous posts. They have many different shapes and, just like spotting a shape in the clouds, can resemble many different things!

Arriving in the valley, there was the usual assortments of stalls selling little trinkets to tourists. These very 'normal' examples of human habitation were completely at odds to the surroundings. Even here, where my bus dropped me off, I could begin to see the strange shapes of the rocks in Devrent Valley.

The valley itself doesn't boast the same churches and ancient cave dwellings as many of the other areas of Cappadocia. Imagination Valley has reportedly never been inhabited by man but I am sure millions of people have come to marvel at the natural stone sculptures, created by mother nature herself. Let's go and explore!

These first rock formations weren't supposed to be anything specific I don't think but I thought they looked like men on stilts with tiny heads! I don't know why. Perhaps the imagination of the valley was getting to me already. How do those tiny heads of rock still stay standing a top these spires? I thought they must be able to fall off at any moment. A little disappointed with the 'amazing' sculptures, I continued on and then saw...

This! It was unmistakably a stone camel, just like a stone sculpture of the camels that I had just seen in the car park earlier. I must remind you, friends, that this is completely carved by the elements - mother nature herself. The huge stone camel is 20 meters tall and 12 meters long and as you can see, currently surrounded by fences.

Most places in Cappadocia are not so heavily tourist-ed that areas have needed to become off limits, but as you can see the camel is one of these exceptions. And why? My tour guide told me that they needed to make the camel off limits because so many tourists were trying to ride him!! Oh the image I had in my head of a tiny little person sat on his back was so hilarious that I couldn't stop giggling for a while.

Needless to say, riding this camel is very dangerous since he is so tall. I told my guide that perhaps people should have stuck to the real camels that we saw before in the car park and he said, 'yes, but this one spits less!'. You see, if you didn't know, real camels often spit at people they don't like!

A goodbye kiss for my camel friend.

Can you see the hand in the middle of one of these pictures? Use your imagination...

I think that each tour guide in the area had their own set of imaginary things that each rock looks like to them. It was more fun making up my own! The picture above is clearly a ghost with a hat on... Can you see it?

My tour guide said these looked like mushrooms... I decided that they looked like two meerkats wearing hats!

This one looks like a Killer Whale (Orca) with its head on the left and its fin at the top!

OK so in reality, most of the rocks in the valley were quite hard to distinguish as anything. The camel was clearly a camel but the rest were a bit suspect. Rather than making your imagination run wild, most of the different shapes just challenged your imagination. They challenged your imagination because they probably didn't actually look like much!

Still, it was very fun coming up with the most stupid ideas about what each thing was. If such a thing is possible, you can start to get used to seeing the fairy chimneys that you see all around the region. Devrent Valley certainly had very different rock formations and it was a new challenge to the eyes. Where it started to become easy to gloss over the fairy spires as 'normal', these shapes carved by nature certainly were anything but normal.

A family of five with the youngest child on the left and Mum and Dad on the right. See it?

As I sat on my bus I waved goodbye to Devrent or Imagination Valley and smiled to myself at all of the different games we play as people. Our imaginations are one of the biggest things that make us who we are as a human race. It doesn't matter where you are from or how you were raised - we all imagine things.

It was lovely hearing what my tour guide thought he saw in the rocks, and making up my own little stories. So much of our culture is based around story telling. Our ability to imagine something and create a story around it is what bonds us as people and helps us communicate.

Did all of the rocks look like things? Well, no. But were we able to come up with a story around them? Yes! And that's really special I think. As you grow up, you don't pretend or imagine as much as you used to. A special place like this encourages you to imagine, to play, to experience, to story-tell - and I loved it!

Avanos and Chez Galip Pottery!


Avanos is a little town in Central Anatolia just north of the province's capital. With a population of around 12,000 Avanos is historically famous for its earthenware pottery. The pottery industry in the town dates back to the Hittite era and remains one of its main sources of income.

The town is situated next to the Red River, which is the longest river in Turkey, and it is this river which produces the beautiful clay used for the making of ceramics. It is estimated that pottery has been a central craft of the region since 2000 BC.

Today I visted Chez Galip, the most famous place to see and buy the unique type of pottery found in the area. Owned by Galip Korukcu who is a master potter, the shop and pottery studio is one of the greatest artistic marvels in Turkey, and indeed the world.

I always seem to make animal friends! This little guy welcomed me in

Galip Korukcu himself welcomed us to his shop and it was a real honour to hear him talk about the history of the pottery in the region. Galip first learned pottery from his father while growing up in Avanos where he and his three brothers lived. The pottery workshop has been in their family for six generations.

Galip helps preserve the traditional style of pottery making and painting that has been performed in the region for hundreds of years. He is well renowned all over the world and even museums in France have pieces made by him. His wife who is a Dutch artist and their three daughters all still work in the family business.

The business isn't just about selling the beautiful pottery that he and his family make, it is also about preserving the local art form for future generations. Mr Korukcu is dedicated to running workshops for potters and amateurs alike, to help inspire and teach the joy of this style of pottery making.

You can see here the beautiful colours of the pottery. This craft is not just about the pottery, but about the painting on them. The colours are vibrant and the detail and patterns are extremely detailed. In the top left of the above photo you can see an example of how a plate would start off, and the design would be slowly applied and then kiln fired to bring out the beautiful colours.

So many plates! What beautiful pieces of art.

Chez Galip also make lamps, statues and many other things from pottery!

As you can see, the colours are some of the most important parts of the designs. They range from blues to greens to reds to oranges. The patterns that Galip creates are unique and diverse. I love how the different colours and styles were grouped in and around his shop. The presentation of the pieces was as much a work of art as the pieces themselves!

Galip and his team pride themselves on making pottery in five main styles. First, and of course the most important, is his 'family' designs. These are his original patterns that he uses to represent his family and the generations of people that have worked on the pottery in his family. He then also does more historical designs, looking back at the history of pottery from the area and keeping those traditions alive. Of course, being an artist, he also experiments with more contemporary designs in pottery, showing that ceramics are still a very important and relevant form of creation, in a world where so many things are now made of plastic or metal! Finally he also works with geometric and floral patterns which you will see amazing examples of in all of these photos.

You can see that many of his designs are also textured and shaped!

Traditional pottery studios are generally based, once again, in cave like structures or buildings with very thick stone walls. This makes regulating the temperatures inside the workshops much easier so the artists have a consistent temperature to work in. That means that when the clay is wet it won't dry out too fast when it's a hot day outside! As you can see, the walls of Chez Galip bear the marks of the traditional tools used to carve the stone here.

Here you can see the show room with all of the beautiful pottery, traditional arches and hand carved stone walls. This is still a working pottery studio so there was also plenty of unpainted pottery ready to be worked upon by the master artists here.

If you look in the bottom right picture you will see a traditional pottery wheel. There is a big stone circle sunk into a gap in the floor, with a wooden post rising up out of it. What the potter would do is sit behind the wheel and start to 'push' the round stone circle around with his feet. Once he'd got it spinning really fast he would then allow the wheel to continue under its own momentum and start to shape the bowl, plate or vase with his hands. As the wheel slows down he then pushed with his feet again to keep it going! Amazing.

Meeting Galip Korukcu himself!

My dear Steemit friends, I've so enjoyed exploring this area of Turkey with you today. My favourite part had to be Chez Galip, meeting Galip Korukcu the master potter and admiring all of his beautiful ceramic art. You all know how much I admire works of art and even more how much I enjoy beautiful colours. His work shows off that of a truly world class artists and I enjoyed spending so much time walking around his workshop just admiring the beautiful pottery. If you ever have a chance, definitely go and visit him. I didn't have time but I know that a pottery workshop here would be a once in a lifetime experience.

If you have enjoyed today's adventure, don't forget to leave a vote and give my blog a follow for more of these adventures in the future! Of course, the most important as always, please comment below with your thoughts and I very much look forwards to connecting with you all. I have missed being able to talk to all my Steemit friends!


旅行里最期待的事情,就是用一顿丰盛的早餐,拉开新的一天的序幕。推开房门,金色的阳光把眼前大大小小,奇形怪状的石头染成金黄。顺着烤面包的香味,还有餐盘刀叉碰撞的清脆叮当响声,就能找到这家洞穴酒店的露台早餐厅,餐厅门口,一只花猫优雅地走过来,好像是要热情招待我的到来,早晨的阳光奔放而火辣,为了避免沐浴阳光下的人们过度晒伤,酒店贴心的拉起了顶棚和窗帘,而我渴望在阳光下舒展自己,伸个懒腰,抖掉旅行中的疲惫,又不想被阳光晒得晕晕乎乎,所以我选择坐在天台的沙发上,一眼望去,错落有致的洞穴里,排列着鳞次栉比的小屋,有了绿树和山石的陪衬,远远看过去清晨卡帕多西亚的美景就像一幅迷人的油画。

因为夏季的卡帕多西亚气候炎热,所以早餐的食物主要以水果,蔬菜和新鲜烘烤的面包,熏肉为主,真的很难想象,可以在仿佛油画的风景里,享受一顿幸福的早餐。结束早餐之后,我们出发前往卡帕多西亚最奇特、分布最集中的火山石锥群,同样它也是整个地区侵蚀地貌最明显的山谷。其中最让我期待的就是那个著名的骆驼形状岩石,被称为"动物岩层"。 刚刚走到门口,就看见两只披着土耳其民俗披肩的骆驼,颜色一深一浅,悠闲的晒着太阳,我立刻走过去和它们合影。而身后不远处的骆驼岩石,在真骆驼的对比下,更是栩栩如生,从远处望去,骆驼岩石很傲娇的站在直刺云霄的石林之上,一种一览众山小的感觉。

无论从地面还是空中的视角,这颗可爱的骆驼岩石都在石林当中脱颖而出,几乎可以当作是这里的地标了。走进看看,眼前数百个高度从几十米到一百多米不等的石锥紧密排列,聚集在一起,好像拍摄集体照一样。这里天然形成的动物形状岩石,有塔形的、柱形的和锥形的,真的非常令人不可思议,感慨这里简直就是岩石界的动物园,容你尽情发挥想象力与童真,你便会在这些仿佛一节节小竹笋的岩石里面,找到猩猩岩石,还有蛇形态的岩石,从不同的角度看,都会呈现出不同的形态。在全景照片里,这一片石林的景色真的很震撼,就像被精心设计过的雕刻艺术品,当地独特的岩层形成了无数鬼斧神工的精灵烟囱,表面包着一层薄而坚硬的玄武岩,保护着下面白色松软的凝灰岩。从而免遭风雨的侵蚀,日久天长才形成了眼前著名的烟囱石奇妙景象。其实在这里,非常适合慢慢行走静静欣赏,在这些奇形怪状石头里,你会感悟到大自然的神奇力量。

欣赏完大自然的杰出艺术作品,再一起去看看当地孕育而生的传统艺术与民俗吧。接下来我们来到了阿瓦诺斯,这里被称为陶器之乡,因为整个小镇都是由陶器而闻名的。红河穿过这座小镇的中心,所以这里的人们得以选取红河里的红粘土制造产出极具当地特色的陶器。我选择去参观Chez Galip瓷器店,这家瓷器艺术工作坊近几年逐渐在国内有了名气,是因为几年前东方卫视的大型旅行真人秀节目“花样姐姐”曾经来这里和大师学艺,制作手工陶瓷。知名陶艺家Galip大师的形象很有辨识度,艺术范十足,发型很狂野也很有个性,简直就是土耳其陶瓷界的爱因斯坦嘛,我有幸和大师愉快的合影。走进工作坊,照片墙上还可以找到当年花样姐姐旅行团过来学艺时候的照片,画面上李治廷和志林姐姐都在很认真的,手脚并用的制作陶瓷,非常有趣。整个瓷器艺术工作室建在洞穴之中,充满了浓厚的土耳其艺术气氛,大师非常热情的为大家讲解了当地瓷器制作的历史和发展历程,以及制作过程,大师还亲自演示了陶瓷的捏造手法。

其实对于我来说,对于瓷器并不陌生,因为在中国,瓷器也有着悠长的历史,但是土耳其的瓷器给了我全新的艺术体验,不仅融合了伊斯兰的当地文化,也与中国晚清时期古朴淡雅的瓷器风格不同,土耳其瓷器采用了很多异型造型的设计理念,并且用色浓重,色彩极其鲜艳,非常具有视觉冲击力,让我完整的体会了一场截然不同的文化艺术盛宴。在参观了还在着色过程中,刚刚制作一半的瓷器之后,我深刻的体会到土耳其瓷器上,这样繁琐密集的图案和复杂的颜色变幻,真的需要超强的技术,才可以让土耳其民俗风格的图案完美的呈现在瓷器上。并且不同的花色需要配合不同的陶泥土制作,很难想象这满屋子色彩缤纷的瓷器,都是做工精美,世代相传的佳作,然而它们竟然都是由起初全白的底色一点点画上去的,在瓷器捏造成型后,还需要自然风干、烘烤、上图、上色、再烘烤、上釉等,真的是一门精致的艺术呢。在隔壁的珍宝屋里面, 我还看到了极具当地特色的夜光陶瓷作品,真是让人百看不厌呢,可惜作为游客的我不方便带走易碎的瓷器,不然真想买几个回家做纪念呢。

在欣赏美妙土耳其民俗瓷器的过程中,我更加深入的了解到了当地的风土人情和文化背景,同时土耳其人们最喜爱的萌宠猫咪也作为一种独特的文化形象,出现在了当地的瓷器艺术里,还了解到原来郁金香是土耳其的国花,因而出现在许多陶瓷制品的创作元素里,并且在许多瓷器上看到的一棵树原来是Family tree,满屋的瓷器制品,似乎洋溢着土耳其这个国家亲切的小幸福和有爱的文艺精神,这些美好的图案,绚丽的色彩,让人看到之后,心情自然变得美好,内心阳光而充实。今天的土耳其自然人文探索之旅就要告于段落啦,之后还有更多有趣的土耳其游历故事想要分享给大家。

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Hello Sandia,

It's been a while since i saw your recent post and iam really happy that you are still enjoying traveling and making these intresting and because traveling blog that is also one of it's kind like the poetry work of that master,

It's confirmed that Turkey has a special place in your heart and i can understand why you love this place so much because it's filled with Colourful stuffs and tasty food and you love both of these,

I love the camel part of this post because camel is very common animal where I am currently living and they are also called the ship of deserts, I also love to see those mountains with creative structures and I like your creativity while taking a photo of kissing a camel, hahah😅

the food items are looking so tasty as usual and sometime I wonder that you should write your own book based on your travelling experience because you post so much content on steemit that can easily convert into a book,😃

This is the photo that I like the most in this post.

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Hope we are going to talk on steemit chat very soon and I am waiting for the next adventure and try to post more frequently dear and thanks for sharing this wonderful post about this magical country. 😇😇

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hi shiva! Yes, these posts are definitely taking a lot longer now with the videos and my preferred formatting. I think I need to start blogging about elsewhere before people start thinking i'm converting to being Turkish (I do love Turkey though!)

Good idea about the book! Well I can definitely give that a consideration, but it might hinder me from posting on Steemit even more.. i'll see!

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Great to know that you liked the idea of a Book based on traveling experience and it's funny that you are thinking that people are going to see you as Turkish if you post kore about it 😅 keep Posting dear,all the best.

@sweetsssj article is the best so far when it comes to "travel blog". She definitely nailed it everytime she upload her articles. It seems like we tour with her the way she shared her stories to her followers. We cant deny that her photos were amazing and so beautiful. Im just wondering, how many countries and tourist's spots does @sweetsssj visited? How often will she renew her passport due to runout of pages to be stamped in the immigration? Simply amazing sweetsssj 😊

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hey elizahfhaye, actually I haven't visited too many places in the world yet.. the best is yet to come! My passport is quite full though, and the border staff usually spend a bit of time looking for a place to stamp! Thank you so much!

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hi , upvote your post .please upvotemy post and follow my profile

Greetings, sweet and beautiful SWEETSSSJ

I'm glad you wrote it again.

Pretty cool This trip you made to Devrent Valley in the Capadoccia region. Turkey is a place far from Brazil, both in distance and culture. There is rarely anything here related to this country, especially something cultural.

That desert you went to looks like those places where epic war movies are made. It's very beautiful.

One thing that drew a lot of attention was the presence of camels. I think it's really cool. Someday I'm going to want to meet them up close.

Also, both the breakfast and the view of the site you were in are excellent. The architecture is very different from here.

I appreciate the posting and these beautiful pictures.

Good morning!!!

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hi julisavio! Always a pleasure :)

I suppose a lot of Brazil is actually tropical rainforests which are quite the opposite of the deserts you'll find in Turkey. It's interesting that you mention the epic war movies because I was told that some of the sequences in the Star Wars movies were filmed right here in Turkey.

Have a wonderful day!

I cannot believe how much there is to see in Turkey. This series of blogs is simply amazing. They have taught me a lot and have shown that my perceptions were way off! And the way you present the pictures and information is the highest quality on the site.

How many attempts were needed to make it look like the camel was kissing you (;

By the way, chat is not working for me (it says the server is down). So I apologize if you sent a message to which I did not respond.

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Hanshotfirst, thank you! There really is so much to see and experience in Turkey, this series is taking a lot of time to complete but I hope atleast that it's given many people the opportunity to see Turkey thoroughly, for it's diversity, and of course beauty.

I have a very competent photographer friend so it was actually the first snap!

As always: qualitatively, beautifully, curiously, cognitively, interestingly ❤! As always a great journey in hot countries ✨
I love to watch your posts, it's like being with you. I know that I'm not the first one who writes this to you, but you are, you have a talent, you seem to teleport us to your place of travel. I can only say "Thank you very much". For what? For showing us the world. I, for example, can not afford to travel often, work, study, and of course it is financially too much to go out that would go for example to China. That's why I enjoy watching your posts, and I enjoy every photo. I can not even choose the post that I like most, they are all my favorites.
Beautiful ceramic cookware. By the way, you as always have every breakfast, lunch or dinner special. With such a beautiful view there is a great appetite = Good mood! Good luck on your next journey!

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andrianna, so lovely to see you here and doing well! Thank you for giving me such good feedback and letting me know how you appreciate the opportunity to travel with me! One of the ways I get to find out about all these things is doing a lot of research prior to my visit and for people also looking to visit, I think it will be a very helpful resource. I guess that's why I try to put as much into every post as possible so people can get gauge what they're getting when they visit themselves!

Thank you again for the support all this time, I really appreciate it!

那骆驼石头太形象了

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是呢,越看越像^^

那些五颜六色的盘子也太美了吧!土耳其的阳光真灿烂,照片的色彩真明亮,让骆驼岩石看上去更像这个世界以外的景色。以前只是看过卡帕多西亚的照片,去土耳其的时候也没抽出空专门去那里,看了你的帖子详细介绍,发现这些太美妙了,非常值得好好探索!

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是呢,悉心探索一下,确实还有很多除了著名景点以外值得被关注的地方^^

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是的,下次一定要安排多一点时间好好玩玩土耳其!

我好喜欢甜心小姐姐的热气球丝巾,太抢眼了!❤️

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哇,你真的观察好仔细,谢谢啦,这条热气球围巾也是在当地买的,准备披着它上热气球^^

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跟你的衣服很搭咧,美美哒!

Hi Sandia! First of all I want to say that the destination you chosed is beautiful. One critic I can make is that in your video you turn the camera too fast.

Let me give further information about your Interesting destination Cappadocia. Cappadocia is very important place for the history of Christianity cause the first Christians who treated badly by Romans were living and hiding inside the underground cities in Cappadocia. This region was named as Galatia (because of the Galats migrated and lived here before Jesus. In the Bible there are sections about these Christians. These Galatians mixed with local people and later times became one of the earliest groups of Christians. Some experts say the Christianity is saved by the help and courage of these kind of groups in history. The underground cities were so well protected that big armies of empires couldnt manage to conquer them. Thousands of people could live for a long time inside these underground cities which carved inside the soft volcanic rock of the region.

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hey fako, thank you for the suggestion and critique, I will take that on board for future videos. Also, thank you for the supplement of information, that's very helpful!

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It was a pleasure my lady.

Will you go to Turkey again? If yes, Which city will you go to Turkey?

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Definitely need to visit Ankara, and some of the other coastal areas!

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You can check and see some beautiful places of Turkey in my page! Have a nice day...

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I will do, thanks for sharing!

Hi sweetsssj,
Nice post, i am waiting for your post.
Enjoy the tour. :) :)

If you have enjoyed today's adventure, don't forget to leave a vote and give my blog a follow for more of these adventures in the future! Of course, the most important as always, please comment below with your thoughts and I very much look forwards to connecting with you all. I have missed being able to talk to all my Steemit friends!

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The valley itself doesn't boast the same churches and ancient cave dwellings as many of the other areas of Cappadocia.

This is interesting facts am happy to learn more about all this....I also seen the video on dlive you look so golden.

NICE one and thanks for the English translation.

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Thank you dear, i'm glad you appreciated it!

Such a great place, thanks for all the great info!

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thanks markvance!

You are obsessed with this place for good reason @sweetsssj ! Its fabulous, I would reallylove to visit there some day, and Mmmmm, the food looks so delicious as well! Loved your DLive Video as always thanks so much for sharing with us all. How cool it would be to ride on a Camel, Hahah! 🐫 upped earlier now resteemed! Will do the same into my @momskitchen blog for my foodie followers!😋💕👍✌💕

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Hey karen! That is an amazing picture !! Haha yes this place has fascinated me and brought me so many amazing experiences, sharing them with you and everyone is such a pleasure so i'm very glad you enjoyed it! Congrats on your first dlive videos too dear!

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Awe thanks so much for your support and your kind reply @sweetsssj , I really did enjoy it ! Haha glad you liked my Camel ! I have just been trying out DLive last week from work, so its all new to me, I might post on there again this week! Steem On my friend!👍💕✌🐫

哈哈,最近一直单曲循环这首 send it

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哈哈,被抖音洗脑^^

Wow!! Great pics! Upvoted!

Beautiful traveling and nice place. You look gorgeous. So sweet.

我刚发了卡帕多奇亚的热气球 突然想起来看看你有没有发 哈哈 原来你最近也有发到这里 我看到Chez Galip的大师时也觉得好像爱因斯坦呀 哈哈哈 当时拍到他让参观的人踩在罐子上以证明坚固度 请留意他的眼神
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你那次去他也这样了吗?:D

我也拍了那岩石 还有微笑的骆驼 =)
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excellent travel blog. I felt like travelling with you through the whole time. It made me feel that I am also travelling with you. Nice article @sweetsss

Santhiya your always making my feeds with a colorful feed.love your photographs.

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you're welcome erode, thanks for enjoying it!

In Morocco we have a lot of wonderful scenery and also a lot of beauty
thank [email protected] for shiring

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hi laciri, i've heard a lot of wonderful things about Morocco and i'm looking forward to visiting very soon actually, do you have any firm recommendations of must visit places?

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@sweetsssj I have a lot and then a lot just follow my account and you will love Morocco so much This publication was published by my brother yesterday about a beautiful city. I hope you will be impressed and I will share with you every little and big
I am also interested in travel and I am honored to know you
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https://steemit.com/travel/@rachiid/travel-with-me-to-the-happy-hill-ait-bouguemmez

Woww....the place looks awesome...and beautifully described by you....great efforts!!!

Wow this place looks incredible, I love the camel shaped rock, looks like it was great weather too!

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Oh yes definitely! The rocks were literally other-worldly and as for the weather.. it's so hot, like 40+ degrees!

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Yeah they definitely look like they could be on another planet! Gosh 40 degrees!! That's so hot, you do a good job of not showing that it effects you in your photographs! :) always love seeing your posts.

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40 degrees is nothing
I live in Pakistan and we face 45 degrees plus every day
You will be baked under this much heat :P
Or i say how about a tan here in open 45 degrees hotness:D :D

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Nothing for you haha! That's way too hot! although a tan would be good!

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We are used to this much heat
Even i don't go outside until it's evening

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I can imagine you are used to it, its just crazy temperatures! Duabi was around 40 when we went and it was like walking into a wall when you stepped outside!

As always a great post @sweetsssj, showing us the stunning rock formations at Cappadocia and beautiful pottery. Wouldn't expect anything less from you ^_^

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Thanks livinguktaiwan! Did you know that a few Chinese celebrities visited this place as part of a travel program on TV? That's actually how I found out about it!

你好吗?同学们~不要逃课了,快来新手村 @team-cn 做作业了!假如我的留言打扰到你,请回复“取消”。

Today I am first on comments! I definitely need to bee upvoted by the author

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OMG! That's a great but that was not a concept of commenting 😁 Express your thoughts here.

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Congrats, what did you think of my post?? :)

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Against the backdrop of your beauty, the beauty of Cappadocia fades!

I will confidently say that your post is always at a high level.

very beautiful places and delightful mountains and rocks that are uniquely shaped and also a place of very nice antiques.

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Isn't it so interesting to guess what the rock shapes look like?

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yes I think there are some very unique stone shapes that are shaped like mushrooms and some are shaped like a camel is again on the way.

Everything is so beautiful in your pictures. Unfortunately, I don't have the room or the money to afford such beautiful artwork. The artwork and watching the master work himself is definitely a once in a lifetime experience! Looking forward to your next adventure!

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then it's a good thing i've captured it for your enjoyment!

This may come as a shock to you @sweetsssj, but in imagination valley i see a bunch of piles of.... gold!! :)

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not a shock to me at all goldy! :)

Hey Sandia, I love the video and the post.

What a great way to start your day with that amazing view and the hello from that friendly cat. Animals really take to you.

Galip looked so cool, working his legs and spinning those pots. Must have been amazing to see him work his magic.

It is so amazing that mother nature made a camel from stone. I guess that's a show of respect for those lovely animals. Maybe the gods played a part in the creation.

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You are very insightful, I haven't thought about that angle before! I guess mother nature really did have a hand in creating those amazing rock formations, hinting at their association to the Camels which were so important to the people for travel back in those days!

哇,那些土耳其的陶瓷真的是很精美,甜姐你有没有买一个回去做纪念品?

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买了一个很小的酒杯,特别喜欢^^

Hello @sweetsssj!

Did you have seen my post a few weeks ago? My city is a good place to visit. The link i have inserted is a good guide to take in count...

I love the way you smile enjoy your trip @sweetsssj I have followed you to see it in the next day and hope you stay healthy and always smiling there.

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thank you chamberle! :)

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Same sweet lady.

stunning post again, as always. safe and blessed travels to you. Love your posts. Ceramic guy looks like Einstein, lol :-) absolutely gorgeous scenery.

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Oh come to think of it, you're right, he does look a lot like Einstein! Instead of being a genius physicist, he's a genius potter!

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Haha, Indeed, from the little I seen, he does seem to have it mastered :-)

Safe travels :-)

Great post ! you are so pretty and the turkey place are also beautiful as you are <3 many information you are giving in post about turkey!
Thank you
if you don't mind please upvote my first article thanks :)

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thanks for visiting! I will check it out.

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thank you so much !

Always Beautiful and Kissing Camels, @sweetsssj I misses the last two posts but I won't miss this one.......

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thank you stokjockey, you can always catch up on them!! :)

Wow! What an absolutely stunning place!
Cheers for Sharing 💚

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my pleasure ianperic, thanks for dropping by!

@sweetsssj what a wonderful place to visit and thanks for such a wonderful article

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my pleasure aditya61!

That man is an artist and it kinda reminds me of Albert Einstein, hehe. But it's so satisfying watching him working out those masterpieces 😊

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It was a real pleasure indeed, you can tell someone has spent much of their lives devoting themselves to their art!

What a good post you have created with so many beautiful so many pictures You have described all places where you visited with photographs which makes the post most attractive. i appeiciate your good work.

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drkuldipmengi, thank you so much, I really appreciate your comment!

@sweetsssj Nice pictures qualities. By the way which camera are you using?

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Thanks cryptomeet! I'm using a Sony A9!

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Great, thanks for the reply! I'll try this soon. :)

Wow like always my eyes are acting like balls you are cute and sweet i m just big fan of you and your blog
How could you find such an beautiful n beautiful n beautiful
Just amazing

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thank you yasirgawad, it's a pleasure having you on board :)

You are lucky have travelled to such beautiful places. Great work and keep sharing those beautiful moments.

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Will do dreamzchm thanks for support!

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Place is a heavan... beauty at its best... thanks for sharing

非常漂亮的文章和图片总是这样。
请给我你的微信。我需要一些帮助。您可以发表评论或发送不和谐信息。

Enjoy your trip. This city is very beautiful.
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incredible travel, I like those stone sculptures created by nature, that's beautiful, using the imagination with those rocks reminds me when used to look for images in the clouds of the sky. Oh, wow! that the sculpture if it looks like a camel, I also prefer to climb on the rock than on the camels that spit jejeej
Greetings @sweetsssj, blessings for your next trips.

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thank you francisftlp, there's something very raw about the landscapes in Turkey, but it's most impressive when you think the people have integrated into their daily lives without destroying their beauty. Of course, the strange rock formations can be found in other parts of the world too. For example, in my visit to Taiwan, you can see rocks resembling the queens head at Yehliu National Park.

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very impressive, I hope to visit those places someday :-).

Hey hey. Do You have a new account or it is just for dlive this one? I am confused ehehe but lovely views :)

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hey sergio! I just have this account, I use dlive to host my videos!

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Ohhh cool. I guess i have been missing them. Eheheh sorry for that i will pay more attention from now on :)

Wow it´s a beaufiful place for visit, at least with your pictures, As a geologist I really appreciate these kind of pictures from landscapes , this geomorphology and relief are worthy to admire , they are the result of hundreds of years of erosion and weathering, the effects of the current geological environment. Thank you for sharing followed and upvoted

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Hey xondie, it's really cool that a person with your background can also find some enjoyment from this post, thank you for your input!

For a person who likes to travel, all the fresh things are wonderful. These photos are colorful and really make people feel happy. When I saw this article and photo, I think this place is good. If there is a chance, I hope that I can go sightseeing with my girlfriend.

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I hope you get to visit as well, you and your girlfriend will have an amazing unforgettable experience. I hope my blog will be of use to you!

hello very very nice and informative blog i fully enjoyed beautiful Ceramic art and colors are also very very beautiful in our Kachchh area Gugarat India also very nice Ceramic work and Handicraft work also I invite you to also come in Kachchh for life time experience pl reply

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I've actually never heard of that place before, pardon my ignorance, what would be the main things to see and do there?

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Our kachchh is a small district in Gujarat state of India it is wel known for Handicraft in all over world I will send u pgotographs thanks.

You show us not only the picture, but also the culture! I love your blog!

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thank you!!

Nice 1 really

@sweetsssj, you inspire me so much to be a travel blogger like you :)

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creslyn, i'm glad we have a similar passion, i'm sure you can do it!

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thank you :) I will try my best

Such an amazing trip it would be. you must have enjoyed a lot out there. the way you plot the article is commendable because it seems like i was there throughout the journey :p. anyways your perception of whale was too good.I wish too see more of your travel blogs. keep up with the good work.

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thank you praditya, i've been at it for coming up to two years now, I don't intend to stop ! Thanks for following!

Nice location and good food

I love to watch your posts, it's like being with you. I know that I'm not the first one who writes this to you, but you are, you have a talent, you seem to teleport us to your place of travel. I can only say "Thank you very much". For what? For showing us the world. I, for example, can not afford to travel often, work, study, and of course it is financially too much to go out that would go for example to China. That's why I enjoy watching your posts, and I enjoy every photo. I can not even choose the post that I like most, they are all my favorites.

Very nice photos and experience :D

You make me a bit jealous ^^

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haha thank you dogewm!

a wonderful place, I love the view, the colors of the fruits, the experience with the animals, wow a place that fills you with energy and much good vibes, that country full of culture and customs could not offer anything less, great thanks for this virtual tour

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my pleasure melvadg, enjoy and I hope you get to visit in person some day!!

Nice post

Very beautiful everything.

hello sweet,
it's nice to be back, it's been weeks now since your last post,
you truly amaze me as always, this photo is very perfect with a right angle with your perfect smile, you look so pretty and gorgeous on this photo shot,
the pottery design is so very original and it looks very historical too.

I love the color of your dress too. you know sweet, you look so sexy even you love to eat more foods, somebody ask me? what is your secret?
you are the total package, your future boyfriend is so lucky for having you. ^_&
thanks for sharing this wonderful post.

this post is upvoted, this post is resteem

you got my Big YES!!!! I'm so proud of you sweet ^_&

take care always our beloved @sweetsssj

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hi my dear, its been just under two weeks, but i'm not particularly trying to rush these out, I think taking your time is much better. What I found interesting with these works, is that they're actually quite similar to what I see back home in China. I guess we have at some point some shared heritage that I'm unaware of. Or, we just developed the same taste at some point in history.

Excellent article, @sweetsssj! What an incredible effort you put on writing this. Great work! 😃

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thank you trincowski, i'm glad you recognise the effort :)

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You're welcome. Thanks for all the photos, too! 😊

配图很丰富,新人特地来学习了

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谢谢哟:)

hello bạn quay cảnh rất đẹp. du lịch thật là tuyệt, hãy chia sẻ những điểm đẹp đến mọi người nhé.

The camels are really cute

Hey @sweetsssj, I love the vicarious experience of living through your travels.

Turkey has been coming up for me today! One of my friends from several years is Turkish and today I felt we were getting caught up on some kind of energetic communications.

Soul family union and realizing ways to connect by sharing the love.

Thanks for being the love and sharing it all-ways!

💘,
Jakob

@sweetsssj you wrote a beautiful article and picture's you captured are really awesome you looks gorgeous in these pictures. have fun and enjoy your trip.

very nice
, I gave you an upvote on your post! Please give me a follow and I will give you a follow in return and possible future votes!

You could be an amazing guide!
Reading your travelogue, I felt as if I was there with you. Lovely photos !!

Fantastic work with this one, kudos

pretty as usual @sweetsssj 😍

I have not seen such a magnificent view, it is amazing that the pieces you show, with some places you choose it is very suitable for us enjoy, hope your days are fun @sweetsssj

All buildings are red or you edit the video red?

Thank you @sweetsssj for sharing another amazing adventure in Turkey. I really love the natural landscape. Those natural rock structures are just so delightful. My favourite animal is the unicorn. I am just curious whether any of those rock formations resembled a unicorn in anyway.

Just one more thing, I love your outfit. So beautiful and appropriate for hot weather. You are a class act my dear. Stay fab and remember to always stay protected from that naughty sun.

What a beautiful place, full of culture and popular art, I love many your posts are very educational in terms of tourism of historical places, their meals and traditions ..

@sweetsssj Wao! such an amazing views and great photographs

Hope Will beside you when you get a travel @sweetssj

@taufiksagoe

so big article. long time to read and what is #113 bro. every life and every person like to travel but he travel with his life partner the journey will more happiness.

Wow! Really amazing destination. The food looks great too! I like the video and pics all amazing. Thanks for sharing your travels with us 😀👍

Congratulations @sweetsssj!
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Of course this post yabg extraordinary and amazing by telling the experiences of visiting countries. I hope @sweetsssj will someday visit Indonesia and post on the blog steemit.

The trip is very memorable, turki is a desert region and also many magnificent buildings in this turkey, I love to see your photos do this trip, I hope someday I can be present in this place,

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这次旅行非常难忘,土耳其是沙漠地区,还有许多这座火鸡的宏伟建筑,我很想看到你的照片做这次旅行,我希望总有一天我可以出现在这个地方,

Dear sweetsssj
Do u visit india . If u not , i am sure u see nothing .

Please coming to Bali, Lombok, etc in Indonesia.

wow, interesting to see art to make a vase, enjoy your journey @sweetsssj

You have travelled a lot during the last few months, what was your favorite spot? I mostly enjoy your taste for design and photography, can not wait to see more babe xoxo

Love your photos and the way you combine them!!

incredibly amazing articles, beautiful photos and beautiful videos. I just say "very perfect" I really enjoy it.
thanks for sharing @sweetsssj.

Greetings friend nature always impresses us with its beauty, thanks to you that shows us those creations that are perfect and incredible created by nature and that we did not believe that there was such a magical place with these sculptures so original

Hello sis @sweetsssj

Have you been to Indonesia? here are also many places of tourism and unique natural places and interesting.

How do you think if I consistently make a post about the experience and motivation of Steemit?

so amazing valley....

I already understood why you post Cappadocia. wow the photos have fantastic captures, the place looks so magical. There are not enough words to describe how beautiful the landscapes are. Thanks for sharing us about your trip

@sweetsssj This post is also nice. I always follow you and read all the post. Thanks for sharing those type of quality content. Keep it up, sister!