Meet the Flintstones

Cappadocia is a surreal place. If Fred Flinstone, John the Baptist, and C3PO had an illegitimate child, it would be Cappadocia. Everywhere you look there are caves built into volcanic rock formations that were once inhabited or still are inhabited by humans. Some of these caves are now upscale hotels with amenities and some are ghost towns. Hiking the mountains and valleys was like walking on another planet.

One night at 2 AM we heard loud booming sounds coming from the street below. At first I thought the jerks next door were doing construction in the middle of the night. But then I realized it was too rhythmic to be hammering. Then I considered an invasion, but I was too tired to do anything about it, so I fell back asleep. The next day I found out it was the Ramadan wake up call. A drummer goes through the town waking everyone up so people can make breakfast before the daylight fast. The wake up call continued daily, but we got use to it.

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  1. Fascinating caves!!!! Great pictures and videos!!!! I feel like I was with you. Thank you