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Cappadocia No words to describe it all! Maybe call it the eighth wonder of the world? Or a miracle of the East? Or maybe this unparalleled gift from Anatolian land, presented to it by geological collisions ?! No matter how it is called, and in order not to say, one thing is clear that Kapadokiya is a unique natural phenomenon, causing more and more deep emotions and delight, this is something that you definitely need to see!
This magical edge of the earth arose millions of years ago as a result of the eruption of ancient volcanoes such as Erciyes, Mount Hasan and Melendiz, which led to the hydrogenous deposition of tuff, and then for many centuries by wind and rainfall to the erosion of these layers, layers, turning all this is a miracle! Continue reading
On the issue of faith and tolerance. Very relevant – in the light of recent shelling and the complete destruction of the statues of the Buddha. “I don’t know a traveler,” wrote IA Bunin, “who did not repent of the Turks because they exposed the temple, deprived it of sculptures, paintings, mosaics …”. And we, who survived the most cruel and destructive 20th century, when thousands of temples were blown up, should thank the Turks for not blowing up, not tearing, not burning. In 1935, when by the order of Turkish President Kemal Ataturk, Hagia Sophia was turned into a museum, the restorers revealed part of the mosaic. Continue reading
Izmir, the second most important city of Turkey, and neighboring resorts on the Aegean Sea coast is a popular summer holiday destination for Ukrainians. Some of them, resting on the sea, buy day trips to nearby monuments. However, the excursion possibilities of the Aegean coast of Turkey, or Asia Minor, as the ancient Greeks called it, are far from being fully used in Ukraine. The ancient Greek name of Izmir is Smyrna. The city was founded in the second millennium BC. Unfortunately, Izmir was badly damaged by earthquakes, wars and fires. Continue reading