Monday, September 15, 2008
The Hike up Pigeon Valley to Uçhısar
On Sunday morning, I took a hike up Pigeon Valley with my friends Anjie from Canada and Maiko and baby Kenji from Japan. The neat thing about Cappadocia is that you can GO anywhere. There are no signs restricting you from climbing inside these cave dwellings that date back centuries. So as we walked through the valley, we passed carved-out homes everywhere. To our surprise, the valley took us to the town of Uçhisar. We climbed to the top of the citadel, the highest point in the area, bearing tunnels that ran into all the valleys in case ancient people needed a quick escape.