Scenery east of the town of Trai Mat near Da Lat, Vietnam.
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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

More weird rock formations around Cappadocia, Turkiye

Yesterday we hiked Love Valley and White Valley. They kind of run into each other, and it was about a 10 km (6.2 mile) circuit from where Max was parked. Lots of ups and downs, so it was a good workout. 

The temperature was a pleasant 22C (72F), but there was no sun at all. There was just a drab haze, which doesn't really make for the best photos, but I took lots of them anyhow! The scenery is so odd, but I finally got them whittled down to a reasonable number.

We set off at about 10:15am...

Very strange.

Ruth, standing in the oepning.

View of Goreme.

The highlight of Love Valley.
Yes, it is so named due to the resemblance of a certain male body part!

Ruth, with all of those oddly shaped structures.

Definitely a very weird landscape.


Me, with some of the weird formations.

Hiking in White Valley.

The buds are coming out on the trees. 
Another week or two and it will be a lot more green.

White Valley.

Off for yet another hike today. We've sure been active for the past week or so! Gotta keep in shape for Norway... we've got some neat stuff planned for you!

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  1. When I did this hike years ago I almost got attacked by two huge dogs but the owner and old man who was a gardener in a small garden in The Valley called them off, he spoke English and invited me for tea and took me to his little camp where he had a fire and made tea I happen to have some biscuits in my backpack and we had afternoon tea and cookies, enjoy your time there I know the balloon is expensive but a chance of a life time I loved it cheers les

    1. Luckily we didn't have any big dogs barking or chasing after us us but unfortunately we didn't get to interact with the locals either. What a wonderful memory you have from that hike. We keep saying that it is these kinds of interactions that make travel so special.

      We have decided against the balloon ride and we are happy with our decision. We have seen some wonderful scenery on our hikes, both above the valleys looking down and from the bottom of the valleys looking up, plus we have been able to go out at dawn twice now and watch the balloons and it has all been fantastic. We will have an opportunity to go for a balloon ride again one day.

  2. Hahaha I did notice that certain male body part in those rock formations. I hiked around in Nelson, NV and those rock formations were there also but not as many as shown in your photos. Love your hiking adventures. Photos are great.

    1. It would be difficult to not notice the similarity, lol!

      The hiking here is fantastic, we have seen rock formations similar to this but not with the quantity that is here. Every valley has a little something different to offer. We have been in the area now for four days and there is still so much to see in the surrounding villages and towns that there is no way that we will see it all on this visit. I can definitely see us coming back here again one day.

  3. So you guys would say it's worth going to Cappadocia of season? The scenery looks great.
    But no way I would go there in high season.

    1. Yes, it is definitely a place we would recommend visiting. The scenery is fantastic and there is so much hiking and exploring that can be done there and not just in Goreme but in the surrounding areas. We could easily have stayed longer. We think we had a much better and cheaper experience being able to see Cappadocia in our little motorhome. Even in low season accommodation is pricey, at least to us it was when we looked into going there back in December 2020 when we had our rental car and staying in Airbnbs. We would definitely not want to be anywhere around there in the high season either.


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