Giants Need Not Apply

Jul 27, 2011 2 Comments

I’ve finally realized how the poor people of Turkey have survived so long in this heat. They all lived in caves or even better, in underground cities. One of the largest and most preserved is the underground city at Derinkuyu. This complex is massive, a full 8 floors with tunnels, stairs, halls, kitchens, wineries, and […]

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Crazy Cave Castles

Jul 25, 2011 5 Comments

Cappadocia’s main draw is the fairy chimneys which are made from eroding rock formations. The soft rock has diminished over time to leave these “chimneys” behind. They are millions of them and some have been even made into hotel rooms. Fantastic! For my first stop here I headed out to Uchisar Castle. Once again it’s […]

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Cave Good. Fire Bad.

Jul 25, 2011 2 Comments

Getting to the middle of Turkey and into Cappadocia requires a bit of patience. Or non-patience as the case would be. The only way to get overland here is the night bus that takes around 15 hours. I despise night buses. I can never sleep and spend the whole next day in bed catching up […]

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Underground Haunted Hell

Jul 19, 2011 2 Comments

On the train into Hungary, we ran into this couple that suggested hitting up the Labyrinth at night. This way they had turned out the lights and you got to wander around my lantern light. Silly me thought this was an outdoor labyrinth, not a crazy underground tunnel from hell. I seriously had no idea […]

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Monkeys make exercise more fun!

Mar 21, 2011 5 Comments

The Batu Caves are located just outside of KL on one of the many train routes. Let’s hear it for public transport! Woot! They’re also a very religious site for Hindus, there are tons of temples located around them. Kinda makes you feel like you’re intruding on their Sunday service with your camera. Eek. But […]

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The EPIC Lost World

Dec 13, 2010 1 Comment

Waitomo, New Zealand is known for having the best caving in the country and I could not agree more! I debated for a long time if I wanted to throw down the money for the 7 hour Epic Lost World Tour or just do one of the shorter and therefor cheaper options like Blackwater Rafting. […]

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