alien landscapes (Cappadocia)
We're finally close to the end of the steadfast trudge through the (already outdated) Turkey photos, and aren't you lucky because I've saved the best for last.
Cappadocia can only be described as cool-cool-coolio, or perhaps as the most alien terrain I've ever seen. If I'm not wrong, parts of Star Wars were filmed here, and if you've got an active imagination wandering this landscape is the perfect fodder for your make-believe.
The most fantastical part of all is that it isn't make-believe - people actually LIVE in caves carved out of these strange stone pillars, going back far before the foundation of my fledgling home nation. Also a great place to get your fill of Jesus because there are a whoooole lot of cool churches hidden in these caverns.