Category: Wonder

Cappadocia Turkey Underground Cave Cities

It was while watching a SCI FI Ancient Aliens show I first heard about the underground cities of Derinkuyu, Kaymakli and Ozkonak.  These and the other 200+ Underground Cities are a huge mystery that may never come to full light.  Everything we know is just from what has been...

Christian Cave Churches and Monasteries in Cappadocia Turkey

As a traveler one of the thing that really stands out in digging in to understand a people is how much of culture is influenced by faith and religion.  In Europe you must visit the cathedrals because it was the center of the universe for the people.  In Istanbul...

Yosemite Valley Natural Wonder

I’ve been to California many many times, but it wasn’t until I explicitly planned to go to Yosemite that it happened.  I’ve seen pictures, and heard stories about it’s beauty, but it never popped until this summer. Our family had a family reunion in Lake Tahoe, and with an...

Machu Picchu Spiritual City of the Sky and Wonder of the World (5 of 7)

This post is in a series of 7 posts on the 7 Wonders of the New World Great Wall of China – Sacrifice of a Nation Christ the Redeemer Statue – Religious Icon of Rio Brazil Taj Mahal – Sacred Mausoleum of Agra India Petra Jordan – Nabataean Cave City of the Desert Machu...

Secrets of Cambodia from Angkor Wat to the Killing Fields

The largest religious complex in the world.  Angkor Wat is one of the most amazing structures in the world. Sure, Karnak in Luxor, Egypt is the largest religious structure, but Angkor Wat stretches over miles and miles including many many buildings.  I’d like to see a comparison of Tikal...

Post Revolution Egypt – Am I Safe?

It seems like Egypt has for the most part fallen out of the news.  Is it safe? A couple of quotes from an article on Egypt welcomes tourists and affirms safety. Travel warning lifted “Ambassador Scobey met with the heads of U.S.-based travel associations NTA, USTOA, ATTA and ASTA,...

Cappadocia Turkey: Underground Cities and Cave Churches

When I first learned about Cappadocia, I was up late watching a late night Sci Fi show on Ancient Alien God theory.  The spokey of underground cities where 20,000 people could live in caves.  The spoke cave cities of 13 levels deep and how for thousands of years these...