Cappadocia is one of Turkey’s most popular natural wonder. It looks like a different planet with its cone-shaped rock formations, suspended rocks, chimney-shaped soft volcanic rocks, Bronze Age homes carved into the walls by the troglodytes, and caves that later were used as refuges by early Christians. Rock-cut churches and underground tunnel complexes from the Byzantine and Islamic eras are scattered in this ancient district in east-central Anatolia.
MIRADOR los CUERNOS – Chile
Mirador los Cuernos is one of the most spectacular peaks that Chilean Patagonia has to offer in Torres del Paine National Park. The Salto Grande Waterfall that marks the junction between Lake Nordenskjöld and Lake Paine is a main attraction point. Impressive views of Lake Nordenskjöld, the Valle del Francés, and the Cordillera del Paine are also seen from the hiking trail.
VALLEY OF FIRE – USA – Part 1
Valley of Fire is a very colorful desert destination about one hour North of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Scenic drives, unique red, pink, and orange Aztec Sandstone rock formations, petroglyphs, hiking trails, panoramic vistas are all to be found in Nevada’s oldest state park. Depending on the time of a sunny day, these formations of eroded sandstone and sand dunes more than 150 million years old have different shades of red giving the name of the park, Valley of Fire. The Beehives, Atlatl Rock, Arch Rock, Fire Cave, Seven Sisters, Elephant Rock, Mouse’s Tank, Rainbow Vista, Silica Dome, Pink Canyon, and The Fire Wave are the most popular features of the Valley of Fire.
Visit my website often not only for Parts 2 and 3 of the Valley of Fire, but for other slideshows from around the world.
FLORENCE – Italy
Here it is: The Art Capital of the World. Every time I visit Florence, I get overwhelmed by the amount of art in this city. If you are on a tied schedule, you have to plan well your visit to not miss the Duomo (Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore), Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery, the Uffizi Museum, Ponte Vechio, Palazzo Vechio, Boboli Gardnes with Buontalenti Grotto, the Pitti Palace, Michelangelo’s David at Accademia Gallery, and Museum Galileo (science museum) where you can see the first microscope among so many other Renaissance discoveries.