Upscale Cappadocia

phallic goremeThis week’s Sunday travel section in the New York Times features a piece on upscale tourism in  Cappadocia (“A Moonscape Carved by Nature and Man,” September 9, 2007) the region of Turkey where I hiked and traveled last month. The writer, Gisella Williams, describes the Pigeon Valley near the town of Uchisar as “an outrageously phallic landscape straight out of a Salvador Dalí painting.”

Yes, yes, it is.

She slept in designer cave rooms I couldn’t afford. But I also give a thumbs up to the restaurant Alaturca in Goreme. It was my best meal in the region.

Be sure to click on the slide show link on the left of the text in the article. Yoray Liberman’s photos are thrilling.

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