Glimpses of Cappadocia (7) – SPINNING THE WHEEL OF POTTERY

The town of Avanos is located 15 kilometers from Nevshehir. In antiquity the place was called Vanessa, which is „the town on the river“ in Latin. People here made ceramic objects, pitchers, plates, large jars and other household utensils. Today, the locals still carry out this ancient tradition and the town is famous for terracotta … Continue reading Glimpses of Cappadocia (7) – SPINNING THE WHEEL OF POTTERY

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Crtice iz Kapadokije (7) – KAD SE ZAVRTI TOČAK ZA GRNČARIJU

Grad Avanos nalazi se na 15 kilometara od Nevšehira. Zna se da je u antičko doba nosio ime „Vanesa“, što na latinskom znači „grad na reci“. Ljudi su ovde poznati majstori za izradu keramičkih predmeta, krčaga, tanjira, velikih bokala i drugih predmeta za domaćinstvo. Lokalno stanovništvo je i danas nastavilo da se bavi ovim tradicionalnim … Continue reading Crtice iz Kapadokije (7) – KAD SE ZAVRTI TOČAK ZA GRNČARIJU

Cappadocia: JESUS HOLDING THE APPLE (6)

Coming towards Gereme signs of tourism are to be seen more often. Stalls with postcards, small souvenir statues, scarves, frippery of all kind and among all this – Turkish ice cream. We went up the hill from which the chimneys peek out, full of holes, as if they were invaded by ants. But here, behind … Continue reading Cappadocia: JESUS HOLDING THE APPLE (6)

Kapadokija: ISUS SA JABUKOM U RUCI (6)

Na samom prilazu dolini Gerem, susrešće vas tragovi turizma na svakom koraku. Tezge sa razglednicama, statuama, maramama, svakojakim đakonijama, i među njima pravi turski sladoled. Penjete se uz brdo iz kojeg vire "dimnjaci", puni rupa, kao da ih je nešto „napalo“. Upravo u ovim malim rupama nalaze se crkve. Pojedine i dalje čuvaju izuzetno očuvane … Continue reading Kapadokija: ISUS SA JABUKOM U RUCI (6)

Glimpses of Cappadocia (6) – BOUTIQUE DE PARIS IN THE MIDDLE OF UCHISAR

Even though in the valley of those charming chimneys Cappadocia is well known for, the village of Uchisar seems like any other small town in Turkey. It is famous for its castle. It’s actually one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cappadocia. Houses were build around the castle, but because of the increasing population … Continue reading Glimpses of Cappadocia (6) – BOUTIQUE DE PARIS IN THE MIDDLE OF UCHISAR

Crtice iz Kapadokije (6) – “BUTIK PARIZA” USRED UČHISARA

Iako se nalazi u dolini bogatoj šarmantnim „dimnjacima“ po kojima je Kapadokija poznata, mali grad Učhisar deluje kao bilo koji drugi turski gradić. Poznat je po zamku u samom centru grada. Ovo je zapravo jedna od najpopularnijih turističkih destinacija u Kapadokiji. Kuće su građene oko zamka, ali su zbog sve većeg broja stanovnika i erozije, … Continue reading Crtice iz Kapadokije (6) – “BUTIK PARIZA” USRED UČHISARA

Cappadocia: THE PLACE YOU CANNOT SEE (5)

The territory of Cappadocia is divided into several areas that differ by color and composition, different in shapes of “fairy chimneys” that sprout from the earth. More than a thousand years ago active volcanoes made this strange landscape erupting frequently and depositing lava to the area of 20,000 square kilometers. Volcano ash and lava turned … Continue reading Cappadocia: THE PLACE YOU CANNOT SEE (5)

Kapadokija: MESTO KOJE SE NE VIDI (5)

Sama Kapadokija podeljena je u nekoliko odlasti koje se međusobno razlikuju po boji ili sastavu, oblicima šiljaka "izniklih" iz zemlje. Naime, pre više hiljada godina (tada) aktivni vulkan je prosuo lavu na području od 20.000 kvadratnih kilometara. Vulkanski nanos koji se okamenio, trpeo je jake vetrove i erozije izazvane vodenim tokovima, što je trajalo stotinama … Continue reading Kapadokija: MESTO KOJE SE NE VIDI (5)

Glimpses of Cappadocia (5) – BIRTHPLACE OF SAINT GEORGE

Cappadocia was the birthplace of several saints, but the most famous among them is Saint George from the second half of the third century. He was son of wealthy Christians and when he was 20 he served in the Roman army under Diocletian. Roman Emperor undertook religious repression against Christians and summoned his top officers. … Continue reading Glimpses of Cappadocia (5) – BIRTHPLACE OF SAINT GEORGE

Crtice iz Kapadokije (5) – MESTO GDE JE ROĐEN SVETI ĐORĐE

U Kapadokiji je rođeno nekoliko svetaca prema hrišćanskoj veri, ali najpoznatiji je svakako Sveti Đorđe iz druge polovine trećeg veka. Bio je sin bogatih hrišćana, a sa 20 je služio u Dioklecijanovoj rimskoj vojsci. Ovaj rimski imperator preduzeo je razne mere represije protiv hrišćana i jednom prilikom skupio i svoje oficire na ispitivanje. Mladi Đorđe … Continue reading Crtice iz Kapadokije (5) – MESTO GDE JE ROĐEN SVETI ĐORĐE

Liebster Award for Glimpses!

Glimpses of The World blog got the Liebster Award. It was nominated less than two months since it’s been out! Great honor for a new blogger, who was panicking only few months ago about not knowing “the first thing” about blogging! But who was also determine enough to learn and is now determine more than … Continue reading Liebster Award for Glimpses!

Cappadocia: LAND OF BEAUTIFUL HORSES (4)

The first glimpse of those incredible nature creations overwhelmed us after some 40 kilometers from the caravansaray. Never the less, that coffee break sure came at the right time since now we have the strength to goggle at this amazing phenomena with our mouth open! What a sight! While we enjoy our view of this … Continue reading Cappadocia: LAND OF BEAUTIFUL HORSES (4)

Kapadokija: ZEMLJA LEPIH KONJA (4)

Prvi obrisi nestvarnih prirodnih tvorevina ukazali su se već na oko četrdesetak kilometara od karavanseraja. Pauza je dobro došla, sad bar imate snage da otvorite usta od zaprepašćenja pred ovim neverovatnim fenomenom! Kakav prizor! Dok uživamo u pogledu, ne mogu a da se ne osvrnem na bogatu istoriju ovog predela. Iščitavam redove o osvajačima od … Continue reading Kapadokija: ZEMLJA LEPIH KONJA (4)

Glimpses of Cappadocia (4) – WHEN YOU GET TO „NOWHERE“

Surprisingly it didn’t take too long to get to Cappadocia from that last stop of ours – the huge caravansaray, but nevertheless we were driving for too long. After all, the bus jounced along for hours through Taurus Mountains and it seemed like all of my internal organs just shifted places! While our guide was … Continue reading Glimpses of Cappadocia (4) – WHEN YOU GET TO „NOWHERE“

Crtice iz Kapadokije (4) – KAD STIGNETE “NIGDE”

Za divno čudo, nije nam trebalo puno vremena da od onog velelepnog karavanseraija gde nam je bilo poslednje stajalište, stignemo do Kapadokije. Vožnja autobusom se, ipak, sve skupa – otegla. Već drugi dan kako se satima truckamo kroz Taurus planine, i već su nam se svi unutrašnji organi izmešali i zamenili mesta. Dok nam je … Continue reading Crtice iz Kapadokije (4) – KAD STIGNETE “NIGDE”

On the way to Cappadocia: COFFEE BREAK AT CARAVAN POST (3)

We went for another 110 kilometers from Konya and there is still a lot of bus-jouncing to do before we reach those chimneys in Cappadocia. There is no way to remember how far it is, since all of our focus went down towards tired feet and a bit of a back pain. Never the less, … Continue reading On the way to Cappadocia: COFFEE BREAK AT CARAVAN POST (3)

Na putu za Kapadokiju: KAFA U ODMORIŠTU ZA KARAVANE (3)

Napustili smo Konju pre otprilike 110 kilometara, a imamo još da putujemo da bismo stigli u Kapadokiju. Koliko tačno, to ćete teško upamtiti, jer vam je koncentracija otišla na pulsiranje umornih nogu od sedenja u autobusu i „bolove“ u kičmi. No, Turska je velika zemlja, što ste znali i pre nego što ste krenuli na … Continue reading Na putu za Kapadokiju: KAFA U ODMORIŠTU ZA KARAVANE (3)

Glimpses towards Cappadocia (3) – IMAGINE SPENDING A NIGHT IN CARAVANSARAY

Cappadocia was once on the Silk Road and hence it had to have resting places for camels, horses and people on the root. There was one on every 30 to 40 kilometers, considering the distance a camel can endure and cover on daily bases. One of those huge caravansarays was on my way from Konya … Continue reading Glimpses towards Cappadocia (3) – IMAGINE SPENDING A NIGHT IN CARAVANSARAY

Crtice na putu za Kapadokiju (3) – ZAMISLITE NOĆ U KARAVANSARAJU

Kapadokija je bila stanica na nekadašnjem Putu svile, te je tako morala da ima i punktove na kojima su se odmarali ljudi, konji i kamile na svom dugom putovanju. Bili su postavljeni na svakih 30 do 40 kilometara, s obzirom na udaljenost koju je kamila, kako se smatralo, mogla da pređe za jedan dan. Jedan … Continue reading Crtice na putu za Kapadokiju (3) – ZAMISLITE NOĆ U KARAVANSARAJU

On the way to Cappadocia: KONYA, CRADLE OF DERVISHES (2)

Although you have hours to go from the Antalya Riviera towards Cappadocia, there are fortunately few worthy stops along the way. It is not just a chance to stretch your legs, but the opportunity to see and learn so much. And now – entering the cradle of dervishes! The town of Konya doesn’t look that … Continue reading On the way to Cappadocia: KONYA, CRADLE OF DERVISHES (2)