Sightseeing, real sightseeing in Turkey (May 2023)

Because of my little amount of visa days, I did not stay long in the Aladaglar National Park. I could have stayed there for weeks!

But I continued and had a look at the Ihlara gorge, the fake Star Wars village in Selime and one of the underground cities in Derinkuyu.

Especially these underground cities, I found fascinating! They did build a whole lot of them in the past and even did connect them via underground tracks.

Into Paphos forest, to the mother ship of Cyprus (March 2023)

From Akamas we went on into the Paphos forest. I’ve never had been on winding roads like this before. It was a labyrinth.

Serpentine and I enjoyed some beautiful hikes through nature and ended up at this crazy mother-ship-like monument called Troni (see it on Google Maps). I had never seen something like this. It was super impressive and was glowing in the night.

Every evening we were reading on this NASA website about the planets of our solar system. It was super fun as well and there are some crazy facts about it. My favorite is that Pluto has, in relation to its mass, the biggest moon called Charon (read about it on And Uranus is a hell of a crazy planet: its rotation is very different and so it kind of “rolls” around the sun.