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Derinkuyu Underground City, Cappadocia. In Turkey. I have a fondness for caves and I bet underground cities would fascinate me. Via this question on Ask Metafilter.

Eat, Pray, Tube: Adrift on the Delaware River | The Awl. This writer’s experience mostly makes me shudder, but then I found myself charting a experience in my own state (Washington) so I could either bitch or praise the experience.

Things to do in New Mexico when you’re working? | Ask MetaFilter.

Design*Sponge guides to Harlem, Queens, and Brooklyn.

· comments [4] · 08-29-2011 · categories:links · travel ·

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  • 1 Seanna Lea // Aug 29, 2011 at 6:46 am

    I did rafting on the American River when I was much younger. The tubing sounds like a few too many people, but maybe in a less insanely populated area it would be a lot of fun.

  • 2 Miss K // Aug 29, 2011 at 9:17 am

    If you ever go to Australia be sure to check out the town of Coober-Pedy.

  • 3 Sydney // Aug 30, 2011 at 5:46 am

    I spent 6 months in Turkey and went to Cappadocia. While Derinkuyu was amazing, my favorite place was the Ihlara Valley. Simply stunning!

  • 4 Magpie // Aug 30, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    I lived in Istanbul for about five months, and during that time, visited Cappadocia too. Overall, it is an amazing place to visit and one of my favorite places in the whole country. Ihlara Valley is lovely, and so is Uchisar, because the view from up top is fantastic. Derinkuyu, however, took the proverbial cake. It is dark and treacherous-looking in some spots, mysterious and enticing in other spots, and all in all, fascinating and mind-blowing when you think that it was how people lived for months at a time, and also when you consider the age and condition of the city. I’ll warn you or anyone else you wants to visit: if you’re a claustrophobe or very tall, this underground city may creep you out something fierce. I’m a claustrophobe, and there were times I had to simply talk myself out of freaking out because I knew Derinkuyu was unique and historical and I may never get to see it again in my life. But yes, I digress, very cool and very much worth the visit. :)

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