Every Time I Visit The Place, I Drag Along Exponentially More Companions. In Other Words, Because I Don’t Know a Whole Lot of Folks Here, I May Need to Request Your Presence at the Kilise Before the New Year

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  1. Deborah says:

    I am glued to these installments of Your Life. Maybe you moved to Turkey just so I would keep reading blogs – if so, it has worked.

    When I got to the part where Girl let losse and ran, I had a huge lump in my throat. That is a photo and a half, one to treasure for ever and always, Amen.

    Like I said on your other place, I admire, most sincerely, that your sense of humour is surviving this experience. I have to have something to laugh about before I can make it funny – you, on the other hand, just create funniness out of what's in front of you. Never mind that in my next life I want to be able to sing like Barbra, I'd actually rather be funny like Jocelyn.

    The church was remarkable, and thank you for the history lesson. I did not know that was why the faces were so often missing…mind you, if I had taken some history courses or even asked the right questions, I might have known before now.

    Among the many parts I laughed at, one in particular will stay with me for a while. I laughed at the part where your jabbering problem is now recasted as a boon. We're not so far apart on that score, either.

    Brave work, Jocelyn. These Turkish delights are not just entertaining for us, but character-building for you all. I love following along with you.

  2. Jenn @ Juggling Life says:

    This is a seriously cool adventure you have embarked upon. Who knew the propensity to chat up strangers in the checkout line would be such an asset in your new life?

  3. flutter says:

    I want you to pack me into your bags and take me with you on your life

  4. ds says:

    Magnificent. Remind me never to get directions from you, though (Ron Howard's hair was never that yellow, was it?)…
    Oh, the courage of those monks to hollow their little church from the rock and paint those faces. I could practically hear them chanting.
    Inside and outside–magnificent.

  5. geewits says:

    Cool beans! You found some of those paintings. I mentioned those a few posts back. What a great thing to see.
    I'm glad you met someone who spoke English.
    And lastly, I never like the part where Ellen dances. I always fast forward through that.

  6. Jocelyn says:

    DS: The Ron Howard color was on the rusty backside of a different signpost…not the bright yellow sign marking the church. Sorry for the confusion.

  7. Pam says:

    Wow Jocelyn! Thanks for sharing this!

  8. unmitigated me says:

    I have not yet envied much of your trip, except for the adventure aspect, as I am a heat wimp. However, NOW, I am in awe of your find.

  9. alwaysinthebackrow says:

    And especially that it has not turned into a big tourist trap…I am assuming that based on the entrance gatehouse(shack)….makes it even more of a spectacular adventure, doesn't it? I am running out of adjectives here-amazing, spectacular, wonderful, awesome, all do not seem to do justice to your place in this part of the world.
    Don't your ears just perk up and hone in on anyone speaking English when surrounded by so many who do not? I am definitely going to follow Dr. Steve's adventure as well.
    Thank you, thank you for sharing.

  10. secret agent woman says:

    Wow, that is really amazing. I absolutely love finding things like that. Not that I have ever found anything quite like that.

  11. haphazardlife says:

    YOU found the church?! I'm impressed. I'm also impressed by the fact that anyone would bike around the world for 5 years. I think I've gotten to the age where I like my comfort too much.

  12. choochoo says:

    "–based on our relationship's decade-long experience of my being unable to locate my big toe while he, blindfolded, bushwhacks a course through brambles and bat caves from our house to the next town–"

    You do this often? When do we get the blogpost on THAT? That definitly sounds blogpost-worthy to me.

  13. monica says:

    great with all those caves and stuff… can't believe y'all can run in that heat!

  14. lime says:

    wow, it takes my breath away to read of just stumbling across such a piece of history. i think i'd be completely awestruck to actually be there. i just can't help but be overcome by something so old and all the stories it contains. and how utterly amazing that the paintings are intact. thanks so much for sharing this.

  15. SmitoniusAndSonata says:

    Isn't the internet fabulous!!
    Thankyou for " taking us with you " to such a magical place . I love the paintings' colours .

  16. actonbell says:

    This is all so fascinating. And I love your directions–brilliant!

  17. annechung says:

    I was here in September also. I was looking through my pictures and decided to google the church and found you. We have very similar pictures, the church keeper was there and we paid a few TL to get in. We had a German guy as our guide, he's lived in Cappadocia for 9 years and has climber, trekked and crawled all the place all these years and absolutely knowledgeable.

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