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OFF TO CAPPADOCIA

CAPPADOCIA, TURKEY (NOV 2015)

Have you ever been in love with a country you have never been to? That’s what I felt about Turkey and when I finally got a chance to visit, I fell all over again ❤

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Sorry for that cheesy opening LOL but Turkey is really my favorite travel destination. It ticks all the boxes of my idea of a perfect trip: amazing landscapes, interesting history and culture, easy public transportation, dazzling architecture and arts, (relatively) safe for solo female travelers, quite affordable, and most of  all, an exciting culinary scene!

None of my friends has ever been to Turkey, which is great because I got first dibs LOL and oh, it felt like I just visited an exotic destination. I have no one to ask so I did a lot research from reading blogs (I highly recommend Turkey Travel Planner), asking for itinerary advice in TripAdvisor forums, to watching all of Rick Steves’ Europe Turkey episodes on Youtube. On my first visit, I decided to do the typical Istanbul – Cappadocia – PamukkaleEphesus – Istanbul route. I would recommend this route to any first-timer in Turkey too.

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My cozy cave room

Cappadocia (or Kapadokya) is the ultimate reason (aside from all the delicious Turkish foods :P) why I’ve always wanted to visit Turkey. I’m so fascinated by its unique, almost-unreal landscape so this is where I should start my Turkish adventure.

Hot Air Balloon over Goreme

This is my first hot air balloon ride ever and Kapadokya is probably the best place in the world to experience this. This is easily the highlight of my trip!

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Sunrise over Goreme

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Feels like I’m in another planet. Is this Mars?

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That’s our pilot on the left!

Cappadocia has so much to offer but I only had 3 days. So I’m just gonna share with you the pictures of the places I’ve visited. Click (or in other cases, swipe) on the gallery thumbnails to view larger image.

Gorkundere/Love Valley

Goreme Open Air Museum

Goreme Panorama

Derinkuyu Underground City

Ihlara Valley

Selime Monastery

Zelve Open Air Museum

Pasabag

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4 thoughts on “OFF TO CAPPADOCIA

  1. I have been to Turkey three times and love everything about it. They have the history, the scenery, a stunning coast line, the food and very friendly people. I would really love to go back one day.

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