Cappadocia has been on my dream list for a couple years, so I was soooo happy to finally visit! Honestly, I am not just saying this, it was even better than I pictured it... full of wonder and whimsy and history and the kindest people.
My guide grew in in Cappadocia and told me about how as a child, his family made terra cotta vases from the local clay and used them to carry drinking water. He studied English literature in college and all these years later, he's still in Cappadocia, happily sharing this magical corner of the earth with people who come to visit.. He spent the whole time sharing puns and jokes and sharing his love for his home. I could tell how much he loved his work... he was glowing.
I got to see paintings in cave churches built around 400 by Christians who were living & hiding underground to free persecution.
And I visited a pottery making studio and got to try it for myself! It is MUCH more difficult than it looks. I met some new backpacker friends from Mongolia and Kuwait and we had so much fun exploring together, AND, to top it all off, I got to stay in a cave hotel!
Everywhere I went, people offered me hot tea! I loved it. I felt so at home and cozy and welcomed.
It was too windy for hot air balloons but I still had the best time. And now I have another excuse to come back ☺️
Thanks for stopping by. A little about me — I have a latte each morning and drink about 7 cups of tea a day (not exaggerating.) I live in Atlanta where I'm going to law school. I like long distance running and I love my city and I love exploring our beautiful earth. I believe in following our passions & being free.
I started this blog to document and share my favorite moments while traveling. This is a place where I process my ideas, share the aches and joys of my heart, speak truth, and shine light on the beauty I see in the world.
I've realized that what I probably love most about traveling is the same thing I love about writing — the way it connects me to myself and other people. I hope as you read my words, you feel connected to our shared humanity.
Thank you for reading. :)
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