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 ☺️
Hi! Welcome to my blog. Whether you stumbled upon this page through your friend’s friend’s Instagram or you’ve been following for a while, I’m glad you’re here. Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my life with you.
I write mostly about the places I visit and the people I meet. I love to write for the same reason I love to travel: because it teaches me a new way of seeing the world.
Other things I love: thrift shopping, sustainable fashion, big sunglasses, deep conversation, a good book, digital marketing, messy hair, planes, poetry, hot tea + long distance running.
This blog is about saying yes to the things that make you feel alive. It’s about rolling with the punches and embracing uncertainty because not everything will be smooth sailing. A life of adventure is full of challenges but I think it's worth it. Here's to saying yes to adventure, whatever that looks like for you.
Thank you so much for reading and experiencing this journey with me! :)
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