My cousins and I visited Cappadocia, Turkey this summer. Cappadocia is a fascinating place where it is filled with an unusual mountain shape. It is about 3 hours away from Turkey's capital, Ankara. We drove from Tasburun, where our house is to Cappadocia. We woke up early in the morning for this long 7 hour road-trip. We stayed in Goreme which is a town in central Cappadocia. We stayed at The Tourist Hotel. It is a four-star hotel. We had a villa with a mountain view and the activities area was just a couple of blocks away. We stayed there for five nights but it really felt like 2 weeks from all the things we have done. The weather was hot when we were there but it gets colder during the night, the temperature was between 22 C and 28 C and the night sky was amazing. Although there was not as much tourists as there was couple of months ago because of all the terrorist attacks happening this year, Cappadocia was empty all to ourselves. I enjoyed horse-back riding with my cousins as a group, waking up at 4am to watch the sunrise while riding the hot-air balloon, trying poultry, riding four-wheelers through the mountains and hiking during sunset. The food was amazing we would look forward for every meal. That's how good it was. I definitely and would highly recommend Cappadocia to people who like adventures, sunsets/sunrise and most importantly, good food.
The beautiful scenery of a sunset while horse-back riding.
Riding to the next check-point, Red-Rose Valley.
Learning about the basics of poultry.
Cappadocia's myth: wear this to protect you from the evil eye.
The view from a hot-air balloon
Riding through the valleys with my fav horse, Suede
Sunrise, the most peaceful time of the day
Cappadocia was magical to me, I have never visited somewhere like this before. I love adventures and this place was perfect. I highly recommend this place to people especially young adults that love to wander.