Cappadocia, Kapadokya.

If I were to use words such as "breathtaking", "magnificent", "beautiful" or "intriguing" to describe the natural wonder that is Cappadocia, none of them would do it justice. Truth is, I'd already seen a fair share of vloggers and bloggers stepped on this whimsical land before I decided to make this journey to Turkey. I was captivated by the sheer natural beauty and organic rawness of Cappadocia I saw in numerous photos taken by other explorers online. Then this place was officially on my travel bucket list. Little did I know this day would come so fast.

Cappadocia lies in central Anatolia, in the heartland of modern-day Turkey. According to historical facts, the earliest records of Cappadocia date back from 6th Century BC. The then Old Persian name is Haspaduya, which according to some researchers is derived from Iranian, meaning "the land of beautiful horses".

Now Cappadocia is very much popular among international travelers and explorers alike. Everyone wants to witness firsthand of the eccentric and one-of-a-kind geographical landscape and the so-called Fairy Chimney Rock Formations. A hot air balloon ride overlooking the entire Cappadocia is also undoubtedly a must-do for most visitors traveling thousands of miles to be here. You could also choose to dine in one of the Cave Restaurants or book a reservation for a stay at the Cave Hotel and experience what it was like living in one of these peculiar and interesting caves inside the rocks.

The nearby Goreme National Park and Goreme Open Air Museum are also on the top of the traveler's itinerary. If you are passionate about Byzantine art or history in general, Goreme Open Air Museum is a must-go for you. This outdoor museum contains the remains of many churches carved into the distinguished Cappadocia rocks formation. Inside each church, chapel, and monastery, the walls are covered with beautiful fresco and mosaic paintings that tell the stories of the lives of Jesus, Christian bibles, and historic events. It's definitely a feast for your eyes.

Cappadocia is a place where you will feel so otherworldly. Everything you see and touch date back so long ago that it would seem as though you'd opened a door and entered another realm, or somehow walked into a page in a history textbook. It's a place where you could let your imagination runs wild and inspire you in ways that you had never even begin to think about.

I came to Cappadocia and Goreme with the great expectation to be blown away by mother nature's masterpiece and to be educated about the history and culture of this land. Alas, so I did. I left feeling utterly inspired and beyond satisfied. Sad as it was because I wasn't ready to depart Cappadocia, yet I was excited by the unknown roads and wonders that await us in our upcoming destinations.

“The journey not the arrival matters.” – T.S. Eliot


  1. This place looks stunning!!

  2. Lovely outfit and places dear.

  3. These city views are beyond beautiful!
    I love travel posts like these. They totally inspire me to travel more.

  4. Wow, the views are so lovely they seem almost unreal! Beautiful photos!

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  5. This place looks amazing
    I would love to visit soon

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

  6. That place looks majestic! :)

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

  7. Wow, what an incredible place! Great pictures!!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x

  8. Nice photos dear! Have a great weekend.

    Gemma x

  9. Wow it's so amazing! Your photos are stunning. <3

  10. Stunning views..

  11. Amazing place, great pics!

  12. This place looks amazing! so beautiful!
    i'd love to visit it actually!
    have a nice day :)

  13. This place looks stunning, and you look very cute with your smile and the outfit too! Thanks for the article, i think i will book mark this place in my bucket list to travel!

    Hope you have a nice day :)
    Kiu xx

  14. By reading your post and seeing the amazing photos, we heard the call to go there asap! We always loved Turkey and we have Istanbul and Cappadocia on our bucket list!
    Thanks for sharing your experience,

    Patricia & Miguel

  15. What a nice post! Really amazing place

  16. Wow, this place looks amazing! It looks like such a cool place to explore! Great photos!

  17. Wonderful photos.
    Great look..

  18. Such a lovely place. I would love to see it too. Great pictures, by the way!



  19. wow the scenery looks fabulous, looks like a great place :)n

  20. Thanks for sharing this wonderful place with us! I love everything which is related to myths and legends. Ancient places are related to so many of them. Also in most of them it is said, that there are force lines and energetic fields, which you can feel. I really believe in this stuff. I even check out my horoscope on every morning, because I believe in the magnetic fields of the stars and their effect on us. I read a lot of
    Cappadocia and want to go there, too. So thank you for your travel report, it inspired me! :-)

  21. Wow! your pictures really make me wanna go there

  22. Cappadocia is wonderful place! I hope you had a good time!


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