“It’s like being on the moon.” “It’s out of this world.”

Cappadocia is one of Turkey’s most beautiful places, dotted with fairy chimneys, cave churches and underground cave cities. There are myriads of accommodation and tour options in Goreme, including the highly rated sunrise hot air balloon tour over the region.

While hitch-hiking back from Goreme Open Air Museum, my sister and I encounter more of the amazing hospitality found in Turkey. The guys that give us a lift back invite us to join them for some drinks, a dervish show and give us gifts. How often does that happen back home?

Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia.

What better way to explore, than by quad bike?

The amazing thing about the area is how for centuries people have lived in the fairy chimneys.

There are plenty of amazing spots from which to take photos.

Originally written for Moka