Cappadocia is a fairytale land in the centre of Turkey. Soft volcanic rock has eroded to create a moon-like landscape of unique rock formations including the conical spires known as fairy chimneys. The multi-coloured canyons and valleys are stunning places to hike and are dotted with cave churches and homes carved into the rock that have been inhabited for thousands of years.
There aren’t many activities that will get hundreds of people out of bed at 4am, but hot air ballooning in Cappadocia is one of them. It is considered a must do activity and the best way to view the otherworldly landscapes and bizarre rock formations of this region in central Turkey.
Our travels are a constant search for a place to call home—not a permanent one (we have no desire to settle down)—but a temporary base where we can feel comfortable and settled, even just for a few days. Usually apartments are best for feeling at home, but on our recent trip to Cappadocia, an otherworldly land of volcanic rock formations in central Turkey, we found a hotel that did just as well.