Cappadocia is a Fantasy World Come to Life

Last weekend I went to Cappadocia in central Turkey.  My brother and his partner are on vacation, touring through the Balkans and visiting Idil’s family in Turkey.  My belated Christmas gift from them was the chance to meet up for a weekend in Cappadocia!


Seriously, Cappadocia is one of the most unique, beautiful places I’ve ever visited.  Idil said that it feels like you’re walking through a Star Wars planet, and she was right.  It was also exactly like wandering through a fantastical setting in a Final Fantasy game.  As someone who THOROUGHLY enjoys escaping the mundanity of real life in favor of fantasy books, movies, or games, it was amazing to realize I could have the best of both (real and fake) worlds!

I may or may not write a longer post about Cappadocia with pictures, but for now, I’d rather leave you with this video!  I did a much better job this time with actually filming the things we were seeing, and WHAT THINGS THEY WERE.  Fairy chimneys, underground cities, and cave churches!  Check it!