Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey

We flew down to Cappadocia from Istanbul for a few days exploring this beautiful region. Having seen the film ‘Winter Sleep’ a few months before I hadn’t imagined being here so soon. The movie depicts the region in its freezing, dormant winter (as you could guess from the title), and it doesn’t sell it is a destination because of the muted palate and lack of sunlight. The rock formations were formed by volcanic activity thousands of years ago, leaving the famous fairy chimneys, Ottoman tribes dug into the soft rock to build caves to live, and hide from invaders from the east and west.

Red Valley, Cappadocia, Anatolia Region, Turkey

Young woman hiking in Red Valley, Cappadocia, Anatolia Region, Turkey

Red Valley, Cappadocia, Anatolia Region, Turkey

Red Valley, Cappadocia, Anatolia Region, Turkey

Red Valley at sunset, Cappadocia, Anatolia Region, Turkey

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Cappadocia, Anatolia Region, Turkey

Pottery, Goreme, Cappadocia, Anatolia Region, Turkey

Dried fruit stall, Uçhisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia Region, Turkey

Young woman buying dried fruits, Uçhisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia Region, Turkey

Uçhisar, Cappadocia, Anatolia Region, Turkey

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Flag of Turkey, Cappadocia, Anatolia Region, Turkey

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