Monday Musings: Moonscapes of Cappadocia

The only city in Turkey that Ankur and I have explored is Istanbul, which is my favourite city in the whole wide world! Today’s picture is contributed by a fellow engineer, traveller, blogger and photographer! This picture makes us wonder whether it is time to plan another trip to Turkey – if not for anything else, the the wondrous views and off course, the Turkish Delight!

Moonscapes of Cappadocia


Cappadocia in Turkey is a different world. Evocative landscapes, steeped in history define it. I had my first ballooning experience in Cappadocia, people says it’s one of the best paces in the world to do ballooning. Driving through the landscape gives you a good glimpse of the area, but it’s with ballooning that you realize the magnitude of the unearthly landscape. Apart from this, in Cappadocia, you get to see remnants of the old silk route, you get to eat good Turkish food and there’s tremendous scope for hiking. It is a world so different from our usual hum drum – a great inspiration to travel.

Picture Courtesy: Ashwin Bahulkar

Ashwin is a Computer Science student. The travel bug bit him a few years back and he has been to 6 different countries in the Middle East and Europe, and hopes to travel to many more soon. He enjoys capturing his experiences through the lens and penning them down on his blog.

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3 Responses

    1. Need to thank Ashwin for this picture. Even we have not been able to explore Turkey …there is so much to see in the country!
      I have heard that one must stay in the cave hotels in Cappadocia – will ensure that we save up for it!

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