Turkey, 2013. After a few days in Istanbul, Mom and I went to Cappadocia - a place I struggle to describe. Seemingly in the middle of nowhere, Cappadocia is what's left of an ancient city built into these fantastical conical shaped rocks. We woke up each day with the call to mosque, and spent our days getting to know the locals (including a jeweler and carpet seller), trying new foods, exploring ancient churches, underground cities and taking a hot air balloon ride.