This week we ventured to Cappadocia and Konya!
Cappadocia was by far my favorite place to visit-- the town we stayed at was so storybook-esque.
Goreme Open Air Museum
The town was pretty small and surrounded by these rock formations and valleys. Most of the shop owners catered to tourists and there were a bunch of hotels in the area. Despite all of this, the place had a very local, down-to-earth Turkish feel that I haven't quite seen in the citylife of Istanbul.
Best Meal EVER!
Allaeddin Camii, Konya
After two nights in Cappadocia, we bused to Konya. After a three hour ride, we ended up in "Turkey's most conservative city". Though most women were hijab-clad, NOONE knew English, and there were close to no tourists, I felt like I was in the real Turkey so to speak. The other cities I visited have been so influenced by the country's booming tourist industry and western culture-- I felt that this city had remained untouched. After a night in Konya, we flew back to Istanbul!