Seeing the spectacular formation of Cappadocia’s mountains was really worth spending 12 hours traveling by bus from Istanbul. At the beginning I was a bit hesitant to waste 24 hours just on the road to go back and forth from Istanbul, but after reading about this place, decided to take advantage of being in Turkey no matter how long it took to reach this place.


The scientific reason behind these amazing mountain formations is that thousands of years ago there was a volcanic eruption in this place and the lava formed this astonishing landscape and mountains.


My advice to anyone who goes there: don’t miss the balloon trip and also hike as much as you can, there are many places to hike.