Cappadocia, the land of beautiful horses in central Turkey, might be better described as the land of magic carpets and monastic caves. The artistry of Turkey's central Anatolian craftswomen is unsurpassed. We were welcomed into a Turkish home in the town of Uchisar to watch an expert thread wool onto an expensive wooden loom, her eyes focused and her fingers rapidly forming the intricate patterns of the rug. No shortcuts or machine substitutes are permitted in ...
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This morning we rose early to drive to the launch site for ballooning over spectacular Cappadocia in central Turkey. The pre-dawn sky shone with stars and the air was pleasantly warm and reassuringly still. Cappadocia is an ancient landscape covered in cave dwellings crafted out of volcanic ash debris and shaped by floods that have washed this otherworldly scene for millennia. Two appealing aspects of ballooning are the silence and the scenery. The sky was filled...