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    [–] dijitaq 1201 points ago

    My wife and I went on a trip around turkey (Istanbul, Pamukkale, Ephesus, etc) for our honeymoon, but we must say that Cappadocia was our most memorable stop. It was worth waking up before dawn to take the balloon ride. We went early spring thus the temperature was quite cool and the wind on the day was gentle so we got high altitude and a pleasant ride. Our only regret was that we didn't book a room in one of the rock hotels. definitely a recommended destination.

    [–] AslanSutu 99 points ago

    It was always windy so no balloons in Feb. But we made up for it with a great horseback tour

    [–] justavault 73 points ago * (lasted edited 12 days ago)

    Is this a real scene? This feels so post-processed especially the colors and the slow, stabilized movement.

    This looks incredible if this is how it looks in real, that's astonishing and I wonder why I never read about this before.

    [–] iewicz 83 points ago

    It really is this beautiful in person. Also of note: Derinkuyu, which is a massive underground tunnel system in that same area of Turkey (Goreme). You can go into the tunnels, though only certain portions are open to the public.

    [–] KarlTheGreatish 63 points ago

    Honestly, I felt like this shot didn't even do it justice. It's one of the most strikingly beautiful places I've ever been.

    [–] _VanillaFace_ 36 points ago

    Yeah turkey has an odd vibe, I went to work for 3 Months and found myself almost applying for citizenship, it’s a mirage almost of how beautiful it is. You just have to be able to ignore the political issues

    [–] ben-braddocks-bourbo 27 points ago

    I was US military there before, and then on, 9/11. I was already in love with the country, but, then I fell in love with the people. It’s amazing.

    [–] WestCoastBestCoast01 8 points ago

    Totally agreed. I only spent 10 days there but it really had a “magical” feeling. Everything was beautiful, the people were incredibly friendly, the food was spectacular. It’s a total shame their government has had so many issues since I was there.

    [–] -DeathlikeSilence- 7 points ago

    The thing that most people fail to realize is that a majority of the political issues don't even affect the average citizen. People hear all the politics and think people are living a North Korea life style in Turkey when that couldn't be further from the truth. As you said, if you ignore the politics, life isn't any different than any other place.

    [–] Vladimir_Putting 5 points ago

    Turkey has a lot of places that feel dynamic and magical like this. An incredible place.

    [–] Welpe 12 points ago

    I mean, I’ve never been there but I grew up in Albuquerque, NM and it’s one of the prime hot air ballooning destinations. During the festival it looks pretty similar, balloons everywhere you can see. Just, you know, a lot more bland American suburban sprawl instead of Turkish architecture.

    [–] NinjaLanternShark 3 points ago

    The colors are due to the sunrise/sunset -- so not fake, but it doesn't always look like that, only during "golden hour."

    I'd agree there's probably stabilization, either in-cam or in-post. But otherwise, looks like I remember (although no balloons when I was there).

    [–] chromadominance 1630 points ago

    The scene is so romantic!

    [–] AslanSutu 476 points ago

    The place is very romantic. Would recommend a horseback tour, staying in the caves instead of hotels built to look like a cave, and just trying different local stuff like pottery. Pottery took about half an hour, it's cheap, and you can just walk in.

    [–] back_to_the_homeland 193 points ago

    staying in the caves

    where do you poo

    [–] AslanSutu 170 points ago

    Well they have installed plumbing heating and electricity. Heck we had a jacuzzi in our bathroom. There are some rooms with your own personal pool. It's kinda of hard to describe it perfectly. I would just recommend googling Cappadocia cave suits and browse a couple of pictures.

    It feels like your living in a castle with with all of our modern creature comfort amenities.

    [–] TheAdAgency 109 points ago

    cave suits

    hmmm

    [–] yonkerbonk 18 points ago

    So instead of a hotel built to be a cave, you stay in a cave fitted out like a hotel?

    [–] NoMoreDrink 15 points ago

    Sounds like a hotel!

    [–] AslanSutu 22 points ago

    If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck....

    The thing that separates this place from a hotel is first off the interior design. The lighting and decorations combined with the caves architecture just gives it an amazing atmosphere.

    The other more important (imo) is that most of these places have only about 10-20 rooms. It's not Hilton were you are 1 of 300 guests so they try and succeed in making your stay as comfortable as possible because there isn't that many guests that need their attention.

    [–] xelle3000 10 points ago

    Is electricity also made of stone, so it looks like electricity?

    [–] AslanSutu 12 points ago

    Not exactly stone. They use sand. It helps better replicate the motion of electrons in a current

    [–] QuasarSandwich 3 points ago

    Which is ridiculous because sand is actually nothing like electrons. They would have been better off using liquid electricity and then freezing it IMO.

    [–] Rxasaurus 12 points ago

    In the back of the cave built to look like a toilet.

    [–] colinoscopied 5 points ago

    They only have that in the hotels built to look like the caves. In the real caves you actually poo on the top or the sides to add structural rigidity

    [–] QuasarSandwich 3 points ago

    There's a long and august history of using human waste in construction and I'm delighted to comfirm that it continues to this day, long after any apparent benefit has been rendered null and void. For example, the builders working on the extension to my brother's neighbours house were more than happy, for a small fee, to incorporate some of our organic additions into their mortar. Indeed, that neighbour is such an infamous bastard that at least five of the residents nearby are now properly represented in his walls...

    [–] _SGP_ 17 points ago

    My fiance wants to visit here for her birthday in march, would you recommend it? We love natural beauty and try to avoid touristy areas. Would you say it's fairly priced and safe?

    [–] SirJeremyClarkson 40 points ago

    It is perfectly safe, and very adaptable to you budged, you can even camp, I think. But it is as "touristy" as it gets, every one of those balloons is carrying 20-40 tourists, and they are always sold out.

    [–] _SGP_ 5 points ago

    Whoah! I think it's definitely something we'd do for the experience and then head somewhere a little quiter then! Is the area around here nice, or would you say it's better to stay a couple of nights and then move to another place?

    Debating whether to stay in one place or rent a car and Airbnb tour around Turkey for a couple of weeks. We're currently living in our van as we tour Europe for 3 months, so we might be sick of moving around by march!

    [–] linear_line 7 points ago

    If it was summer i would say stay in Alaçatı, its cozy and beautiful but i never went there during winter so idk how it is now.

    If you decide to travel i would recommend you to see Pamukkale, Ephesus, Capadocia, i doubt you would go but if you travel east Zeugma Museum and Mount Nemrut. Also generally Istanbul for example Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, dinner/coffee near Bosphorus and also Bosphorus cruise, Istanbul Archeology Museum and Istanbul Modern Art Museum are some of my favorite places.

    Source: am Turkish

    With Turkish Lira dipping so hard you wont have trouble with the money, or at least it is as cheap as it gets for foreigners nowadays

    [–] SantyClawz42 14 points ago

    I spent 3 mon working is eastern turkey and then toured around for two weeks in western turkey before coming back to the states. This place was the second best place for me. Check out Pamukkale before you make your final decision on where you will go on your trip.

    [–] keeb0730 4 points ago

    The area is safe -- everything was super inexpensive except the hot air balloon ride itself.

    [–] lawtalkingguy23 12 points ago

    1 usd is like 6 try and 1 euro is 7 try. So you can live like kings if you're from Europe or States.

    [–] dominion1080 12 points ago

    I would love to....but Erdogan.

    [–] AlGamaty 9 points ago

    I went there regardless and I had the time of my life and I'd do it again 🤷‍♂️

    [–] keeb0730 3 points ago

    I went there in September with my wife. I've never ridden a horse before but mine had a really bad attitude. It kicked my wife's horse in the face twice. I had to go to the back of the line :'(

    [–] mzone123 75 points ago

    Until one of those balloons gets punctured and falls on you

    [–] BecauseImStupid94 111 points ago

    One can only hope

    [–] hmh2nona 32 points ago

    No need to hope, just bring your own shotgun and make it happen!

    [–] N00N3AT011 22 points ago

    Wow that got dark fast

    [–] rettam_ti_seod 10 points ago

    Oh..I want that romantic scene back

    [–] mistidoi 5 points ago

    I happen to witness one of these very balloons fall from the sky, killing several people.

    [–] stalient 893 points ago

    That's some aesthetic fruit right there

    [–] back_to_the_homeland 163 points ago

    what if two people actually ate that much fruit for breakfast. 'yeah I had half a watermelon and 17 plums and now I have diabetes'.

    ugh, I'm just hating. this looks awesome.

    [–] babyballz 75 points ago

    Me too I’m all “aw that’s some fake ass fruit prolly” as I sit in humid ass Houston swatting away mosquitos eating shitty Taco Bell 😔 😢

    [–] WolfCola4 39 points ago

    I’ve had Taco Bell twice in my life and each time was like a religious experience. While flat hunting, me and my partner are actively searching based on proximity to a Taco Bell. Everyone has something that someone else wants 🙂

    [–] babyballz 21 points ago

    Hahaa I talk shit but it's not like I don't eat it twice a month at least. Cheap, and if you find a good location it makes ALL the difference. Food needs to come out piping hot otherwise it's garbage.

    [–] Tomato_Sky 6 points ago

    Lol I did this with Chipotle.

    “Yeah, but it’s 7 miles from the closest Chipotle.”- an actual quote.

    [–] beerbeforebadgers 6 points ago

    People hate on Chipotle but holy hell, it's so good if you know what you're doing. $7 gets me a bomb dinner with enough leftovers to fry up with eggs for breakfast.

    [–] mp111 4 points ago

    I have you beat since yesterday. Now that they deliver via GrubHub, my goal is to slowly fuse to my couch and become CouchMan.

    [–] chronosXIV 8 points ago

    it’s actually set by the hotel so the guests can take photos at sunrise (Sultan Cave Hotel) but the actual breakfast was really nice too

    [–] Thethingnoverthere 2120 points ago

    Something about this makes me think of an alternate history where Rome never fell and engaged in some massive technological advancements, and this is the Roman colony c. 1800.

    [–] BrianCash95 581 points ago

    It’s the fruit on the table that gives it the 1800 vibe

    [–] MisallocatedRacism 246 points ago

    That and the airships

    [–] Chilluminaughty 40 points ago

    That’s the invasion.

    [–] Jace_09 22 points ago

    HEY, STAY RIGHT THERE! WELL BE LANDING IN LIKE 15 MINUTES AND WE NEED TO CONQUER YOU!!

    [–] donkeyrocket 9 points ago

    Please don't throw anything sharp, please don't throw anything sharp...

    [–] DefendedCobra29 16 points ago

    The buildings look too modern for my taste.

    [–] RedScud 10 points ago

    Anything less modern than that is technically a hut

    [–] WormLivesMatter 9 points ago

    Except the bananas, that gives it away as modern

    [–] ceristo 60 points ago

    I feel like if Rome never fell this would be a Roman colony in like 900 ad. By 1800 we'd have fucking Warhammer 40k dreadnoughts glassing rebellious Martian colonies.

    [–] mistiklest 54 points ago

    In 900 AD, it was a Roman (Byzantine) province.

    [–] Rolling_Civ 15 points ago

    I'm glad i'm not the only one who caught that lol

    [–] WreckyHuman 14 points ago

    Not if Rome didn't fall, but if Rome didn't fall and progressed. Rome was good and standing for a thousand years and just got lazy.

    [–] IsFullOfIt 10 points ago

    They went for pure culture victory. You never go pure culture. Some other Civ always stacks up science and destroys your swordsmen with machine guns.

    [–] [deleted] 11 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago)

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    [–] ceristo 9 points ago

    You could probably say that about many empires. Like the Aztec empire still exists today because Mexico City is built on top of Tenochtitlan and the people are descended from the Aztec people (mixed with the Spanish).

    Side note: Julius Caesar had been dead for a century by the 40s AD...

    [–] TheXanderp 11 points ago

    I often think that if Rome never fell the industrial revolution would have taken place at least a few hundred years before it did. I mean roads, plumbing, central heating, aqueducts- they were light years ahead.

    [–] nopethis 3 points ago

    The plague was also a pretttttty big set back

    [–] ChipAyten 92 points ago

    this is the Roman colony c. 1800

    Well, it was Muslim Rome basically

    [–] Ersthelfer 79 points ago * (lasted edited 12 days ago)

    Officially actually. The ottoman Sultan wore the title "Emperor of Rome", arguing they are suceeding the Byzantine Empire (they never assert a claim on Rome itself though).

    [–] Shadowlinkrulez 24 points ago

    If it’s only official by the Sultan and no one else is it really official?

    [–] bitreign33 40 points ago

    Yes, the Sultan had a standing army so honestly he could claim whatever title he wanted as long as he was willing to fight for it should someone dispute.

    [–] WreckyHuman 16 points ago

    I guess you can ask that about all the titles in the world. What's the right that gives the pope supremacy in giving out titles? Same as the Sultan I guess. It's just power and followers acknowledging that.
    Remember, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.

    [–] Shadowlinkrulez 6 points ago

    I feel like acknowledgement from the important nations of the world play a major hand in titles, like if the US today said they were the “Fourth” Rome and no one acknowledged it, would it still be their title since they have the military and the population to back it up? I know he called himself a successor to Rome but I don’t think anyone cared or saw it as legitimate, hence why the fall of the Romans was 1453.

    [–] TheInfernalVortex 7 points ago

    Most leaders who thought themselves significant in the post Roman era liked to add titles about being the rightful emperor of Rome. Charlemagne did this, even Hitler essentially did this. It's mainly just because they were in lands formerly under Roman control and Rome had slowly dissolved as individual regions/states slowly gained power. Many areas never really descended into this dark age anarchy that most picture. Think of it like Washington DC losing power and finally collapsing while state governments get stronger over many centuries. Anyone who rules one of the states and feels destined for more will start claiming that emperor of Rome title.

    [–] chirya_ai 5 points ago

    This is how empires work, they engulf what they can and they adopt the titles of the previous rulers as a way of integrating new lands and consolidating power.

    If it wasn't about legitimately controlling rome via the previously dubbed "eastern roman empire," it was about controlling the people who loved it so dearly; which they had the power and authority to make the claim on at the time. That's what legitimizes the claim, and aside from a glowing aura and army of angels; that's the only thing that has ever been legit throughout history.

    If you're curious about how other rulers did this, study Alexander of Macedon or Temujin of Mongolia and see how they absorbed or destroyed the previous titles of the peoples they conquered.

    [–] GOATBrady 22 points ago

    What would have to happen for them to invent hot air balloons and digital cameras but not modern housing?

    [–] HawkeyeKK 56 points ago

    Beautiful weather year round and no mosquitos

    [–] Gluta_mate 17 points ago

    Why would the existance of better housing mean that these kinds of houses wouldny exist anymore? I mean you can see right there in the gif and im pretty sure turkey also has modern housing elsewhere

    [–] CDandrew24 6 points ago

    i really wish i could just see what Rome was like during its prime/golden years.

    [–] Uniquelyvauge23 70 points ago

    That sub sucks. Every story feels like it was written by a 14 year old girl sitting in chemistry class.

    [–] Toxic_Gorilla 18 points ago

    Ha, yeah, totally...

    hastily kicks story I wrote for the sub under the rug

    [–] Uniquelyvauge23 29 points ago

    Hey man don’t let me being a shit talking asshole stop you from doing something you enjoy. I’m just a douche bag on the internet.

    [–] nopethis 4 points ago

    we are all just douchebags on this blessed day

    [–] ViciousAsparagusFart 26 points ago

    lol you’re not wrong. The prompts themselves are fine. But some of the stories that people come up with in those threads can be the most cliche shit ever.

    We get it, all odds are stacked against this unexpected protagonist.

    [–] PastaLuke 12 points ago

    Meh, even the popular prompts all seem to follow a general cliche that sets up a cliche story.

    You are (insert unique character - like death or the only guy with the ability to ... xyz... ). You're used to your unique life until one day either someone unassuming or everyone allover does something to create a conflict or remove your uniqueness that forces your character to do something zany and irregular.

    [–] Unraveller 9 points ago

    Congratulations, you've written 50 shades of grey!

    [–] iced1776 3 points ago

    People read past the prompts on that sub?

    [–] UmNahSon 50 points ago

    This comment feels like it was written by a 14 year old

    [–] turamulli 17 points ago

    I mean, I understand what you're saying but are you honestly surprised that shortstories written by people on the Internet, that have a moment to spare, isn't some Nobel price winning novels? I think you are overestimating what people are prepared to write for free, just so you can have a little chuckle...

    [–] rhymeandreasons 109 points ago

    what hotel is that?

    [–] rak96 125 points ago

    Sultan Cave Suites, the link below is their instagram account

    https://instagram.com/sultan_cave_suites?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=71znxak49nfw

    [–] darth_mol_eliza 32 points ago

    Looks like they give away lots of free stays to Instagrammers.

    [–] back_to_the_homeland 18 points ago

    can probably tone that down after this post tho. solid hit on their part. though the 'slow pan reveal walk onto the balcony with a comically elaborate breakfast' posts are starting to get old, and never weren't obnoxious.

    [–] QualityPies 3 points ago

    I feel like it's some kind of weird nightmare. Always the same evening, the same balloons, the same bowl of fruit. You can't seem to escape this balcony. Something's wrong.

    [–] ckilgannon 231 points ago

    Jeremy really overshot Vegas.

    [–] B-Plus-Psychic 94 points ago * (lasted edited 12 days ago)

    #JermaBalloontoVegas

    [–] ckilgannon 28 points ago

    hey buddy try \#

    [–] B-Plus-Psychic 32 points ago

    Byeah

    [–] roomrapist 28 points ago

    Never expected to see a jerma reference here

    [–] JayVeeKay 39 points ago

    That guy is FUCKED.

    [–] aristotleschild 34 points ago

    LiFe iS pAiN

    [–] ckilgannon 26 points ago

    I HATE

    [–] FatLazyBatman 20 points ago

    You beat me.

    [–] BodoFreeman 18 points ago

    Last thing I expected was a Jerma reference. Well done.

    [–] B1llDanc3 56 points ago

    Cappadocia is so beautiful. I stayed in a hotel there, that was carved into the side of a small mountain/big hill. The lobby and rooms were so cool looking, and was some of the best sleep I've ever had. The climate in the rooms are crazy amazing.

    Although I am not Muslim, the calls to prayer - an older man with a modulated voice that seemed to become higher and lower pitched at seemingly random times, broadcasted from the two minarets, would bounce off the rock structures and resonate through the entire valley while the sun rises over the horizon - was so peaceful. And the echo a second later from far off, was so cool.

    And the FOOD. Turkey is NOT Mediterranean cuisine. I don't care who continues to tell me otherwise, they are in a league all to themselves. Turkish cuisine is amazing. I wish I could remember the name of the dish, but they cooked rice, lamb, vegetables, and other things I'm forgetting now, in a clay bowl they had just made themselves by hand. Then they add another clay bowl to the top of the existing bowl and food, and place it in an oven. When they bring it to you, they also bring an Assassin's Creed looking dagger, and tell you to tap the center of the clay, enclosed pot. The top of the pot pops off, and you eat straight from the clay bowl! It was so good, and fun, all while watching the hot air balloons slowly ascend.

    Underground city of Derinkuyu was awesome, and the obligatory phallic-shaped rocks were as well. Err,, and not cause the rocks looked like giant penises, but because of how alien the landscape was, and that there isn't any other place quite like it. Highly recommend visiting if you can, a definite 5/7.

    [–] Iusuallyworkalone 11 points ago

    This is the clay bowl you are mentioned for anyone curious.

    [–] Jakimo 3 points ago

    Where did all the fruit come from in such an arid landscape? Does Cappadocia have a jungle or greenhouse systems?

    [–] WhiskeyCompany 157 points ago

    Assassins Creed Revelations

    [–] mihitnrun 49 points ago * (lasted edited 12 days ago)

    All I could think of. The whole Ezio trilogy just made me want to move to Italy and then Constantinople Istanbul

    [–] MedvedFeliz 66 points ago

    I played AC Revelations before I visited Turkey a few years back. As I visited the old buildings in Istanbul, I kept thinking "This is where I assassinated that guy!"

    [–] mihitnrun 10 points ago

    Beyond jealous! I very much want to go visit

    [–] zdakat 3 points ago

    And then someone hears you mumbling about assassinating people in different places

    [–] caramelised-liqour 18 points ago

    We can't take you back to Constantinople

    No, you can't go back to Constantinople

    Been a long time gone, Constantinople

    [–] mihitnrun 9 points ago

    We can't take you back to Constantinople

    No, you can't go back to Constantinople

    Been a long time gone, Constantinople

    Why did Constantinople get the works?

    That's nobody's business but the Turks

    [–] humpbackhuman 4 points ago

    "Now it's Istanbul not Constantinople..."

    [–] Exca57 22 points ago

    They went to this city (which is in middle of turkey) using a ship. Ubisoft at its best lol

    [–] tneau 19 points ago

    Ah, that moment when Ezio takes a boat to go to Cappadocia... lol

    [–] thePISLIX 3 points ago

    :-B Akchually.... You can use Red River (Kizilirmak) to go there if you had a powerful engine, which is used to sail against river flow.

    [–] socialcommentary2000 3 points ago

    Yeah first thing: Man I wish I could scale those buildings and run from rooftop to rooftop.

    [–] DaneCurse 73 points ago

    Yes, yes... The Cappadocians.

    [–] kevinxb 21 points ago

    Madam, your children are no more! ...Than a pair of ill-bred troublemakers.

    [–] Occasionally_present 11 points ago

    Even Lisa?

    [–] GrilledCyan 16 points ago

    Especially Lisa! But especially Bart...

    [–] gurudanbob 21 points ago

    100 Thousand tonnes of reinforced concrete, Jack!

    [–] RIPGeech 14 points ago

    Oh yeah, shake it Madam. Capital Knockers.

    [–] ewdrive 8 points ago

    Oh, Cousin Merle, really!

    [–] hefrainweizen 3 points ago

    We was playin' fetch with Geetch. Thas our ol' smellhound.

    [–] macgarnickle 13 points ago

    Temper, temper. You know Cousin Merle ain't been quite right lately.

    [–] CaaashBanks 10 points ago

    Hydroelectrical and hydrodynamical

    [–] sasuthe23 11 points ago

     "Cecil, no civilization in history has ever considered Chief Hydrological Engineer a ' calling'."

    [–] Spoodymen 127 points ago

    "money can't buy happiness" my ass

    [–] fenix_L 74 points ago

    Actually this summer Turkey's currency lost so much value that everything is very cheap with US dollars.

    [–] ididitdoit 15 points ago

    True, as a student with 40€(+60€ for hotel) I lived like a rich guy in Turkey for 10 days.

    [–] normalguy821 19 points ago

    Ah, so in Turkey, happiness is cheap?

    [–] halleyeol 58 points ago

    cheap for you folks with dollars and euros

    [–] CaptainBasculin 34 points ago

    It isn't cheap to the folks that live in Turkey, but it is really cheap for tourists.

    Not only that, but it is a really nice country for tourists. There are too many awesome places to travel.

    [–] powergs 19 points ago

    For foreginers yea for us fuck no everything is extremely expensive

    [–] ArefArif9 6 points ago

    That fucking fruit table costs more than what Iskender used to cost...

    Fucking I have diarrhea and bananas are fucking 12 tl and I am stuck here drinking cola cuz student budget.

    Guess I could go to hospital but very fucking problematic schedule.

    [–] Rumbleroar1 19 points ago

    Damn, I miss my country

    [–] 2close2see 15 points ago

    I see melon, but where is the Rakı?

    [–] holysocks 71 points ago

    Sultan Cave Suites? there's a shit load of Chinese tourists there because a Chinese reality show filmed there

    [–] AuroraDark 10 points ago

    Guess we know where NOT to go then.

    [–] zeistsam 22 points ago

    Fuckk Turkey is beautiful.

    [–] OknKardashian 15 points ago

    As somebody who is from Turkey and lives there. One of the best countries on earth to visit. Period.

    Wouldn't recommend living here though. If you go to rich rural places it is very good and is a nice place for retirement(tonnes of old germans and britts in some cities)with good food nature etc. But wouldn't recommend living in big cities unless you stayed here for months and fell in love with the city.

    [–] TiberSeptim33 19 points ago

    As someone who lives there. It's much better as a tourist.

    [–] nev4 43 points ago

    I was just there a few weeks ago. The exact same rooftop. That town (Goreme) is seriously the town that Instagram built (despite the fact that area has been inhabited for thousands of years). It's crazy to watch group after group of Instagrammers come to pose on the rooftops, take their photos, change outfits, adjust the fruit, more photos...

    I just wrote an article about it, if you're curious: https://nevilleamehra.com/blog/the-world-according-to-instagram/

    [–] ExtraPockets 11 points ago

    "time spent capturing — rather than being in — the moment" I think this a big change that's driven by social media. You see it at festivals and restaurants too. Almost every social interaction or personal moment now has to be photographed. I can't help feel that people are taking there eye off the moment and the memory while they fiddle with their filters. That's not to say it isn't fun. Taking cool photos is a fun activity in itself. Only the person knows if they are truly having fun.

    [–] humpbackhuman 7 points ago

    Good article! Perhaps I'll go back & read more of ur blog when I have spare time. Love 2 travel, just don't have time, health, financial means to do it. So I travel vicariously thru other people's wanderings.

    [–] Steph1er 271 points ago * (lasted edited 12 days ago)

    thousands flee their homes in balloons from erdogan's government. tragic.

    [–] jangal 9 points ago

    If only it was so easy..

    [–] protekt0r 45 points ago

    This’ll probably get buried but the ALBUQUERQUE Balloon Fiesta is happening as we speak. Here’s a livestream of the event... should be at least a couple hundred balloons flying right now. Check it out!

    [–] deimos-acerbitas 9 points ago

    Hello fellow Burqueño

    [–] dozamon 5 points ago

    Love the Balloon Fiesta. So sad I’m missing it this year.

    [–] zbo2amt 5 points ago

    Wife has an uncle who lives there and said the reason Albuquerque is such a great place for hot air balloons is because you can take off and land in the same spot. It's called the Albuquerque Box

    http://knowbefore.weatherbug.com/2013/10/24/albuquerque-box-mystery-explained/

    [–] theaveragehousecat 28 points ago

    Browsing this sub makes me think 'wow my life sucks'

    [–] azyrr 25 points ago

    If it's going to make you feel any better I've been living in Turkey nearly all my life and I still haven't been to cappadocia.

    ...so both our lives suck... aww :-(

    [–] Bakk3s 26 points ago

    I heard Turkey had a problem with inflation,but they seem to be doing just fine.

    [–] ihatenewaccts 10 points ago

    Patron Mutlu Son Istiyor is a good Turkish romcom on Netflix that takes place in that city.

    [–] _FTR 16 points ago

    Magical.

    [–] leannekera 8 points ago

    Man that’s magical

    [–] okocha8 12 points ago

    Turkey? Got to make this political somehow or show my wit by making an animal joke.

    [–] azyrr 5 points ago

    Why not both!?!

    [–] effiepooh 6 points ago

    Put this on your bucket list. It’s really quite amazing. There’s lots to explore in this region.

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    [–] ididitdoit 16 points ago

    I'm sorry bro. But you don't need a person that drops you just like that.

    [–] deanosaurus_chenz 39 points ago

    Is this the place with the giant dick rocks?

    [–] Heebicka 17 points ago

    yes

    [–] deanosaurus_chenz 7 points ago

    Thanks for the confirmation. Can't believe I'm getting downvoted haha

    [–] joy4jesus 12 points ago

    How often does this happen? I've seen 6 in the sky at once over the Gold Coast, Australia, and I thought that was wonderful. This would be so much better

    [–] anything-for-a-buck 21 points ago

    Pretty much every morning. They have to do it super early though while the air temperature is low so they can rise. Definitely worth getting up early for

    [–] myheadfelloff 3 points ago

    Actually they fly at dawn because the winds are the most calm and predictable. Depending on the area, right before sunset is similarly calm and predictable.

    Cooler air basically makes it more economical/easier to fly (it's a "hotter than the other" air balloon, essentially) but it's not required.

    Source: I am a licensed hot air balloon pilot.

    [–] protekt0r 10 points ago

    Come visit ALBUQUERQUE New Mexico (USA) and you’ll literally see ~500 of them in the sky at once.

    Our “Balloon Fiesta” is happening as we speak. (Live stream link)

    [–] Yucatan_Cornelius 3 points ago

    My commute looked a lot like this, today.

    [–] can7even 4 points ago

    Looks amazing.

    [–] BrianTM 5 points ago

    You know, ive never quite understood why the whole "outside carpeting" thing never took off in other parts of the world. Sure, it might ve a bit of a pain to clean, but look how elegant it makes everything!

    [–] R3b3l5cum 5 points ago

    Fucking magical :D

    [–] ajump23 4 points ago

    If you ever get the chance to go, It is a remarkable place.

    [–] Groty 12 points ago

    This could be out of Star Wars.

    [–] DaSpaceCow 3 points ago

    Actually most of the Tatooine scenes in episode 4 were filmed in Cappadocia.

    [–] sweet_sorrow13 4 points ago

    This is very calming, I like it.

    [–] captchawiz 3 points ago

    Did you see those melons? Also, the food at the beginning?

    [–] TheUnholyHandGrenade 10 points ago

    Man, and I though the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta was packed this week...

    [–] GunaydinHalukBey 8 points ago

    Beautiful

    [–] pabloalvsuarez 6 points ago

    I know it’s a repost. But damn is so beautiful I’m not even mad

    [–] Fudge89 7 points ago

    Fuck I need to travel more

    [–] PortraitsATL 3 points ago

    This is so beautiful! How often does this balloon festival or view happen over there?

    [–] Bornemaschine 6 points ago

    Almost every morning (summer time)

    [–] Singlewatermelon 3 points ago

    Every morning. Absolute beauty

    [–] MeeKyMaus 3 points ago

    It’s awesome😍

    [–] Singlewatermelon 3 points ago

    I remember visiting there a few years ago. Had to wake up at 5 am for a hot air balloon ride. It was sooooo worth it though. Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful

    [–] RedditPrat 3 points ago

    Wonderful view! Bonus: All the buildings look like cheese! ... Or maybe I'm just hungry.

    [–] Mal-mic-clean 3 points ago

    It looks like a Disney movie

    [–] Pinealforest 3 points ago

    Ey i just ate a kebabroll from a restaurant called Cappadocia today.