In June 2014, while on a 3 month journey through Turkey and the Balkans we took a detour to Cappadocia to scratch Hot Air Ballooning off our ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ bucket list. Ballooning in Cappadocia is one the must do things in Turkey and while it cost an arm and a leg, it was undoubtedly one of…

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The Grand Bazaar, built in 1461 is the original shopping mall of the world. And it’s funking huge. The Kapalıçarşı (as it’s known in Turkish) is a labyrinth of 61 covered streets and over 3000 shops. Whilst getting yourself completely lost in this glittering jungle you will encounter master-craftsmen of jewellery, traditional pottery, metalwork…

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