In February of last year I found myself in the heart of one of Turkey’s worst cold spells in 25 years. The bad news was that it was absolutely freezing (lows bottomed out at -21 C) but the upside was I had the chance to see the Cappadocia region covered in a layer of snow. The stone spires that the area is famous for really looked magical as they stood against a partly cloudy but no less vivid blue sky.
Cappadocia is best known for its rock formations, underground cities and wines. The soft but still solid nature of the stone has allowed people to build entire cities into, and beneath the area’s hills. It is an incredible region and unlike anything I’ve encountered elsewhere in the world. This photo was taken about 10 minutes drive outside of Goreme on the way to the Open Air Museum.
Would you like to see previous Friday Photos? View past travel pictures here. This photo was taken on a Canon T3i (600D) Camera using a Canon IS 55-250mm lens.
Bio: Arizona native Alex Berger is more than just a traveler. He’s a 20-something communication and cognition masters student at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, a business professional and graduate from Arizona State University with degrees from Barrett, the Honors College and the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication. He wrote his undergraduate thesis on virtual worlds and their impact on society, and he’s fascinated by the synergy between education, technology, business and travel.
He’s visited 30-plus countries and is the founder of the Travel Resource Network, a series of travel websites dedicated to sharing travel adventures, knowledge, tips and tricks.