Dream Trips: Float Over Cappadocia

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Raymond Patrick shot our cover in Cappadocia, Turkey, from a hot-air balloon. "I've always been scared to ride in balloons," he says. "But once you're up there, it's very quiet and calm. And to do it in Cappadocia, where you actually float down into the canyons and see all these caves—it's really astounding.
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Naturally formed fairy chimneys.
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Prime seats at restaurant Aravan Evi overlook the village of Ayvali.
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The tandir oven at Aravan Evi.
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An eggplant stew at Aravan Evi.
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A balloon brushes past pigeon roosts and centuries-old dwellings in White Valley.
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A café carved into a spire in the town of Göreme.
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A Göreme local.
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Turkish coffee.
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A carved ledge at Ziggy's Shoppe & Café.
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Ziggy's café.
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Serinn House's door knocker.
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A guest room at Serinn House.
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Arches at a cave church near the village of Soganli.
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Exploring the caves and churches near Soganli.
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Soganli knitters.
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Guide Mehmet Güngör.
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Old Greek House.
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Kelebek Pension.
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The Church of Constantine-Elene's painted façade in Mustafapasa.
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