Last October, a couple friends of ours decided to take part in a long-distance trail run in Cappadocia, Turkey, providing Catherine and myself with a good excuse for a brief weekend trip. Only an hour’s flight from Istanbul, the landscape throughout the surrounding area is fascinating. Covered with small, conic rock formations the locals refer to as ‘fairy chimneys,’ it has been host to various civilizations ranging from our cave-dwelling ancestors to early Christians hiding from religious persecution. We spent two days there – one hiking through the hills and the other floating above them in a hot air balloon. These are my favourite images from the trip.