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Nothing will boost your Instagram feed like a trip to Turkey. Here’s proof.

The world-famous Cappadocia balloon rides start early every morning. As the sun peaked over the horizon, the whole scene was lit up and the sky was filled with one hundred balloons. This was a truly magical morning.

From the moment I first made an Instagram account, I saw endless photos from the picturesque balloon-filled sky at sunrise in Cappadocia, Turkey. A few years passed and finally, I had the time to visit Turkey and see the place for myself. I knew nothing about Istanbul, but decided to spend a few days there to begin with as I had heard such good things about the city and I wasn’t disappointed.

All photos are the author’s.