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Turkey and Me Part 2

Updated: Mar 21, 2023

In Part 1 I wrote that my Turkish mother asked me to extend my planned 3 month stay to a 6 month stay. Writing this I am in month 6 and reminiscing about how this experience changed me. Lifehouse is blaring in my ears “… and how can I stand here with you and not be moved by you?”. That is exactly what this has been.




I have learned of Cappadocia from a friend when World Voyage introduced the Au Pair in Turkey program. The pictures mesmerized me, hot air balloons painted the skies in rainbows. A moment that captivated me with one thought that raged through my head – I will probably never get to see that in my life. Little did I know that life is going to have a few surprises for me. I barely touched ground in Turkey and my Turkish adoptive mom decided to send me on a trip to Kapadokya (Cappadocia).