Central Turkey: From Hattuşaş to Cappadocia

Photos from my time in Turkey from Spring and early summer 2015

The word “travel” comes from the Old French word “travail” (or “travailler”), which means “to work, to labor; a suffering or painful effort, an arduous journey, a tormenting experience.” (“Travel,” thus, is “a painful and laborious journey”).

Whereas “to wander” comes from the West Germanic word “wandran,” which simply means “to roam about.” There is no labor or torment in “wandering.” There is only “roaming.”

Wandering is the activity of the child, the passion of the genius; it is the discovery of the self, the discovery of the outside world, and the learning of how the self is both “at one with” and “separate from” the outside world.

These discoveries are as fundamental to the soul as “learning to survive” is fundamental to the body. These discoveries are essential to realizing what it means to be human. 

To wander is to be alive.

Roman Payne, Europa: Limited Time Edition

5 thoughts on “Central Turkey: From Hattuşaş to Cappadocia

    1. Thank you Azim! as im sure you know there are some things that are not for photo sharing. Haji Bektash is a wonderfully beautiful place but I didn’t feel I captured the essence on camera. However, in my heart is another matter 🙂


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