It’s true that Pamukkale, Aphrodisias, Cappadocia, and Istanbul are some of the most visited places in Turkey; they’re by no means off the beaten track and that’s fine.
When we set off to visit a destination, it is a selfish act: we want to see what the world has in store for us, but of course we understand it’s not really just for us. During this process of realizing where we are and who we’re with and how we fit into all of this, we have loads of ambition to explore, document, and share what small slice of life we’ve unearthed behind a wall or quite literally stumbled upon as we scramble up yet another path.
The greatest compliment paid to us is one that has inspired someone to seek out their own adventures, for there are experiences that even the best travel photos can’t quite convey: the feeling of wading through a travertine pool as the sun dips; the profound freedom of walking amongst the lonesome structures of a fallen and ancient city; the ache and the calm of wind and branch and pinecone moving and moving you; the elation of lifting off the ground as light peels itself away from the horizon and of revealing a secret project with someone who has shared all of these moments with you.
In a world that stirs up all of our deepest feelings, the most ordinary act of having met you has been one of the best things to ever happen to me.
Whether here or there, let’s adventure on.
Written by Amy
All photographs by Tomasz Wagner on the Fuji XE1, Contax G2, and Fuji GW690II