We had been hiking the valleys and canyons of Cappadocia for two days and this morning we were going to see this magical landscape from a different perspective.
As our guide Bihtar explained, eons ago this region in central Turkey saw many volcanic eruptions. Later over time, the thick ash solidified into a soft rock called tuff (Tuffa in Turkish)
Nestled in the Andes about 2 hours north of Quito, Hacienda Zuleta has a certain serenity that draws you in. It is the kind of place you immediately want to explore. The grounds are lined by weathered stone walls adorned with exotic vines and vibrant flowers.