Traveling to Istanbul and Cappadocia was a feast in every imaginable way. I am still reeling from the colors, the sounds, and the scents that bombarded me at every turn. A balloon ride over the landscape in Cappadocia was a dream come true…and wandering through centuries-old caravanserais made it easy to imagine the travelers meeting at the crossroads of two worlds. Asia and Europe exist here in a glorious cacophony of history, language, culture, cuisine and texture. I cannot wait to return.