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At a land where everything seems like 80% deserts and caves, one might wonder, “What’s there to buy?”

As the van drove us along Paşabağ valley, I thought about the people I love and the home I live in. What can I get for them and my apartment to remind me of the precious time collected at Turkey? I remember giving up on that thought – until Cappadocia’s pretty trinkets proved me wrong.

Here are some one-of-a-kind souvenirs you can get while traveling here:

1. Colorful turban (with side flaps)

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What I like about this head piece is the fact that it comes with two generous long pieces of cloth on its sides, which I will so gladly use to wrap around my face as a protection from dust (or people) when traveling alone at more grubby countries.

2. Handmade hot air balloon 

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As seen here in my room.

3. Turkish hanging lamps

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Ai Rene got one of these for her house and I can just imagine how it does magic to transform a space.

4. This other princess-y headpiece

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As worn here with The Spotlight Dress.

5. Anything evil eye-related

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You can find them at any souvenir shops or roadside stalls attached to a bracelet, decoration piece, keychain . . . you get where this is going.

6. Turquoise accessories 

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Make sure to ONLY purchase these rare stones at government certified shops. A REAL gem is colored blue even on the inside (as seen on the first rock), while a fake one is white.

7. Clay products + art

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I found this plate amazing; especially the precision of its art / brush work. Unfortunately, the price on such a beautiful thing is so sky high; just looking at the price tag I felt my neck slaughtered by an inch.

Nonetheless, a tour to a quaint clay workshop is always interesting. Here’s a little pictorial tour for you:

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