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Flowerhairedvillagebeauty. Taken in the village near Kars, Turkey where @balyolu had its first honey harvest of the season today.  Wooohooo! #villagepeople #easternanatolia

Flowerhairedvillagebeauty. Taken in the village near Kars, Turkey where @balyolu had its first honey harvest of the season today. Wooohooo! #villagepeople #easternanatolia

A house in the village. #satelliteshadows #easternanatolia @natgeotravel

A house in the village. #satelliteshadows #easternanatolia @natgeotravel

And so begins a short series on a village near Kars, Turkey that I visited with Nat Geo Young Explorer Cat Jaffee this month - the people, the land, and the life. #villagepeople #easternanatolia @natgeotravel @balyolu

And so begins a short series on a village near Kars, Turkey that I visited with Nat Geo Young Explorer Cat Jaffee this month - the people, the land, and the life. #villagepeople #easternanatolia @natgeotravel @balyolu

Prayer // ghost at the Yeni Cami in Istanbul. #carpetedholyplaces #energyefficientlighting #istanbul

Prayer // ghost at the Yeni Cami in Istanbul. #carpetedholyplaces #energyefficientlighting #istanbul

Interviewing rural Turkish beekeepers #justlikethegoodoldays, eh @balyolu? #illalwaysbeyourponcho #balyolu

Interviewing rural Turkish beekeepers #justlikethegoodoldays, eh @balyolu? #illalwaysbeyourponcho #balyolu

With just one full day in the village, I had to enlist a crew to carry my equipment. #villagegirlsareballer #balyolu

With just one full day in the village, I had to enlist a crew to carry my equipment. #villagegirlsareballer #balyolu

Children with glasses: #thebest
#balyolu

Children with glasses: #thebest
#balyolu

Higher parts of the village are in full bloom. Meet Elif’s #bees. #balyolu

Higher parts of the village are in full bloom. Meet Elif’s #bees. #balyolu

Got up at 4:30am to watch the sun rise in the village. #balyolu #sunrise

Got up at 4:30am to watch the sun rise in the village. #balyolu #sunrise

Old Greek village door in Gökçeada, Turkey.

Old Greek village door in Gökçeada, Turkey.