Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia, Turkey
Waking up inside a cave to look out at sculpted stone mountains with colourful hot air balloons gliding between them… where in the world am I?
Known for it’s fairy tale chimney valley and it’s smurf-like stones, it’s a place almost like no other. Magical.
I found myself in Turkey for easter one year, checking out Istanbul, Gallipoli and the incredible Cappadocia. It’s a very unique and different country, especially the area of Goreme where Cappadocia is found.
After a fair bit of walking and cave discovering, one morning it was time to see the sunrise from a different place… a hot air balloon. Bright and early I’m up and seeing these huge balloons be inflated and baskets attached to them. Climbing in, before long we’re off.
And it’s not one bit scary. The basket is big and sturdy so I felt safe as houses.
I loved glided down through the different valley’s. Each one had different colour combinations going on and the way the light shines over and shades different parts, makes it look like another planet.
It was an awesome experience and one I’d love to have again in the future… maybe over the Serengeti in Africa on day?
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Everytime I see a picture of Cappadocia, my heart skips a beat. So beautiful! Is it safe to travel to Turkey now?
I’m not sure! Cappadocia seems pretty okay, guess you. Just need to be careful in places like Istanbul