Balloons over Cappadocia

Only a few hours after I arrived in the area I was given a grand introduction to the unique landscape of Cappadocia, Turkey – from a hot air balloon! From aboard the 12 passenger yellow ballon I both fulfilled a childhood dream of flying in a balloon and was awed by sights before me. The sunrise was long and soft and I was amazed at how close my pilot, Kamal, was able to get to the fairy chimneys and other formations during our flight. After landing I was told that there were over 100 other balloons in the sky that morning, a statistic that my guide didn’t believe until she started counting them in my photos. “Yes,” she concluded, “I believe there really were over 100 balloons in the sky!”
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6 thoughts on “Balloons over Cappadocia

  1. Jenn, I have yet to explore Cappadocia, but such images captured from the skies are indeed tempting! A few years ago, my husband and I embarked on a hot air balloon journey in France’s Loire Valley. It was intimidating, so I was pleased that our balloon didn’t ascend too high. You, however, look like you really reached impressive heights!

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    1. This was my first ever balloon ride so I didn’t know what to expect. Yes, we were really high at some points because we kept floating over and into valleys. It was really remarkable!

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