This was probably one the most amazing experiences of my life. I woke up around 5:45 am to get picked up by the Kapadokya (or Cappadocia) balloon company. We drove out to a field where it started to rain so the flight was almost canceled. A few minutes later the rain stopped and the weather was perfect. Cappadocia is known for having some of the best hot air balloon pilots in the world and after this trip I can see why. We came inches away from jagged rocks and cliffs. For our final landing the pilot landed the 20 person hot air balloon on a 5X10 foot plank attached to the back of a jeep. He did this without touching the ground first, we came from thousands of feet in the sky to land on a wooden plank on the back of a jeep, it was amazing.
Here are my pics from the hot air balloon ride. I have tons more, and I also have videos. If you every visit Turkey this is an absolute must. Apart from Kenya, Cappadocia is known for being the best place to take a hot air balloon ride.
Enjoy the pics and let me know what you think!
This is the goal post pic, we flew right between these two rocks
Lonely hot air balloon flying in the clouds above Rose Canyon
The Rose Canyon
The balloons are coming!
…and more balloons
the engines that power the balloon and shoot flames into it
Inflating the hot air balloon
Hot air balloons up in the clouds
I love this pic, hot air balloons just about to pass a cliff in the Rose Canyon
A shot straight down, thousands of feet in the air
A balloon flying over the Rose Canyon, another favorite pic of mine
The hot air balloon being inflated, first it starts with 2 giant fans, then the flame/hot air
Cave houses we flew over in the hot air balloon
A little bit of champagne after our flight
The trip was amazing and breathtaking, I hope you enjoyed the pics!
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