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Monday, 16 June 2014

Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia

This is one of the actual reasons why I went to Cappadocia: To ride on a hot air balloon. Before I start telling you about my hot air balloon experience, I have to confess something about myself. I HAVE FEAR OF TAKEOFFS!!! Yes, you read it right! I have a major fear of take offs, it's so bad that actual tears roll down my eyes when we take off. Thanks to my husband, who always holds my hands and explains me that there are more chances of dying in a car crash than in a plane crash but my silly mind doesn't understand that. You don't even want to sit next to me when the plane goes through turbulence. Poor husband! Anyhow, I told you this piece of information about myself so that you know that me, who is scared of takeoffs, was extremely comfortable during the hot air balloon ride. Sounds strange right? Guess that's how I am made!

We booked our balloon ride with Turkiye balloons based on our hotel's recommendation. The balloon company picked us up at 4.15am in the morning and took us to a restaurant for breakfast buffet. I personally couldn't eat much as it was very early in the morning, however I enjoyed a strong cup of coffee.  Later they drove us to the site from where the balloons take off. Trust me, I was so excited to do this trip that I wanted to get into the balloon's basket as soon as possible. Soon we got to fly and the experience was surreal. Slight breeze touching the face along with the warm sunshine of the rising sun, nothing could be more romantic than that. What can I say about the views? They were simply amazing. 

Once we landed after the trip, we were greeted by the crew with champagne and then awarded us the certificates for completing the journey. It was so much fun! I totally totally totally recommend doing the balloon ride, especially with Turkiye balloons as they treated us all so well and made our experience into a good memory. 


  1. Some incredible photos you have here! Looks like you had an amazing experience x

  2. Lovely pictures! Something one should do for sure!!

  3. This is just gorgeous! Ballooning here is so high up on my travel bucket list - I would just LOVE to go one day :)

  4. Hot air balloon. . Ooooohh. Must have been one hell of an adventure.



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