One of the highlights of my trip to Turkey in May was a balloon flight in Cappadocia.
You can see more about that day of my trip in Cappadocia to Antakya.
I will start this post off with the same picture my previous post started with. Mainly because it is one of my favorite pictures. We had hoped that we would be taking off at dawn, but the wind was blowing too hard.
We were originally scheduled for the day before, but the conditions were even worse and we didn’t even make it to the launch site.
We were anxiously waiting and then the word came that we would be taking off.
You can see the gas burning above me as it warms up the interior of the balloon.
The sky was so beautiful with all the balloons suspended in the air as they floated gracefully along.
We moved along slowly and it was so peaceful and quiet. The view was absolutely beautiful as we drifted above the amazing rock formations of the area.
We could also see our hotel as we drifted by.
For a picture from the ground see my post: Ankara to Cappadocia
I really like the interplay between the light and shadow in this picture.
In the center of this picture you can see the Fairy Chimneys that we had visited the day before.
We all had a toast with the wonderful Cherry Juice that they have in Turkey. Then it was off to board the bus for our trip to Antakya.
Definitely a day that I will remember.
Have you been on a Balloon flight?
p.s. You may also want to look at my post: Cappadocian Scenery