Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sunrise over Cappadocia

We awakened at 4:30 a.m. to catch the van, that took us to the check in center, to catch another van, to get to the take off point for the balloon ride. Ballooning is a huge business here in Cappadocia, which is a good thing. That's because it's more fun and dramatic to see dozens of balloons in the air than just your own.

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip, which was with Atmosfer Balloons and with pilot Fatih Yilman. See more photos here.

Tips for travellers: If you have a choice, get in the balloon with the smaller basket and be the last one in. You want be on the outside for the least obstructions by other passengers. Also, earplugs are useful in case you end up under the blasting burner.

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