Sunday, July 21, 2013

Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey, Nov 2012

Dear Diary,

Cappadocia is a beautiful region blessed with many natural wonders. One of the popular and unique activities among tourists there is hot air balloon riding. This activity was not included in our itinerary but it was listed as one of the extra options available.

Whoever wants to join this activity, the payment is USD200++. I can’t remember the exact amount. Since it was expensive for us, neither Hubby nor I join. We thought it was better if we use the money for other stuffs. Furthermore, the kids couldn’t join. 

My father in law and brothers in law did join though. They departed in the morning wee hours (before dawn). They got to watch sunrise on the hot air balloon. After the ride was over, they were given certificate. Ain’t that something? All pictures here are courtesy of Abah.

I can’t comment much about the experiences (riding hot air balloon, seeing the landscapes), the process, the feelings, etc since I was not there personally. But I very much want to share the pictures. They’re absolutely stunning!

The spectacular surrealistic landscapes combined with excellent flying conditions allow the balloons to gently drift over and between fairy chimneys, pigeon houses hewn into the unique rock formations, orchards and vineyards through impressive valleys, each with distinctive rock formations, colors and features and then float up over rippled ravines for breathtaking views over the region.

4 notes of inspiration:

SL said...

Cantik! Berapa lama pi sana niie? Macam lama so many places dapat cover kannn !! Best!!

Unaizah said...

SL - Kami pi pakej 10D/7N. Memang lama & puaih bejalan. Tiap-tiap hari packed with tempat-tempat utk dilawati. Pagi-pagi dah keluaq hotel berjalan sana-sini sampai la senja/malam.

SL said...

Tudia!!! Best nya :) baguih for kids juga !

Unaizah said...

SL - It was a family vacation. Keluarga besar mertua. Depa bawak habih anak, menantu, cucu semua.