If you go Ballooning once in your life, make sure it is in Cappadocia, Turkey – gopro_tourist
And I did it! Yuhuuuu
It was my bucket list, top of the list and I made it!
Till now I still can feel how happy and amazed I was when finally I live my dream and the fact that my dream are absolutely awesome!
Lets the pictures tell the story. Shall we?
About 4.30 am we were woken up by the hotel to get ready. The balloon company apparently did not recorded our booking via email properly and we almost miss our flight but luckily our hotel call the balloon company and they still manage to pick up us on time before the last balloon take off. In the photo Oggy do the registration for us and other passenger already board the balloon
On the way from hotel to the departure site the view was already so awesome as we passed by so many other balloons that were getting ready to fly. It so many of them and it absolutely thing that not everyday I can see and of course have not seen before. On this photo I took a selfie of balloons which about to fly while waiting for Oggy do registration for us
We are on board! finally. For lady it is advisable to wear comfortable shoes and long pants instead of skirt as we need to climb up to the basket. legit climbing ^.^
Perfect time capturing the blue balloon fire up
Our first selfie on board and on the background are the red valley. We still quite far from it thus look small but actually it look like a giant red wall if see it from the city center
I been planning to take this shoot since i got goPro hehehe
can exactly see that we are on the balloon basket
Amaze by what we seen in front of us #totalsilent
Balloon were flying low and through caves
Small windows on the caves are pigeon houses
On board with us there was a team of youtube artist who did their show. I forgot their name but one sentence that the host keep repeating were ” The best way to enjoy Cappadocia view are through air balloon. It looks like mars on earth” I do agree with him and I bet you too 🙂
One of my favourite photo. “Photoception”
See how unique the landscape are. It’s like nothing special except random air balloons everywhere on top of valley and caves with colourful skyline during sunrise ^o^
If you notice, on the right corner of the photo, you can see how close we were with the valley. It is very important to choose the balloon company that provide experience pilot that can give us different level flying experience. Our pilot make few actions that really fun and push adrenalin. For example this time he brought us closer to the valley, like really close and when it look like we about to crash, he directly make the balloon fly up super fast and all the passenger were scream little bit. It was really fun 😀
We manage to took a romantic shoot on our own #preciousmoment
Sunrise. FYI, air balloon are safely fly at maximum of 29 degree Celsius. During summer only 1 flight per day which is morning flight and during winter there 2 flights per day: morning and afternoon flight
was having a moment here YOLO
Love my invention on using goPro to take photo of me but in the angle like somebody took the photo for me without me noticing it hehehehehe
Have I mentioned that we were slept only for 2 hours the night before this flight? so, excuse my happy puffy face 🙂
It supposed to be ‘ OMG we did it” expression hahahahhaha
Our balloon company is Voyanger Balloon ( http://www.voyagerballoons.com/ ) and they are the only company which have smiley face on their balloon
They fold the balloon right away after landing. Impressive work
Champagne after landing. Me and our balloon Pilot (forgotten his name)
Photo with Japanese tourists. Mom and daughter who are in the same basket with us
Cheers to wonderful time
We got our fly certificates at the end of the ride and the owner of this voyager balloon is super awesome. He can speak so many languages and gave us few presents as apology. He shouldn’t have to do it because we had a really wonderful time during the balloon ride and had forgotten all the morning story in which he almost forget to pick us for the ride 😀
I will write another post on how to select the best balloon company that offer best value for your budget, how to get free upgrade and the different between normal, comfort and luxury flight. Done enough research on my own thus I can make a good summary out of it that can help you to plan for your future trip.