June 14, 2018

BALLOONING IN CAPPADOCIA

One of the must-dos in Cappadocia is to go on a balloon ride early in the morning to better appreciate the beauty of the place. And so we lifted off just as dawn was breaking with the balloon glowing like a living thing and slowly ascended up to a kilometer until we punched through the cloud cover and met the sun rise beside Mount Erciyes. It was an awesome moment that all 12 of us passengers fell into a hushed silence, not wanting to break the sublime stillness that surrounded us. We floated above the incredible landscape at a lower level passing thru the pointed fairy chimneys, pigeon houses and…