Kapadokya I – Balloon tour

I’ve always wanted to visit this amazing place for its amazing terrain. Cappadocia/kapadokya either means the land of beautiful horses or low country and has references in the gospel as “god fearing jews”. Not too sure about the religious references but there were many churches in the ruins and underground caves in this trip.

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We were very happy to be passengers once again!!
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Even happier when we found out they served sandwiches on board.
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We couldn’t really take pictures at the bay.
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We arrived at our hostel after a very bumpy ride on the airport shuttle which costed 20TL. Apal greeted us at the door and told us we were the only guests in the hostel and offered to put us up at another hostel. But we settled for this hostel because it was a cave! It is nice because the interiors of the caves are always cool no matter how hot it is outside. I read that it will be the average of the annual temperature and I guess we are lucky for this case
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And we have to get up at 4AM for the 5AM pick up for the hot air balloon ride. Some of us wake up earlier so we can get ready. 
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We were given these stickers upon boarding the bus and we belong to the pink team!! We had a slight delay because of the yellow flag which indicates weather hold! Green would mean good to go and red will mean that our flight will be cancelled/postponed! After half an hour, we got the green flag!
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And our balloon is up! It’s so cute to see them using a fan to blow them up!

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It was breathtaking!

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These are the famous fairy chimneys! That are completely natural. The guide always say that the only thing man made are the caves.

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Hahah these caterpillar is Emine’s grandchild’s toy and she likes to take pictures of it with her travels.IMG_8898IMG_8896

This is the landing pose! Hahah it was pretty rough because I knocked my head on the pole behind me even those I was adopting the pose. We then decided to sit down all the way – safest.

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We did it!!!!! And here are our 12 people gang for the balloon with our balloon pilot. Love how they are balloon pilots btw. Sound so cute and carefree.

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And some champagne to celebrate the flight! Such a cute idea.
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We made friends too! 
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We were back at the hostel and Apal made us some breakfast! Free flow of bread and coffee and tea. It’s a simple life because most of our meals are more or less decided. And for breakfast, it was just “eh how many bread did you have alr?” HAHA
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Time check: 830AM

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