Göreme, 50180 Göreme Belediyesi/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
Breaking DawnI can't say that I thoroughly enjoyed my balloon ride experience in Cappadocia. I have other fonder memories of my travels there like the lovely cave hotel we stayed at, the best EVER lentil soup we had, or the magical mushroom top chimneys that make up some of its most distinct landscape. However, having said that, I must admit seeing all the balloons up at once and having them laced against the horizon was quite a sight to behold. Crammed in like sardines, somehow I captured this single balloon in the far off distance in the haze of morning light, simply by itself and away from the hoard that our balloon was a part of.
Some advice for those of you thinking of doing a balloon ride on your trip to Cappadocia. One, find out how many people they allow on board. If it's more than 16 persons (I counted 21 on ours), find out if they offer rides at a premium for fewer passengers. It's an expensive ride regardless, so it's worth paying a bit more to have some elbow room.