Travelogue

Balooning over Cappadocia

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Cappadocia is Turkey’s most visually striking region famed for its lunar landscape. The most interesting places are near Urgup, Goreme, Uchisar, Avanos and Mustafapaşa , where erosion has formed caves and famous fairy chimneys. Sculptured soft volcanic rock and historic painted cave churches are simply enchanting but flying at dawn above this incredible landscape is a must, as Cappadocia is the land with sensational sunrises and sunsets and also of an unforgiving terrain, sometimes impossible to reach on foot. To take off before the sunrise in a hot air balloon and witnessing kilometres of panoramic vistas and breathtaking nature is an experience hard to forget. Drifting just above the fairy chimneys, seeing the surreal landscape below and observing the light painting the world is truly the top experience in Turkey.

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