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Hot Air Ballooning  over Cappadocia  

Hot Air Ballooning over Cappadocia

Our balloon was the first one off the ground, giving us wonderful views of the other balloons yet to take off.
Day 8 : Goreme (Cappadocia), Turkey

September 28th 2008
Early morning surprise I begrudgingly woke up at 5:00am this morning to get ready for my sunrise hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia. I had originally not planned on doing this particular ride because of the cost, opting instead to do the ride over the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, but after much umming & aaahing (something not unsurprising of me) I eventually got swayed by the masse ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Central Anatolia » Cappadocia

Turkish Flag Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... ... read more
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