Floating Over Fairy Chimneys!

Watching dawn break over the spectacular landscape of Cappadocia is a breathtaking sight and best appreciated from a balloon! This dramatic terrain is made up of consolidated volcanic ash – known as tuff – that has eroded over millions of years, to form surreal shapes and caves. Early Christians hid in these caves to evade persecution by invading Romans. These are still in use today and some have been converted to beautiful little hotels and homestays, that are way more atmospheric than the larger chains in Goreme! Below are a few images of our balloon ride, that I think are perfect for this weeks photo challenge!

Balloon and Cave Dwellings – Cappadocia

Balloon over the moonscape!

Balloon ride - Cappadocia, Turkey

Balloon ride - Cappadocia, Turkey

And here are more images:

Needless to say the balloon ride is exciting, exhilarating and a ‘must do’ on any Turkey itinerary!

Until next time…happy travels, no matter where life takes you!

Check out other great entries for this weeks photo challenge here

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