A balloon ride over Cappadocia in central Turkey may look like you’ve gone back in time 4,000 years – but the reality is you’ll only be a few thousand feet in the air! Many years ago the area was home to traders, but these days it’s the unique landscapes that bring visitors from far and wide. The jagged, somewhat craggy rock formations are reminiscent of prehistoric ages but from above, they’re a sight to behold.
If you want to view the way that elements, erosion and eruptions have had a hand in shaping the incredible landscape, take a balloon from the town of Goreme with its famous “fairy chimneys”. Walking through the area would most likely be an impossible task, but from overhead, you can do anything! While you’re soaring through the skies, don’t forget to catch a glimpse of the way humanity has shaped the area, taking in everything from churches to vineyards.
If you want a top tip, try and take flight in the morning. This is the best time for photography, to savour your memories!