Valentine’s Day 2012 – Hot Air Balloon Ride

February 14, 2012: Valentine’s Day 2012

Hot Air Balloon Ride - Valentine's Day 2012

I’ve never had an eventful and memorable Valentine’s Day experience. I never saw it coming though that this year would be a whole lot different. I missed the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark, Pampanga.. FOR THIS. An hour of Hot Air Balloon ride in Cappadocia, Nevsehir in Turkey! Glad we went there during the winter season cos the snow made the sight more beautiful (at least for me who just experienced snow for the first time 😀 )

We all agreed to be ready by 5AM that day so we could fly early. The flight gave me such an amazing and magical feeling! Truly an unforgettable experience. I consider this as one of the most beautiful mornings in my life. The sight was so spectacular that’s why I’m pretty sure that my colleagues were hoping that they’re with their husbands/wives/girlfriends and boyfriends on this special day for lovers.

Hot Air Balloon ride costs $240 (Php10,080) per head and I think that it’s really worth it! Thank you, GSK, for treating us to an amazing ride!

First everrr Hot Air Balloon Ride

V-Day 2012 with colleagues

Hot Air Balloon Photos by Marc Manalastas 2 copy

Up, up here we go! :D

I took a lot of photos of the beautiful sight. The rock formations, the snow, the other Hot Air Balloons.. Ahh. They’re truly AMAZING!!! Hope you guys enjoy!

Cappadocia, Turkey | Photo by Joanna Armendez

Cappadocia, Turkey | Photo by Joanna Armendez
Cappadocia, Turkey | Photo by Joanna Armendez
Cappadocia, Turkey | Photo by Joanna Armendez
Cappadocia, Turkey | Photo by Joanna Armendez
Cappadocia, Turkey | Photo by Joanna Armendez
Cappadocia Turkey | Photo by Joanna Armendez
Cappadocia, Turkey | Photo by Joanna Armendez
Cappadocia, Turkey | Photo by Joanna Armendez
Very nice weather
Cappadocia, Turkey | Photo by Joanna Armendez
Cappadocia Turkey | Photo by Joanna Armendez
Cappadocia Turkey | Photo by Joanna Armendez
Cappadocia Turkey | Photo by Joanna Armendez
Photo by Joanna Armendez
V-Day 2012 Hot Air Balloon Ride

They served us wine and cake after the amazing ride

Photo in the middle and at the right by Marc Manalastas
Left – With our pilot Mustafa | Right – With our tour guide, Mete

We were given our flight certificates after.

Butterfly Balloons Flight Certificate

I bought this cutesy souvenir shirt from another location for only TL 15 (Php375)! 🙂

Cappadocia, Turkey Souvenir Shirt

I found vids on youtube. I regret that I was not able to record videos during the ride! 😀

 

5 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day 2012 – Hot Air Balloon Ride”

    1. Thanks, Dianne! 🙂 My camera is not superb though 🙂

      I’m a follower of your blog and I visit it every so often. Your shots are amazing! 🙂

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    1. Hello! 🙂 Your visit would be really worth it. The photos actually do not suffice in showing how beautiful the place is 🙂

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