Located in the center of Turkey is a region called Cappadocia (or Kapadokya)… it was the reason I decided to travel to Turkey in the first place. The region is geologically and visually stunning! One of the best ways to see it is from the basket of a hot air balloon. Having never been on or around a hot air balloon before, I was entranced with simply seeing all of the balloons being blown up and floating in the air. (I suppose that is why I took so many pictures of them!) They are quite magical, hot air balloons.. and even if you don’t take a ride yourself, you can see them all over the skies in the early morning from anywhere in the area.