• Cass Lau

Google Images, the Go-To Site for Touristy Photos

Check out this photo of the hot air balloons in Cappadocia (Kappadokia) in Turkey, freshly taken from the internet. No I kid. I know this cover image looks like I pulled it off Google's photostock but I swear I took this myself.

We had to wake up at 3:30am to ride the balloons. Thankfully I still was getting over a 5-hour jet-lag so this was manageable. I honestly did not now what to expect. Would we be cheated? Sorely disappointed by the sight? Asked to turn back cause the weather conditions were not good-- yes this is possible and happened to some people we met on the tour group the day before.

But we literally #wokeuptothis.

I don't know about you but this is a life-sized version of the Marauder's Map to me (Harry Potter reference).

And for those of you who are afraid of heights, the pilots are REALLY GOOD. Our pilot landed perfectly on his carriage after the ride.

And for the naysayers that think this is a waste of time... I can't help you there. Please learn how to have fun.

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