Hot Air Balloon Tours
One of the most romantic and unforgettable moments of Cappadocia holidays is the hot air balloon tours of Cappadocia.
1.The first subjects of the hot air balloon were a duck, a lamb and a rooster. Yes, you didn’t read it wrong! The first manned flight trials were initiated in Paris by Frenchman Joseph Michel Montgolfier and his brother Jacques Etienne Montgolfier.
2.After the balloon tour, champagne comes from French culture. The first balloon flight trials took place on farms and fields in Paris. These flights started by French aristocrats started to disturb and intimidate the workers in the fields.
3.The most interesting of hot air balloons is in Bristol. Those who ride a hot air balloon with a glass basket are afraid of the view from under their feet at first but then they get used to it.
4.Did you know that there is an annual hot air balloon festival in the world? At the balloon festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico, you can see 700 balloons in the sky during the festival (9 days).
5.The most important difference of a hot air balloon from other vehicles is that you cannot control the flight direction. The hot air balloon, which is moving in the direction of the wind, is actually a curiosity.
6.Balloons are not only used for tourist or science purposes but also for duels. According to the famous story in France, in 1808 two young men fall in love with a girl in France.
7.In the American Civil War, hot air balloons are being used for the first time as agents. During the war, the soldiers rose to the sky with the balloon and can see from which side the enemy is moving.
8.One of the most popular activities between the 1800s and 1900s was balloon jumping. Crazy and adventurous pilots tie themselves to the balloon rising to the sky without a basket.