The Balloon Bust

DSC_3585We were picked up at 5:00 and transported to the Royal Balloon company headquarters.  After checking in and having breakfast we were informed we would need to wait due to the wind levels.  After an hour of waiting the head pilot announce due to wind condition the Turkish Air Control has banned all hot air balloons from talking off today.  This was also the case yesterday too.  This sucked, not only did we miss what should have been a highlight of this part of our trip, but we had to get up so darn early.  We went back to the hotel and bed.  Jake slept until about 11:00.

One more travel related challenge…

About JSH

There are more than 195 countries in the world by my count and I want to see them all before they all start to look the same – The United Nations has 192 members, but they do not recognized two independent countries, the Vatican City and Kosovo. U.S. Department of State recognizes 194 independent countries around the world, but their list has a political agenda and is missing Taiwan. All of this is without getting into the dozens of territories and colonies that are sometimes called “countries” such as Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Greenland, Palestine, Western Sahara, and even the components of the United Kingdom (such as Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England) and without counting states and provinces like Texas and Montréal that think they are independent countries. No madder how you count or tag them they are changing, starting to look the same and losing a little bit of themself every day. I do not want to see the world through the eyes of Las Vegas or Disney, like reading the Cliff Notes of a Hemingway novel; you get the idea but miss the point! Life is short, but how long live is up to you…
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