4:30 am – Wake up in our cave-dorm to be shuttled away by Ürgup Balloons
6:30 am – Jump into a basket that is just about to win against gravity.
Far off in the distance, over 100 kilometers away, stands the extinct volcano, Mount Erciyes. Legendary site of St. George’s dragon slaying, and source of the geologic material that has eroded into the Cappadocian wonderland. You can just baaarely see it here.