Location Feature: The Hot Air Balloons of Cappadocia

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In the middle of Turkey sits Cappadocia, a region defined as much by its iconic “fairy chimneys" as by its long and colorful history.

These days, visitors from around the world make the trek to this region to catch a bird’s-eye view of the unique and spectacular scenery. Each morning, 90 balloons lift more than 1,500 passengers high above the landscape, providing one of the best Instagram opportunities the world has to offer.