Hop on a hot air ballon in Cambodia, Siem Reap
The joys of ballooning! Standing unharnessed in the wicker basket, flying and swaying gently with the wind, almost makes me believe it to be like the planquins of the gods:-)
This ride takes me back to Jaipur and the hot air balloon there, going up reaching the skies early morning and near sunset- magical, so adventourous!
However getting into a balloon for a ride or getting off it, is not as easy as getting into a bus, or tying a seatbelt in an aircraft, The 6500m balloon needs to be inflated with not hot air cannons that spew air but with an inflator fan!
There are no ladders to climb into the ballon when inflated and looking gigantic- you simply hop on into the basket which also stores lpg gas cylinders that pump air into the hot air balloon during the flight,
I was so captivated with this balloon and the skies and the ride I forgot I had my camera for clickling photos with me! Passing over pvt pools, and castles and heritage sites, with people below all reduced to a mere speck! I eventually went trigger happy.
An expereince worth having I promise:-)
Posted by Mee at 02:07