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Balloons over Cappadocia, a World Heritage Site

Wafting over the fairy chimneys in a Goreme hot air balloon.

On the morning of the eclipse, we awoke before dawn to set out on an unforgettable hot air balloon ride over the unearthly landscapes of Cappadocia.

Unesco has declared Cappadocia a World Heritage Site.

filmmaker: Blennylips

country: Turkey

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