Mirror Reflections – Turkey & Russia


Cappadocia, Turkey

Balloon Tours, the symbol of Cappadocia, are the most convenient way to see the unmatched beauties of the region. ShoeString will organise your balloon tour with a flight time duration of around one and a half hours and you’ll get to see the farthest points of Cappadocian civilization inaccessible by road.Balloon tours operate between April and November in the mornings (weather conditions permitting). There are few balloons company, with a capacity of 8, 10, 12 and 20 persons.Total tour time in a balloon: The total time includes the transfers between hotel and flight area, balloon safety briefing and preparation actual flight time and after-flight celebration with Champagne, and is approximately 4 hours. The actual flight time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and if you want you can have a short flight in 45 minutes……….

Visit: http://cappadociaguide.wordpress.com/


Velikiye Luki, Russia

On June 9, 2013, Velikiye Luki hosted  the opening of the 18th International Balloon Meet. For the third time Gazprom acts as the general sponsor of this annual event. Nearly 50 balloon pilots from Russia, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine came to the town of Velikiye Luki to take part in the Meet. They are going to compete for winning several prizes, namely the International Cup of Friendship, golden medals of the Women’s Championship of Russia (national competition), the Cup of Russia (national competition), the Cup of Velikiye Luki (international competition among repeat participants) and the Cup of Princess Olga. If the weather conditions are favorable, the balloon pilots will accomplish 50 trials during the Meet………

Visit: http://www.gazprom.com/press/news/2013/june/article164428/

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