Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from goo.gl/Ta4oAX.
Published November 3rd 2012
Up, Up, And Away
This the only way to fly. A hot air balloon ride may not get you as far as an aeroplane, but it is a far more satisfying experience. To see the world from a bird's eye view must be a truly awing experience.
If you fancy trying something different, then hot air ballooning will be a unique experience that you will carry with you for the rest of your life. Just imagine being so close to a cloud that you can almost touch it. And with those breathtaking views, a camera is a must (just be sure not to drop it).
Taking a hot air balloon ride is a bit like being an old time sailor. You are at the mercy of the winds, and will go wherever it takes you. That does sound a little scary, but with experienced pilots, there's no need to worry. Just look at the beauty of your surroundings and you'll soon be put at ease.
There are a remarkable number of companies that offer hot air balloon rides, each providing a different experience.