Riding a Hot Air Balloon

I absolutely loved my experience, which was a present for me from my Dad. I asked why did he bought that as a birthday present, I didn’t asked for that in the first place, he just told me “Secret, just enjoy the ride and you will feel great” at the back of my mind, my dad is really strange.  Maybe because he already had the experience in that ride or maybe because he enjoyed it, so that’s why he bought that for me. Well it’s for me to find out.

There were questions that really bothers me about the ride or how could I react if I’m already there.

What would I wear?

Funny thing is that I really don’t know what to wear, but I decided to wear a jacket because I thought it will be that cold. For a hot air balloon to fly or to work it needs a balloon’s burners and open flames, so surprisingly it’s very H-O-T even if its windy, I felt really warm. But still I enjoyed it.

Is hot air ballooning safe?

It’s absolutely safe! Pilots were very professional and they really give an instruction on what we will do if something happen and they provide safety gear, too.

Where would it land?

This is my favourite part! Know why? Because I thought it would be the same as the airplane landed but it’s not. What I did was I squat to ensure that I will be safe but the pilot gives an instruction for us to be safe. Landings are likely to be a wee bit bumpy, but all I can say is that “expect the unexpected landing”. Because we landed at the sea side.

Can I take a “Selfie” during the ride or can take some pictures?

I wonder on how I could possibly take some photos because I’m scared that my phone will fall, so I asked one of their staff if I can possibly take some photos during the ride and she answered a big YES. She then gave me a wrist strap for my phone to secure it and I started to capture those awesome views, without worrying that my phone will fall.

How could I enjoy the ride?

Since I’m really into Mother Nature, I definitely enjoyed the ride. It was lovely seeing the mountains, the houses, seas, and the people are getting smaller as the balloons went up, and the busy cities. It’s really fascinating as soon as you’re on top. I felt that I can barely touch the clouds and I can feel the heat of the sun which is quite really hot. It was really fun!

I thought that it would be very boring on riding a hot air balloon because it not like a roller coaster ride, or a zipline ride, but it’s not, for real. How about you? Did you experience the same thing like I do? Or something more fantastic? Share your experience  here, too.

Why You Ought To Try Riding A Hot Air Balloon

Planning for a vacation would be great, especially when you’re planning to go with your friends or your family to spend some quality time. But what would be the possible things to do? Or anything adventurous activities, just to make sure that they are having fun?

My brother suggested that we will try the hot air balloon ride, and I find it exciting because one of my friends have already experienced it.

But I started to ask myself, can my nephews enjoy the ride even if there are six years old and the other one is nine years old? Would they allow my best friend to ride on the hot air balloon even if she’s six months pregnant? Could it be possible?

Here’s what I realised during the ride:

Kids are allowed with an adult supervision. Before our flight, I asked my friend if they will allow the children aged six and nine years old to enjoy the hot air balloon ride and she said yes as long as my nephews are at least 4ft 6 inches tall and they will be accompanied by an adult.

Bringing of cameras. Yes, they allow me to bring my camera during the departure to capture some beautiful scenes but also they told me that I need to secure it so that it won’t fall.

It can accommodate up to 14 people. Since we are nine in the family, I thought that they will not allow us, but surprisingly they allow us to enjoy the ride together. They gave us the biggest hot air balloon that would definitely fit from 12-14 people while on the smaller hot air balloon it will only accommodate for 2-4 people.

Incomparable view on top. We went up for almost 3,000 feet approximately. It’s possible for us to reach 5,000 feet that would really depends on airspace and it would vary, but the view was still great.

Pregnant women are not allowed to ride in the hot air balloon. Unfortunately, my best friend was not able to take the ride because she is six months pregnant, she was sad for that incident but it’s for her own good.

No Smoking! You can’t smoke in or around a hot air balloon because the propene is highly flammable. It’s sort of self-explanatory why.

Don’t drink too much water or coffee. There are no bathrooms in there, so better not drink too much of water before your ride. Simply, there’s no loo for you to use.

Overall? It was all worth it. You just have to be brave enough to give it a shot. But then again, you won’t regret it plus the fact that the whole experience itself is priceless.

So, question. Are you “IN” in this type of adventure? If not, you’re really missing out, I tell you. This should be in your bucket list!

Anyway, whether or not you’d adventurous self want to try this or not, the point is it’s fun to experience new things.