Friday, February 16, 2007

A Balloon Flight

We went hot-air ballooning in the desert this morning & its the most fun thing I've done in a long time. Being in the sky and looking down on the desert is quite an experience. Its a bit like looking at the sea & its vastness. Its humbling and makes you wonder at the scale of the universe. Here are a few pictures we took...

This is the balloon being inflated & then the take-off on the right: This was the view from 2000 feet. (This is how it would feel to stand on the top floor of the Burj Dubai):
After the desert landscape when we finally saw an oasis below us, some of the women in the balloon went 'aaww!'. It really is brilliant to see that piece of green in the brown. Unfortunately I didnt get a picture of that due to the fog.
Well, this picture is my favourite. Can you spot the shadow our balloon casts on the sand behind? Pretty awesome, isn't it?

9 comments:

Jeetu said...

Wow, a balloon flight. That's exciting. Dubai's beautiful from up there. Nice snaps.
And thanks Radha for sharing our grief.

Lotus Reads said...

Oh, my, you lucky,lucky girl, Radha, wish I could have had this experience, it sounds ever so cool! How many people can the balloon fit at a time?

Radha said...

Jeetu, hi,
The pictures are not really of Dubai but the desert on the outskirts. I'm glad you liked the pics.

Lotus,
Yes, it was quite cool getting that birds eye view. The balloon we flew in was quite big, so there were 20 people in the balloon-cart.

Kishor Cariappa said...

Nice pics, looks exciting!

Radha said...

Thanks Kishor!

Destitute Rebel said...

Must be a wonderful experience, Dubai has a lot of experiences to offer, most of them amazing, keep trying new adventures and you will never get bored. flying, skydiving, deep sea diving, ultra light, shooting, you name it they have it.

Radha said...

Hi DR, nice to see you here on my blog !

You're right, a lot to do in Dubai....whats 'ultra light' though?? Havent heard abt that yet...

Moi said...

awesome!!! and yeah the shadow of the balloon makes the pic priceless:)

Radha said...

Moi,

Hi, great to see you here! And thanks for the compliment!