We were privileged to float over the "fairy chimneys" of Cappadocia with Royal Ballon on Tuesday, September 17, 2013. Our pilot, David Stanley Parks, made the experience one to remember. Every minute was well organized including a pre-dawn breakfast. I wish we had been in the air to watch the sunrise but it was spectacular despite that. Upon our successful and SMOOTH landing we celebrated our successful journey with a champagne toast (a tradition) and pistachio cookies. David gave some narration about the area but let us enjoy the serenity of the ride also. Loved his Aussie accent. All in all it was a once in a lifetime experience and we certainly got the Royal treatment.