May 8, 2009
We liked the scenery in Yangshuo so much that the next day we decided to tour it in another exciting way– in a hot air balloon! The cost was US $75/ person, which is much more than we normally spend on this trip, but probably a bargain compared to prices back home. Our balloon had just 5 people in it- the driver, one other couple, and us. I was shocked how close the flames get to your head when you are standing inside the balloon. They ought to warn people not to wear hairspray, cause that could be very bad! The views were amazing from up in the air, even with the slight haze, but again I remembered that I am afraid of heights! I took silly photos of myself to keep me from thinking about the fact that we were so high off the ground with only a basket under our feet and a balloon of hot air to keep us in the sky. The ride was amazing and if you are going to try hot air ballooning, we highly recommend Yangshuo as the place to try it!
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