I count our Cappadocia hot-air balloon flight as one of life's great thrills.
Here's how a normal flight goes:
The crew picks you up at your hotel before dawn and drives you to the takeoff site. After a chilly dawn launch you float silently above the Cappadocian moonscape dotted with villages, vineyards and fruit orchards for about an hour, coming down in a farmer's field.
The crew retrieves you and the aircraft, then breaks out the bubbly for a traditional champagne toast to a successful aeronautical adventure.