Egypt - Luxor - Lots of Balloons.JPG
Hot air balloons are a popular attraction on the west bank of the Nile River in Luxor. The launches are restricted to early morning to ensure lift. After a balloon came down in an off-limits antiquity several years ago, the industry became lightly regulated and required pilot training. We went up about 3K ft and were afforded a wonderful panorama of the Luxor area, the surrounding temples, and even a peek over the hills into the Valley of the Kings (it looks very different from the air than the ground).