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Hot Air Ballooning In Goa: What It Feels Like

After groggily waking up at 5:15 in the morning – before even a bird had appeared in the sky – I was ready to leave and reach our Hot Air Balloon flight station, some 30 kilometres away from the place where I was staying, at Agonda, South Goa. I’d barely slept the night before, because I was so excited. After all, the idea of flying in basket, led by a 10 meter giant balloon – the first ever method of flight, created by man, was quite a celebration. Flustered and windswept, I reached the location – a long empty ground, almost in the middle of nowhere. I had nearly considered it a bad start of a day, and then my eyes fell on a massive, oval shaped balloon. I’d never seen a Hot Air Balloon from so close, in my life before – and as I remember, it looked beautiful! Under the safe and knowledgeable direction of Rita, our flying pilot, who has been flying this thing for the past 16 years (yes, you read that …