Hot Air Balooning
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We woke up at the crack of dawn to go out on a hot air balloon. We were very fortunate as it was almost too windy to go. There were 2 elderly german couples in the same basket as us which i will never forget. It was soo serene & peaceful from up there. I cant even really begin to describe it but recommend it to anybody - even if you are scared of heights - you are travelling so slowly you hardly even notice how high you really are. The ride started off in darkness but ended in complete sunshine. The sunrise was absolutely stunning and it was the first Northern Territory sunrise i ever experienced. Whatta beauty. As we were landing the driver told us all to bend our knees for safety reasons and the germans were saying (i have NO idea how to spell this or even say it correctly!) "Loka-in-de-hoof-deh" which i believe means bend the knees or something similar??? I would very much appreciate anyone who can speak german to correct me here please! we were trying to say it and they just couldnt stop laughing which made us laugh even more.
We finished the afternoon off by going to the Desert Park in Alice Springs, which you must-see to get an idea of all the animals living in the outback! I was even surprised at how many there were! Plenty of Australian animals in the natural habitats with lots of info.