In late August of 2018 i was thinking to a take break from work and to travel for a few days. I was shortlisting the places i can go to . A fine day thanks to "Traveling Desi" on YouTube i saw his video of Istanbul and instantly thought "Why not Turkey" . I always wanted to visit Turkey for Eurasian Experience and the Hot Air Ballon in Cappadocia but had never thought i would tick that off my bucket list so soon and was thinking it was a still a distant dream.
A quick search on Skyscanner for Flights from Bengaluru to Istanbul and found a value for money deal on Kuwait Airways and the flight was booked
Visa : As i already had a USA B1 visa i could take an eVisa online for 44 USD .
With the tickets sorted out i started to chalk out the plan for the 13 days . The route i planned initially was
I planned 4 days in Istanbul , 2 days when i arrive and 2 days before returning back to India.
While search for the recommendations for Cappadocia i read a few comments that the hot air ballon is weather dependent and if wished to experience that one should plan properly . So to be sure that i had that experience i booked my accommodations for Istanbul for first and last 2 days and only till Cappadocia and left all other hotel bookings and travel arrangements to be done on the go.