Up, Up and Away

How about a ten minute break from all of the news about the epic flooding (NPR), massive asteroid (NASA) and scary politics (The Economist)? Here are some nifty 360° Videos that will take you on some fairly realistic virtual rides in hot air balloons!

This first clip is from the The Golden Ring of Russia Air Balloon Festival, and it was filmed and posted by AirPano (YouTube, Facebook).

This is a one minute view of a ride in Cappadocia, Turkey.

Here’s a quick ride over the Theban Mountains in Egypt.

If you’re hooked, there a ton more hot air balloon 360° videos on YouTube…

Finally, for those who are too young to know or too old to remember, here’s a fifty year old pre-MTV video flashback from the The 5th Dimension (YouTube, Wikipedia) singing the song that inspired the title of this post.


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