"Flying in a hot air balloon has always been part of my bucket list. So, when I went on my solo trip to Melbourne, I found the opportunity with Global Ballooning Australia and took it!
It started with waking up at 3am to get on our tour bus from the city to Yarra Valley.
When we got there, we helped set up the balloons then took flight in the dark.
As soon as we were in the sky, the sunrise welcomed us with the most breathtaking view. We saw the valley beneath us, filled with grapevines, cows, sheep, and kangaroos.
The serenity and joy felt in the sky was like no other.
When we landed, me and my new set of friends helped pack up the balloons with cows by our side, then ended the perfect morning with a delicious breakfast buffet and a glass of bubbly.
Definitely a trip I will never forget. No occasion, Just a big check off the bucket list! "
by Paulina Roa