The four-day 15th Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta kicked off last February 11, 2010. I, together with my husband Montsch, and my blogger friends Earth, Jonel, and Mee-i, was there to witness it.
Sleepless, we left Manila around 4am and arrived 6am, just in time for the Philippine Army Flag Jump with Rondalla on Wheels.
Then, the event was officially opened. Participants started to inflate their balloons, and spectators were getting excited. I admit I was so engrossed when the beautiful and unique balloons float in the sky. It was my first time to see a flying hot air balloon.
The Beer bottle-shaped balloon, the Old McDonald Farmhouse hot air balloon, the turtle shaped balloon and the Sun balloon really stand out.
Activities like paragliding exhibition, ultra-light aircraft formation flying, skydiving exhibition, kite flying and more were lined up for the spectators to have fun and enjoy the Valentine holiday at the festival.
The Hot Air Balloon Festival is on until February 14, 2010. This is an event you shouldn’t miss.
Marquee Mall offers a free shuttle with regular trips from MarQuee Mall to the Hot Air Balloon site and vice versa.
Thanks to Kring (with her plurk post, I was able to get an all access pass from Marquee Mall). Also, thanks to Rogue 360 and to Maquee Mall for all the perks!