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51. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 10y

blue and green shirted players

I stand to be corrected.

Blue and RED shirts.

52. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 10y

Quoting james

Siwa? Never heard of it; where is it?

Its an oasis west of Cairo in Egypt

53. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 10y

Quoting james

Quoting Raven

I've been thinking about this one since the thread started and i really don't know, it really depends on the day but today it would be Siwa , outside the tourist season there are few visitors but it is one of the most tranquil places i've been which would suit me fine at the moment, as were i currently am is a bit stressful...

Siwa? Never heard of it; where is it?

As Wouterr said its an Oasis in Egypt, its easiest reached from Alexandria by bus. while we were there we stayed in a place called the desert rose, it took about an hour to get to it from the square near the Shali by donkey taxi, there was no electricity so the stars in the sky weren't dimmed by artificial light, small lanterns and torches were the only light to help with reading, the roof of the building was the perfect place to watch the sun go down before going for a swim in the pool, the local people were very friendly and had great senses of humour.... the food was amazing except for the pizza, well for me dates on a cheese pizza just doesn't go, but its my own fault for ordering pizza in the middle of the desert...

54. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 10y

I honestly have no idea. Lots of great places, not one which i'd choose over any other. And in fairness, i think that if i did ever find somewhere which i thought was 'unbeatable' i'd be kind of depressed. Most of the fun of travelling is not knowing what will hapen next, and what amazuing things you will see or what amazing places you will visit.

55. Posted by emils (Full Member 8 posts) 10y

So far mine would just have to be Mooloolaba, Queensland Australia. I don't know what it was about it but when you go for 3 days and end up staying for 2 months, not even noticing the time flying by, you know you've found somewhere brilliant. I suppose it was the chilled out atomsphere, the beautiful beach, the most amazing poeple I met there and because it was the first place I ended up as a solo traveller. Well it means a lot to me anyway.

It's strange a lot of you have been to the same places but have completely different thoughts about them. I think it's all about the people you meet, which is so important when you're travelling. As long as you are in good company, it doesn't matter where you are.

56. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Quoting Raven

Quoting james

Quoting Raven

I've been thinking about this one since the thread started and i really don't know, it really depends on the day but today it would be Siwa , outside the tourist season there are few visitors but it is one of the most tranquil places i've been which would suit me fine at the moment, as were i currently am is a bit stressful...

Siwa? Never heard of it; where is it?

As Wouterr said its an Oasis in Egypt, its easiest reached from Alexandria by bus. while we were there we stayed in a place called the desert rose, it took about an hour to get to it from the square near the Shali by donkey taxi, there was no electricity so the stars in the sky weren't dimmed by artificial light, small lanterns and torches were the only light to help with reading, the roof of the building was the perfect place to watch the sun go down before going for a swim in the pool, the local people were very friendly and had great senses of humour.... the food was amazing except for the pizza, well for me dates on a cheese pizza just doesn't go, but its my own fault for ordering pizza in the middle of the desert...

Hmmm - sounds like heaven to me (minus the pizza)

57. Posted by SuperBrat (Full Member 107 posts) 10y

Quoting emils

It's strange a lot of you have been to the same places but have completely different thoughts about them. I think it's all about the people you meet, which is so important when you're travelling. As long as you are in good company, it doesn't matter where you are.

I always believed that its the place and not the people. My experiences have always been peppered with good things when the people Ive met or travelled with have made it all that more special.

58. Posted by SuperBrat (Full Member 107 posts) 10y

Correction - I meant the poeple, not the place!

59. Posted by bibs (Full Member 89 posts) 10y

My Heaven is still in my dreams -its Machu picchu -the Inca trail.
I may see it one day,though not sure.

Untill now Himalayan country which has fascinated me most. Thrice I have tried to settle down nearby but without success. My last attempt was in 2001 near Rudraprayag in Garhwal Himalayas. There I stayed for three months with some charitable organisation running a hospital.
It was pure heaven.. ALKANANDA flowing by with high snow peaks all around. But family commitments are above all in our INDIAN society.
still waiting for the right time and opportunity ..may fly away with the wings of a bird.

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