I've had some wonderful experiences over the years, but I think the moment that stays most vivid with me is a sunset over Bali, seen from Gili Air.
I travelled for 3 months with my 5-year-old son, and we'd just arrived at Gili Air after some tough weeks, we'd found a wonderful place to stay, no people at all, only a few local kids on the beach. My son was playing in the sand, I was relaxing on the beach, enjoying the sound of the water and the rest was just silence. The sun was setting over Gunung Agung and the sky turned the most wonderful reddish colours, it seemed to last for hours. It was just pure bliss, like being totally alone.
Of course Australia offers wonderful experiences as well, could probably mention a couple or 10 from our 2 weeks there, but that one night at Gili Air, 8 years ago now, still gives me the shivers, just thinking about it. Will go and have a look at the photos, right now.
Jaisalmer, Amritsar, Rishikesh, Varanasi........ INDIA.....
Mcleod Ganj and Dharam Sala Himalayan foothills
Masaii Mara game reserve
Chapada Diamantina... so far
To name a few...
oh and the
East coast Malaysia
Hi there! New to this site, just stumbled on it while doing a search. Looks like a great community of people from reading a number of threads.
So many to list! Some highlights-
Wadi Rum, Jordan
Borobudur at sunrise, Java, Indonesia
Keli Mutu on Flores Island, Indonesia
Komodo & Rinca islands, Indonesia
Dead Vlei in Namibia
Etosha National park, Namibia
Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania
Luxor/Karnak/Thebes & Valley of the Kings, Egypt.
Abu Simbel, Egypt
St Katherines Monestery, Sinai, Egypt
Egyptian Museum, Cairo,
Camping in the Sahara with my wife, three camels, and a Bedouin guide, Tunisia
El Jem Amphitheater, Tunisia
Crater Lake in Oregon, USA
Mt. St. Helens, Washington, USA
Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
Zion National Park, Utah, USA
Old City, Jerusalem
Masada at sunrise, Israel
Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia
Altai Mountains, Siberia, Russia
Too many to list in Europe. There are so many amazing places in the world, and the list of places to go/see will always be longer than the ones already visited. But we're doing our best to change that!
The correct spelling should be Perhentian Islands, in the Terengganu state, east coast, Malaysia. I was there a few weeks ago , and yes, it is a great place to be. It's one of the most beautiful islands in Malaysia.
(Note: Perhentian is pronounced as Per-hen(as in her)-tee-un)
There are so many wonderful places to see in this world... but some of my favorite memories so far are: Watching boats pass under the Elizabeth Bridge on the banks of the Danube in Budapest, Hungary; Observing traditional folk dancing in Maldonado, Uruguay (They had no idea that a tourist was watching); Wandering through the ruins at Delphi, Greece; getting stuck in a snow storm in Polhov Gradec, Slovenia with the electricity out; exploring the twisted steets of Sevilla, Spain; taking in the tropical splendor of Algarve, Portugual, and then there is, of course, Las Vegas... Flying over the city on the "Big Shot" is definately an experience I will never forget!
There's so many interesting things to see an experience... I would say that every where has its own special charm!
hey guys im new and im glad i found this place. i don't know how i got to be but i believe i am here for a reason. i like to travel. i will be eighteen next month and i have been traveling ever since i was little. i have so many family and friends scattered all over the world it's so hard to tell the most amazing place i been to. i got to go to florida, new jersey, new york, philippines, california, and etc... most of the time it's to visit friends and family members. every trip has given me adventure and countless memories but there is one i will never forget.
my 2 days in north shore of oahu, hawaii. i spent four years of my life in honolulu and during my time there my family took me to visit north shore. when we got there we bought kia (pitbull) in the area she was a pretty brown pup back then. we played with kia on one of the most wonderful beaches of north shore. i had the best time with my family, my dog, and the ocean. one time, during our little trip we stopped the car on the side of the road and from the cliff we could see the whole view of the beach. we could see the sunset, the great waves, and the green mountains omg it was paradise! the big thing that made it unforgettable was the simple view far down the cliff. i saw little people sitting on what looked like boards floating in the water. i asked my family what were those people doing and they were shocked. i have been in the ocean all my life and 12 years old didn't know anything about surfing.
this happened almost 7 years ago and i still remember the moment i experienced watching surfing for the first time. i thank those unknown surfers and my family for giving me inspiration. i also want to thank kia, my dog, who is in heaven and who made surfing my passion.
I feel kind of odd saying this, since it's so close to home compared to everyone else's, but I've got 2.
1. Nashville, TN where I had the fortune of meeting some of the best people I've ever met in my life, three in particular who changed me in ways they will never know, gave me the courage to live the life the way I felt right living, and never told me I was wrong for not knowing yet where I wanted life to take me. I'll never forget those guys. I only knew them for a couple weeks, but I still consider them some of my best friends.
2. San Diego, CA. REALLY short trip, but I got to meet a couple of my comic book artist heros...and I learned what it feels like to sleep in unused drain pipes. All in one weekend!
Here are some of the most beautifull places (nature) I've seen:
North-East Peru, the Chachapoyas region. Most people skip this part of Peru, but for me it's the most beautiful part. Amazing nature, also lot's of unknow archeological sites. When I was there we even went to a recently discover archeological site with a local guide as the first tourists ever Also very friendly people!
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, and all the lagoons and desert when crossing the andes to Chile. Really amazing landscapes, sometimes you think you are on another planet!
Those are the two most recent in my mind