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21. Posted by Tabithag (Respected Member 1042 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Quoting aussirose

Tabitha, you mention South Georgia..... Savannah was one of the highlights of our travels in the USA.

Savannah is one place that we would love to revisit -

https://aussirose2015.travellerspoint.com/9/

Ah, I meant South Georgia, the sub Antarctic island, which some of the Antarctica trips go to. Interesting to hear about Savannah though, will bear that in mind for when we eventually return to the USA.

22. Posted by aussirose (Respected Member 259 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hey all. I am enjoying this thread and reading your blogs. Sorry if I don't respond too quick. I am looking at one reply at a time after getting home from work and doing all those mundane things like cooking, eating and clearing dishes away haha.

Please.... if anyone has something to say about another response here..... you are welcome to have a conversation. It would be nice to make this site like the old VT where we all joined in on the discussion :)

I will be posting more discussion type threads soon to try to draw everyone out and make TP more like a warm and friendly community.

Hugs to all
Ann.

23. Posted by DocNY (Respected Member 448 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi Ann,

There are more special places than we can imagine. Often, I think its the people we see them with who really make them even more special, and what we all see is a snapshot in time. My first trip to Myanmar was incredible but I didn't love it so much when I went back the second time only to see how discovered it had been. But there are so many incredible places. Among my favorites (all places I'd go back to)

Antarctica, Jordan, New Zealand (especially the northern part of the north island), Scotland (wonderful times in Glasgow and Edinburgh), Mongolia, Poland (especially Gdansk, and Zakopane), Argentina (Patagonia especially as well as Mendoza), Alaska, the Philippines.. ok.. just realized I could add about 60 places to this list. So unless someone asks I'll just stop here..

24. Posted by aussirose (Respected Member 259 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Sarah, your blogs are so well done mate :) In fact I would say they are up there with the best blogs I have seen here on TP. I love your photos :) You have an eye for capturing a good photo.

Had a squiz at your links and yes, the scenery in Chili is stunning! I was even interested in your animal pictures and I am not a real animal lover haha ..... more flowers and gardens ;)

Japan is not high on my list.... but not ruled out either. I have seen some really nice photos .... especially in the Cherry blossom season. Recently we are seeing some good flight deals to Japan so that makes it more appealing to me.

The '....zans' however are not on my list. I have no real enthusiasm to go as they are too close to war torn countries.

Italy on the other hand is right up the top of my 'must see' list. We couldn't fit it in last time we were in Europe. I especially want to see Varenna, Verona and Venice.... haha 3 V's.

Thanks for your valuable input mate.

25. Posted by aussirose (Respected Member 259 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Oh dear Tabitha.... your blog site is taking too long to load up on my computer. Pitty you haven't copied your blogs here on TP. Spoke to my son about Columbia and he said that he is looking forward to it. Apparently the place has changed a lot and locals don't hold back in defending the new culture and world opinion of Columbia that they are actively changing. It's nice to hear from an experienced traveller that the people of Columbia are nice :)

26. Posted by aussirose (Respected Member 259 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi Teoni,

A driving adventure through South Mexico, Belize and Guatemala would have been amazing!!! Funnily .... these are the places I have looked at already. Well I am currently checking out Guatemala.
I have done 11 pages of information so far.... completing south Mexico, Caye Caulker, Belize and have just started on Flores Guatemala. In case you all think I am mad haha..... I am enjoying the research!!

The Quintana Roo part of Mexico has some awesome things to do... especially around Tulum and Bacalar. Caye Caulker is a 'must see' as Hubby and I well know. We are also going to pay for Dylan's stay at the Howler Monkey Resort in Belize as we just loved it there! And Flores in Guatemala looks like my kind of place!! Lucky Dylan :)

Teoni.... you should do some blogs here on TP of your travels.

Iceland - I'd love to go to the blue lagoon and then just hit town and have a drink with the locals :)
Norway - OMG... Stavanger looks amazing!
Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia - I want to check out these places as I have seen some great landscape scenery. Montenegro...... haven't thought about that... but now that you mention....... ;)
Spain - Valencia was our favourite place.
Portugal - Would love to go. We have also thought about retiring there.... maybe.

Costa Rica - Don't know much. We are planning next year to go to Jamaica. That is our choice destination in the Caribbean. It took me months to decide that. I have a plan to stay at Sea Splash and see Frank Aird (Trumpet Man) play. He is gorgeous and hubby knows I am in love lol ;) But hubby doesn't care because he'll most likely be looking in the other direction to the beach and whatever 'eye candy' he can see behind his dark coloured sunglasses haha.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u87EJmax4I

27. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 1388 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the kind words about my blogs and photos Ann - much appreciated

Quoting aussirose

Iceland - I'd love to go to the blue lagoon and then just hit town and have a drink with the locals :)

If you want to see Iceland you should join us next May for the VT Euromeet there!!

Quoting aussirose

We are planning next year to go to Jamaica. That is our choice destination in the Caribbean. It took me months to decide that. I have a plan to stay at Sea Splash and see Frank Aird (Trumpet Man) play. He is gorgeous and hubby knows I am in love lol ;) But hubby doesn't care because he'll most likely be looking in the other direction to the beach and whatever 'eye candy' he can see behind his dark coloured sunglasses haha.

If you fancy seeing a different side to Jamaica I can recommend a family-run luxury B&B in Ocho Rios - we had a wonderful few days there, with amazing food :)

Quoting aussirose

The '....zans' however are not on my list. I have no real enthusiasm to go as they are too close to war torn countries.

Italy on the other hand is right up the top of my 'must see' list. We couldn't fit it in last time we were in Europe. I especially want to see Varenna, Verona and Venice.... haha 3 V's.

Don't rule out Uzbekistan on that count - it's nowhere near any troubles, and the architecture is stunning. But you can't beat Italy and there are so many beautiful towns and cities. Let me know if you plan a trip there and I'll tell you about some of my favourites - and maybe even meet you there ;)

28. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 1897 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

The Quintana Roo part of Mexico has some awesome things to do


That state does have some beautiful highlights. The Tulum ruins along with El Tajin were my favourite in Mexico, and I'm a ruins addict Dylan should make sure he stays in Playa del Carmen and not Cancun. If you aren't staying in a resort Cancun is quite dismal. Chetmutal on the border I reckon is an underrated town, it might not have great beaches but still very beautiful, however I would look into the Chippas state. There are some amazing sights there, also make sure Dylan visits Merida another gorgeous city with great food. I would recommend Tlacotalpan but I'm not sure if it is accesible without your own vehicle.

have just started on Flores Guatemala

Oh I did love Flores, almost as much as Antigua. It is such a pretty little town, at night food stalls open up along a section of the waterfront and you can get the cheapest and tastiest tostadas. If you are looking into Guatemala, check out Semuc Champey and Rio Dulce. Also don't be afraid of Guatemala City. We went through there and it is actually quite a fascinating city.

Costa Rica - Don't know much. We are planning next year to go to Jamaica.

Costa Rica was actually where we saw Howler monkeys, along with one sloth Some people get lucky and see a few, but I was pleased to get at least one;). It is a beauiful country, with moutains, beaches and volcaones. Unfortunately I didn't get to see the Caribbean side of Costa Rica but at the beginning of this year I did visit Puerto Rico and USVI. Unfortunately weather wasn't on our side in Puerto Rico but the USVIs were amazing. Looking at my pictures and those after the hurricane I was pretty shocked at how different things looked in the places I visited Jamaica is a place on my list. In fact I'd love to one day just go island hopping in the Caribbean, see all the diiferent cultures and taste that yummy food.

Iceland - I'd love to go to the blue lagoon and then just hit town and have a drink with the locals

We ran out of time and didn't get to visit the Blue Lagoon (all that endless daylight really screws with your sense of time:)), but we did travel all around the country and there is just one word: Stunning. You can not take a bad picture in Iceland.

Norway - OMG... Stavanger looks amazing!

Stavanger was nice and because we took the car ferry we got to travel through the waterways but honestly for me it ranks quite low on the list of favourite sights in Norway. Mageroya was my favourite, Tromso was amazing, along with Flam and the Bjorgavegen while the Telemark and Brønnøysund was beautiful. And there are so many other places I could list.

Montenegro...... haven't thought about that...

Montenegro was by far my favourite of the Balkans I've visit so far. If you visit the Balkans you have to visit Montenegro.

Spain - Valencia was our favourite place.

Unfortunately we didn't get to see much of Valencia:( but I did love Barcelona and Grenada. Also the north is gorgeous and highly underraterd.

Portugal - Would love to go. We have also thought about retiring there

You'd be in good company, lots of retirees especially around the Algarve, mostly Brits though.

Oh and I agree with Sarah, I wouldn't rule out the 'stans. I've haven't been yet but looking into them they are regarded as a lot safer (if perhaps beauracratic) than they are given credit for. Only a small portion actually borders Afghanistan. There are lot of tour companies that run tours around that region, so they clearly think it is safe:). Not to mention they have some great scenery and spectacular history.

[ Edit: Edited on 13-Dec-2017, at 06:20 by Teoni ]

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30. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 2659 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Unfortunately we didn't get to see much of Valencia:( but I did love Barcelona and Grenada. Also the north is gorgeous and highly underraterd.

I haven't been to Valencia since 1964 and I'd like to go back. Also would like to have more time in Barcelona. But I think you must mean Granada (and not Grenada which is an island/country in the Caribbean). Granada is another place I have not been recently.

I have not been to either Cancun (except to change planes) or Playa del Carmen but I did the tip grouping for Cancun and it does seem like a kind of dismal place. I've been to Cozumel several times and like it very much. But it is more for the diving than for the ruins. They do have a little tiny ruin, but nothing like the ones in Belize or Guatemala. I'd love to go back to Belize. We have been back to Costa Rica several times (and the last time we saw a sloth moving through the trees)