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Jslem  (Level: 78.0 - Posts: 15)
Mon, 6th Jul '09 3:27 PM


I would say Germany, but it might not count as a visit, since we lived there in the military for 3 1/2 years. But I loved it.

So for just a visit, I would say the Grand Canyon. I had always wanted to go, so it was a dream come true to finally get to go. And we were lucky enough to have a beautiful bright blue cloudless day the day after a snowfall! It was wonderful and so amazing. Pictures cannot do it justice, you truly have to be there.

So what's your fav?

Surreyman  (Level: 275.1 - Posts: 2776)
Thu, 27th Aug '09 7:59 AM

That has to be one of mine too. We took an amazing flight through the whole lot, down to river level, in and out of side canyons. Unbelievable.
But desert areas are what we really go for. The Wadi Rum in Jordan is marvellous - but now becoming a bit tourist-bound, so get there quickly!

Jslem  (Level: 78.0 - Posts: 15)
Thu, 27th Aug '09 11:42 PM

Well, I'm impressed and proud that a world traveller such as yourself has picked the Grand Canyon. We have not travelled other countries very much, except the mainland of western Europe, some Canada, Mexican border towns and lots of America, incl. parts of Alaska. I think most of the world has its special places.

Kaufman  (Level: 270.4 - Posts: 3942)
Sat, 23rd Apr '11 11:20 AM

A lot of special places, but if I had to name one it would probably be the Galapagos Islands.

Surreyman  (Level: 275.1 - Posts: 2776)
Tue, 26th Apr '11 5:04 AM

Not a 'favourite' although incredibly interesting ...
Last year we nosed around Montenegro, Bosnia and Croatia, all still bearing the wounds of the civil wars.
Far too much to be able to write about ad hoc, but if any have any specific questions, would be delighted to expound!

Surreyman  (Level: 275.1 - Posts: 2776)
Thu, 23rd Jun '11 4:27 AM

And, having just returned from my second (and ex) home, Netherlands, I'd always be glad to answer any stuff about this lovely nation, also.

Allena  (Level: 269.1 - Posts: 1434)
Sun, 1st Apr '12 1:31 PM

South Africa ... bar none. Like every part of Europe and South America plus all of the States except two. But for three weeks, every day in South Africa was fun. OUR guide, Chris (I can offer more if you write me) was a retired Colonel from the S.A. undercover army. He was 14th generation Afrikkan and was an amateur historian. He opened with "YOU will know more after this trip than 90% of the natives know, about South African culture, history and the animals. He is right. Zulus, Xhosa's (Mandella's tribe) and four more comprise some of the cultural experiences. The animals in the wild are worth the daily drives and of course no one can forget shaking hands with a baboon, petting a lion or a leopard and seeing the big five in the wild. We saw and identified over 200 birds, 15 primates and lots of four legged creatures. We ate wild boar, impala, elephant, crocodile, and lots more. The best is warthog. We ate with natives and of course had great converstions with our English speaking mates from Australia, New Zealand, and Great Britain. I told out guide he was lucky to have all seasoned travelers. He said, "I always get seasoned travelers. South Africa is one the last places folk think of visiting." Truthfully, you need to take your malaria meds, bring an antibiotic in case (only one on the trip needed it) and have a feel for taking care of yourself. After that, there is no problem as the food is great, the views spectacular, the photo opportunities magnificent, the wisdom gained from and the safety provided by the experienced guides, quite satisfying. Suggest Zambia as well (Victoria Falls) and a nice train ride through the Natal. Write me for pictures.

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