Most of us have travelling experiences that we will always remember for as long as we can. They could be funny, romantic, embarrassing, heartwarming etc.
So here is the list of my best, worst and somewhere in between experiences… in no particular order.
Getting lost in Gobi desert and spending the night with the locals in their tent. It was definitely one of the best. I was really surprised by how generous they were, I mean inviting total strangers in someone’s home is not something we see everyday.
First camel, not to mention Bactrian, ride in Gobi.
Having diarrhoea on the day of my flight and taking medicines with labels that look like boxes, lines and circles 🙂
The sunny-side-of-life birthday celebration! Definitely the best. I wish I could go back to Maldives
The city tour bus ride in Bangkok
Valentine’s day and Vietnamese new year in Hanoi.
Having rashes all over my body while travelling in Mongolia
Eating sausage and crepe in the streets of Bangkok. That was my first taste of street food while travelling. I have a very sensitive stomach that’s why I stay away from street food and those that my system is not used to
Swimming with the whale sharks in Cebu
Trekking in Batad and caving in Sagada. Both were my firsts
So that’s my list. maybe I can still update it next time.
Whenever I miss travelling and the places I visited in the past, I go through my collection of travel photos and try to relive the memories. That’s me being a little nostalgic 🙂
Here are some of my favorite travel photos. There are hundreds of them by the way, so maybe I’m going to post a few more next time.
We were on our way to Gobi desert when we came across a truck-load of Bactrian camels. This particular specie is native to the steppes of Central Asia and has two humps on its back.
For more information on Bactrian camels, please follow this link.
Dubbed as the sunny side of life, Maldives is definitely a must-see place. Its pristine white-sand beaches, crystal clear water and the amazing underwater world scream paradise.
The town of Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Apart from its countless temples and monasteries, there is also one very interesting place which draws attention from the town’s visitors. Not too far from the town center is the spot where Mekong meets Nam Khan. Notice that the waters of these two rivers don’t have the same colors; on the lower part of the photo is the Nam Khan river.
I remember dreaming of going to Maldives for so many years. The sunny side of life has always been on my dream holiday wish list. About 3 years ago, this dream finally came true when X booked a Maldives holiday for my birthday celebration. The tranquility, luxury and privacy were just perfect. The crystal clear water, the long stretch of white sand beach, swimming with the school fish and the amazing view of the fish and corals from our very own private sun deck were just among the amazing things that made that holiday something to be remembered for the longest time.
Well, since my old dream holiday had turned into reality, I have a new dream holiday destination again, the Caribbean. Today, after finishing the article that I’ve been working on for a few days, a Caribbean holiday just made it to my dream holiday list. I guess writing about island hotels in the Caribbean gave me a bit of a torture as I don’t think I can make this holiday happen in the very near future; the writing per se was enjoyable though, I enjoyed writing about that particular topic.
Now that my birthday is just around the corner, I’m thinking of how I’m gonna celebrate it this time. Should I go away or not? I don’t know yet, maybe I’ll come up with something interesting in the coming weeks. I guess celebrating birthday away and alone doesn’t sound nice to me at all.
My birthday holiday in Maldives is definitely my favorite among the holidays I’ve had, a holiday that used to be just a dream, and the best birthday celebration ever. I wish I could go back there someday even for just a few days.