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Bound by Wanderlust

Post by Monk » Mon Aug 16, 2004 9:15 am

So: if someone held a gun to your head and said, "Go on vacation right now, to a place you've never been," where would you go, and why there?

And if you've been to your ideal locale, share a quirky travel story.

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Post by Nofret » Mon Aug 16, 2004 9:27 am

I wish someone came with a gun right now and said that!!
I'd go book shopping in Paris
Or I'd go and lounge around on an island in the Pacific...just cause.
Or go see the sunrise at Machu Pichu. What a scenery *sigh*
Or go to Japan, shop for more books, see the Ghibli studio and walk around in the wood.
Heck, I want to see the whole world!

The best trip I had was going to Egypt. Travelled with a small group, and spent 4 days on the Nile in a small Feluka sail boat. We had to stop on land to go to the bathroom, and often used the natural facilities. Every night, the girls chose a specific area, usually behind some shrub, which we took to calling "the burning bush".

Oh, and at some point we wanted to take a small walk in the desert. The local guards, carrying machine guns and mounted on camels, were totally against it since they wouldn't be able to protect us properly.

And nothing beats seeing the pyramids slowly emerging from the early morning desert fog. You don't realise how huge they are untill you stand at their base and look up...wayyyy up.

*sigh*

I want to go back there.

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Post by dan » Mon Aug 16, 2004 9:59 am

wonderful question.

I would go to Burmese and spend some time with people that have no land. These folk just live on junk boats. They only come to shore during the day and traverse no farther inland than the beach. The entire culture is bound by their ability to hunt, gather, swim, and boatsmanship (i love to swim).

The entire lifestyle entails things that I LOVE. Swimming (not so much hunting) and boating. They care nothing for money and rely only on what the sea provides. Every morning they wake up to the most uninhabited parts of the ocean. To me, being this close to a natural state is being close to what most call God. :)

I can't remember the name of the people, but I know they don't pay any taxes to the gov't because they technically don't live on Burmese soil. Clever. :)

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Post by bannister » Mon Aug 16, 2004 10:42 am

On the highest plateau of Costa Rica, above the clouds, looks like another planet and no man except scientist is allowed

(I think it's Costa Rica, maybe Venezuela)

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Post by Jason C-M » Mon Aug 16, 2004 12:04 pm

I've never been to Africa, even though my Dad grew up there. I'd really like to go. See as much of the continent that I can. Drive a VW microbus from the top to the bottom, with a bike in the back. Meet people, go to places where there are no people to meet, deserts, waterfalls, townships, cities. Everything.

I'd say Japan, but since I'm going there this December (yay!), I'm not going to spend a fantabulous wish on it.
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Post by Sweet_Baboo » Mon Aug 16, 2004 6:01 pm

HERE's someplace

Also, I am working on my summer travel logs/webpage, so I will put that up when I'm done, soon.

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Post by Kazu » Mon Aug 16, 2004 6:13 pm

Miwa, that is so cool!!!
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Post by dan » Mon Aug 16, 2004 8:22 pm

Yeah, that is pretty bad ass. :)

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Post by Monk » Mon Aug 16, 2004 8:43 pm

Awesome, Miwa :)
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Post by Eric » Mon Aug 16, 2004 9:49 pm

Ireland...

Because there is something stong pulling me there and I don't know what it is.

It's beyond heritage.

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Post by bluebottle » Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:21 am

also Machu Pichu - just incredible looking place
or SCUBA diving in Belize.....
maybe another trip to Sweden (favourite country i have ever visited just about)
also so many places closer to home, right here is Aus

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Post by Monk » Tue Aug 17, 2004 7:23 am

Sydney's pretty high on my list of places to visit in (my) winter :)
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Post by dik pose » Tue Aug 17, 2004 8:26 am

I wanna go to Spain...its where my Dad is from and I really wanna visit it someday.

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Post by Designer Monkey » Tue Aug 17, 2004 9:21 am

An amazing place I've been is South Bolivia...the salt plains and beyond. A place on Earth most unlike a place on Earth.
Only hitch is, you gotta travel for a day on a bone rattlin bus, then 3 days in the back of a 4x4 truck with no shower.(And it's freezin' at night)

The payback is miles n' miles of beautiful nothing, flamingos grazing, and volcanic baths to warm yerself in - very haunting.

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...and Eric - go to the Arren Islands off Galway. I reckon you might find whatevers calling you there. I did.
The Jungle? Yeah, I do kinda miss it...but it's nice to get off the food chain, y'know??

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Post by VC » Tue Aug 17, 2004 3:38 pm

Someplace that was having a con during the time I'd be visiting and with an ocean in visiting distance.
I've never been to a con and I've never seen the ocean in person, so there'd be no point in going if those two things weren't included.
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