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My top 5 travel "wow" moments

I have done my top 5 foodie destinations, now I fancy sharing where I had my most "wow" moments whilst travelling over the years. There have been many so it was difficult to pick just 5, but here is what I came up with.

- Angkor Wat / Angkor Complex, Siem Reap, Cambodia

I just got back from Cambodia and loved Siem Reap. You can see a full set of pictures on the post I published a few days ago:

Magical, mystical, Angkor Wat

But here are a few of my favourite shots. It is amazingly beautiful. Crumbling at the edges, or still in pieces. Fascinating.

- Taj Mahal, Agra, India

I was totally expecting to be disappointed when I went to the Taj Mahal. My now husband had not been in 4 trips to India as he thought it couldn't live up to the hype. But somehow it did. We late afternoon when the setting sun tints the Taj Mahal's marble pink. Beautiful doesn't even come close to describing it. The main feeling I took away from it was love, and how strong love is. You can virtually touch the love. A really unmissable experience.

Some more pictures of our India trip here:

Incredible India

- Beaches, Ko Lipe, Thailand

I hear that Ko Lipe has changed since we were there, but we loved it when we went. The beaches are the whitest and softest I have ever seen in my entire life. It was just gorgeous. 

- The Pitons, Soufriere, Saint Lucia

We went to Saint Lucia for 10 days in 2011 with half the trip up North in Gros Islet in a fisherman's village, and the Soufriere for the other half. We went down to Jalouise beach one day, between The Pitons near Soufriere and it was just gorgeous. Below are some pictures from Soufriere to the Pitons and from the beach between the Pitons.

Saint Lucia - Gros Islet and Soufriere

- Venice, Italy

I first fell in love with Venice as a teenager, returned as a student and finally went with my future (now) husband last year. It was as magical each time. As his mum says, Florence has the art, Venice is the art. As my husband says, you could pick up a map that is three centuries old and probably use it to navigate around Venice, save for a couple of canals having been paved over. The colours are beautiful, the calm side streets are wonderful and it just wraps you up in wonderment. I love it.

Gorgeous Venice

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Basically the idea is you write a post, list your favourite places you would want to go back to, and add some pictures then nominate friends also. 

I will keep my same five nominees as for the food post - my 5 unmissable foodie destinations

Blue Lady Blog -
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My friend Vero -
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  1. Lovely post! Must make plans to visit Angkor Wat and the Taj Mahal. Good to see that we both loved Venice.

    1. Thanks! Yours is also awesome. You must visit those two, for sure. Has to be done!


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