Sorry for the lack of posts. I usually try to post a couple times a week but I’ve had a stomach flu that’s really knocked me out this week. (I know that no one else actually cares, but its important to me that I post regularly). I’ve forgone blogging about this week’s True Blood since anything I could say has probably been said by someone else on the interwebs. And the best post I can do is this one that I’ve had sitting in draft for awhile now as “filler.”
I’ll do better next week.
I found this article sometime ago on the wildest places to visit. Figured while I’m traveling the world, might as well go to the most unique places while I’m at it.
- Safari – East Africa. This entry on the list isn’t that inspired. Regardless, still on my list, if anything to check off a lot of my animals to see in the wild.
- Nepal. I have no interest in climbing the Himalayas. However, it never occurred to me that you could still trek areas of the country and have great views of Mt. Everest. I’d sign up for THAT.
- Uluru – Australia. This is one of the iconic places I have on my list to visit anyway. One of my employees went to Australia this past May and brought back some AWESOME photos of the rock, although they couldn’t climb it due to wind. Apparently, wind is a huge problem with climbing and there are very few days each year where people can safely climb to the top.
- Pantanal – South Brazil. This was the only place I had not heard of on the list. This area of Brazil is supposed to be the largest wetlands in the world and is a far better place to see wildlife than Amazonia to the north.
- Tasmania – Australia. While I’m visiting Australia for Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef, and Sydney’s Opera House, I’ll have to jet down to Tasmania to see the wildlife and exotic scenery.
- Borneo. I have to admit, I had to actually look at where Borneo was on a map. I’ve, of course, heard of it, but I wasn’t quite sure where it was. Now I know that it is the island where Malaysia and Indonesia are, I feel kinda silly.
- Hindu Kush – Afghanistan. I have to remind myself that Afghanistan isn’t all desert. I’ve seen some awesome photos of the mountains and land of the country, and feel it must be beautiful and wonderful to visit…if they’d ever stop fighting for a decade or so.
- Mongolia. Of all the places on this list, I think I want to visit Mongolia the most. Every photo I’ve ever seen of the country, the land is gorgeous and the people are always dressed in these gorgeous, brightly colored traditional clothing. I’m not naive, I’m sure they are wearing the clothing for the photos, but it still seems to me that the country is stuck a little in the past, still very much based in agriculture and the main form of transportation still seems to be horses.
- Canadian Arctic. Although I love North Carolina, when its been 90+ degrees for a month straight, I begin seriously considering moving to a cooler climate. I’ve actually always been drawn to lands with almost year round ice, probably because it rarely even snows here. Apparently the Canadian Arctic is even better than Northern Europe for glaciers and fjords.
- Lake Titicaca – Bolivia. OK, anyone else giggle at that? Just me? Ok. Straddling the border of Peru and Bolivia is South America’s largest lake. Amid the Andes Mountains at 12,500 ft, it is also the world’s highest navigable lake. The water’s intense blue contrasts with the browns of the surrounding hillsides and shimmering white snows on the distant 20,000 ft peaks.
Anyone actually ever visited these places? Have any additions to the list?