Places I’ve been

Places I’ve been

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After doing my post on the places I’d live, I decided that I should share with you all the countries I’ve visited. No where on my blog have I posted the list of countries and I figure if you’re looking for advice or suggestions, it would be helpful to know where I’ve actually been. Rather than just post a list of countries, I’m going to try to post only ONE thing that was my stand out favourite from that country (I might fail in some regards). 

Australia – Taking a ferry from Sydney harbor to Manly beach, I never tire of that trip

Hong Kong– Visiting the big Buddha statue  & Po Lin monastery

Belgium – Eating chocolate covered waffles while shopping in Antwerp, actually all things chocolate here

The Netherlands – Biking around Amsterdam while filling up my basket in the markets and walking around the Red Light District

France –  Romancing in the little seaside town of Honfleur with the most lovely little harbor that I’ve ever seen


Thailand
– Trekking through the hill tops of Thailand and hanging out with elephants way past midnight

Laos – Lounging around in Utopia cafe in Vang Vieng with new friends

Vietnam – This is a tie between Sapa, Ha Long Bay and Hoi An

Cambodia – No surprises here, volunteering at New Futures Organisation in Takeo



India –
A random conversation with a young street kid that resulted in me inviting him and his sister and cousin on a lunch date

United Emirates – Finally standing below the tallest building in the world and craning my neck up and up

Singapore The night safari and having a friend’s friend take me out to the markets and trying all the food

Indonesia – A tie between being almost alone with two new friends in Borobudur or the sunrise on Gili Tragawan

Malaysia- The view of the Petrona towers from Sky Bar  

Czech Republic – All the castles, pivo and the visiting the deliciously ginger-bread-like town Telc

Berlin, Germany – The art, especially the East Side Gallery 

Hungary – A river cruise down the Danube river in Budapest, or the “recycled” clubs

Austria – The Kunsthistorisches museum  in Vienna (amazing) and seeing pandas at the zoo

Spain – The view from the top of Mount Urgell in San Sebastian and the area around Tribunal in Madrid

Switzerland – Sunset over Lake Zurich, while passing by on a train

Slovakia –  The medieval castle: Devín castle, just outside of Bratislava

England – Walking through Hyde park when there’s a pinch of sunshine & shopping on Oxford street

America – Hands down, Coachella festival – absolutely incredible and the landscape around there is breathtaking, too

Mexico – Taking a ferry ride around Ensanada’s harbor and then finishing the day at a vineyard 

Portugal – Riding the old tram throughout the city as it barely manages to make its way up steep hills. 

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Morocco – Being taken to a Berber village by a local Moroccan man my friend and I met while complaining. 

Bulgaria – After writing Sofia off a city I would never visit again, I met two wonderful travelers and found a little boutique cafe. 

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Croatia – Visiting the beautiful, clear and ridiculously green Plitvice Lakes

Turkey – Watching the sunset over the Blue mosque

I’ve managed to fit this all in in the past two and a half years and what an incredible time. 

I’m curious if you’ve been to any of those countries too, what your highlights were? Maybe I’ve missed out something really special! 

 

11 Comments

  • Jamie says:

    This was a great way to go about your travel resume. We all; so often just write a list as we read off our passports, but it’s truly the memories that are so important. Happy and safe travels forever.

    • Izy Berry says:

      Thanks so much for your sweet words. You’re right: the memories (and the people you meet) are really what’s important. Not the number of places you’ve been. Besos!

  • Diane says:

    Loved reading this! When you visit Croatia, I hope you’ll visit Split and take a ferry to Hvar. I absolutely loved Croatia and some of the islands a short distance from Split are just stunning! Enjoy!

  • Really powerful photos! I love your quick notes / favorite thing on each place, too. I try to do things like that every day, even when I’m not traveling. Makes the good memories of the day that much stronger.

    • Izy Berry says:

      Thanks – it was hard limiting to places to just a few great things, as in some countries I did so much. It also highlighted to me that in cheaper countries I did more activities, where in expensive places I tend to just “be” and hold onto my pennies/euros… a shame really! I think I need more budget destinations in my future 😉

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  • Ooooh, Honfleur stands out for me. We were only there for a short time, and it was one of those places that I really wished that we had more time at. We made a short stop for lunch and cider at a great little cider bar…I am a cider fan and the cider in the North of France was awesome!

    • Izy Berry says:

      Honfleur was such a dream, I’m glad you loved it as much as I did. Northern France is really great, I’d love to spend more time there :) Maybe this will be the year.

  • Olivia says:

    Hey Izy! Did you go yet?

  • Freya says:

    You’ve given me an idea for a new post. I’m so envious you’ve been to so many countries. Those pics of Morocco and Croatia are amazing!

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