Trips to remember with fondness
26 Apr 13
Most of my trips have fond memories but if you insist may be our first one. I was new to going on holidays besides just visiting our parents every other year. So our first trip was to Kashmir. There was excitement from the day we decided to go on this trip. They were called Lala's, pioneers in the field of package tours in India. We travelled up to Delhi by train and then on to another train that took us to Jammu. From Jammu to Srinigar (the city of Kashmir) we were taken by bus - the most panoramic route through hills, dales and valleys. We were stopped here and there to taste the mineral waters that flowed down the mountains. When we reached Srinagar it was night and shivering cold. I was upset and wondered if I could go through this. Once we settled in our bed room it became a bit better. The next morning we were introduced to the group and had our first breakfast. We had to carry our own coffee mugs. It was more like a picnic than a tour.The tour conductors had their cooks with them. My husband and I would get up early and walk into the kitchen and have our morning cuppa and stroll down Dal lake, hand in hand. I picked up my first Pashmina shawl and my husband his cap. I had the first experience of eating an apple directly from a tree, picked green walnuts kept out for drying, saw fields and fields of saffron - the most expensive spice - bought some, roses growing on fences of people's homes, time spent on the banks of the Jhelum river, visited the source of the river, walked up to the highest hill, had a mule ride, - I could go on and on. This trip also covered Agra where we had the good fortune to visit the Taj Mahal - I can go on and on........
26 Apr 13
After I posted the above I felt may be my trip to Europe was memorable - The Jung frau experience? or was it the US holiday - which included the Niagara Falls? Or could it be the holiday in Australia and New Zealand who could forget those grazing sheep looking like balls of cotton, prairies running miles and miles. I am confused maximax. Perhaps I shall leave it as it is as I would not really know the answer.
29 Apr 13
I had a fantastic time in Asia. I visited Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, and it was really interesting to explore those countries. In Thailand we explored Bangkok. In Cambodia we visited Angkor Wat and it was amazing to see it in person. In Laos we visited Vientiane and Luang Prabang and I loved Luang Prabang. I think that it is a charming and very beautiful place. In Laos rode an elephant for the first time. In Vietnam we went on a cruise on Halong Bay and the view from the boat was fantastic. I 2010 I travelled around in Europe for one month and I visited Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Poland and Germany. It was especially intesting to visit Greece, Bulgaria and Romania because I had never been there before. In Romania I visited the Bran Castle (Dracula's castle) and it was an interesting place to explore. I also loved Bratislava in Slovakia.
27 Apr 13
I enjoyed my every trip to Venice - it's my favorite place, seeing it always makes me so happy. Being there is very exciting! I also have lots and lots of dear memories from trips with my boyfriend - they were all so magical. We have so much fun when we are together.
• Melbourne, Australia
9 Apr 14
For me traveling is to explore and discover the place. I belong to Australia from last 6 7 years and the place I explore where in every visit I got something new. I want to make my next visit to Venice and Rome.
• United Kingdom
24 Apr 13
My all time best trip has got to be the first time I went to Amsterdam, I went with my partner at the time and their two friends, it was the first time I had ever been on Eurostar, back then it started from Waterloo, it was a wonderful adventure, going on the Eurostar to Bruges then getting another train onto Amsterdam, it was the first time I had been on a train in a foreign country. Then Amsterdam itself was an eye opener and I thoroughly enjoyed the long weekend away, my partner's friends took us to some great places and we saw so much, the only thing I wanted to do was to have a boat trip, but my partner's friends don't like the water or boats. I even got to travel on a double decker train. I will always remember that holiday away, and it's probably one of my favourite trips ever.
• United States
24 Apr 13
I think the best trip of my life was going to London with my mother in 1995. We stayed in a nice, but not lavish hotel. We went on several of organized tours, including the Jack the Ripper Tour and the Salisbury, Stonehenge, Bath Tour. We also went to the Sherlock Holmes Museum and the British Museum. We also took a day trip out to Lincoln to visit Bransby Home of Rest for Horses. And we went to shows, a lot of shows. It was a great trip. I've been a lot of really good trips, including the "European Tour" we took when I was 13. We spent a week in London and then 3 days in Vienna, 4 in Rome, 4 in Zurich and 3 in Paris. I ADORED Rome but it involved a lot of walking and I can't walk that well now. I also returned to London in 2003 with my roomie, and took the Salisbury, Stonehenge, Sarum and Avebury tour. But we were really there because we are fans of a TV show called The Tomorrow People, I was the OLDEST fan BTW, the only ones older were some of the guests! We did go to the British Museum, this time to see what she wanted to see. Of course, on all the trips to London we saw the "typical" tourist things, the Tower of London and stuff. Another great trip I took was with my folks and my younger sister. We flew to San Francisco and drove up the West Coast. That was another really good trip. The absolute WORST trip was the visit to friends in Houston and having to fly home because my dad was dying.
26 Apr 13
I'll always remember going to Rome with my then fiance who is now my husband. We just had such a great few days and at the time it was really cheap due to the brilliant exchange rate. I got an amazing deal for the whole package with work and the wetaher, food, drink, people and the whole experience was brilliant! One day I will go back and do the bits we didn't manage that time.
• Adelaide, Australia
24 Apr 13
New Zealand! Okay, so I don't get out of the country much, but there's just so much to see & do right here! I took an Air New Zealand flight to Christchurch back in 2004 & drove all around the whole south island in a hire car, (which broke down once!), for two weeks before returning. This was before Adelaide had its own international airport, so I had to take a trip to an eastern states airport first. Have you been on an Air New Zealand flight before? I highly recommend it. The entire breakfast menu on board was 100% vegan - I could hardly believe it - & it made for a very pleasant trip. I stayed in a 100% vegan organic accomodation, newly renovated, called English Park. It was lovely. I caught the famous train trip from east to west (to Greymouth) & took tours along the way, like Arthurtown (this guy, called Arthur bought a hotel for a good price at an auction & it turned out in the fine print afterwards that he'd just bought the whole jolly town!). Anyway, I won't mention much about the West coast, which was totally devoid of every trace of veganity, but the accomodation was very opulent - unexpectedly so for the tiny price paid. Serendipity, I think it's called, when that happens! Climbing those two big glaciers was fantastic too. Dunedin was like another vegan paradise, incredibly cold, but very beautiful. I took a detailed tour hosted by a retired taxi driver which lasted for many hours & was very well worth the money spent. I can't pinpoint a specific aspect that was really enjoyable. It seemed the whole experience was full of pleasant experiences at every turn.