Memorable Places & Experiences - manythemiles

SEEING IS BELIEVING: MEMORABLE PLACES & EXPERIENCES

A few of the more memorable & magical places & things I've seen and experienced


"I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world."

Mt. Cook glacier helicopter landings - New Zealand

Milford Sound - New Zealand

Flying in the New Zealand Alps by private plane

Kauai & Maui, Hawaii by helicopter

Hoover Dam, Glen Canyon Dam

Hiking the Grand Canyon to Havasu Falls (mid-1960's)

Grand Canyon flightseeing - helicopter & single engine 

Niagara Falls

Mt. Kilamanjaro - Tanzania

Ngorongoro Crater - Tanzania

The Equator - Kenya

Wildlife viewing at TreeTops and The Ark - Kenya

Turkey in-depth touring overland by motorcoach - 1980's

Ephesus - Turkey

Aphrodisias & its magnificent stadium - Turkey

Home of the Virgin Mary - near Ephesus, Turkey

Royal Palace - Bangkok

The Golden Triangle - Laos, Thailand, Burma

Riding elephants - Chang Rai - Northern Thailand

Hong Kong Harbor - Hong Kong

Copacabana/Corcovado - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) - 4 nights on a riverboat

Los Llanos Wildlife - Birds & Landscapes of Venezuela

The Andes - Venezuela

Rain & Cloud Forests - Costa Rica

Cruising The Panama Canal

Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia - 1989

Student demonstrations in Sofia, Bulgaria during the fall of the Wall - 1989

U.S.S.R., Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia - during the 'Cold War' - 1980's

Flying cockpit 'jump seat' (737, 767, Airbus) into  Sydney, Bangkok, Myanmar

Night landing Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong, in the cockpit jump seat of a 747-400

Christmas at the Chateau Lake Louise & Banff Springs Hotels - Alberta, Canada

Canadian Rockies, Alberta Canada - by motorcoach & rail

Swimming with dolphins in the wild - Galapagos, Ecuador

Flying in Kenya: on a DC-3, and single engine

Low-flying river excursion in a DC-3, Venezuela

Living in Michoacan, Mexico - land of the Tarascans

Patzcuaro and the fisherman's Isle of Janitzio - Michoacan, Mexico

Copper Canyon - Mexico

Viewing the Southern Cross - Fiji

Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania - site of the Leakey findings, origins of man

Sailing Tahiti & French Polynesia (sunset rainbows over Bora Bora)

Cruising The Rhine (Switzerland/France/Germany/Amsterdam)

Majestic Denali - Alaska

Matterhorn - Switzerland

Cappadocia - Turkey

Flying over Greenland 


China (since 1982)

The Great Wall of China

Tiananmen Square - Beijing, China

Terra Cotta Warriors - Xi'an, China

Stayed at the State Guest House - Beijing, China (location of Nixon/Kissinger talks)

Guilin - China  (picturesque peaks)

U.S. Embassy visits - meetings with U.S.Ambassadors - Beijing & Moscow

Machu Picchu - Peru

Great Pyramids - Cairo, Egypt

Riding horseback under a full moon-Great Pyramids, Cairo, Egypt 

Teotihuacan, Mexico

Mayan Temples

Windmills & Canals - Holland

Supreme Court of Australia - Canberra, Australia

Castles of Europe

Ayers Rock - Australia

Sydney Opera House & Harbor - Sydney, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef - Australia

Stonehenge - Wiltshire, England

Anne Frank's Home - Amsterdam

The Parthenon - Athens, Greece

Cruising the Greek Islands

The Nile - Egypt

Galapagos, Ecuador

Na Pali Coast - Kauai, Hawaii

Beaches & Volcanoes of Fiji

Fjords of Norway

Beaches of Spain & Portugal

The Colosseum, Rome

The Parthenon, Greece

Swiss Alps

Rail Travel - Switzerland / Italy

Trans Canada by Rail - Toronto to Vancouver

Trans Pacific Cruise - Vancouver to China via Alaska, S.Korea, Russia, Japan

The Hermitage - St. Petersberg - early 80's

Red Square - Moscow - early 80's

Lenin's Tomb, Moscow

Mao's Tomb - Beijing, China

Eastern Orient Express to/from Bangkok-Singapore

Angkor Wat - Cambodia

Ancient Mayan observatory under a full moon - Tikal, Guatemala

Aztec Pyramids - Mexico

Palenque, Yucatan - Mexico

Serengeti on safari & by hot air balloon - Tanzania/Kenya

Utah National Parks - Bryce, Zion, Arches, Canyonlands

Mt. Rainier - Washington

North Rim - Grand Canyon

Glacier Bay, Alaska


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