Memorable Places & Experiences - manythemiles


A few of the more memorable and magical places and 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 ice

China touring beginning in 1982 (led several of the first USA groups to enter)

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 beneath a full moon - Great Pyramids, Cairo, Egypt 

Teotihuacan, Mexico

Mayan Temples

Windmills & Canals - Holland

Visits to the Supreme Court of Australia - Canberra, Australia

Castles of Europe Ayers Rock - Australia

Sydney Opera House and 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

National Parks of Utah - Bryce, Zion, Arches, Canyonlands

North Rim - Grand Canyon

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