That special place – a post with stories from famous travel bloggers (2)

It is my great pleasure to present you today the second part with special places for special online friends :).

Paul (TravMonkey.com) – Beijing

It’s really difficult to pick just one place but I had an amazing time in Beijing in 2006. It the first place I was visiting a two year trip away from the UK. The sights, sounds and smells were so unfamiliar part of excitement came from the culture shock and sense of adventure. Cycling through the bustling mayhem of the Beijing Hutongs and then attempting to navigate the Beijing main roads without death or injury was both alien and adrenaline inducing. We were finally rewarded with some atmospheric kite flying and tai chi in a moonlit Beijing park. Ordering food in China also proved somewhat problematic due to the language barrier, so much so that I do remember producing my best impression if a chicken on several occasions.

Paul, Twitter, Website

Isabelle Kenis (IsabellesTravel) – Fiji

A special place. Mmmhhh, that`s a tough one. There are so many destinations that have a special place in my heart  🙂  But if I have to choose one, I choose Fiji.

Fiji, the name itself sounds like paradise, and trust me, it is! Fiji stole my heart because of the friendly locals. It`s not called ‘The friendly islands’ for nothing 😉 The amazing scenery and the beautiful beaches added to my love for the islands. But what stayed with me the most, was the most stunning sky filled with stars I`ve ever seen. I felt as if I could almost touch them. Really breathtaking!

Isabelles Kenis – Twitter, Website

Beverly McLean (TravelMaestro) – Washington DC

I truly love to travel and explore, so when asked what is my favorite place in all the world, it is almost impossible to answer! I have had many wonderful travel experiences across the world and feel a special connection with Italy, but if I had to recommend one place to visit in my home country (USA), it would have to be my nation’s capital, Washington DC. While DC doesn’t have the antiquities that some European and Asian cities have, it does represent over 200 years of American art, history and culture. The National Mall, with its wide open public space is flanked by the venerable Smithsonian Museum buildings and book-ended by the US Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial. There are memorials and museums to honor those who were instrumental in founding our great country and those who fought in wars to preserve her ideals. Visitors can learn about American history, see the inner workings of democracy in action on Capitol Hill and visit the home of the President, the White House. The city has a wealth of cultural activities going on at any given time, from music and theater to sports or culinary options. Washington DC enjoys an amazing diversity and represents America, the Melting Pot. The US is a large country with many interesting parts, but if you don’t have six months (or more) to explore, be sure to start with Washington DC!

Beverly McLean is the social media manager for Covington Travel, a Virtuoso travel management firm with unrivaled customer service. Upgrade your travel experience with the experts on worldwide destinations, luxury vacations, corporate travel, and meeting management. Follow Beverly on Twitter (@TravelMaestro), Facebook (Covington Travel), and read her blog at www.travelmaestro.wordpress.com.

Zoe Dawes (quirkytraveller) – Friars Crag by Derwenwater, Cumbria, England

The ripples of a passing ferry shatter the star-strewn waters as the sun creates a moving screen of diamond light.  Friars Crag is a little promontory drifting out into delightful Derwentwater, near Keswick in the northern Lake District.  The view from here was said by John Ruskin to be one of the best in Europe.  Through the overhanging pine branches, the end of the lake shimmers in the mist towards the Jaws of Borrowdale, a rocky ravine leading into a beautiful valley of white-washed villages, high passes, majestic mountains and yet more lakes.

Writers and artists have loved this place, including Wordsworth, Coleridge, John Ruskin, Hugh Walpole and  Arthur Ransome, who set part of ‘Swallows & Amazons’ here. Friars Crag is a short, easy walk from Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake, alongside one of Cumbria’s loveliest lakes, past old wooden rowing boats and Victorian ferries which take visitors round the lake.

With wonderful views  to Derwent Isle, across the lake to Brandlehow Woods and the undulating slopes of Cat Bells there is a harmony and tranquillity here that every visitor appreciates in mind, body and soul…

Zoe Dawes, Twitter @quirkytraveller, website

Dave (TLWH) – Persepolis

Persepolis just outside Shiraz in Iran is one of the most special places for me. It marked one of the major cities that Alexander the Great sacked en route to the east. I was also traveling overland and was now on the same path as he, which I followed at this stage of my travels. I then met up with his trail to the Khyber Pass leading to Afghanistan and further east into Pakistan, which was then still India.

In a world already explored, following the paths of history can awake many great moments in the present.

Dave, Twitter TLWH, The Longest Way Home

Melvin (traveldudes) – Karijini National Park

One of the most special places I’ve been to is the Karijini National Park in the Australian Outback. It is my favorite National Park and highlight of Australia!

Here you’ll see 4 gorges meeting each other at one point. That spot es especially nice at sundown. The gorges will offer you some great experience and adventure! In one of the gorges you’ll find the Spider Walk! Guess why it’s called like that? No, wrong. Ok, you’ll find many spiders, but that’s not why it’s called like it. At some points, the walls get so close, that you can only pass it like a spider, with your legs and hands left and right and the water beneath you. Really great!

Each of the gorges is a highlight for itself! You’ll find waterfalls, natural pools and 20 meter walls to your left and right. Many travelers who has been all around of Australia and have seen it all, call the Karijini National Park their personal highlight!

It’s a bit tough to get there, as you’ll need a 4×4 for the dirt roads in the park itself, but it’s worth it!

Melvin, Twitter @traveldudes, website

Simon Falvo (1step2theleft)  – Courmayeur

Most of the places I have visited are special in some way, but there is one that occupies a greater space in my heart: Courmayeur. A mountain resort at the border between Italy  and France, Courmayeur offers amazing views on the Mont-Blanc, the highest European mountain, and on stunning glaciers.

During the last 20 years I’ve been to Courmayeur time and again. And every time, as soon as I see these awesome mountains, I feel the same emotion. I love going there at any season: in winter, when everything is white, in spring to admire the stunning colors of  the blossoming rhododendrons, in summer, when I can hike at higher altitudes, and in autumn, to enjoy the beautiful nuances of yellow, green red and brown.

Courmayeur is special to me also for emotional reasons. It is the place where I often meet and spend time with my best friend Stefano, who lives in Geneva. So many times we have been sitting at the hermitage, a lovely little typical restaurant with an amazing view on the Mont-Blanc, smiling, joking, laughing or simply opening our hearts.

In some way, every time I go back to Courmayeur I feel like being at home.

Simon, Twitter: @1step2theleft@avventurosa, Websites: Wild About TravelAvventurosa

And now a confession: I received some more answers so tomorrow part three! Thank you my dear friends!

Lori

I’m offering public relations, communications and image counseling in everyday life and I have a PR agency – PRwave INTERNATIONAL. I am passionate about reading, blogging (I also have a blog in Romanian) and traveling. Follow me on Twitter - @violetaloredana (Romanian) and @TravelMoments.

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  • 17 November, 2010 at 12:29
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    lovely! those places mentioned are all so exotic.. now i really have to crack my head where to write about ! LOL

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  • 17 November, 2010 at 13:29
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    So many special places I haven’t visited yet… I’ll have to review and amend my bucket list…

    Thank you so much for inviting me to write about my special one!

    Looking forward to read part 3… 🙂

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  • 17 November, 2010 at 13:38
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    Great article, loved reading other people’s favourite places!

    Wish I had more photos from Beijing now 🙁

    Thanks Lori

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