Exotic travels

  • Elekid239

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    Aug 11, 2012 2:14 AM GMT
    The biggest thing that makes me who I am is where I've travelled, simply put I've travelled half of the world and plan on finishing the rest in due time, some of my favorite places include Samoa, Brazil, Cambodia, South Africa among others. What was your favorite place to travel and what made it memorable, for every 10 posts I'll put one of my own and why icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 11, 2012 2:24 AM GMT
    fully agree, travel has really opened my eyes to what the world is actually like (and indeed, how similar we are in terms of out basic wants and needs, regardless of culture). I've done 48 countries to date, still have a long "bucket list".

    Favourite places? hmmm .... I'll say Angkor Wat (Cambodia) and Petra (Jordan) for the Indiana Johnes feeling
  • Elekid239

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    Aug 11, 2012 2:28 AM GMT
    Cambodia as a whole is one of the best places, Petra was amazing brought me to some of my roots there would go back in a heartbeat
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    Aug 11, 2012 5:08 AM GMT
    The only place I've traveled outside the US is northern Mexico (Tampico Tamulipas, to be exact).

    Other than that, I could care less about traveling internationally. I've lived in Miami for 8 years - met people from all over the world there - and my job sends me all over the US, where I meet even more people from all over the world.

    The only thing that would inspire me to travel abroad internationally is if I were paid to do aerial photography of exotic locations (which i've already done in several places in the US). Otherwise, I could care less. Seeing exotic locations from the ground sucks, and makes me feel like a stereotypical tourist.
  • Elekid239

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    Aug 12, 2012 12:25 AM GMT
    If you act like a stereotypical tourist then yes I dont. I have homes in 20 countries, I visit friends and family in several more just being with nature is enough to keep me coming back. I am a natural photographer from the ground it's just as beautiful
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    Aug 12, 2012 3:30 AM GMT
    The most important thing I learned from traveling in many cultures is that

    THERE IS NO ONE WAY TO BE A HUMAN BEING.

    Our cultures are so different. There's plenty to love and annoy us in each one we experience.

    A recent favorite 'exotic' experience was in Peru. The people are some of the kindest I've met anywhere.

    I lived in Mexico City 5 years and still have a home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

    I know and love most of Latin America. Still, Peru stands out as my special place.

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    Aug 12, 2012 4:10 AM GMT
    While I haven't travelled as much as you, I do enjoy visiting other countries and experiencing different cultures firsthand. Ironically I despise air travel, however I dismiss it as a means to an end.

    One of my favorite places to visit is my homeland, the Philippines. It is both modern yet old-world. It is rich. It is poor. It is a small country with tons of natural beauty and steeped in tradition. I find Filipinos to be a very friendly and happy lot. They love love LOVE foreigners (and yes, even ex-pats like me!).

    Here is a picture I took of the shores of Limasawa, a small island off the coast of Leyte, Philippines during my last trip home.

    Five Wives
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    Aug 12, 2012 4:13 AM GMT
    i'm going to tiajuana in a few weeks to finally see a donkey fuck a woman
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    Aug 12, 2012 4:13 AM GMT
    eightball saidi'm going to tiajuana in a few weeks to finally see a donkey fuck a woman


    THE FUCK!??!??? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
  • Elekid239

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    Aug 12, 2012 4:21 PM GMT
    Peru and the Philippines and amazing, I have family in both and those are places I go to when I get a chance. Some of my family is part of the Mascho-Piro tribe and it's an amazing people who connect well with nature, my great grandmother still lives in the Philippines and her root are deeply engraved in that culture and in myself
  • Elekid239

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    Aug 12, 2012 4:26 PM GMT
    eightball saidi'm going to tiajuana in a few weeks to finally see a donkey fuck a woman


    Not cute, I'm actually being serious here
  • titus8229

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    Aug 12, 2012 4:34 PM GMT
    I've been to the Yukon territories in Canada, that was pretty cool. Im also currently living in the small island nation of Dominica (Not the dominican republic) although I'm moving on Tuesday.
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    Aug 12, 2012 10:06 PM GMT
    Elekid239 said
    eightball saidi'm going to tiajuana in a few weeks to finally see a donkey fuck a woman


    Not cute, I'm actually being serious here


    rude! i am too.
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    Aug 12, 2012 10:13 PM GMT
    Heheheheheh.....
  • Elekid239

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    Aug 13, 2012 2:46 AM GMT
    eightball said
    Elekid239 said
    eightball saidi'm going to tiajuana in a few weeks to finally see a donkey fuck a woman


    Not cute, I'm actually being serious here


    rude! i am too.


    Then you are in for a shocking surprise
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:50 AM GMT
    louisiana yeeehawww
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    Aug 13, 2012 2:51 AM GMT
    and btw wth with the donkey post XD such aspirations
  • Thirdbeach

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    Aug 13, 2012 3:08 AM GMT
    I went to Papua New Guinea in '99. It was an aweson trip.
    Indonesia: Wemina Valley in '94 was incredible. The crossing of Stone age / Modern day that takes place there is amazing.

    Borobudur, Indonesia if fantastic.
    Mountain Gorrillas in Uganda.
    Reading by moonlight while camping near Cerro Autuna, Venezula.
    Orangutans in Borneo.
    Tana Toraja on Sulawesi
    Dune 45 in Namibia.
    Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.


    Seeing the actual bones of "Lucy" in the Kenya National Museum is awe inspiring
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    Aug 14, 2012 4:45 AM GMT
    Elekid239 said
    eightball said
    Elekid239 said
    eightball saidi'm going to tiajuana in a few weeks to finally see a donkey fuck a woman


    Not cute, I'm actually being serious here


    rude! i am too.


    Then you are in for a shocking surprise


    ikr?! i can't wait tbh. i'll be sure to have my iphone handy to take lots of pics/vids to share ♥
  • Elekid239

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    Aug 18, 2012 12:04 AM GMT
    eightball said
    Elekid239 said
    eightball said
    Elekid239 said
    eightball saidi'm going to tiajuana in a few weeks to finally see a donkey fuck a woman


    Not cute, I'm actually being serious here


    rude! i am too.


    Then you are in for a shocking surprise


    ikr?! i can't wait tbh. i'll be sure to have my iphone handy to take lots of pics/vids to share ♥


    XD I gotta see that, in all my travels to Mexico I've yet to see that
  • Dominican_Gen...

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    Aug 18, 2012 12:14 AM GMT
    And a loaded question for those that travel that much:
    What happens when you are past your best years (in terms of physical beauty/health), look behind you and see that all the traveling left you without roots nor a LTR ?
  • Elekid239

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    Aug 18, 2012 12:41 AM GMT
    I visit my roots, that's the basis of my travels, and not many animals mate for life, so it's natural if we do not find partners
  • MikemikeMike

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    Aug 18, 2012 1:11 AM GMT
    Go to Fiji Islands. The most beautiful place on earth. I went right after school as soon as I saved up enough $$$$.$$ for it.
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    Aug 18, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    I've been to 123 countries to date, starting as a baby. I grew up as an 'airline brat' which is what they call you when you are born into an airline family. I've been to a whole lot of places - I loved some of them, and some I wouldn't care to see again. The places I love are those that I like going back to over and over again. Among my favorites in no particular order:

    Europe
    *Switzerland - Verbier, St. Moritz, Gstaad, Lausanne
    *France - Nice, Paris, Saint Tropez, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux
    *Spain - Pamplona, San Sebastian, Barcelona, Mallorca
    *Germany - Berlin, Cologne, Heidelberg, Dresden, Frandfurt am Main
    *England - Windermere, London, Edinburgh, Sheffeld, Stratford-upon-Avon
    *Belgium - Bruges, Brussels
    *Denmark - Copenhagen
    *Sweden - Stockholm
    *Austria - Vienna, Bad Gastein, Obergurgl, St. Wolfgang
    *Croatia - Dubrovnik
    *Monaco - Monte Carlo
    *Luxembourg - Luxembourg City
    *Portugal - Porches, Estoril, Lisbon

    Latin America
    *Uruguay - Montevideo
    *Peru - Lima
    *Brazil - Monte Mor
    *Mexico - Monterrey, Zihuatenejo, Cuernavaca
    *Belize - San Ignacio
    *Honduras - Atlantida
    *Argentina - Buenos Aires, Mendoza

    Asia
    *Japan - Kyoto, Yakushima Island, Kobe
    *Singapore - Chinatown
    *Malaysia - Kuala Lampur
    *Thailand - Muang, Phuket, Chiang Saen
    *Indonesia - Bali
    *Philippines - Bohol, Albay
    *Taiwan - Taipei

    Those are where I have the best memories. Some are not exactly 'exotic' but most were fun, beautiful, and had terrific people & activities to explore.
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    Aug 18, 2012 2:00 AM GMT
    I lived in Col. GA for 10 years with little travel experience..

    Joined the Air Force at 18

    Because of my job, been too:

    Tampa, FL 2 x
    Savannah, GA 3 x
    Houston, TX 1 x
    Avon Park, FL 2 x
    Destin & Panama City, FL 20 x

    And now stationed in Koreas

    I know it's not exotic but, it still counts.