Thursday, 12 January 2012

Top 10 places I have visited – not including in NZ

Oops – there are actually 12.  In alpha order:



Bermuda pink sand, lots of golf courses, great architecture, great weather and those shorts…


Cruising around French Polynesiaon the MS Paul Gaugin, 6 star, amazing, great stops, leisurely and lovely

 

Devon and Cornwalllovely coastline, ruins, clotted cream, nice seaside towns like Bude and Penzance



French river/canal cruising – on a hotel barge, calm, tranquil, great food and wine, interesting places to visit.  Try to research who the fellow passengers are likely to be – I ended up with mostly Americans which was a mixed blessing.


Las Vegascompletely OTT but see it to believe it, have to do it once.


Loire Valleychateaux everywhere you look, river views, little villages but too many tourists.


Martha’s Vineyard – a classy part of the US.  Picturesque island reached by ferry from Woods’ Hole. 

 

Monte Carlothe Casino, grand hotels, grand yachts, conspicuous consumption


New Caledonia a slice of French culture so close to NZ.  Nice beaches, good food and a wonderful cultural centre Tjibaou


Parisof course, the Ile St Louis, Musee d’Orsay, Montmartre, Notre Dame, La Defense


Provencethe Pont du Gard, Avignon, Rocamadour, Les Baux and so much else.


Vatulele, Fijithis was many years ago because I now have political qualms about visiting Fiji post coup/s.  Great all inclusive resort.  You have your own stretch of beach.  If you want something, you put your flag out and a little boat comes to you.  Communal dining optional but a lot of fun.  At night the staff go off duty and you are just left with an open bar which makes for some interesting cocktails.






18 comments:

  1. I'd like to add Jerusalem to your list. It is filled with holy sites and also some delicious markets and restaurants. Check out this cheese shop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lknF6tZrXE

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  2. Would love to be able to add it but sadly haven't been there since I was about 7 - and can't remember too much about it

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  3. places really worth visiting! Add more places to this list :)

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    1. Now that's an idea - I'll give it some thought. Thanks for the comment

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  4. I would love to visit all of these places! :) Great list!!

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  5. Hi there, This is a lovely idea. I did some walking round the coastline in Cornwall and had the best time. You are so right about Las Vegas - it just has to be experienced. I passed through only for a day and a night and it is jaw dropping. Ah Paris - so beautiful and the Loire valley brings back memories of camping holidays when my children were young.

    I'll visit again!

    Celia

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    1. You are a star for stopping by!
      See you again soon, Celia

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  6. This post is awesome!
    Those are beautiful place <3
    Oh yeah, I really want to go to Monte Carlo too.
    Nice post (:

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    1. Thank you so much, Stephanie

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  7. I love that there are 12 places in your "top ten" list! I wouldn't have been able to remove any of these places from the list either. Beautiful photos of some of the world's best spots.

    Thanks for the reminder that I should go to Martha's Vineyard the next time that I'm at Cape Cod. Usually, I spend all of my time in Falmouth and Woods Hole.

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  8. I'm so thrilled you've been to Paris. I don't think I need any other destinations. I just live to go back and back and back and..............
    V

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  9. Thanks for your recent input on Looligaggin In Provence at The Nomad Architect Travel Blog http://thenomadarchitect.blogspot.com/. I love your places and your pix.

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    1. Thanks for your very nice comment.

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  10. I've never been to Martha's Vineyard and confused the picture with Monte Carlo (I was thinking - surely it's not that built up!).

    Beautiful places.

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    1. Glad you liked the list. Now I have just got to get to some of them...

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