We all have those magical travel moments, when we feel as if we’ve been transported back in time, or when the landscape seems so surreal, or a divine moment when everything feels right. I asked my facebook followers to write a 50-word piece describing their ‘Most Magical Travel Experience’. Aside from the word limit, there were no other guidelines. I asked them to be creative. It could be humorous, romantic or adventurous.
These are their stunning contributions. Enjoy these magical experiences!
Stepping off the trans-Siberian train in Beijing to arrive in a whirlwind of intense sensations: new sights, sounds and smells hit us instantly, and after spending 6 days on the train we soaked it up with a euphoria that would have had people wondering if we had crossed Russia on foot!
Having my fortune read by a Buddhist fortune teller at Banteay Samre temple, in Cambodia. I’ll never forget his huge, welcoming smile and gentle voice. I wasn’t going to visit that temple, but was so glad I did and happened upon this spiritual character – it was quiet, peaceful and beautiful, a purely magical experience.
By: Natalie K.
A few steps, a short turn and we arrived at the Devil’s Throat. Rainbows shone through the watery haze, our skin shimmered with droplets from the falling wall of thunder and birds swooped past and back into the jungle. Iguazu Falls justified the early start to the day.
In a hotel room in Xi ‘An, China we sat on chairs facing 12 orphanage nannies holding 12 crying babies. My daughter’s name was called. She walked to the center of the room. Lotus, her given daughter was placed in her arms. After three years of waiting — a dream fulfilled.
The Burning Man doesn’t burn like he should. At first people cheer and whistle, then they start to leave. I wait 20 more minutes and finally decide to accept that he’s changed if not fallen. He’s a new Man and I define him. In that moment, my life is altered.
There is nothing more magical than turning a corner and witnessing a landscape that doesn’t seem real. We witnessed this when we trekked to the Pinnacles of Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. Like sentries they stood silent, towering over the jungle like a giant painted canvas. Nature’s work of art.
I first visited New York – gosh! – 25 years ago. Europe was very different at that time and as soon as I caught sight of the skyline, arriving from the airport, I felt fascinated. Everything looked magical. The glistening skyscrapers stretched endlessly, the huge cars, the melting-pot of people and the kids breakdancing in the street. It was amazing!