A week ago, I published a post on ‘My most magical travel experience‘. This was a compilation of posts written by seven of my facebook friends. Several readers asked what my most magical travel experiences were. It’s so hard to choose – there were so many. In that sense, I can absolutely relate to the predicament faced by the contributors to the post last week. After much thought, I’ve narrowed it down to three:
The cabin was quiet. I couldn’t sleep so I checked the flight path – we were above Baffin island in northeastern Canada. I raised the shutter and watched the sun slowly dip its head below the horizon, casting an intense reddish, golden glow across the vast icy landscape. No sooner had the sun disappeared, it rose again. Within a few minutes, the sky was illuminated with fresh, warm hues of pink and orange. Pure magic!
Swimming with dolphins, Curaçao
I had my fins on and I was ready to go. We jumped into the water and looked around for the dolphins. Two dolphins broke the surface of the water a few yards to my left, whistling cheerfully. It was amazing to see these gorgeous creatures up close. I suddenly felt a nudge in my back. I turned around and a third dolphin looked at me. Her playful eyes sparkled with glee. She shoved her fin under my left arm as if to say, “Come on, let’s go for a ride”. I grabbed her fin and off we went, ‘hand in hand’.
Sailing trip around the Whitsunday islands, Australia
It was a warm night. I stretched out on my thin mattress on the deck. Waves gently rocked the boat and in the distance, I could see the twinkling lights of other boats anchored in the little harbour. I turned my gaze to the majestic star-studded sky above. The constellation of Scorpio, with its long curly tail, was unmistakable. A shooting star streaked across the velvety black sky. Then another and another. I didn’t make a wish. I’d never felt so blessed.