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It’s one of my favourite things to do when I fly: watching the views that unfolds outside the plane window. As soon as the plane takes off, I’ll turn on the flight tracking on the entertainment system, put my headphones on and just gaze out the window. During my travels around the world, I’ve had the opportunity to see (and photograph) some of the most amazing plane window views. They never fail to inspire! This inspiration is sufficient reason for me to book a window seat whenever possible. Six years ago, I launched a series called ‘Plane Views‘ to feature the photos I’ve taken from the air. Here are some of my favourite views from a plane window:

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Aerial view of Sydney Harbour, Australia.
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A view of Bora Bora, French Polynesia in the South Pacific!

Read about my trip to Bora Bora.

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Volcan Osorno and the Lakes region in Central Chile.
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Impressive glaciers flow down from the mountains in Chilean Patagonia.

See more photos of Patagonia plane views and read about my trip to Patagonia.

Mt. Vesuvius near Naples, Italy, seen from the air. This volcano is famous for its eruption that destroyed the ancient city of Pompeii.
Mt. Vesuvius near Naples, Italy, seen from the air. This volcano is famous for its eruption that destroyed the ancient city of Pompeii.
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Mount Everest from my plane window! The peak can be seen sticking out above the clouds.

Read about my flight tour of the Himalayas.

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Lisbon
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Aerial view of Kathmandu, Nepal, from the plane. The Boudha Stupa, one of Kathmandu’s most iconic landmarks and a World Heritage site, can clearly be seen.

See more Kathmandu plane views and my Kathmandu photos.

The futuristic City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain.
The futuristic City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain.

Read about things to do in Valencia.

The mountains and fjords of Baffin Island in northeast Canada.
The mountains and fjords of Baffin Island in northeast Canada.
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Port Vell, Barcelona’s cruise and ferry terminal. Can you spot Barcelona’s famous Sagrada Familia cathedral?
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The mountains, canyons and towns on the East Bank of the Dead Sea in Jordan.

Read about unique things to do in Jordan.

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Plane views of the Sahara Desert in Algeria.
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Chains of mountains in the Austrian Alps.
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Plane window views of the Tirol Alps in Austria.
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Aerial view of the Amsterdam UNESCO Heritage city centre, with its rings of canals.
A panoramic view of Modena, Italy, from the plane window.

Read about things to do in Modena.

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A grand view of Greater Vancouver, Canada.

Read about things to do in Vancouver.

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The aerial views of Rio as the plane took off from Santos Dumont airport were phenomenal!
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Aerial view of the southern lagoons of Mauritius. The island in the lagoon is the Ile aux Aigrettes nature reserve (image courtesy of Bo Saldana).

See more Mauritius plane views and read about things to do in Mauritius.

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Aerial view of the Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) skyscrapers – the Twin Towers are in the centre of the photo.

Read about the best place to see the Kuala Lumpur skyline.

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A majestic view of Piton de Neiges on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean.

Read about things to do in Reunion Island or my ultimate Reunion island itinerary.

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A phenomenal view of Table Mountain in Cape Town sticking out above a blanket of clouds.
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Panoramic view of Cape Town from a helicopter tour.

Read about things to do in Cape Town and my Cape Town helicopter flight.

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An aerial view of Dubrovnik – the walls can clearly be seen encircling the Old Town.

Read about seeing Dobrovnik from its walls.

That’s sufficient reason to book a window seat right? 😉

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