Our Top 10 Lists:

Favourite Journeys

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This list is our own personal top ten based on what we have seen and experienced in our travels.

  1. Amalfi Coast, Italy

The views out of the bus window during the bus ride along the Amalfi Coast in Italy were spectacular.

Amalfi Coast Italy

2. Laos Mekong slow boat

Slow Boat, Laos

The choice was either a speed boat out of Laos, or a two day slow boat ride along the Mekong.

3. USA Highways

USA Road Trip

Leaving San Francisco, we took our hire car to the highways. The road trip took us to Yosemite, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Death Valley.

4. Train though the Mexican Copper Canyon

Copper Canyon, Mexico

The train ride through the copper canyon region of Mexico

5. Trekking in India

Camel Trek, Jaisalmer India

Three days, two nights travelling around the Jaisalmer region of India, on the back of a camel, with nowhere to wash and no change of clothes. Yes it was fun.

6. Central America Buses

Guatemala Bus Ride

Any bus ride in Central America is a memorable experience, though our trip from Panajachel to Chichicastenango was especially memorable. We were squashed on as usual, sharing hard wooden seats with the locals, while the bus was driven at high speed along the windy mountain roads.

7. Narrow Road in Corsica

Corsica, France

We spent several days taking our borrowed car though the windy mountain roads of Corsica.

8. Indian Transport

Indian Autorickshaw

The day’s journey stated with a 2.5 hours bus ride to a small town called Biahur, and after a 45c lunch from a bus-stop snack-bar (for the two of us), we hired an auto-rickshaw to take us to Khatia National Park, thinking that it would just be another usual ride. We did not realise that it was a 1.5 hour cross country journey along dirt tracks through rural vilages, including crossing muddy rivers and pushing the vehicle up steep dirt tracks. We even had a couple of young Indian hitchhikers joining us for the ride.

9. Cruising alon the Nile

Egyptian Nile Cruise

Any visit to Egypt would not be complete without a cruise down the Nile.

10. Outback Australia

Australian Nullabor

Driving across the flat, treeless desert centre of Australia is a classic Aussie journey.

* just missing out on the top 10 are: sailing the Caribbean in Belize, Hitching a ride on the back of a truck in Guatemala, Driving along the Big Sur in California, cycling in central France.

See also the list of unusual transport modes

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