Travel Stories Week 1
What's your favourite place you have visited?
Tokyo by far! I have always wanted to visit Tokyo, and last year I finally crossed it off my list. You hear people go on and on about how great Tokyo is and how it doesn't compare to any other city, after visiting Tokyo I can't help but completely agree with those statements.
There were many reasons why I loved Tokyo, but mainly it was the people. I always felt welcome and safe. People all seemed to be having a great time; you could sense the happiness in the air!
What’s the best thing you have seen while travelling?
Last year I went on a big trip to Africa where we would be on the road for two weeks going from Walvis Bay, Namibia to Livingstone in Zambia and then a weeks downtime in Cape Town. While driving through Africa, we aimed to see as much wildlife as possible. We were lucky to see wild Rhinos, Giraffes, Lions, Water Buffalo, Hippo's, Crocodiles and even a Porcupine or two, but the Elephant alluded us, but not for long! As we were driving towards the Botswanian border suddenly about 50 plus Elephants crossing the road came into view; I couldn't believe my eyes! That's something which was truly once in a lifetime, and something I will never forget.
What’s your best travel story?
When I was Young, my mum and dad took my brother and me to see the pyramids in Egypt. I was crazy on ancient Egypt at the time, so this trip was a dream come true for me. As we were milling about and appreciating the pyramids some men asked my mum if she, me and my brother wanted to have a picture on their camels for £5. Before I knew it, I was on the back of a camel running round to the other side of a pyramid, my dad at this point had to run after us.
As soon as he got there, we had the pictures, and everything was great, but sadly the photo's previously agreed price tag suddenly went up to £40. The odds didn't look good for my dad. Outnumbered, and his wife and two young kids were high up on camels. He told the men to let his wife and two kids down first before talking prices, and they agreed and let us down. As soon as we were on solid ground, my dad stood in front of us and told them that they had no chance of getting £40. At this point, the men became very irate, but my dad stood his ground. Luckily before the situation turned violent, we all suddenly heard shouting and looked to our left, and barreling towards us were two policemen on camels like Egyptian superheroes. The angry men fled meaning we were gifted a decent travel story but also a free picture!
Tell us about your blog?
I love hearing peoples travel stories which gave me the idea of creating this blog. Travel Stories blog is for real travel bloggers to tell us their own great stories. This blog is all about fun, and I hope anyone reading this blog has just as much fun reading it as I do.
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Who do we have next week?
Our first travel blogger guest is a good one! Ed and Jenn from colemanconcierge.com!