Port Moresby. Waiting for the luggage to arrive on the conveyor belt. I had a so many exciting things to bring back after a week in Papua New Guinea that I couldn’t wait to tell people about – but not so much in my luggage as in my memory, and captured in pictures, I thought to myself standing there as eager as the next person. That is when the unexpected happened. Along came first a tricycle, unpacked, standing up on the belt. No bags. Then, a bunch of bananas!
Sometimes when you travel, I find that all those things that you have been waiting to see for yourself, the exciting and different things described in detail in the guidebook, end up being exactly the way you expected them to be, and perhaps not always that surprising. Instead, moments like the one I described above, may well be the kind of things that you remember most, and that brings that extra smile to your face.
Who checked in the bananas?
If I were to do certain trips all over again, what would my perfect world tour look like? Here’s one way it could be done:
I would start with one of my absolute favourites; Antarctica. Why? Because the impressions that were left with me from that journey , the new friendships that were made and the incomparably beautiful nature and wildlife, made me humble.
After the snowy continent, my journey would continue like this: India – Bhutan – Myanmar – Kyrgyzstan – Mongolia – Japan – Papua New Guinea – Australia – Chile – Argentina – Guyana – Barbados – Cuba – Canada – Ireland – South Africa – Greece – Italy – Switzerland – Belgium – and finally, back home, to Sweden. (Of course, there are so many optional routes that could be taken, and in order for me to experience new exciting places, I would have to do a completely different walkabout.) Well, here are some pictures from those places mentioned above, that left me in awe.
Oh, and the obvious answer to the question above (Would I do it again?) is, Yes!
Chinstrap penguin, Half moon island, Antarctica
Tiger’s nest, Bhutan
Inle lake, Myanmar
Yaks in the Tian shan mountains, Kyrgyzstan
Sushi time, Japan
Ambua lodge, Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
Surf’s up, Australia
Fin del mundo, Argentina
Kaieteur falls, Guyana
Horse polo, Italy