Once in a while something just plain stands out among the rest.
Our flight had been cancelled for a flight we booked like 6 months earlier (and we never confirmed - just showed up for the flight). They got us on a flight the next day and put us up in a swanky hotel. Great customer service.
Cold, but the Red Sea is amazing!
This was the first place I snorkeled so it holds a special place in my heart.
A unique collection of sea life right off shore. Including sea turtles!
Perfect water, some sites require a swim but it's always great
And it wasn't even that gross!
Hippos the on road
Walking down a dark road, hearing rustling in the bushes. Car headlights reveal a HUGE hippo and baby. Car stopped for us to jump in.
No better sight and happy frolicking elephants. So much different than in a zoo.
Small feluca sail boat with just a few of us on it for a few days. We slept and ate on the boat and stopped at sights along the way.
Finca Ixobal swim
Conquering fears of swimming through a very narrow underwater cave.
Inner tubing through a dark cave with glowing worms / stars on the ceiling.
Mulu stalagtite/mite w/ lights
Grande and beautiful.
Hill tribe festival
Burmese tribes in Thailand gathered for their yearly celebration.
Semana Santa, Antigua
Absolutely something to behold. They stay up all night creating intricate alfombras, just to march over them and destroy them the next day.
Top of bus
The bus was so full, we rode on top in the luggage rack with a full load of locals and a goat.
"for real" or "seriously"
Nice lush cloud forest. There's a cabin in the middle of it you can spend the night in.
The bats leaving the cave at night in a corkscrew pattern.
Phosphorescence, Gili Meno
Or anywhere else in the world, but this is the first place I saw it.
So many lightning bugs in one big tree, it was magical. Especially having been dropped off in the middle of nowhere at 3am.
Finca Paraiso, Rio Dulce
A hot waterfall into a cool pool of friendly fish.
Lake Cariba ferry
Slept on hard plastic benches for 3 nights.
One large wooden deck for all to sleep on w/ only our thin sheet.
Taman Negara hide
The matresses for the bunk beds were missing. Just wood slats.
Rio Dulce, damn good shower
Even other travelers commnented on how nice their showers were.
Bus to Java w/ dead guy
OMG, fast driving, passing blind, dead moto driver on side of road.
Riding on top of bus on thin cliff roads.
Drunk Cairo taxi driver
Need I say more?
Fast, blind passing of motos, trucks, driving most of the time in oncoming lane, etc.
6' x 4' w/ no bed it looked more like an outhouse!
Noticeably bad visibility. Gross.
After being outside for only a short time, your under your fingernails would be black.
Rickety flight, no communication, many hours delayed, etc.
Regularly cancelled flight at 1am, trapped in TJ terminal
Cayos Cochinos maintenance
Hitched a ride to shore on a boat that broke. The in-storm fix was to hammer the hell out of it.
Koh Kradan storm
Soaked to the bone in a small boat and a driver that had no idea how to drive in a storm.
N to S New Zealand puke ferry
Big seas, barforama.
Oily to Lombok
Sat on the roof only to have the big smoke stacks rain small droplets of oil on us.
Thought it was going to burst at the seams.