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2014 is a brand new year with new travel plans and a new destination. I'm always excited to see new places

My first solo trip for the first time to South east Asia about 18 years ago, as a female traveler without any experience was an excited moment, I only have my Lonely Planet guide book with me

The lonely planet is like a bible to me. I never leave the country without it, is my travel bible
As you can see my origin is from Asia, that is why I love Asian country

I came to Belgium in 1985. Living in this country you must learn to speak their language Dutch and French, is not an easy tasks to do but once you understand, it's a nice language to hear

l live in West Flanders of Belgium "Ypres". very nice town. We speak an (Ieperse dialect and accent) if we speak our dialect to other places outside West Flanders in Belgium, nobody will understand us. For the convenient to other Belgians, we try to speak nicely in Dutch. But as long as we in West Flanders no one speak Netherlands, except the tourists from other cities

My place Ypres is also one of the most visited area after "Bruges", we're closed to the border of France and Holland
Ypres has a lot of history after the first war, which receive many tourists from around the world

European countries has many languages and of course English is acceptable everywhere, traveling to some European countries we sometimes encounter with the language and it's perfect if you already understand and speak some of the them

One of my favorite destination ever

My top destination!
Besides to all the country I have been, New Zealand was the best place I ever been! though was a longest flight I've ever done, 48 hours underway including layover. No regret at all, it's worth to do so, even though how exhausted I am

"There's something in that land that I can't describe"
Still my number one top destination!
My first impression was one of their immediate surroundings environment and scenery
It was first ever glimpse from the plane when landing into Christchurch where our trip started and cross to the north island. Most I noticed New Zealand was clean and green and the stark difference in weather.

New Zealand is full of adventure and tranquility all at the same time the locals are very welcoming with their laid back style and friendly smiles
The scenery is another amazing contrast in this unique travel destination

I have been several times in the USA

Love the American way!
Always coming back for different route and I love driving around feeling free! in compare to Europe

We visited Arches National Park in May, is a paradise for photographers under conditions of constantly changing light, the red rock landscape provides limitless photographic opportunities. It was very hot during that time of the year, I wonder how about in the summer months what could the weather brings

Arches in Utah is beautiful, nowhere in the world so many natural rock like Arches many bows came in the parks are all sort of other oddly shaped rock formations
Around the park is very easy to access via the 18-mile road and there's also a walking path

I love nature

I have always been fascinated by nature and I know Costa Rica is well-known for its rainforest and yes indeed they are. I'm glad I have done and seen it

We were on a travel group which is seldom happen to us. We always prefer to do our own trip, but this time we would like to cross to the border of Nicaragua and Panama, combining the three country in short limited time seems ideal choose for us

Without so much hassle with the immigration border documents and our tour guide arranged everything.

After this never ever happen again, it was our first and the last joining in a group. We are too adventurous is not our type of thing travel in group

Big busy city of Argentina

South America is one place I'd like visit more often. The people are very friendly and Spanish language which I love the most. After I visited Mexico, I'd always one to go back for more but in different places in Central or South America

Argentina is always been one of my top list and I have been waited for so long to this trip, we explored the city for a few days before continuing the trip to this beautiful place of South America

We have rented a car in Buenos Aires
Having your own wheels is the easiest way to travel around which in some places not reachable by public transport

My second time in Australia

It's my second time in Aussie, the first time was about 10 years ago. I've done the Northern and Southern part of the country. December -January 2012-2013 back again and did the other part of the country.

It was a summer time in Aussie during our visit. High season, school, Christmas holiday. And in some places the temperature was unbearable in 2013, it was too hot

This time I have the chance to visit the Kangaroo Island and Tasmania, it's absolutely beautiful islands of Australia

My most experience on this trip is I was able to feed the kangaroos and seen so many wildlife in the island

Tasmania is another story, we're almost stuck here during the bush fire in 2013. We were so lucky the fire started the last days of our trip

Not in my travel list but I'm so glad I've seen it

I visited Iceland in 2013. Apparently this was not in my travel list, but after seeing a lot of photos here in VT I decided to go and explore the country

I know the temperature can be a lot cooler than in Belgium. That is why I'm hesitating to go. We have visited Iceland in August it was the best time to travel around because is summer

I've read a lot here in VT that the easiest way to see and most visited is in the ring road. We rented a car for a week and drove the ring. Summer months is very busy in Iceland many visitors

Hard to see the difference between the locals and the tourists, we've meet many different nationalities in hotel where we staying
Summer months are very touristy which I don't like to travel during peak season but is the best time to travel to this beautiful land

The most stunning place I seen in the country when we were in the glacier lake area. I could sit there whole day and watch the lake and listen to the ice cracking, it was a wonderful feeling

My favourite place in Europe

After a few times of going back to Italy, I have seen many places. My last visit December during Christmas 2013
As it is only 1 hour fly for us it is easy to spend for a long weekend in each place. And indeed after several times of flying in and out I've seen many places in Italy and I love the Italian food

South Italy is my preference which is less visited and less touristy
The northern side is very touristy which is most visited part of Italy

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