"Travelling is living" metteks's Profile
My travel-homepage: http://www.metteks.dk
My name is Mette, and I am 35. I live in the countryside near Kolding, Denmark. I work as a schoolteacher here.
I really love traveling. Sometimes it is the only thing I can think about, then it helps a little, but only a little to work on my homepage or at my pages here at VT. Sometimes it doesn?t help, I just get more frustrated and want to travel more.
When I travel I like the local stuff. I take local busses in stead of pricey air-conditioned tourist busses, I eat local food at street corners (and have never gotten sick from that) and I stay in the cheapest family run places I can find.
I don?t like the idea about flying between mayor towns, just to see the sights that all tourists see, and nothing else.
I don?t like to follow other tourists in a big group, and only does so, if I have to. I like to experience the locals, see how they live and what they do. I like going to small villages where there is no tourist sights and nothing to do, but to relax or walk around and observe the locals. This gives me many great experiences and is a cheap way of traveling too.
My first real holliday outside my own country was to Iceland and The Faeroe Islands when I was 14 with my parents. After this trip followed a lot of holydays with my parents and quite a number of trips with my schools.
Then I finished the gymnasium and I went to Australia where I lived and worked on two fruit farms for 9 months.
Back home I started studying at university, but after 1? years I had have enough. So I worked hard, saved up some money and went to Latin America for 7 months. Here I re-learned Spanish, was a volunteer at a rainforest of Ecuador and traveled all the way to Mexico.
Now a days I still travel, but not that far away and not for so long time. I stay in Europe, but I still long for unusual places, where not so many tourists go, and have recently been to Albania
The Faroe Islands and Iceland 1992
Prague (Chezke Republik) 1994
Sweden and Finland 1994
Nederland and Bretagne( France) 1995
Rome (Italy) 1996
Bangkok (Thailand) and Australia 1997/98
Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico 2000/2001
Gotland (Sweden) 2001
Amsterdam (Nederland), Portugal, Barcelona (Spain), Bordeaux and Paris (France) 2002
Berlin (Germany) 2002
Sm?landsstenar (Sweden) 2003+2004
Slovenia, Croatia, Innsbruck (Austria) Venice and Verona (Italy) 2004
Tenerife (Canarie Island, Spain) 2005
Italy (Southern part) 2005
Budapest (Hungary) 2006
Miami (USA), Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay 2006-2007
Luxor (Egypt) 2009
Malaysia and Singapore 2010
Milan (Italy) 2010
Hafjell, (Norway) 2010
Sardinia (Italy) 2011
London (Great Britain) 2011
Lübeck (Germany) 2011
Sousse (Tunisia) 2012
Krakow (Poland) 2012
Romania and Moldova 2012
Harz, Germany 2012
London (Great Britain) 2013
%c I just came home from Uzbekistan, where my boyfriend and I travelled around for 14 days. We had a great time and met some wonderful friendly people.
I am at the moment not sure what the autumn brings. No travel is planned yet.
Places on the Unesco list, that I have visited:
Historic Centres of Berat
Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini
Iguazu National Park
Jesuit Block of Córdoba
Jesuit Estancias of Córdoba: Jesus Maria, Alta Gracia
Quebrada de Humahuaca
Great Barrier Reef
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
City of Potosí
Historic City of Sucre
Iguaçu National Park
Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso
Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
Historic Centre of Prague
Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church
City of Quito
Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los R?os de Cuenca
Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
Paris, Banks of the Seine
Hanseatic City of Lübeck
Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar
Upper Harz Water Management System
Collegiate Church, Castle and Old Town of Quedlinburg
The Wadden Sea
Tikal National Park
Maya Site of Copan
Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andr?ssy Avenue
Historic Centre of Rome
Venice and its Lagoon
I Sassi di Matera
Historic Centre of Naples
The Trulli of Alberobello
Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata
City of Verona
Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca
City of Valletta
Megalithic Temples of Malta
Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco
Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque
Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan
Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza
Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal
Ruins of Le?n Viejo
Archaeological Site of Panam? Viejo and Historic District of Panama
City of Cuzco
Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
Chan Chan Archaelogical Zone
Historic Centre of Lima
Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca
Historical Centre of Arequipa
Cracow's Historic Centre
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belem in Lisbon
Historic Centre of Evora
Cultural Landscape of Sintra
Historic Centre of Oporto
Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania
Historic Centre of Sighişoara
Works of Antoni Gaud?
Hanseatic Town of Visby
Medina of Sousse
Amphitheatre of El Jem
Dougga / Thugga
Tower of London
Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento
Historic Centre of Bukhara
Samarkand – Crossroad of Cultures
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