Alicioustravels: The 10 most magical places I’ve been to

Everyone who has travelled, if only a little, will have experienced the moment when a place completely sweeps you off your feet, takes your breath away, stops your heart and leaves you with your mouth open and your brain on hold for a few moments – because it’s simply magical.

The following locations triggered this reaction in me:

Salar de Uyuni, BoliviaSalar de Uyuni, Bolivia

New Zealand, all of itMilford Sound panorama

Luang Prabang, LaosTemple in Luang Prabang

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park + Watarrka, Australia Sunrise at Uluru, Australia

The temples around Siem Reap, CambodiaSunrise at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Anywhere on the Annapurna Circuit, NepalPoon Hill, Annapurna Circuit (Nepal) with my trusted guide & porter Ganesh

Iguazu waterfalls, ArgentinaIguazu waterfalls

Kammersee, AustriaKammersee, Salzkammergut (Austria)

The Grand Chapiteau of each Cirque du Soleil-show I’ve visited Grand Chapiteau

The place where I grew up TINPLH1


Where have you been to where your pulse quickened and you pinched yourself thinking you might be dreaming?

8 thoughts on “Alicioustravels: The 10 most magical places I’ve been to”

    1. Thank you, Christine, I’m sure it is amazing indeed and Iceland is definitely on our travel list – just not at the very top (yet). However, Mr A bought a guidebook of Iceland a while back so it feels like we’re already halfway there 😉
      What would you say is the best time of the year to go there?

    1. AND how did I miss it when I was there?! Thank you for sharing another place to add to my list, Sarah! When I searched for photos for this post I got stuck (like one does) and found myself looking through the pictures I took during my travels in Australia… now I’m desperate to travel WA and the NT again. Only with more time and my own car/ camper for increased independence (last time I travelled by greyhound/ train which was exciting but I had to stick to timetables). I guess Australia should be on this list, too, and just like with NZL I wouldn’t be able to decide on a specific area. Too too amazing, all of it <3

  1. Achensee with turquoise water surrounded by the Karwendelgebirge – especially in May/June when the landscape turns from “grey” to green
    and Grand Canyon – absolutely amazing!

    1. Another lovely suggestion, thank you, Lena! I have been hearing wonderful things of the Achensee area. However, so far I haven’t yet made it there. It’s too close to go there on holiday (we normally leave the country for that) but too far away for a long weekend. A clear case of first-world-problems, I’m afraid 😉
      Since we haven’t made any actual plans for May/ June yet, maybe we could turn a long weekend into a whole week and explore this particular region?

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