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Posted on 2009.13.06 at 10:34


gloriana at 2009-06-13 18:15 (UTC) ()
I've done parts of the 66 and the 1 a couple of times, been to Belgium and down under. If you can tear yourself away from the Arctic (and it's hard, I know :)) I'd have to say that New Zealand counts as the most amazing country I've ever been (and I grew up in the Caribbean, so I'm used to pretty). It doesn't have the grand quality of the US Southwest, but it's staggeringly beautiful - and so varied! The first day we were there, my husband went on a 2-hr hike up and down a hill beside the sea, an hour or so out of Auckland; and he came back saying he'd seen enough different landscapes to shoot six fantasy trilogies!

South Island, with its glacial lakes and fern forests, is incredible. But the weirdest thing is the way you can drive five miles and be in rolling country meadows, or by the Pacific. So it's like doing the great highways, only you can divide all the mileage by 10 :)
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primroseburrows at 2009-06-14 22:27 (UTC) ()
Only two of the options involve the Arctic, actually. ;)

I've heard so much about NZ and how gorgeous it is--I really do have to go, whether for Epic Travel Event or not. Also Australia; my daughter spent a semester in Sydney and was so taken by the country she's seriously considering grad school in Oz. An Antipodean Journey would be lovely, lovely.
gloriana at 2009-06-15 00:44 (UTC) ()
Only two of the options involve the Arctic, actually. ;)

I was sorta discounting Belgium. Belgium is very little: it's hard to imagine Epically Travelling in Belgium. I nearly drove through it one afternoon. (Though it is very pretty, and I also recommend In Bruges if you can cope with Colin Farrell. I too have climbed that belltower.)

We're partway through the immigration process for Oz - wish us luck :)
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primroseburrows at 2009-06-15 13:19 (UTC) ()
But! Belgium is right next to FRANCE. :D It could be a Binational Dorky Great War Battlegrounds Tour. ;)
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