Second Anniversary Special
Trip Start Aug 12, 2009
80Trip End Ongoing
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It is nigh on impossible to mention every highlight of the last two years, so we'll present some special awards:
Best Meal - Monstrous Tiger Prawns and great company at Cherai Beach, India.
Best Kebab in the World - Beit Jabri, Damascus, that sheep did not die in vain.
Finest City - Chiang Mai, Thailand
Greatest Ruin - Petra, Jordan. Nothing prepares you for just how extraordinary it is!
Best Food - Georgetown, Panang, Malaysia! A tough choice, but worthy winner!
Architecture - Sanli Urfa, Turkey. Amazing mosque complex, beautiful parks and historic courtyards everywhere including our lovely hotel.
Best View - Dana, Jordan. Simply breathtaking!
Best Building - The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They may not be the tallest anymore, but they are definitely the most stylish!
Best Beach - Nipah Beach, Tioman and Mira Beach, Perhentian Kecil. Both Malaysia, both stunning and we can't split them.
Hottest Location - Varanasi, India
Favourite Place for Breakfast - Sonam's, Darjeeling, India.
Most Idyllic Island - Koh Rong Saloem aka Lazy Beach, Cambodia.
Noisiest Town - Indore, India. Luckily it was a one-night stop-over en route to lovely Bundi.
Natural Wonder - Trekking in the Himalayas, Nepal.
Weirdest Site - Nemrut Dagi, Turkey. Just who put all those stone heads on top of a mountain and why?
How much you can get on one scooter award - Four people, one dog and a mattress, Taiwan.
Worst Drivers - Indians! Special mention for the insane bus driver between Alleppey and Periyar!
The Most Wonderful Wildlife - Borneo. Orangutans, Proboscis monkeys, Hornbills and so much more.....
Best Night Market - Taiping, Malaysia. Atmospheric, bustling and aromas and flavours to die for!
Most Glamourous - All the Lebanese Ladies of Beirut! Ridiculously high-heeled on the cobbled streets.
Our Favourite Students - VDCA, Siem Reap, Cambodia. So well-behaved and adorable!!!
The Finest Bus Journey - Crossing the Western Ghats, Kerala, India. 37 hairpin bends and we made it in one piece.
The Finest Train Journey - Bangkok to Amphawa, Thailand. So narrow it brushes the fruit and vegetables of the market as we pass through.
The Greatest Road - Fettiye to Kabak in Turkey, a road to rival the Amalfi coast road anytime.
Friendliest People - The Taiwanese. Despite our pathetic Chinese, these guys smile, assist and welcome you at all times!
Lifetime Highlight - Hot air balloon flight over Cappadoccia, Turkey.
To choose a best country is impossible, we have been lucky enough to genuinely love them all! Here's to the next two years of adventures. Where will they be? We don't know yet......