SUNDAY COFFEE WITH JEB



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Seniors Seek Outstanding Sites All Over the Globe

I invite you to have a cup of coffee with me this morning while we take a look at CNN’s recent listing of 31 beautiful sights on this incredible planet. Follow the numbers across and enjoy. If you are a well versed senior world traveler, you may have seen several already.

Some are far away and would take you on an adventure such as the Sossusvlei Dunes in Namibia with temples that tower out of mist-cloaked jungles; a herd of wildebeest, one million-strong, trekking across the African plains; a midnight sky filled with stars.

And more temples in Torres del Paine in Chile right in the heart of Patagonia. Glaciers rise in the midst of mountainscapes and alpine meadows, close enough for senior travelers to hike right up to and touch. They make Torres del Paine one of the most special national parks in the world –  you’ll never forget your first sight of ice on the beach.

Seniors Awed by the Great Migration  in East Africa

No sight in the world replicates the timeless drama of tens of thousands of wild beasts charging across the African plains in search of food and water while pursued by their predators. And down in KiwiLand star-filled sky Mackenzie Basin, New Zealand as you pick out Orion’s Belt and The Big Dipper… even more impressive if there are a million other stars distracting you from the task.

Cormorant fishing is big in China. Just image you and your spouse drifting down the Nanxi River on a bamboo craft with fellow senior travelers, enjoying views of  locals doing laundry along the river and fishermen employing traditional methods of using cormorants to catch fish.

Seniors Find Pyramids, Bats and Tea Fields

And Palenque. What neat Mayan pyramids and ruins senior travelers will find but none are more breathtaking than those of Palenque in the Yucatan Peninsula. The jungle temple of this site inspired “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and it has a lost-world feeling. The Palenque Ruins are widely regarded as the most atmospheric and impressive of Mexico’s Mayan ruins. I agee.

Palenque’s monumental stone temples are famed for their architectural sophistication and fine sculptures, and are made even more interesting by the detailed knowledge of its history that archaeologists have recovered from its inscriptions.

Do you like bats?  My family loves them. So head out for Zambia and view five million bats cluster together in one tiny corner of Zambia’s Kasanka National Park every November. Try the Boseong tea fields in South Korea, the northern lights in Lapland or the Lake District in Northern England that my brother and his wife found to be the highlight of the British Isles. Oh yes, that Rock Faced city of Petra in Jordan or the Fairy chimneys in Cappadocia, Turkey are pretty special too.

Enjoy them all as you travel the world.  jeb

 

 

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