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[Wishlist] Borobudur at sunrise, Java, Indonesia

Watching the sun rise over the hundreds of stupas and Buddhas before the public descends in droves to disturb the peace is one of the world’s most rarefied experiences. Guests staying within the village compound are allowed to enter this 9th century monument, hidden beneath volcanic ash for centuries, before opening time. LP: Like Angkor […]

[Wishlist] Kruger National Park – Wildlife Safari

Try to imagine a national park the size of Israel, with huge tracts of acacia, sycamore figs and bushwillow interrupted by open savannah, rushing rivers and the occasional rocky bluff. Now fill it with lions, leopards, elephants, Cape buffaloes and black rhinos (the Big Five), plus cheetahs, giraffes, hippos and many species of smaller animals, […]

[Wishlist] Gladden Spit, Belize – Whale Sharks

Gladden Spit, Belize A mass fish-spawning period between March and June draws whale sharks to Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve, around 40km off the southeastern coastal town of Placencia. When to go: April and May are the most consistent months for sightings; most are spotted a few days after the full moon. Where […]

[Wishlist] Ningaloo Reef

Australia’s largest and most accessible fringing coral reef, Ningaloo lies around 1200km north of west coast capital Perth. Declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 2011, the 300km stretch is home to over 500 fish species. When to go: whale sharks arrive to feed between mid-March and July following a mass coral spawning. Where to […]

[Wishlist] Isla Holbox – Whale Sharks

Isla Holbox, Mexico A 25-minute boat ride from the mainland, Quintana Roo’s sleepy northernmost island is the antithesis of crazy Cancun, just 150kms to the south. When to go: tours depart daily from June to September, when the whale sharks arrive to feed and mate. July to August is peak season. Where to stay: some […]

[Wishlist] Donsol – whale sharks “When whale sharks were ‘discovered’ at this Luzon Island fishing village in 1998, it became one of the nation’s premier tourist destinations. Sightings are less frequent these days, but whale shark tourism is reportedly more ethical here than in Oslob, Cebu (where the sharks are fed). When to go: whale sharks generally arrive between […]

[Wishlist] Pamukkale, Turkey

[Wishlist] Aït-ben-Haddou

[Wishlist] Chichen Itza

[Wishlist] Yunnan Rice Terraces  

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