So when I was asked what kind of post I would like Matt to do, I jumped at the chance of hearing all about his top five destinations! Just to give us the full effect, I have added free photos from Photobucket ( just to make you drool a little more).
MATT DICKINSON TOP FIVE DESTINATIONS
Visiting Antarctica is like seeing the earth before humans came along and stamped their mark. A pristine wilderness which is breathtakingly beautiful.
THE SAHARA DESERT
It might seem like a vast desert is just an empty wasteland but the more time you spend in the Sahara the more you realise that is just not true. There are many animals that specialise in desert life (and nomads too) and the experience of camping and travelling in amongst the dunes is an unforgettable one.
Is there any country on earth that has so much raw nature? I doubt it. Volcanoes, glaciers, huge rivers teeming with fish. Islands sprouting from the sea. An elemental, firey wonderland. But do take a good wind jacket!
Camping and walking in the wilds of Africa is a wild and wonderful experience. To hear lions at night outside your tent is to realise for a moment what being a cave man must have been like. The soft light of dawn in Africa is something you will never forget.
What can I say? How many lifetimes could I happily spend trekking through these stupendous mountains? And the people who live there are so welcoming. A savage place in winter but gorgeous to trek through in Spring and summer. Get there quickly before the glaciers disappear!
All I can say is WOW! Feeling a little under travelled now. Thanks Matt for a fabulous post. The tour continues with Jenny over at Wondrous Reads tomorrow. Pop back at 3pm to read my review of Mortal Chaos.
Mortal Chaos goes on sale on the 2nd of February.
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