I've traveled quite a bit for business, so most of the travel experiences that have stuck with me have been from those trips. Things that stuck with me:
- Dawn from the hotel room window in Copenhagen, followed by the Carlsberg museum (highly recommended)
- The top of Nieuwe Kerk in Delft, Holland
- A Sunday in Kensington Gardens in London where all the people gather to stand on a box and preach whatever it is they feel like
- France... ugh. I'm sorry to any French people we have here but what an absolutely horrid country. I've been to Paris multiple times, Marseilles, Lille, etc. And all of the worst travel experience I've had have been in France. Cab drivers trying to rip you off, shop keepers ripping you off, being cursed out by waiters for asking for cream for my coffee, being told no food was served while sitting next to a french couple digging in to the steaks they were just served, on and on. Every time I have been in France it has been extremely unpleasant. It is not just me, by contrast Holland, Sweden, Denmark, England, Germany, all were wonderful and I was treated with respect and even kindness by everyone there. Try being lost at a train station in France vs being in the same situation in Sweden. Anyway, enough about that, France sucks, that is all I have to say about that.
- Driving between Phoenix and Tuscon in mid-summer across the desert and seeing huge mile-high dust devils traveling across the wastes (that was really cool).
- Aurora borealis out the window of the darkened plane on my way across the Atlantic
- Climbing a Mayan pyramid in Uxmal
- The city center in Brussels
Any, lots of stuff like that... is that waht you meant?
Oh, also, one significant event, moving with my family from California to Texas in 2000. We had lived in Colorado before Cali. We were absolutely unprepared for the intense nature of the flora/fauna in Texas. I'm telling you, unless you've experienced it you just don't know what I'm talking about. For a pansy like me it was humbling. Fire ants, 2 inch long Wasps (they eat Cicadas), caterpillars that sting, velvet ants, tarantulas, even the mammals (rats, squirrels, armadillos, coyotes, etc.) are on a level of intensity that's just not like any place else I've been. Took us a while to get used to.