Her journeys so far have taken her to Japan, China, Singapore, Borneo and several countries closer to home. In addition to the Far East Vikki has a keen interest in the Indian Subcontinent, South East Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Middle East.
Vikki's personal favourites:
Nothing can beat seeing the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an for the very first time, the sheer scale and size is a little overwhelming at first and the history behind them is just fascinating. The Great Wall of China, though an obvious choice, is another highlight; my visit was made all the more special by visiting in December where snow-capped peaks and fewer tourists made the whole area look and feel magical.
In Japan, the first glimpse of the notoriously shy Mount Fuji was exciting and the vistas from the fifth hill station are just glorious. The excitement of spending an evening in the Gion district in Kyoto trying to spot Geishas as they dashed in between tea houses is another favourite experience.
The sight of the elongated noses of the proboscis monkeys sitting in the treetops whilst on a cruise along the Kinabatangan River in Borneo and the lively Macaques playing in the Mangroves along the river bank is a real wildlife highlight.
Closer to home, the cities of Rome and Prague are just superb and perfect for a long weekend getaway, I defy anyone to visit and not be in awe of the wealth of history and stunning architecture that is seemingly around every corner.
By Marcela Kunova - 20th April 2017
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