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The World’s Must See, most Breathtaking Sunsets

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A sunset is magical almost anywhere you view one, but there are a few worthy of a trek to see in person, that the camera lens will never, ever be able to justify.

Fun Fact: The incredible thing about sunsets is that no sunset is ever the same twice. Even the same sunset on the same day at the same time can bring a completely different experience depending on where you’re at. Sunsets are one of life’s consistencies; they happen every day. Yet they’re always a surprise. Perhaps that’s why they’re so magical. So magical that they can inspire travelers to see them in various locations around the world. Some are even worthy of trekking for days to find the perfect viewing spot!

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Travelers know that Hawaii is blessed with the most magnificent sunsets in the world! Naturally, the beach is a classic place to see good sunsets. But you can also have sunsets delivered right to your room if you stay in the right resort.

PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO

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Puerto Vallarta is notorious for their beautiful, vibrant sunsets. Almost all of the resorts there have ocean-facing rooms, perfect for enjoying the sunset from your room’s balcony.

MASAI MARA, KENYA

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Masai Mara National Reserve is an area of preserved savannah wilderness in southwestern Kenya. The landscape has grassy plains and rolling hills, and is crossed by the Mara and Talek rivers, great for safaris! Masai Mara is well-known for having the best photographic light in the world, not stopping the incredible colours which vary greatly from hot pink to vivid yellow to a dark burnt orange.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA

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Perth enjoys some of the world’s most spectacular sunsets! The novelty of watching the sun sink into the Indian Ocean is not to be underestimated! Park yourself down at one of the city’s beaches (Cottesloe is a great choice!) and prepare yourself for the show.

ISLE OF SKYE, UK

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Perhaps the most dramatic place to watch the sun set in the UK, the Isle of Skye combines perfectly a sense of mystery with the beauty that is synonymous with sunsets all around the world.

WADI RUM, JORDAN

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Jordan is the land of wonders and unforgettable adventures – a glorious country with a timeless book that unfolds magical stories of history, people and nature. One of the most breathtaking occurances in Jordan is the sunset.

SEMINYAK, BALI

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Bali is not only known for its culture, stunning landscape and temples but also snorkelling, beaches and of course sunsets. It’s a little piece of heaven in an already heavenly space! La Plancha beach shack is a fun, colorful spot where many enjoy watching the colours splash around the sky!

TAJ MAHAL, INDIA

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The beauty of one of India’s most iconic landmarks is even more heighten with the soft glow of the sunset. A magical sight to behold surrounding the magic of the Taj Mahal.

SANTORINI, GREECE

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This volcanic island is known to us for its stunning sunsets, dramatic views and white villages. It feels like you are in heaven and naturally would like to stay here forever.

CLIFFS OF MOHER, IRELAND

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Cliffs Of Moher are probably one of the most visited spots in Ireland. This unique natural beauty is a must to see any time of the day but is worth to hang there and wait for the sunset – Weather permitting of course. 🙂

BORACAY, PHILIPPINES

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Borocay is one of the most popular islands on the Philippines. It’s a given that as beautiful as the beaches are here in the day, the evening sky is nothing but insane! The sky literally looks like it’s fire! So many colors span across the sky.

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

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Cape Town sunset is on the top of MANY lists simply because it is claimed many have not witnessed anything so beautiful. Every summer evening the sky puts a show that needs no filter or edits! It is hard to believe how colourful the sky can become in this part of the world.

 

Every sunrise and every sunset is so spectacular and incredible you will never forget any of them. There is something magical about sunsets, and we can’t get tired of seeing them. Every sunset is different and the moment of the evening sun turning the sky to a colourful painting is definitely worth looking forward to!

~Karen Bahri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Experience an Unforgettable Sunrise on a Hot Air Balloon ride in Melbourne!

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Image gliding through the open sky during sunrise on a hot air balloon over an incredibly gorgeous city. Sound appealing? Melbourne, Australia is where you need to go to for this truly world-class, unforgettable experience!

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There are few major cities around the world where you can traverse by hot air balloon; and there’s no better way to see the world’s most livable city.

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Sail the breeze besides sparkling skyscrapers and follow the Yarra River as it unwinds through parks and gardens.

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For an hour, it’s just you and the sky. This is what freedom feels like! You have nowhere else in the world to be but here! Just as Melbourne is waking up, you could already be crossing something off your bucket list!

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The ride offers a complete 365 degree view of the city at it’s glamorous, which is perfect for sightseeing landmarks such as Eureka Tower, MCG and Port Philip Bay.

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Eureka Tower

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Port Philip Bay

The baskets include cushioning around the inside for comfort as well as rope handles when in the landing position.

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The ballons provide a safe, comfortable experience which meets the standards of CASA. Usually up to 5 balloons are flown at any one time over Melbourne.

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Each basket can hold a 10 passengers but children under the age of 7 years old are unable to fly due to safety regulations.

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So if you are looking for a once in a lifetime adventure that gives you a peek at city life from a totally different angle, then ballooning over Melbourne is a must! If such risks are just not your thing and you prefer being safe and sound on the ground, it still is something to go check out for some nice photography for the gram!

 

-Karen Bahri

Mexico: East side vs West Side

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Currently, I am planning my 3rd Meheekan Baycation (Mexican vacation. Plz keep up with the talk!). I want to get away for my birthday. Why? Because I have never done that and for the past 5 years or so I have been saying I will. What ends up happening is I’ve stayed here and done the same thing – go to the bar and get wasted (btw last year was awesome! One for the books!) I’m over it. I mean its a great excuse to see people who I only see once or twice a year and I look forward to seeing them, but how awesome would it be to climb Machu Pichu, ride an elephant or swim with dolphins on the anniversary of your birth! I am unfortunately not too adventurous. Maybe some day I will push myself to a near death experience but I need to take baby steps. And I have been! That’s a whole other blog post though!

I’ve been to Mexico twice, so I kinda wanted to go somewhere else this time. Many thoughts came to mind, but the plan is to do a cruise later in the year, once the weather gets haaat. So the plan is to go back to a place we know won’t disappoint. The idea was to maybe try the west coast, since we have done Cancun (not a fan) and Puerto Morelos (love). When researching the west coast two places peak my interest – Puerto Vallarta & Cabo.

I’m visual, so pictures speak to me first and foremost. If I like the pics, i’ll read the bio. Then I consult people. So these are a few photos that spoke to me when I googled PV:

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I love a good sky. I love places that look different. I want to feel like I’m in a foreign land far, far away. This place looked exotic so I further researched and asked fellow Meheekanos. Since PV isn’t as familiar I also checked out Cabo. It appears more mountainous. To be honest, mountains don’t really do much for me. Im not visually attracted to them. Like when I went to Spain, as the plane circled over Malaga I was kinda disappointed to see pretty much:

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but after a beautiful drive up to Mijas…I got a whole new appreciation.

MIJAS, SPAIN:

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Spain is beautiful! Mountains, appreciated. It’s like how they say there is more to a book than it’s cover. You need to read the pages to understand it.

Anyways, so Cabo. Here’s what I googled:

It looks nice!

So the west coast passed it’s preliminary test. Next I asked people who have visited. They all told me the water is brown and ugly. (BOOOO) The water is also harsh and not easy to swim in. Okay. Bye. Felicia. I also am getting a vibe that PV is kinda like a west coast Cancun. I could be wrong but I read somewhere that they have a “hotel zone” and I don’t know…a red flag flashed in front of my face.

Lets move on to the east coast! The beautiful Caribbean sea!! I have never had a bad day looking at this beauty:

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These are all from Cancun. I’m not into the “19 year old frat boy from Pennsylvania get disgusting drunk and engage in even more unsightly behavior” type deal so that wasn’t for me. What WAS for me was this WATERRRRR!!!! If only I could wake up to that every morning instead of traffic in the city! The sunsets were out of this world as well. It didn’t feel like I was in a foreign land though bc of all the American tourists and there was absolutely no culture. It was like Vegas or something. Party town for college boppers. We also went into the actual town of Cancun (as opposed to the hotel zone) and it was dead and kinda creepy. Kinda looked like a deserted town in south Texas. We heard about a place that plays Reggaeton so we wanted to have one fun night of dancing. Unfortunately we couldn’t find it for a very long time in between sketch looking Walmart, Sam’s Club & Applebees. We finally did find it and we had to walk up a set of sketch stairs to find an empty, dusty room. To be fair, we were early because two girls roaming around “Real Mexico” – ya know. Get home before dark, child!

My first time in Mexico was a little south of cancun in a cute little fisherman village called Puerto Morelos. I hope this place never changes. It was breathtaking!!! I took 1237 photos. I probably took 72 shots every morning of the same view from our balcony, I repeat, every morning. Let me show you why:

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View from the room

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A different angle

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I don’t think I need to say anything else. I was soo happy here!!!!!!!!

Here are some shots of the sunset/sky:

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This was the first photo i took of the sky and I love it!!! I named it “Jungli” 😉

 

After the sun pics must go fun pics:

Yes thats a slide and on the other side of the rock, you can jump into the pool! It even had a waterfall! Iguanas were everywhere. That’s my friend Igor. I have an obsession with Stop signs in foreign languages. Maybe one day I’ll collect enough photos of them, create an amazing piece of art & then be rich and famous.

And I can’t forget to show you the actual town of Puerto Morelos. Very, very cute. A quick 15-20 minute walk through “Real Mexico” lol and you are there!

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The walk. Pindhin’ it. Ask your punjabi friend what a pindh is if it isn’t clear enough in this pic 😉

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This is the signature symbol of PM.

We also took a day trip to Playa del Carmen but I’m not going to post any pics here because I will be there again in a months time 🙂

Adios for now kiddies!!!

The sun, the moon and the beach!

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The sun, the moon and the beach!

Some of the best sunsets I’ve seen!

Sunset at Rick's Cafe. Negril, Jamaica.

Sunset at Rick’s Cafe. Negril, Jamaica.

Incredible India!

Incredible India!

Red sunset in Montego Bay, Jamaica!

Red sunset in Montego Bay, Jamaica!

Moonlight in Astoria, New York

Moonlight in Astoria, New York

Fuengirola, Spain

Fuengirola, Spain

Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Rick's Cafe. Negril, Jamaica

Rick’s Cafe. Negril, Jamaica

There’s nothing I love more than a good sunset or sunrise, especially pon di beach, mon!

Rick’s Cafe in Negril, Jamaica displays an absolute breathtaking sunset! The rays from the sunset are amazing and def worth the trip!!! Above are some photos from Ricks as well as other beautiful sunsets, moonlights and plain old sunshine that caught my eye. I’ll probably update this a few times 😉