iReport: I want to go back!
We all have that one trip we keep saying we'll do again. The one that you came back from with the best stories, awesome photos and horizons greatly expanded.
iReporters share with us the place that they want to go back to explore over and over.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
iReporter Barb Mayer says her visit to Siem Reap, Cambodia in 2007 was the trip that impacted her the most.
"One thing that stands out in my mind is the friendship that we formed with our hotel taxi driver in Siem Reap," says Mayer.
"He had lost both his father and his uncle during the Pol Pot regime and was trying to save up enough money to buy a tuk-tuk. He had spoken a lot about his wife and daughters, so before we left we asked him if he would take us to meet them. The close-up of the young girl is one of his daughters."
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
iReporter Jerry C. Gonzales went to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei in 2009 and had a great time.
"Brunei is one of the most beautiful countries in Southeast Asia because of its pristine rainforest, unspoilt coral reef, mangrove-covered islands, white sand beaches and accessible nature reserves," says Gonzales.
"My visit to this beautiful place was a great experience. The magnificent golden mosque is one of the main tourist attractions and one of the most attractive structures in the city especially at night."
iReporter Astuty Tan went to Busan in 2011 as part of her dream trip to South Korea.
"I only included two days in Busan in my itinerary," says Tan. "In this short time, however, I visited a traditional Buddhist temple, a picturesque neighborhood village often likened to Greece’s Santorini, a lighthouse, a famous fish market, a park with a stunning view of the city skyline, a beautiful beach and caught sight of an iconic bridge.
"I also tried the famed haemultang (seafood soup) at a restaurant near the beach, devoured Busan-specialty dwaeji gukbap (rice in rich pork soup) at a market alley and tasted the famous ssiat hotteok (Korean style pancake with fillings of brown sugar and seeds) and other street foods. That’s just how diverse Busan is."
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
iReporter Mary Skull feels that Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has gotten a bad rap over the years and wants to let everyone know it is underestimated as a travel destination.
"Rio was amazing! I felt that the beach had the best food," says Skull.
"This man on Copacabana beach had shrimp on skewers that was so fresh and juicy. He added a little lime juice and some salt and the whole shrimp was edible. Yes, even the tail. If you go to Rio, you can sit on the beach all day. They sell everything from swimsuits to cocktails and grilled cheese (surprisingly good).
"The weather was wonderful everyday and the sun was always out. The people were genuinely nice and cared about our experience of their city. They are very proud of their heritage."
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