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  • Writer's pictureDarius Malbon

My Top 5 Favorite Places To Travel As Of 2020

Throughout my life, I have been blessed to travel the world. The experiences that I have had from travel has definitely given me a perspective on the world through different eyes. Once I began to travel to different countries, I began to see how other countries perceive the United States and how there are many cultural differences between the United States and the rest of the world. Here are my top 5 favorite places to travel as of 2020.

December 13, 2020

By: Darius Malbon

1. Cancun

Mexico has many places that are enjoyable. Cancun is definitely my favorite so far. The food is amazing. The tacos are authentic and the enchiladas are flawless. The flavors pop in your mouth because everything is fresh. The main language is Spanish which is amazing to listen to from the natives. I think Spanish is such a pretty language. The culture is vibrant and full of life. There are lots of colors and people seem to be full of energy all the time which is attractive. The ruins in Tulum was a unique site as well. The history of the stone and the field was something special. Water in the ocean can be clear in places as well which allows you to go snorkeling. I had the opportunity to see a sea turtle which usually comes to shore once every few years or longer. The water caves were an interesting site. I was able to see different caves under the water which was kind of scary to be honest. The night life was something special. They have many clubs and lounges. One club in particular, Coco Bongo, is full of life. It had aerial shows, stage shows, and places to dance. If you like to have fun, that is the place to go.

Reflection 1: Cancun is full of life and has amazing food.

2. Egypt

When I traveled to Egypt, they focused on staying away from pork and many meats. Even though my meals were more focused on grains, vegetables, and other herbs, the taste of the food was exquisite. Also, I felt energized and healthy after I ate the food in Egypt. When I eat here in America, there are many times when I feel that the food is too processed and can also cause me to not feel as clean.

The history in Egypt is phenomenal. They were definitely an advanced civilization back in the early centuries. The pyramids are architecture that cannot be duplicated. They had to create them from the inside out. It took the Egyptians 30 years to build a pyramid fully and as time progressed they were able to build it in 10 years. The different temples and mosque were full of different colors. They had prayer calls at specific times and their natives were very dedicated. The Sahara Desert was essentially an ocean of sand. It was crazy how small I felt in a world like that.

Reflection 2: The culture and history were definitely breath taking.

3. Calgary, Alberta

Calgary was one of my favorite places because of the diversity and cohesiveness. I was able to talk to people from Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia all in the same place. They were speaking English along with whatever their native languages were. Hearing all of their perspectives was very enlightening for me. The biggest thing I realized was that other countries know a great deal about America where as Americans don’t pay much attention to the outside world as a whole.

Canada was fun. I will say the light did mess with me some. At the time that I went, it was still day light at 10 p.m. which was something that I wasn’t used to at all. Downtown Calgary was a special place because I could honestly feel the appreciation for the different cultures in one place. Lake Moraine is a location that I remember vividly. The combination of the mountains and the lake created such a peaceful atmosphere. I would recommend that everyone travel there if you have the opportunity.

Reflection 3: Calgary has diversity and many places to appreciate.

4. Los Angeles, California

I enjoyed Los Angeles exceptionally. There were many people that had their own style in terms of fashion and how they carried themselves. Venice Beach is my favorite beach to go to thus far. I enjoyed the vibe there. There were skate parks, board walks, basketball courts, and the waves of the beach. There was pretty much anything you could ask for all in one location.

Staples Center was full of history. I enjoyed the purple and gold scenery along with the statutes of the Mount Rushmore’s of the Lakers franchise. Getting a chance to see where my favorite player, Kobe Bryant, played really hit home for me. Downtown was full of life with many lounges and great restaurants. I also had the opportunity to go to Hollywood. It was cool to get a chance to see where all the celebrities go and to feel that type of atmosphere as well.

Reflection 4: Los Angeles was full of different vibes for anyone to enjoy.

5. Paris, France

France was definitely a special experience for me. That was the first time I ever traveled outside of the country without my family. I definitely enjoyed the architecture of France. I don’t see buildings in America that are built the way they are over in France. I could definitely feel I was in a different environment. The Eiffel Tower was an amazing site to see. It is extremely tall and you can actually go to the top to see all of France. It definitely is a breath-taking experience to be able to see the city from above like that. The food smelled amazing and the fashion over there was special. I recommend everyone to travel to France.

Reflection 5: France has distinct architecture along with a special sense of fashion.

Psalm 121:7-8 – The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.

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