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When the work day seems like it’s never going to end, when the sky is gray and you’re stuck in rush hour traffic, your mind starts to wander and inevitably returns to the memories from your past holidays, or that unforgettable moment from a trip you took a few years back. Your holiday doesn’t end when you get home, but rather remains with you forever in the form of memories, lessons learned, new friendships formed and emotions. But what is it that you miss most about these escapades? The scent of the sea, a temple where you experienced a calming spiritual moment, a local market full of colors…? We asked members of the Opodo team and this is what they said has lived on in their hearts and minds post-holidays.

THE VIEWS

…dreaming in front of a stunning sunset at Om Beach, Kerala (India)

– Laura, Italy

OM beach india

The incredible view from the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland

– Angela, Spain

Cliffs of Moher, Irlanda

The pristine beaches in Mirissa, Arugam Bay and the scenic train ride to Kandy, Sri Lanka; the tranquil magic of San Blas, without internet, a mobile or electricity, only a magnificent island with a palm leaf thatched roof overhead (Panama)

– Rhea, Germany

Arugam Bay

The smell of the sea while I walk barefoot in the sand along the beaches of the German North Sea coast

– Johanna, Germany

german north coast

The breathtaking view from a hot air balloon flying over Cappadocia (Turkey), surrounded by many other colourful balloons during sunrise

– Belen, Italy

sunrise cappadocia

The beautiful smiles of the people and simplicity of life in Nepal

– Anabela, Portugal

 

A night beneath the stars on a rooftop overlooking the New York City skyline

– Simon, France

rooftop new york

The silence and intense natural beauty of the island of Madeira

– Ana, Spain

madeira

Dawn peaking through the temple of Borobudur, Java (Indonesia), a magnificent place; a leisurely stroll through the market in Pisac, Peru

– Alvar, Spain

borobudur

Seeing the Northern Lights in the middle of nowhere during a hike in Iceland

– Grzegorz, Poland

aurora boreale

FOOD

The smell and taste of street food (arancine, panelle, pizza) in Palermo, Italy

– Laura, Italy

arancine palermo

Delicious sushi with plenty of wasabi in Tokyo

– Angela, Spain

sushi tokyo

The spicy street food in Sri Lanka: curry, roti and samosas and the taste of the best rum in Panama, “Abuelo”.

– Rhea, Germany

street food sri lanka

Fresh mussels with white wine sauce and garlic at the restaurant “Sous les Lampions” in the small port of La Ciotat, in the South of France

– Johanna, Germany

mussels France

The best hamburger I’ve ever eaten at Shake Shack in Times Square (New York City)

– Belen, Italy

shake shack hamburger

The incredible cuisine of San Andres, a small island in Colombia. I ate fresh fish with coconut rice and locally grown bananas with the Caribbean Sea at my feet …

– Anabela, Portugal

An icy cold Singha beer on the beach in Thailand

– Simon, France

singha

A delicious seafood pasta in Trastevere, Rome

– Ana, Spain

trastevere at night

A fresh seafood dinner from the Jimbaran Market on the beach in Bali; relaxing while chewing on coca leaves in Ollantaytambo, Peru

– Alvar, Spain

jimbaran market

A fried coconut ice cream at a local market in Thailand: it probably wasn’t the most traditional cuisine but it was one of the best things I’ve ever tasted!

– Grzegorz, Poland

thailand market

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