Can We go Swimming Here?

by - Saturday, July 19, 2014

All this talk of water this week has made me want to go swim (I haven't gone swimming even once this summer- have you?). You know water is good when you want to put your feet in it. You know it is great if you just have to go swimming. So here is my swimming wishlist- what's yours?

Pammukale, Turkey

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Come on, you know that looks really really fun and surreal. 

Underground Rivers at the Mayan Riviera in Mexico

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This reminds me of those tubing rivers at amusement parks, but even cooler.

Oia, Santourini, Greece

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I know this one is cliche, and I don't care. I just want to go swim all over some Greek Island and stay at a fancy hotel with a pretty pool. Probably #2 on my massive travel bucket list.

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
This geothermal spa stays at about 100 degrees all year long, so you can go swimming outside even when it is freaking cold out there! It's a neat thing to add to the agenda when we go to the Imagine Peace Tower.

Huvasu Falls, Arizona

from http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/americas-best-swimming-holes/3
This swimming hole has such teal water it looks like it is in the Mediterranean, but it is actually smack dab in the middle of the Grand Canyon. In fact, to get there, you have to take a helicopter from Supai and then hike 10 miles. Yep, 10. Still, with that kind of trip, you aren't likely to have to share the space with many others, and the whole thing looks amazing.

The Devil's Swimming Pool- Victoria Falls, Zambia

from http://www.supertightstuff.com

Doesn't this look like they are about to plummet to their death? Apparently the shape of the rocks in this little lagoon keep you from going anywhere, and the place has a perfect record in terms of people not getting hurt. You can watch people jumps on in, but they don't really go anywhere. This has to be the craziest place to swim in the whole world, so I really want to go.

Basically Anywhere in Bora Bora

from http://dailynewsdig.com/35-clearest-waters-world-swim-die/
I mostly don't see the point of tropical islands, and I would just go to Hawaii because then I get to see my Mom too, but it's hard to deny the appeal of those little houses on the water in Bora Bora. It has to be one of the most beautiful places to stay in the world, and the water kind of screams "Swim in me!"

Whitehaven Beach, Australia

from http://dailynewsdig.com/clearest-waters-world-swim-readers/
Last one! They say that the beach here has sand with different ratios of Silica, so the sand never gets hot, and you can walk barefoot all the time. Plus, doesn't it look like it stays relatively sandy a long way? Anywhere that you don't have to hurt your feet while swimming sounds like a good deal to me.

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