I’ve always had a thing for watches. Not sure how it began but ever since I was little, I’ve always remembered obsessing about watches.
My parents took note and after a series of kid-friendly watches, my dad gave me my very first grown-up watch – his old Seiko automatic watch. Till this date I still have that watch. It’s seen me through high school, university, lots of travel and so many other key moments… It’s like a silent observer of timely moments.
Fast-forward to today and something special happened – Seiko is introducing their new Prospex watches, a range of watchea that are designed for travellers (and adventurers), complete with radiosync solar world time chronograph (*still getting my head around how radiosync works). My favourite part is the Hardlex glass, which I’ve, rather unintentionally, tested quite a bit in the short space of time that I’ve owned the watch for so far.
To celebrate the new Seiko Prospex range, we’ve teamed up with Seiko to showcase 10 amazing timely travel moments to be had across the world!
Without further ado, here they are…
1.) Go skiing in the French Alps
Top Tip: Make time to check out the cute French villages that surround the ski resorts. They’re half the reason you’re here.
2.) Go swimming with Manta Rays in the Maldives
Top Tip: Let the Manta Rays come to you, don’t ever chase them – they’ll just swim off otherwise. Seems like silly advice but you’d be surprised at how many people get carried away when they see the Manta Rays.
3.) See Machu Picchu at sunrise
Top Tip: If you want to climb up Huayna Picchu (for amazing and rather unique views of Machu Picchu), book your ticket as far in advance as possible as it’s almost always sold out.
4.) Swim in a Cenote in Mexico
Top Tip: The water is slightly cooler than you’d expect but this is probably a welcome respite after a long day in the sun.
5.) Do a road trip across Italy
Top Tip: Don’t rush it. Take your time to discover as many tiny little villages and towns as you possibly can. Some of Italy’s greatest treasures are its smallest places.
Top Tip: Get a sarong/trousers to cover your legs (guys and gals). Also, pack some extra socks with you as you have to walk barefoot around the temples and the floor can be quite hot if it’s sunny.
7.) Go on safari in South Africa
Top Tip: Pay attention to where you stay – fun as safaris are, you’ll spend a fair bit of time in your resort so make sure you get a place that’s perfect for you (and preferably, one with a pool). Also, never stick your arm out of the 4 x4 jeep or make loud noises around the animals.
8.) See the lake in the mountains in the Faroe islands
Top Tip: It’s a 1 hour hike from the closest place you can park your car so go properly prepared.
9.) Hike up to the Rainbow mountains in Peru
Top Tip: If you struggle – get yourself a horse to finish the journey with (even if all the horse does is carry your bag for you).
10.) Swim with wild turtles in Barbados
Top Tip: If this is your first time, the turtles can be quite intimidating at first as they’re quite big but don’t worry; they’re quite friendly (this is no excuse to touch them of course – never touch wild turtles).