Places to Ride a Donkey (or Mule)
Collected by Marilyn Fahey
Okay I admit it. I'm obsessed with donkeys. And mules. I can't always tell the difference. But aren't they the cutest? I think so.
Macerata, Province of Macerata, Italy
When in Umbria's large national park, take a donkey ride to help ease the stress of a long hike. Not only will you be able to observe endangered wildlife like birds and wolves in comfort, but you'll feel like you're the only person on the planet...
Thera 847 00, Greece
Santorini should be experience by "Donkey". The sense of the Donkey wanting to either walking off the cliff or run over walking humans is so funny. Yet, so freaking scary. During the ride my donkey was moving quite fast up the stairs, the reason...
Lindos 851 07, Greece
Our budget cruise had a full day stop on Rhodes Island. The island is certainly a favourite of mine. The old city is beautiful, but with a whole day, a trip to Lindos is a highlight. The taxi fare is astronomical, so we asked around a little and...
01022 Civita di Bagnoregio, VT, Italy
Civita is a charming totally medieval city just outside of Bagnoregio, Lazio, Italy. It only has a handful of permanent residents, hence the nickname the 'dying city'. You must climb a long (900') bridge to get to the city as it is only accessible...
ش المركز، Adfo, Markaz Edfo, Aswan Governorate, Egypt
Fewer than one percent of travelers in Egypt visit the site of tombs at El Kab, dating back to the early New Kingdom, approximately 1500 BC. Located in Upper Egypt, just about 15 miles North of Edfu, they are accessible by road or one of the...
Joshimath, Uttarakhand, India
Find an excellent driver for the treacherous road to Gangotri and only go in the dry season. Find a guide to take you to some of the local caves occupied by swamis. Meditate with them. Dunk your head in the Ganga for purification. Buy a small...
Port of Ios, Γιαλός, Gialos 840 01, Greece
Making the Trek from the port of Ios to the village up the hill should be made via mule ride once during your stay. For the low price of 5 Euros a man will lead you by mule up the paved narrow steps. This short journey was unexpectedly very...
189 Kaiulani St, Kalaupapa, HI 96742, USA
As a child, I watched a movie about Father Damien, a Belgian priest that dedicated his life to ministering to native Hawaiians exiled to this remote area of Molakai'i for having contracted Hanson's disease (leprosy). I finally made it to Hawaii...
Campo Grande - State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
In the dry season, the distance from Campo Grande, Brazil to the interior of the Pantanal is only 100 miles, but will take 4 hours to arrive. You must hire an experienced driver as the roads range from potholes that would swallow a semi to mere...
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