Six Random Sunsets

I usually hate travel lists and particularly repetitive “top 6 things to do etc.” but everyone else writes about it so here’s my bit… [I:] As a random wanderer you simply have to love and embrace sunsets. That defining moment that ends your natural daylight part on any given day. As the sun disappears, you can take with it memories on how gracefully this hot sphere left your world. Where were you and what were you doing for sunset? These are 6 random sunsets – not necessarily the best just a list of unusual ones I came up with from my travels. Check it out:

1. Sunset in Casapueblo, URUGUAY: [I:]

Sunset at Casapueblo is phenomenal. It was recommended to me while moving around the south coast of Uruguay. I would recommend getting a bus from Punta Del Este (a decent seaside resort to stay in!) out to Punta Ballena and walking the 2 kilometres or so down to the coast itself. There you will find the glorious Casapueblo! An exquisite, self designed, artistic seafront building which is also an art museum. Pay to get inside, walk around and then about an hour or so before sunset, get yourself a balcony seat by the bar. You can order beer and food and watch the sun go down. If you want to watch it for free, you could go to a nearby lookout spot of course, but being at Casapueblo for sunset is just incredible. My pick for sure!!!

2. Sunset on Bruny Island in Tasmania, AUSTRALIA:

[I:] Bruny Island is not the most southern Australian island, but it’s one of them. It’s a marvellous little remote island, reached by ferry from Kettering in mainland Tasmania. Get yourself up to “The Neck” for sunset. Apart from wallabies and rabbits, you may be the only person in sight. A peaceful sunset in contrast to the lively bar at Casapueblo. Bring a coat! As soon as that hot sphere fades it’s windy and chilly, especially in winter!

3. Sunset at Boscombe, Bournemouth, ENGLAND:

[I:] I often neglect the beauty of actual places I live in, this post will include two of them to actually make up for that. Bournemouth is an English coastal seaside party town. It’s famous for beaches and parties. From the end of Bournemouth Pier on summer nights you can watch the sun fade far to the east. I worked by the beach for four summers so the “view from my office window” helped me add Bournemouth in Dorset to this list. There’s a host of bars along the seafront to watch the sun set over a cocktail…

4. Sunset from The Fortress, Danxiashan, Guangdong, CHINA:

[I:] China has far too much for any traveller to ever see all of it. That’s the beauty of places like Danxiashan – it is relatively unknown yet this place is just amazing. It’s well off the beaten track. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty and has some incredible hikes, mountains and rock formations. You will walk past a rock like is shaped like a penis willy or todger on your way up to a fortress. From this fortress you can get an away view of the sunset – far into the distance over Guangdong Province in China. Worth seeing!

5. Sunset at Kenting Beach, TAIWAN: [I:]

I love Taiwan. My trip there in 2009 sparked off a new lease of adventure for me and I have fond memories of it, none more so than having a beer on Kenting beach on the south coast as the sun was going down. Myself and my travel buddy went in for a swim in the splendid waters before getting a glimpse of how the hottest sphere we know about disappears for the evening!

6. Sunset at Lam Tin in HONG KONG: [I:]

Another entry for Asia and an unusual one, but from the east side of Kowloon at Hong Kong you can see a magnificent sunset view of the skyscrapers of Hong Kong island. There is a non deliberate viewing platform within a 10 minute walk of Lam Tin MTR station. Head there before the hot ball fades and you’ll catch an immense view of this beautiful city skyline against a changing sky!

So there you have it – 6 odd but spectacular locations you can watch the hottest sphere in existence head away for the night. Don’t you just love sunsets…

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