Feel free to leave your top holiday destinations in comments please!
Mexico - There is almost nothing that I would like to do more than to celebrate the Day of the Dead in Mexico. Is that strange? I can never tell. I think it would be an amazing experience though. I think Mexico would be a lovely place to visit anyway, with the Mayan and Aztec ruins and the beaches. But I would be most disappointed if I was never to experience what it would be like to be in Mexico on Dia de Lost Muertos. To witness the festival and to spend that time remembering and honouring those that have passed. I think it'd be memorable anyway.
Egypt - My sister-in-law and her husband took a cruise down the Nile for the honeymoon several years ago. I thought it sounded like an awesome honeymoon and was dying to hear all about it. When she came back, all I got out of her was that I 'would probably have enjoyed it more than her' What does that even mean?! I do think I would enjoy a cruise down the Nile and a good exploration of Egypt! I've always been a little fascinated with the pharoahs and heiroglyphics and the pyramids and I'd love to visit a proper desert. I think all of that history would be amazing to see.
China - Perhaps you're spotting a theme here, yes? I think my most wanted holiday spots are places absolutely filled with history and culture. I love the idea of visiting China. Seeing the Great Wall, entering the Forbidden City, seeing the terracotta soldiers, sampling the food and just wondering around and soaking up the atmosphere. I think Chinese New Year would be a crazy time to visit, but as long as I'm dreaming...
India - It wasn't until later in life that I became more and more fascinated by India. I think it was meeting N, whose family is originally from India. N has never been, despite his family planning holidays several times as he was growing up. I'd like to take a tour around all of India, seeing how different the north is from the south. I'd like to visit the beaches in Goa, the Ganges river, the Taj Mahal and see the everyday sights and sounds of places not quite as touristy as well. I think will be loud and colourful and an adventure. Plus, imagine all the yummy food...
Japan - I remember reading Sho-Gun by James Clavell when I was pretty young and absolutely falling in love with Japan. It seemed like such a magical place and my love for Japan has only grown as I've gotten older. I'd love to spend as much as I can in Japan, exploring every inch of it. God, wouldn't that be wonderful?
And those are my top 5 holiday destinations! I have many more daydreamy holidays bouncing around in my head. Look out for European holidays coming soon as well as relaxing beachy holiday spots!
But for now, please let me know where you'd love to go if money and time were not a consideration!
Ideally, I would sail around the world visiting everywhere. But that's not happening any time soon so my top places to visit right now would be somewhere up North to see the Aurora Borealis, Machu Picchu, the pyramids in Egypt & that thing at Petra. I could go on and on and on....ReplyDelete
Sailing around the world sounds absolutely lovely! ...I would definitely love to see the Northern Lights again (I was really little when I saw them!) and I'd love to see Machu Pichu and that thing at Petra... Oh do go on, it's lovely daydreaming about these places :)Delete
Such an interesting post! There are so many places I would love to visit, most of Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and then so much of the USA (I really fancy spending a year there so I can visit all 50 states, if only I could get someone to pay me to do that and write a book about it!) and Canada too!ReplyDelete
I have a separate post planned on the USA. There's still so much I'd like to see and do as well. When I lived there it was mostly just the west coast that was visited, which I'd love to return to. But roadtripping across the US sounds lovely, as does exploring the east coast and the south and the south west. And going back to Yellowstone and seeing the Grand Canyon .. and this is why it gets a post of its own :)Delete
I want to go to ALL of those places. But in India I only want to see the Taj Mahal - not fussed about anything else! I'd also like to go to Greece, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and all over the States!ReplyDelete
Wow, I better get saving...
Oh I know! Imagine the amount of money needed to travel to all these wonderful places! I'm determined to do it though :) I'd definitely want to see Greece and Italy and Australia and New Zealand as well..Delete
My, I've won the lottery, money-and-time-no-object dream trip, would be to start off on Alaska and work my way down, to the tip of Chile.ReplyDelete
One can dream! :)
That sounds AMAZING! When I was younger our family took a trip from Alaska (we were in Juneau at the time, I believe, so wasn't much of Alaska!) and drove to Bogota, Colombia. But travelling from tip to tip sounds incredible. I think Alaska is another TOP place on my list of places to travel to, mostly because I am half Native Alaskan and want to explore more of that and share some of that heritage with my children.Delete
But then you'd miss Halloween at Legoland!ReplyDelete
OOh. On the one hand we have celebrating Dia De Los Muertos in Mexico ... and on the other Halloween at Legoland. Tough, tough decisions :)Delete
I have always wanted to go to Ireland and England.. Maybe someday..ReplyDelete
You'll get there!Delete