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!