Funny, I was thinking this weekend about what topics I’d love to come up with for Listography and this was one of them. The topic from Kate Takes 5 this week is “Top 5 places you’d like to visit”.
I love to travel so it has proven pretty hard to narrow it down to 5. There are still loads of places I’d like to see and I am hoping that once the little ones are a wee bit bigger we can start to do some pretty cool trips with them. I love the far-flung holiday idea but long flights and uncertain paths with little kids sounds like hard work. However, I think there are ways to adapt a bit without losing the excitement – maybe we pick destinations nearer home or we have a little bit more of a certain plan 🙂
Anyway, here’s my current Top 5 places I’d like to visit
This seems to feature on many people’s lists and I can understand why. There are just so many amazing things to see: the pyramids, the sphinx, the temples, the museum in Cairo, the Red Sea, the felucca cruises. It really does sound so fascinating, a culture that was light years ahead of its time. A queen who almost brought down the might of Rome with her beauty (plus she used to bathe in milk!!) and brought eye liner to the masses. What more could a girl want? One day soon…
2. Las Vegas + Grand Canyon
Cheating a little as they are 2 places but I know you can combine them in one trip! Have seen a lot of America but have never made to either Vegas or the Grand Canyon. I am having a little trouble convincing my husband of the value of a trip here. He’s american and has seen both. He loved the Grand Canyon and no doubt would really like to visit it again. However, he really didn’t like Vegas. He thinks it is tacky, dirty, expensive and silly. These are all the reasons why I WANT to go. I know it is not classy and that’s part of the reason I think I’ll like it. Tacky is good. Kitsch is good. I almost tried to convince him into a Elvis wedding at one point. He didn’t buy it… Maybe we’ll go one day, stay at the Bellagio and have a renewal of vows there. The photos alone would be worth it.
3. Bora Bora
This place looks like paradise. Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean. The island is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. In the center of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano rising to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu. A couple of friends of mine went there years back and showed me the most stunning photos and ever since then I’ve wanted to go. The thing that has put me off is how far away it is but it’s a dream trip.
4. Amalfi Coast
Or more specifically, the Le Sirenuse hotel in Positano on the Amalfi Coast in Italy. I have been fortunate to have been able to travel all over Italy but strangely have never made it to the Amalfi coast. It looks magical and this hotel is the place to stay in. Horrendously expensive so will have to be a lottery win moment but wowsers, it looks gorgeous. Would also be nice to visit a place in Italy that is a first for both my husband and myself. We’d lounge about the hotel, visit little villages, hire a convertible, take a boat trip to Capri and Ischia. Mmmmmm.
Viva la revolucion!!! There is a certain appeal about a place which has made a stand against such a powerful nation. That, for reasons which are not beautiful has been forced to stay in the past and therefore, retains a charm about it that I really want to see. I fancy just hopping in one of those old cars and driving around the country, dancing, swimming, smoking cigars, taking photographs. Thank goodness Jer has a British passport as well otherwise I’d be going on my own!
Thanks, Kate, for a fun list. Check out the others on her blog.