Anyhow as a result I have missed the last few listography's and Reasons to be Cheerful, I did try and do them but my stupid phone doesn't seem to want to let me post at the moment.
This weeks listography is places I would like to visit. I too did alot of travelling during my University years, I think one of my favourite places has to be Guatemala, especially the old town of Antigua, and the worst possibly Honduras. There are many more places that I dream of going still and I think now it will be one of those retirement plans! So here are my 5:
- Japan - don't ask me why but I would love to go to Japan, although I know that much of it has now been devastated and it will be a very different place. Their culture fascinates me, as do the people, and I would love to see the whole different society with the 'city' life and then the more rural life.
- China - I would love to see Hong Kong, and China, and walk the Great Wall of China. My Great Aunt saw the Great Wall as a child in the early 1900's and use to tell us fascinating stories about it. Her father was a Master Mariner and for a time the family lived on board with him, and their mother educated them on board. She always had some gem of information and fascinating story, She gave me a china, hand painted tea set which an elderly Chinese man had given her in Shanghai port, and I still have it. Of course there was a story behind why he gave it to her as well. One ambition of mine is to walk the Great Wall of China
- The Grand Canyon - I don't think this needs much explanation! Just look at the views
- Italy - this would be a dream come true for me. I would love to see all the sights, Rome, the Vatican, The Colosseum, the shops, the cafe's - everything. I always hoped I could make it my honeymoon destination but after the cost of a wedding reality set in :) I wonder if me flying in Milan and then getting a shuttle bus to Switzerland next week for work counts?
- Kuala Lumpar - again I think this stems from living with a Malaysian and he often talked about how different the cultures in different parts of Malaysia were, the cultural differences. One thing that I really remember from my time in Central America is how much is grounds you, makes you realise how materialistic our world and life is and makes you fully appreciate the small things in life.
of course I could go on and add New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines, Iceland, Brazil, Russia and a whole host of others. Right now I would be happy with going anywhere with the family! If you are interested in other people's top 5 destinations, then go and check out Kate Takes 5 listography