Sunday, 12 June 2011

Listography goes travelling

I have had a few unplanned weeks away from my blog due to school holidays and then a works conference with unbelievably no Internet connection and god did I feel like my legs had been cut off!  I am off again next week for work and I am praying that this next hotel has a much better Internet connection that I can use, otherwise I might just go mad (well madder than usual).

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:

  1. 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.


  1. 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

  1. The Grand Canyon - I don't think this needs much explanation! Just look at the views

  1. 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?


  1. 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

16 comments:

Kate said...

Ha once you get started it's hard to stop isn't it! I think you should make a 3 year plan to make it to Italy. Perfectly do-able and completely worth it. Good luck!

Kate said...

Also meant to say I love your whole connection with China - what a fascinating relative to have. x

@FayC said...

Snap, we've matched two places. Brilliant reasons!

And how did we ever live before the internet!

Stacey said...

Great list! I've only ever been to Kuala Lumpur airport and was wildly jealous when my brother and SIL took a month in Malaysia for their honeymoon!

Zoe Paige said...

I love this one! All beautiful places. We matched on one; Japan. I'd add all yours to my list, too!

Metal Mummy said...

Italy is amazing. Absolutely amazing. As if Hong Kong. I'd love to go to China and see Japan properly rather than just the airport... one day! x

Keith said...

Would love to go to a genuine Chinese restaurant i.e. in China. I can't imagine it's anything like the chicken-cashews bland stuff you get over here. Great list.
Keith aka Reluctant Housedad

londonmum said...

mmm good list. Malaysia is now one of my favourite destinations after we spent time there on honeymoon.
Go to Rome. Even if just for a weekend at some point. It is the most beautiful city.

TheBoyandMe said...

The Grand Canyon is amazing, and really really awe-inspiring. The silence is breath-taking! I've also been lucky enough to go to the Colosseum in Rome, absolutely impressive the building techniques.

Fro' Fashion Fairy said...

I love your list. Your Aunt sounds like she would have been a gem of a lady to have around when growing up. Nothing better than a really great story to grab your imagination!

motherventing said...

My dad went to the Grand Canyon and when I said, 'Oh it must have been AMAZING' he replied, 'Well it was just a big hole in the ground'. Quite hard to impress, my dad. Anyway, love your list, some really interesting places on it. Hope you get there one day! :)

The Rambling Pages said...

My dad went to the Grand Canyon and when I said, 'Oh it must have been AMAZING' he replied, 'Well it was just a big hole in the ground'. Quite hard to impress, my dad. Anyway, love your list, some really interesting places on it. Hope you get there one day! :)

The Rambling Pages said...

mmm good list. Malaysia is now one of my favourite destinations after we spent time there on honeymoon.
Go to Rome. Even if just for a weekend at some point. It is the most beautiful city.

The Rambling Pages said...

I love this one! All beautiful places. We matched on one; Japan. I'd add all yours to my list, too!

The Rambling Pages said...

Also meant to say I love your whole connection with China - what a fascinating relative to have. x

The Rambling Pages said...

Italy is amazing. Absolutely amazing. As if Hong Kong. I'd love to go to China and see Japan properly rather than just the airport... one day! x