Day 13: Places you want to go
I’ve been thinking around this theme a lot recently.
For starters, I’ve been looking at my blog stats, and seeing views from France, America, Pakistan, the Netherlands, Spain, Luxembourg, Australia, Portugal, Taiwan, Finland and Israel. That’s amazing! People on the other side of the world, with completely different cultures and languages are reading my blog- and I just want to explore it all, and meet all these people from all over the place!
Then, of course, it’s my final year of sixth form, and I’ve got a long summer ahead of me before university, if all goes to plan. My friends and I are talking about getting out there and having a holiday, even if it’s just for a week. They’re all “party” resorts in the sun, but they’re still new places, and it would be so fun if we could figure something (cheap!) out. Plus, we’re thinking of going camping or to a festival (another money-dependent one, grr), which would mean travelling somewhere different in the UK. Fingers crossed for something working out!
Speaking of university, I’ve been thinking I might like to do a year abroad as part of my course. I hadn’t really considered it previously, but reading blog posts from people living abroad or travelling has really changed my mind! I think America’s a bit too far, but a lot of unis have transfer schemes with other European unis. I really want to go to somewhere I’ve never been before, and to try and pick up a new language. Maybe Germany, because I did GCSE German so I’d have a head start!
Other places I’d like to visit:
I’ve always wanted to visit Italy. I’d like to see all the ancient sites, and take the typical tourist picture with the leaning tower of Pisa. Most of all, though, I want to go for the food. I’m a tomato girl, and I love all the tomato sauces in Italian food. Plus, my favourite food, lasagne, is Italian.
Obviously, I’ve seen America in so many films, which is bound to make me curious, but I’m fascinated as to how a country that speaks the same language as I do can be so different to Britain. I really want to see New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Hollywood, Niagara Falls… like, there’s so much to see, I’d need 10 trips.
I want to see Sydney Opera house and all the tourist spots I’ve only seen in pictures! It does kind of scare me, though, because- and this is embarrassing- I’m super scared of sharks! I have this vision of the plane crashing and going into the sea *shudder*
It’s supposed to be beautiful (supposed? haha see above ^^), and I don’t know much about it, so I’m naturally curious.
Okay, I just want to see a giraffe in the wild. Plus, I’ve never been anywhere in Africa. It’d probably be too hot for me, though!
Another whole continent I’ve never even been to! My dad’s been to China, and I’d like to go as a family to see the Great Wall of China and everything else. I’ve seen lots of Top Gear specials set around Asia, too, and the scenery is always beautiful, so I want to see it for myself.
I’d like to go to Peru, or just anywhere in South America, really. We did the Amazon in Geography in GCSE, which made me want to go and see it. Plus, I know people who’ve been to South America, and they loved it.
Kind of cheating, since I’ve been every year for the past seven or eight years. Okay, I just love Greece. My favourite places are Kefalonia and Ithaca. They definitely count as places I want to go! I could happily live forever on either island. I’ve been to Kefalonia twice, and both times we went over to Ithaca on a trip but I’d really like to holiday on Ithaca and visit everything properly. Whenever I think “writing retreat”, I think Kefalonia or Ithaca, because they’re just so chilled.
I think I’ve covered most of the globe here! Where do you want to go? Where are your favourite places? Anyone done a year abroad at uni? What was it like, and where did you go?
Let me know in the comments below!