I actually found making this quite difficult because if given the opportunity, I would go just about anywhere in the World! So whittling this list down to a reasonable length so as not to send you to sleep, was not easy haha
But behold…! (in no particular order) :
Ok, so ‘Lilo & Stitch’ has a lot to do with this choice haha. Watching this film was my first introduction to Hawaii and ever since, I’ve had a burning desire to visit – if only to dance on the beaches wearing only a hula skirt and coconuts on my breasts (and of course, flowers in my hair) for the whole duration of the trip 🙂
The main reason Bali is on the list is due to a friend’s longing to visit…which has now become a longing of mine too. To be honest, I only had to Google Image this place and I had my pen out, rapidly making it the newest addition to the list.
New Zealand is on the list for a similar reason to Bali: the scenery looks breathtaking. I always think that New Zealand is like Australia’s better-looking but smaller and thus, forgotten cousin. But I intend not to forget and to visit as soon as possible.
Why? 3 words: ‘Game of Thrones’. Need I say more? Ok, well also because they have some crazy beautiful National Parks out there.
The Egyptian Pyramids at Giza
I am a sucker for History. It was one of my favourite subjects at school because I love learning about what once was and how those before us lived. The fact that in some ways, the pyramids are a mystery, only heightens my fascination. And of course, being the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence means it’s a must.
I have heard so many good things about Budapest from all I know who have travelled there. The two cities: Buda & Pest represent ‘old’ & ‘new’, ‘historic’ & ‘modern’ and the fact I’m a bit of a history nerd, as well as the fact that I thoroughly enjoy life in the present day (don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to live in the past!) means that Budapest offers the perfect combination!
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Of course, this natural wonder graces many a bucket list and I am all too aware that soon, it may not exist. If I were to ever visit in time to see it truly alive, I would join a conservation project to help aid its survival.
Tokyo & Kyoto, Japan
Japan has perhaps one of the most diverse cultures to the one I am accustomed to, on this list. Home to temples, sushi and origami, wants not to love?!
Rio Carnival, Brazil
South America as a whole is on the list but Brazil is first, and specifically, due to the Rio Carnival. I saw footage of the festival on TV when I was younger and the vibrancy, the music, the outrageously flamboyant costumes and the overall vibe of it blew me away. Living in a quiet residential suburb 40 miles out of London meant that it was like nothing I’d ever seen before and I made a vow to myself then and there that someday I would be at that carnival dancing in the streets!
The Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Reykjavik and seeing the northern lights are also things I’m keen to see and do whilst in Iceland but if I’m honest, its the Blue Lagoon that’s really sold this country to me.
Smelly and over-crowded? Perhaps. But come on, a city whereby the main mode of transport is a boat because the roads are water? WOW.
So where to next? ….
I have a trip booked up for one of the places on this list so watch this space to find out where! 🙂