My girlfriend and I have been talking about vacation spots for the last couple of weeks. I haven’t really given it much thought because my main purpose of going to Hong Kong was to see her. Where I go after that wasn’t that big a deal. But now that I think about it, there are a few places that I would like to visit so I think I’ll take a few minutes (or hours) and get a list of places that I would like to visit. This way, it’ll save us time when it comes to thinking about where we can go. The list started out at fifty but that was a bit too much so I was able to condense it down to twenty five. So in no particular order, here are the twenty five places that pop into my head.
- Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
This place caught my attention because it has the world’s largest natural mirror spanning over 10,000km2. It’s a giant salt bed and I guess once the ground gets wet, it turns into a mirror that reflect everything. It looks really cool!
- Great Wall of China, China
You hear stories saying that the Great Wall is the only landmark that is visible from space so it makes you wonder how long the wall actually it but then again, I heard that story was a myth. Whether it’s a myth or not, curiosity has already sparked in my head and it made the list. I wanted to walk across the whole wall but that’s probably not a good idea because I might get attacked by Mongolians.
- Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Cambodia is part of my heritage and I have yet to step foot into this country. I wasn’t born there because my parents fled to Thailand during the war. It would be nice to see where my family came from. Angkor Wat is the largest temple in the world and it’s probably very well known. I’m sure that it attracts all sort of people from around the world.
- Paris, France
I’ve seen lots of picture of the Eiffel Tower as well and something about it just makes me feel a tingle of joy inside. Maybe it’s the moon hanging over it, maybe it’s the landscape, but there’s definitely something there that draws me to France. I’ve got a coworker who’s leaving for Paris tonight which makes me want to go there even more.
- Machu Picchu, Peru
The first time I saw Machu Picchu was on the cover of a VB.NET book cover. Apparently, the author had hidden a few images of his mascot inside the site and you had to find them. I think I found all but one. I no longer have that book so I can find the last picture so I might as well go there in person and see if I can find it.
- Istanbul, Turkey
I had a friend in middle that was from Turkey. We were good friends throughout middle school but unfortunately, he moved back to Turkey before our high school year He came back to visit a while back but that was a long time ago. When he was here, I was over at his house fairly often, at least once a week. I want to take some time to see what his culture is like and it would be nice to see it up front.
A coworker told me that Italy is probably one of the most expensive countries to visit. Even though they use the Euro as their currency, you could probably get something in Germany cheaper than you can get it in Italy. But I’m not too worried about the cost of the trip. I want to visit Italy for the sites, culture and the food!
- London, England
When I mentioned that I wanted to visit London to a coworker, he asked me which part. I wasn’t sure what he meant because I thought London was London but apparently, London is made up of different districts. I’m not sure exactly what he meant but I’m interested in visiting the Eye, Westminster Abbey and this egg shaped building.
- Taipei, Taiwan
- Galapagos Island, Ecuador
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Tokyo, Japan
- Berlin, Germany
- Sydney, Australia
- Lisbon, Portugal
- Mexico City, Mexico
- Easter Island, Chile
- Bangkok, Thailand
- Banff National Park, Calgary Alberta, Canada
- The Maldives
- Athens, Greece
- Bora Bora, French Polynesia
- Grand Canyon, Colorado, Arizona, USA
When I was in elementary school, I remember learning about the Grand Canyon. I was fascinated with geology at the time and it amazed me how the canyon was craved out. Over time, the rocks just eroded and made the Grand Canyon what it is today. And a while ago, they built some sort of lookout point that allows you to look down the canyon.
I was close to the Grand Canyon but I didn’t quite plan out the trip properly otherwise I could have stop by the Grand Canyon while I visited Las Vegas.
- Seoul, South Korea
- Great Barrier Reef, Australia
- The Pyramids, Giza, Egypt
The following were on my list initially but I had to take them out because I’ve already been there. I started this list long before I visited those places but I never got a chance to finish the list until now.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada Las Vega, Nevada, USA California, USA