I dream of…..travelling!

Ireland

Dunluce Castle in Ireland  source of photo

I dream of…travelling. I am a dreamer. There, I said it. My head is often in the clouds but I have noticed lately that my feet are actually firmly planted on the ground. I guess I have become an adult. I still travel and I still plan new trips but maybe it’s my 33rd birthday fast approaching or my husband’s rational voice in my ear saying ..wait, maybe I should save some money, not to go on a trip but to actually save it for the rainy days. However, there are still lots of places I dream of visiting. And I’m sure I will continue to travel but perhaps I won’t fulfill all my travelling dreams. Shocking?! Perhaps, but very true. After all, if you do accomplish all your dreams, what’s left to do?

So, some of my dream destinations are within easy reach. It’s not that expensive to visit them and they aren’t that far away. However, other places are actually the stuff dreams are made of…visiting those places would mean years and years of saving up and missing out on other fun things perhaps. Are they worth it? Maybe yes, maybe not; I’m not sure. Yet.

What are the places I want to visit? I have several lists. One is very doable and I’ll probably travel to those places sooner or later. Another list is a real dream list.

My realistic list

Germany: yes, not that far away but I still haven’t made it to big old Deutschland. I’m not particularly interested in Berlin. Bavaria is my favourite German region! I’d love to travel to Munchen and admire the Neuschwanstein castle!

Ireland: specifically Dublin, but I’d love to do a road trip across the whole country too!

Amsterdam: both my husband and my best friend have visited it so I find it hard to persuade them to go back, but this time with me! I’d love to do a canal boat ride.

Krakow, Poland: this is a new entry on this list. I’ve seen so many gorgeous blog posts about it

Copenhagen: I think it’s only fair that after visiting Oslo and Stockholm I should visit this Scandinavian beauty too! 🙂

Santorini, Greece : I’ve done a fair share of travelling around Greece but Santorini is something I’d love to do one day

(semi-realistic entry) Switzerland : I’m a chocholic, what else to say?

If you haven’t noticed, all of these places are in Europe. Unfortunately travelling across the Atlantic (or any other ocean) despite more accessible air fares is still a challenge for someone who doesn’t have a proper full-time job but does a lot of temp and freelance work. There are more places on the above list but these are really the ones I want to visit first. And don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about the UK. It deserves a separate list:) And a separate blog post!

My dream list

New York City: Ideally I’d spend 10 days wandering and shopping around NYC with my best friend

USA: I’d like to visit San Francisco, Washington DC and smaller towns in New England region

Canada: Quebec City would be my first port of call , then Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver

New Zealand : it’s so so so far away from my small country. But I hear it’s beautiful!

Australia: Sydney and koalas 🙂

Argentina : a land of tango! I actually have some distant family members there

Egypt: I’d love to see Cairo and the pyramids

Iceland: a new entry on this list!

This is not the entire list. There are other places I’d love to visit one day such as Japan but the above places are the places I’d like to visit first. And a few tropical island states should be on this list too but only If I win the lottery! I don’t want to spend that much money just to be on the beach!I’ve got palm trees and clear sea in Croatia too!:)

I dream of …travelling

So what do you think of my lists? What places are on your realistic list? What about your dream list?

New York

New York

I decided to add this post to January’s (2017) travel linkup with the theme :Travel Wishlists and plans for the year of adventures ahead (and perhaps even a few of your favorite 2016 travels?) hosted by  Angie’s, Emma’s or new co-host Polly’s blog 

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