Congratulations! You won a Trip around the World to the places of YOUR choice! Can you please....
List the stops you would want to make and a little bit about WHY.?
I really want to go back to Italy. I saw Florence, Venice and Rome last time I was there. I'd like to see some places further south, and I'd like to go to Sicily, where my grandmother is buried.
I don't have good reasons for going to the rest of these places, beyond the fact that I haven't been, and want to go:
I'm still trying to see the USA! But anywhere in the Caribbean would be fine to visit also. I would love to live on a cruise ship that went around the Caribbean. Don't think I would ever get tired of that.
Ironically enough I have made plans for a theoretical around-the-world trip I'm dreaming about. I'll past them below.
Central/South America (7 weeks)
1. Costa Rica (San Jose)
2. Colombia (Cartagena)
3. Ecuador (Quito/Galapagos)
4. Peru (Lima/Machu Pichu)
5. Chile (Santiago/Valparaiso)
6. Argentina (Buenos Aires/Nature)
7. Brazil (Rio/Amazon/Belo Horizonte)
Africa (5 weeks)
1. Ghana (Accra/National Parks)
2. Egypt (Cairo/Alexandria)
3. Rwanda/Uganda (GORILLAS AND ELEPHANTS)
4. Tanzania (Dar es Salaam/National Parks)
5. South Africa (Johannesburg/Cape Town)
South East Asia (5 weeks)
1. Thailand (Bangkok/Phuket)
2. Thailand/Cambodia (Ko Kut/Phnom Pehn/Angkor Wat)
3. Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi)
4. Malaysia/Singapore (Kuala Lampur/Singapore)
5. Indonesia (Jakarta/Bali)
Australia/New Zealand (2 weeks)
1. Australia (Sydney/Cairns)
2. New Zealand (Auckland/Queenstown)
Asia (3 weeks)
3. South Korea
Europe (14 weeks)
1. Turkey (Istanbul)
2. Greece (Island)
3. Croatia (Split/Dubrovnik)
4. Hungary/Slovakia (Budapest/Bratislava)
5. Austria/Czech Republic (Vienna/Prague)
6. Germany (Berlin/Koln/Dusseldorf)
7. Scandinavia (Kopenhagen/Oslo/Stockholm)
8. Netherlands/Belgium (Amsterdam/Brussels/Bruges)
9. UK (London/Glasgow/Edinburgh)
10. Ireland (Dublin/Cork)
11. Spain (Barcelona/Seville)
12. France (Paris/Marseille)
13. Switzerland (Geneva/Zurich/Interlaken)
14. Italy (Rome/Cinque Terre/Sicily)
The goal when making these plans was to experience as many cultures as possible in 35 weeks. Some of these places (Rome, Barcelona, London, Budapest) I've already been before. The trip was planned out for the most affordable air-fare and easiest path from country to country. For now it's just a dream but damn, it's a good one.
In fact now that I think about it I might write a hub about this...
Just one stop. And not too far away from me! York, England. I adore it there. And it is where my heart is!
I love visiting historical and/or religious sites. I would love to visit Angkor Wat.
My husband's family was from Slovakia so I'd love to visit his ancestral towns and visit any remaining temples that weren't destroyed during the war.
I adore Gaudi and would love to see La Sagrada Familia.
I want to see Redwood trees for their majesty and timelessness.
Chantelle....Sounds very intriguing......I have to look up these places. Never heard of Angkor Wat. Think of how incredibly enormous our world is!
I know right? I think in an earlier time we would all have been explorers. Too bad they don't have that anymore. Maybe astronauts are our current explorers? That's a bit out of my comfort zone I admit.
I really just need 2 places. Australia for me and Ireland for the hubby. Both of us are pretty content on the things we really want to see. For both of us those 2 places cover most of it.
Now if we are talking a place to retire and never come back I'm torn between any place tropical and Canada!
We are pretty basic, easily pleased people. Give me some Koala bears and some kangaroos with a beach near by and I'm set for life!
Australia & Ireland are two exquisite and exciting countries. My son & DIL went to Ireland on their honeymoon & LOVED it!! I know I would love Ireland too! (Koala bears are too cute!)
What's the common denominator between Canada and the tropics? Both are wonderful but talk about weather extremes, Haha. I have relatives in Toronto and Vancouver, BC. Both are wonderful places but I've never been to the tropics
The European roots of my family are mostly Scots-Irish, French and German, but of those places I think I would most love to visit Ireland and Scotland and go on down to London. I think it might be nice to tour the countryside of France and stop at Versailles, where my great grandfather (to the 4th) immigrated from in the early 1750s. I would love to see the lovely countrysides of these countries and try to find some genealogical information on my specific family. (We have the Y-DNA tests to prove the links to these areas, with the exception of Germany, which is maternal.)
For just a fun trip, I would love to visit anywhere warm, like the Caribbean or the Mediterranean. I've been to Russia and Finland in the cold dead of winter (New Year's season) and would love to take a cruise on the Volga River. So there are lots of places I would love to visit, but I would still want to come home.
That would be an extremely worthwhile & memorable trip, MzB....Wouldn't it be extra special to meet a person traced back to your family?
It might be possible. My uncle's dna linked him to some names in Versailles. It would be so cool.
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Not traveled Antarctica, Centro Africa and southern parts of Africa. Travel still often, not up to date on half of the places. Maybe I'm able to give you a rough guidelines where you are going.
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