Saturday, June 07, 2008

Places I want to go before I die

So I've compiled a list of all the places I've always wanted to go. I guess I would be happy going ANYWHERE since I've never been anywhere, but I suppose this would be my "ultimate" list. There are other places I would like to add to my list, but I'm going to start with this. It starts small and gets exponentially more expensive...

1. Las Vegas. I know, you can't believe I've never been there. Well, I haven't. This is actually doable for me. I'm not really a huge gambler/drinker, but I've heard it's a great place for an insomniac. ;-) I would really like to go on the rollercoaster on top of the building and the one that goes through the hotel, too. I love thrills.

2. New Orleans. I know it is not the same since Katrina, but I know I would fall in love with it. The jazz bars, the creepy cemeteries, the swamps. Imagine the photos I could take! And the cajun food! My favorite photographer makes me yearn to see it.

3. New York. I would love to just walk the streets of New York and people watch.

4. Northern Italy. I am partial to Northern Italian cuisine and I adore Amarone wine. I would love to tour the Valpolicella region and specifically Veneto.

5. Greece. I really need to go to Santorini, Greece. I've wanted to go there for sooo long. I think it would be incredibly romantic and beautiful. All the white, rounded buildings/structures lining the hillsides. I hear crete is amazing, too - the history alone is incredible.

6. Salzburg, Austria. I love Mozart. I took a classical music course in college and have wanted to visit Salzburg every since.

7. Bavaria, Germany. I would love to see the Eagle's Nest. Perhaps drive the "Romantic Road".

8. Bora Bora, French Polynesia. I've never been any place tropical - and a friend of mine said this is "BAR NONE" the most amazingly beautiful place on earth. The water, the huts, the food, the people. I have a collection of photos I've gathered dreaming of this place. I use them as wallpapers on my computer.

9. Egypt. I am fascinated by Egyptian history. Who isn't? The pyramids, the tombs, the culture. Everything.

10. Israel. (The Holy Lands) It gives me goosebumps just thinking about the history there. A bit dangerous, but oh well.

The only other places I can think of are perhaps somewhere in Mexico - Puerto Rico? Cancun? I'm not sure yet. And maybe a tropical rain forest. South America? The Congo? I don't know, though.

One thing at a time. I'm trying to plan a trip to Vegas - maybe September? I know it will be really hard to twist Juice's arm to meet me there. ;-)


Ann(ie) said...

um, yeah. It's gonna be hard to git me to Vegas. I can't stand to drink OR gamble. hehe. You KNOW I'm there!!! Just give me a month's notice so I can scrounge up some $$$. I've been scrappy lately in that regard. ;)

shit staker said...

wow girlie! thats a large and intriguing list! thats really cool, i hope you get to visit those places!

Anonymous said...

Hi, don't hate me...I've been to Vegas, N'awlins, NYC, and believe it or not, Bora Bora too. It's all of Europe that I haven't been to. Oh Italy..what a fun trip that would be. The food, the wine, the museums, the art, the history! And Egypt? I have always wanted to take my dad to egypt. He's a big heiroglyphic nerd (sp?).

I say, do what you are doing..start small but think big. An adventure takes one step. Planning a trip to Vegas in the fall is a PERFECT first step... it will be cooler then too. Then just keep movin' through your list each year. Don't do New Orleans in the dead of summer..early early spring (feb or march) or fall after sept. is better. NYC in June or at Xmas. Tahiti (Bora Bora) in Jan-March. Life is short. We need to GET.OUT.THERE! ~Nichole