Discussion in 'Travel' started by Unkotare, Nov 12, 2012.
What's one place (or many) you've always wanted to go but thus far never have?
For me, Bhutan.
Solomons and Vanuatu.
A summer paragliding western Europe.
Outside of Manhattan! Every time i go..... i just never seem to make it out of manhattan!
Frankenmuth, Michigan.... they have the largest christmas store EVA!!!
Portland OR..... for the biggest food truck spot in the country!!!
Hatch, NM.... for the Hatch chili festival!!!
The place I always wanted to go ever since I was a teenager was Paris, France. But now I've been there something like five times, and although I still can't get enough, well.... I've been there.
(I speak French passably well now, by the way. Learned it mostly from African refugees here in the States, so I'm sure the Parisians think I sound like a black girl. I did get some funny looks last time I was there. )
Next "wish I were there" place was Venice, Italy. We went there in April last year, after a week in Paris... and it was a blast!
(Learned a little bit of Italian beforehand, but secondary languages include German and French... not much English, but menus are available.)
The best part of Venice was taking the "vaporetto" -- the bus boat -- to the different islands around Venice. One island used to be a military base in WWI... but now it's overgrown and colonized by pygmy goats. They were put there to keep the vegetation in check... and whoever bought them wasn't choosy, so there are all different kinds of little pygmy goats. They have straight horns and curly horns; twisted and curved; long fur and short; shaggy and silky. There are so many goats that we decided not to try to pass the herd even though they weren't aggressive, because we figured that as long as they were peaceful, it was in our best interest not to arouse their ire -- those horns looked sharp!
So we had a quiet picnic, just my hubby and me, on a berm that overlooked both the channel and the field where the goats were hanging out... and not another soul in sight.
That was the great thing about Venice... if you did a little exploring, you could end up on an island totally away from the crowds.
I had never been out of the country until 2010....i was 57 yrs old! My son & family were stationed in Grafenweir (sp?) for 3 yrs and i got to go spend 2 weeks with them. Awesome country!!!! We got to spend a day in Prague, 2 nights in Garmish in the Alps in an old hostel. It was great!
I read somewhere that country is thinking about changing its name.
Several random places that are on my short list.
Louisville Ky. Mega Cavern & Slugger Field
Cruise to Alaska
Montana-Parks and Caverns
We hope to have visited all 50 states one day.
Mecca. It's fascinated me since I was a kid.
I'd have to uh, change a bit more than I'd like to lol.
Bhutan was beautiful. Definitely worth the effort. The air was dry as hell though. The climb up to Tiger's Nest was brutal, especially given the country is in such high altitudes. The flight into Paro is a gas.
I'll be heading to Burma, Estonia, Romania and Turkey next year. They've been on the list for awhile.
Iceland's been on the list for a long, long time now. I'll get there one day.
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