A few days ago, I read a blog by The Rebel Chick about her travel bucket list. It made interesting reading. I love to read about people’s dreams and plans. What could be better? It’s like taking a walk around inside someone’s imagination and seeing what’s there. And when it’s about different parts of the world? Yeah, I’m a sucker for that kind of thing.
I thought to myself, what would be on my own travel bucket list? Well, I started to make my list, then realised that it’s not so much a travel bucket list. Just a bucket list. Because travelling was been a big part of my life for over a decade. I came to the point where I, quite arrogantly, expected to be able to travel no matter what, and that’s probably why it was such a big shock to the system when I had a baby. Babies make travelling that little bit more fiddly. But, as I found out when I took my son to Cyprus last month, they also make travelling a lot more sociable. Lots of people love children, and you get talking to all sorts when you have a child in tow. I am now desperate to get back out there, as soon as I have the funds. Where and what’s on my list?
1) Walking the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.
2) Having a mad weekend at Glastonbury.
3) Visiting the Arctic Circle in June to see what 24 hour daylight is like.
4) Watching a ballet in Russia.
5) Eating a sausage in Germany (not a euphemism).
6) Making a face mask out of fresh Dead Sea mud.
7) People watching in Scandinavia. Any part of it. I have a Viking fetish. I just want to go and perv on the men.
8) Drinking Colombian coffee at a cafe in Plaza Bolivar, Cartagena, Colombia.
9) Sunbathing in Punta del Este, Uruguay.
10) Seeing a Grand Prix at Interlagos.
11) Hawaii. Just being there.
12) Seeing Suburban Legends play in Orange County. Because I <3 them.
13) Making love outdoors in Tuscany. Never got to do that last time I was there.
14) Using monoi I’ve bought in Tahiti and not through mail order.
15) Building a sandcastle in the Caribbean.
16) Going snowboarding in New Zealand.
17) Eating Pakistani food in Pakistan.
18) Going fishing in New Caledonia.
19) Eating proper fondue in Switzerland.
20) Visiting Canada.
Those are my wishes. It may surprise people that there isn’t more of Europe on there, but that’s because I’ve seen most of the things I want to see. For the next few years, I’ll probably stay on this continent because I want to experience those places again, but this time with Luke.
If you want to read the blog that inspired me to start my own bucket list, click here