I guess I’ve travelled a far bit, but there are just so many places I’d like to visit that narrowing it down to five for Kate’s Listography is a real challenge!
My first choice is totally fixed and until I go there it will remain top of the list, but the others are subject to my every whim, mwah ha ha!
1) New York
I’ve wanted to visit New York for ages, partly because of the theatre, but mostly because of the fantastic architecture. The Chrysler Building (pic) is my favourite building – if it’s even possible to have such a thing, but I’d love to visit the Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and the Flatiron Building – such iconic landmarks. It’s also a source of sadness that I’ll never see the World Trade Centre with my own eyes, although I know that sounds a bit trite given the whole story of 9/11.
It’s on my Bucket List, so I hope I can make the trip soon!!
Mr W and I both want to visit Japan partly for all the great historical sites and that view of Mount Fuji, but also because it’s the home of Nintendo! Another item on my Bucket List is to eat real sushi in Japan, so it needs to be in my top 5. I am also tantalised by the idea of having a private karaoke room in which I can warble to my heart’s content and not trouble pubgoers!
OK, I know New York is in America, but I’d love to do a USA roadtrip. I saw that Stephen Fry programme a while back where he visited each of the 50 states and I would love to do that! I’m ridiculously and very sadly interested in the USA and used to spend my lunch hour at work playing games designed to teach US school children the state capitals. State capital of Alaska anyone?
I’ve been to Australia, but to Sydney and Fremantle for only a very short time, so we never got to travel into the interior or see any of the Outback. I’d love to see (and climb) Uluru and see it at sunset – well, just look at that picture! I read A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute a few years ago and the thought of Alice Springs and other outback towns appealed to me – so much so that I’ve started to read a lot more Australian fiction and would love to visit some of the locations.
I’d love, love, love to take my kids to Lapland to see Father Christmas before they get too old and become unbelievers! I’d love to meet a Reindeer and go somewhere here it is permanent day or night for half the year!
So that’s it for now, but this list is so subject to change that it’s ridiculous!!