There are so many destinations in the world. And even if we’d like to see them all, we need to narrow it down from time to time. There are a few places that are on my mind that I’d love to visit. I’ll share where they are and why.
India is a place I’ve wanted to visit for a long time. Through Bollywood movies and short trips to areas in the States with large Indian populations I’ve developed a curiosity for the true India. Udaipur has been called the Venice of India. I love the images I’ve seen of the palaces. They are beautiful and seem to mirror the equally beautiful sunsets. Knowing that these structures have existed for centuries only adds to their charm.
The Middle East has always been a place I’d longed to visit. Even though Morocco is technically in Africa, there is the obvious Arabian influence, shown in part by Arabic being one of the national languages. Morocco has centuries of history and I’d love to explore souks and step in the footsteps of those who walked them long before me. I want to experience the rich culture and history of this unique country. The Blue City of Chefchaouen is definitely on my list.
Stone Town, Zanzibar
Zanzibar is an island located off the coast of Tanzania on the west coast of Africa. There is such a mixture of culture on the island. And this brings a wide variety of both food and architecture I’d like to experience. The area has Moorish influence and that excites me because, as I said above, I’ve always wanted to visit Morocco.
This is another place where the architecture just draws me in. The buildings are so unique, especially the monasteries. Tiger’s Nest is one location that would be a must. It’s such a blend of so many different types. At first glance I’m reminded of castles I’ve seen in pictures of Japan. At second glance I’m reminded of Indian palaces.
Although I’ve traveled to Europe before, for some reason it’s never at the top of my list of must-see places. Maybe it has to do with growing up in New England, which has some similarities to many European towns. Whatever the reason I was instantly drawn to Denmark when I heard of the word Hygge. Hygge is a Danish word that has to do with warmth, coziness and well-being. I did a little research (Google) and would call hygge the epitome of drinking chai tea, covered in warm cozy blanket, wearing knit socks in front of a fireplace with your cell phone turned off. I’d like to experience this coziness nirvana for myself in the country of its origin.
My last location is the place I know the least about. You see those magical little huts and you just want to say you stayed in one. And the waters seem so clear you can see straight to the bottom. Having visited islands in the Caribbean, I would love to experience an island in a different area. It also seems like the perfect Honeymoon destination.
These are the places I’d like to visit next. Sometimes you get opportunities to travel places you would never have thought of. That’s why my list is not strict. Have some places in mind, however, never miss an opportunity to go somewhere unexpected if it presents itself.