You read a lot about how you should travel in your 20s. Now is the time to go! See the world, do your thing and better yet, do it alone because you’ll learn heaps.
Well, I can say that I have travelled during my 20s (all four of them) and for most of it, I travelled alone. And you want to know what I learnt? I hated travelling alone. I also learnt that I really missed my cats and maybe I was just a little too attached to them. The good news is that, even though I still love my cats very very dearly, I’m not quite as unhealthy attached to them as I once was. The bad news is, the idea of travelling alone again sucks. So stop telling me to go find myself in Europe unless you’re going to come with me.
But in saying that, I really really want to go places! Really really really. So either I’m going to have to find someone to go with, or I’m going to have to brave it alone again. A million dollars that it ends up being the latter.
Anyway, I thought I’d use today to chat about the places that I want to go. Because dreaming is fun and today is boring.
1. Santorini, Greece. I don’t think I need to use words to explain why I want to go here. Look at the picture above: surely that and nice look of ‘well, duh’ will suffice as a reason. My mother lived in greece doing nanny work when she was in her early 20s which is another reason that I’d love to go. I also want to go to Athens because Greek mythology is my favourite and I want to visit Sparta because the guy in Hercules seemed to think it was a good place. At least, better than Thebes…I should visit Thebes too.
2. Berlin, Germany. I’ve always wanted to go to Berlin, if not only because that’s where both my dad’s parents grew up. Well, at least for a little while, anyway. I’ve also been to Munich and I loved it there, so I figure Berlin can’t be all that far removed. And finally, considering that my family and I will be applying for German citizenship, I should really visit. I also hear that Berlin is really good for night life! Which would be super exciting if I cared at all about nightlife. But still, points for Berlin.
3. Barcelona, Spain. I hear it’s the place to go in Spain. They also look like they have some cool ass architecture that I’d love to see. I’d also rather fancy a visit to Seville, I hear it’s beautiful too.
4. Boston, USA. I’ve always wanted to go to Boston. I don’t really remember why, probably because the buildings look pretty and they have cobbled streets. I mean, look at those buildings! And visiting Harvard sounds like a fun day out for my inner elitist.
5. Montreal, Canada. I want to go here because they host one of the three biggest comedy festivals in the world. It’s not good enough that I get the Melbourne one every year, I have to see the same comedians in another country because that’s exciting! Also, the place actually looks a bit pretty.
6. Edinburgh, Scotland. So, I may have already been here 3 times, but they also host one of the three big comedy festivals and I’ve never been in Edinburgh during the festival. So I want to go back when it’s on.
7. The Maldives. I really like the idea of sleeping in a hut thing on the water. And then not really going anywhere for a while. And just lazing about and swimming and reading and doing nothing.
8. Machu Pichu, Peru. Okay, you’re going to laugh at me for this one but the real reason I want to go here is not because of the history, the beauty or the mystery behind such a place, though that all sounds great. It’s because one level in Banjo-Tooie for N64 is set there and I thought that was awesome.
9. South Africa. I would love to go on a Safari! My dad went once and said it was incredible if not for the fact that he was ill for the trip. Also, I really think Pride Rock exists but no one has searched hard enough yet. I can find Simba!
10. Brugge, Belgium. For chocolate. Also, I guess it’s pretty looking. (it’s totally pretty looking!!!)
This list is by no means exhaustive. There are so many great places out there to visit and I’d love to see so many of them! Though I wont lie, when I got to number 7 I had to google ‘the world’ to remind myself of other places I wanted to go.