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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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Travel dreaming…There are so many…countless…endless…places to go to and they keep changing every day. The world is so big for us to be able to chose just one or five. By the time we cross one out, we would need to start over because so many new changes happen. It is us, humans, that need to also learn to preserve that place, in our hearts, minds, physically and environmentally we need to maintain the grounds we walk on when it is foreign land to us. Give a chance for others to feel what you have felt when you made your journey towards that place. By the time we are on number 5, I have a feeling this post will have a part deux to it just because there are still so many places out there our hearts haven’t even seen yet. Here are the 5 wish list {not necessarily in that order}….or for now at least we be travel dreaming.

 

1. Cuba {a love for history}

Fidel Castro and Ernesto Guevara’s legendary history and revolutionary wars and stories allures me. In so many ways, history is mainly the reason we travel for, especially to Cuba. Learning about their past and their presence that made was today is. People’s untold stories. Lovers, music, heart breakers, artists, colors, stand still in time moments and the hello and goodbye kisses which is plenty in Cuba. If you believe in re-incarnation, then you would understand the yearn for Cuba.

 

Cuba book

 

2. New York City {a love for an idol and a city}

Yes, you heard right. How can one be a traveler, and not have been to NYC? Simple. It just never happened. Of all the addiction of SATC and living their dream life etc etc, being in Carrie Bradshaw’s shoes was always in the diary, but like she once said, “when you’re young, your whole life is about the pursuit of fun. Then, you grow up and learn to be cautious. You could break a bone or a heart. You look before you leap and sometimes you don’t leap at all because there’s not always someone there to catch you. And in life, there’s no safety net”. “As we drive along this road called life, occasionally a gal will find herself a little lost. And when that happens, I guess she has to let go of the coulda, shoulda, woulda, buckle up and just keep going.” I kept going…it is still on my bucket list.

New York City

 

3.  The island of Japan {a love for humanity}

This travel blog started for so many reasons based around love, respect and inspiration. There is something about those words, those actions, that brings peace in my soul and a feeling of humanity that possibly, what we see in the everyday world, sometimes, could change. Adapting to their culture, values and morals is what every soul needs to go through once in their lives. Regardless of my obsession with Japanese food, after the Tsunami in Japan in 2011, my sole purpose at that time was to go and be amongst the volunteer to help out in the village of Fukushima. Unfortunately, after many attempt, it was all in vain and they had closed the volunteer doors for the outside world. Japan has breathtaking villages on the sea side, the cherry blossoms garden, the beautiful historical sites, temples, Mt. Fuji, the neighbouring islands and Kyoto for one, is a start of a love affair with this beautiful land of Japan.

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4. Scotland & Ireland {a love for legends & tales}

The beauty of these two is their stories. Their legends. Their tales. Their land. Their wars. It engulfs any other place with their history that started fashion, endless wars, medieval times, castles, endless landscapes and the tales of the Kings and Queens. In this far, far away land, where fairy dust and little green men and unicorns exists and where brave heart was filmed, what could one possibly not admire about it!

Dunnottar Castle near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire, Scotland

 

 5. Fiji {a love for paradise island}

Believe it or not, writing this last post on why Fiji is on the list, is probably the hardest post I had to write. Why is FIJI on the list? Obviously its on the list! Have you SEEN the images? Heavenly! Did you also know that the majority of Fiji’s islands were formed through volcanic activity starting around 150 million years ago, made up of countless tiny islands. They also used to be cannibals. Yes. People eater. Used to be. Way long ago. The last man to be cannibalized in Fiji was the Reverend Thomas Baker in 1867. His partially consumed shoes can still be seen in the National Museum. The tribe apologized to the Reverends family in 2003. That should have not been my strongest point, it was just so interesting when I read it, I had to add it and now, you know. Regardless, Fiji is now one of the highest luxurious destination to be and it is on my places to travel by next year. The picture says it all! PS: Its where the film cast away was filmed!!

The-Lau-Archipelago-Fiji1

 

 

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5 comments

  1. Anthony says:

    I am so in love with your blog!!

  2. Dr. Reginia says:

    Great list. I’ve been to NYC several times and still amazed by its hustle beauty. Im planning a trip to Fiji.

  3. mirothegreat123 says:

    i wanna go to scotland and figi and EVERYWHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERE! 😀

  4. Jessy Shoucair says:

    where is the “LOVE” button? <3

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