Travel

My Travel Bucket List

New York

New York is probably the first place I began developing a true urge to visit. This longing began back when I was about 10/11, but unfortunately these last 15 years have brought me no closer to the Big Apple. At one stage, I thought that I could actually live in New York, but now I don’t think I could keep up with the hustle and bustle of the place. Instead, I will be content with 10 days visiting some of the world’s most famous attractions, as well as some serious shopping of course.

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Times Square. Hopefully when I visit New York I will have time to catch a show. Photo via FlickrCC.

Florence

Ever since I went to Rome 6 years ago, I have been in love with all things Italian. While I do want to return and explore more of Rome someday, I also want to see a lot more of Italy. I spend a lot of time writing about Florence in work which has ultimately led me to dreaming a lot about Florence, both in and out of work. Hopefully, sometime in the next 2 years, I can actually physically climb to the top of Florence Cathedral, eat pasta at Piazza della Signoria and cross Ponte Vecchio to discover another part of this wonderful city.

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Piazza della Signoria. Photo via FlickrCC.

Madrid

Madrid is the place I am most determined to go this year. Initially, my biggest push was to see a very good friend of mine and her family. However, the more I learn about the city, the more I am drawn to it as a tourist. Madrid has so much culture to offer that I would probably need to live here for a year to truly experience it. In the meantime, I will be satisfied with a few days soaking up the sun in Retiro Park.

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Retiro Park. Phot via FlickrCC.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a recent addition to my travel bucket list, but is somewhere which has become more and more interesting to me over the last year. If I can somehow wrangle a cheap weekend break there this summer, I most definitely want to take part in one of the ghost tours, even though I know I will be scared senseless. Edinburgh Castle also really appeals to me and is somewhere I would just have to see. If I was lucky to have more than a long weekend to space, I would also like to travel the Scottish Highlands following a history filled few days in the capital.

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Edinburgh Castle. Photo via FlickrCC.

Krakow/Warsaw

After working with some very nice Polish people a couple of years ago, I always had an urge to go to Poland. I felt like they knew so much about my culture and country, and I knew almost nothing about theirs and this somehow bothered me. Ever since then Poland has been on my bucket list. I have been able to visit some little villages on the German border of Poland, but I would really like to visit a bigger city. Considering I still have not learned too much about the country, it would be a truly fascinating and educational trip.

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Warsaw. Photo via FlickrCC.

What places are on your travel bucket list? Have you been to any I have mentioned? I would love to hear your tips.

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