Day 5 of the 30 Day challenge! Well technically it’s Day 6 already since it’s past midnight… but I got back like a few hours ago from work and ot caught up watching TV. Watching TV is like a once in a bluemoon kinda thing for me now. :x
DAY 5 – FIVE PLACES I WANT TO VISIT.
Being bitten by the travel bug since travelling to Europe last year, I’ve had this intense wanderlust to go travelling again! It’s so much fun and adventure traversing foreign lands, experiencing different cultures and marveling at the beauty of nature, the architecture, the people and the history of each place. Life was never the same after my four month stint to Europe. But anyway, here are my top five places I want to visit atm.
1# HONG KONG
I guess the main reason why HK is coz a special someone works there and I wanna go see him.
HK is much more realistic to me as a travel destination for now, at least til I earn more money to go to other places. I’ve actually been here for a grand total of one day (back in 2009) : the other two days were spent gambling in Macau’s glitzy casinos. I didn’t really get to explore much of this charming island.
Being able to speak Canto would also make it more convenient to get around. And omg, food. HK food is like. the shizz. Every single shop I went to had great food. I love how vibrant their culture and environment is…though I couldn’t possibly survive in such a hectic workplace.
2# ATHENS, GREECE
I am a huge history geek. You can probably tell from my name (which is taken from Greek mythology) that I’m absolutely nuts about Greek and Roman mythology, and anything beyond a thousand years old. I actually teared up when I was at Whitby Abbey and I touched it for the first time lol because it was so overwhelming. If I could see the ruins of Athens before I die, I’d be happy.
3# MACHU PICCHU
An ancient civilisation up in the mountains, surrounded by majestic mountains that seem to connect to the sky. There’s something incredibly romantic and adventurous about going to such places. It really makes you think of your place in the universe.
4# ANGKOR WAT
Yeah I know. Another historical site. Being raised a Buddhist, somehow or rather I still lean towards Buddhist teachings. I want to see for myself the beauty and power of this ancient place of worship dedicated to the Buddha and Bodhisattvas. Not to mention have my breath taken away by the ingenuity of old architects that came up with such a wondrous structure, so many centuries ago.
I have to say that the time I spent in London was my favourite part of my entire stay in England. Call me an imperialist wanna-be, but I have a love for all things British (even since I was young. I always thought the British flag looked way cool, and I always gravitated towards English music. I didn’t know the bands were English when I first started listening to them, until I looked them up. 7/10 times it would be.)
My stay in England has only left me with good things to say. Reality might be different if I was a migrant, I wouldn’t know. But London was one of the most fascinating cities that I’ve ever been to. A mix of old and new, vibrant, beautiful, raw in places yet refined in others, an odd but lovable mishmash of things.
I didn’t get the chance to go to Camden Market the last time around, so I’d like to go there the next time I’m in the city.
Well, let’s hope at least one of these come true in the near future.