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- April 9, 2012 by charlee21
- Travelbug: Countries I've visited, will visit & why (as if you need to ask!)
2012 is the year I am going to get out there and start striking off my ever growing list of places to go before I settle down & so something 'productive' - god forbid.
Because it looks stunning & the more I looked the more I found I was desperate to go and see.
Been there. Loved it. It is incredible. Volcanoes, geysers, waterfalls, houses buried in lava rock, endless landscapes, hot spots & pools, mountains, plate boundaries, sulphur releases, braided streams, erosion in motion - the list goes on & you don't have to be a geographer to appreciate the sheer immensity this place has to offer. I saw a geyser erupt which only goes off every 10-15 years, the waterfalls were on the verge of overwhelming and scenery which was - for want of a less cliche word - breathtaking.
The sinking city. it would be beautiful.
Been there site-seeing (promise!) but would like to go to the Anne Frank museum & I have yet to sample the night life.
History is not my forte any more but the ruins would be amazing & I've heard the new year celebrations are really good.
Of course. who doesn't. plan to get a working visa & work my way round. Would be great to spend time on an outback ranch & scuba diving is my number one priority on the reefs.
Done, done & done again. Done all the hot tourist spots time & time again but I'm sure there are still some back alleys with some romantic coffee shops left to sample.
I plan to live here for a couple of months in the next year or so on a course I've chosen. These islands must get a ridiculous amount of tourism & I know the culture will have so much more to offer if I approach it from a different angle.
Another no brainer. I have family out here too so would be rude not to...
It looks amazing. The film Forgetting Sarah Marshall sold it to me - despite the terrible green screening :P
So close to home yet still needs ticking off. Definitely one for the ever-looming hen parties
Went in the summer of 2010. Lovely beaches, wonderfully cheap but still want to explore the mountains :)
THE AMAZON RAINFOREST
This one is extremely high on the list but I want to get together a bit of money to make the most of South America & do it properly. Although I want to do the trekking and usual stuff I think living there for a bit on a volunteer project or something would also be great.
THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
The only major thing I've always always wanted to do since I was born.
HONG KONG & TOKYO:
Heard great things but again want to save some money.
Yes for all the usual reasons & would like to do it young to embrace the drinking culture (heard there's a river you can swing across and have to climb out into the various bars?!) but also want to do it last on a round trip so I can buy endless handmade souvenirs and get drawn into all the market stalls properly!
I've skied all over The Alps, especially on the French sides - Courcheval and the Three Valleys, La Plagne, La Rochelle, Chamoney etc. but also crosses borders to Italy. I'd love to do a ski season somewhere too :)
Touristy I know but the city would still be beautiful. I'm already planning to do Madrid to visit my friends after graduation so will hopefully be able to hit 2 birds with one stone then :)
Would be beautiful & maybe helping out with a conservation project.
MADAGASCAR: yes please.
An experience of a lifetime. I would be a terrible gambler but a city that never sleeps would be right up my street. Know I would love the energy and pace but of course want to save up loads to come here - as with most of America.
THE PHILIPPINES: why not.
THE GRAND CANYON (on horseback)
Would love to horse ride around it wearing a cowboy hat.
Again, I imagine it like the old cowboy & indian movies for some reason but I know it won't disappoint.
MOROCCO: yes, yes & yes again.
RIO DE JANEIRO: looks colourful, exotic & cultural - right up my street.
YELLOWSTONE: would love to go here, explore the landscape & see the end-of-the-world volcano waiting to happen. Looks like a great place to escape the world & put life back in perspective.