Saturday, 14 March 2015

8 Countries On My Bucket List

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Today, I’d like to eat my own words (I don’t believe in making a travel bucket list) and talk about my ultimate travel bucket list. Yes, I have always been reluctant or rather decisive about sharing my travel bucket list on the blog. I want my travel life to be spontaneous and I would like to share my ‘road experiences’ as and when they happen. However, I do have certain destinations on my mind that fascinate me for different reasons. I believe there are destinations that you get intrigued about by seeing their photos on a travel blog, magazine or maybe hear about them on a travel show, and then there are destinations that you fall in love with – those are your dream destinations. So, when I talk about bucket-list, I mean those destinations that I absolutely want to tick off before I die.

I’d like to mention that the first FOUR in the list are my absolute favourites. I have been dreaming of them for as long as I can remember.

ITALY

Italy is a charmer. It’s a like that handsome, imperfect and incurably romantic man that I would want to be in love with. I am drawn to every bit of Italy – its nooks and corners, pizzas and pastas, wines and coffee, vineyards and sunshine. People usually talk about its architectural appeal and history, but I am more fascinated by its aura, its culture, lifestyle and romance. Places that I’d like to explore in Italy would be the Tuscan countryside, Puglia, Naples, Sorrento and of course, Venice.   

You can also check out this lovely post on Walks Of Italy

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ENGLAND

I have always been fascinated by the English life – the afternoon tea, the stately mansions, the pretty thatched roof houses, British ladies and their sophistication. Although I would like to travel through entire England, London has a special place in my heart. London perhaps is the most coveted (and you can even call it clich├ęd) destination in the world, but it’s still fresh and new for me.   

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SCOTLAND

I don’t know why but I find the Scottish mountains surreal. They just seem out of this world – fictitious. And then you have the castles that just add to the beauty. Besides, I find the name ‘Scotland’ very appealing. It just sounds so good that I feel like being there. 

Photo credit: andromedafree.it
    
SWITZERLAND

Switzerland is definitely one of the countries that I can’t imagine not ticking off in my lifetime. Be it the Swiss Alps, the spotless countryside, the cute little open-air cafes or the Swiss chocolates – everything is simply charm personified. I’d like to admit that a lot of my inspiration to visit Switzerland has come from the movies that I have been watching since childhood, and also the travel shows on Television, but what I truly love about Switzerland is that it has got all the ingredients of a great destination – its lovely bucolic life blends effortlessly with the vivacity of its cities. 

Photo credit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alps
   
JORDAN

Well, Jordan was not on my mind until a few months back when I found it on so many travel blogs and also as a dream sequence locale in a movie or two. I think it’s an extremely beguiling land! So yes, I have my eyes on Jordan.

Photo credit: pixgood.com

MOROCCO

Morocco has grown on me. I got attracted to its desert, the blue alleyways, colourful markets and a certain mystical aura that I guess I can discover only when I visit it. I believe Morocco is beautiful in its own unique way, but more than that I am curious about it.

Photo credit: travelanthropist.com

NORWAY

I want to visit Norway for its sheer beauty. It seems to me a country that’s a storehouse of natural treasures. It almost feels like life is yet to begin there – the landscapes look so pure and divine.

Photo credit: lonelywolf2.deviantart.com

SLOVENIA

Slovenia is a stunning country! I mean whatever I have seen of it in the pictures is simply breathtaking. I am stuck with Ljubljana – the capital city of Slovenia. Again, the credit for the inspiration and fascination goes to travel blogs. I don’t know what it is, but there is something about Slovenia that’s just too exquisite to resist.

Photo credit: Pinterest

What countries do you have on your bucket list?

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37 comments:

  1. The dream is - to travel India. Once I travel each and every corner of India then I will think of traveling to other countries.
    The photographs you publish are fantastic. Thanks for sharing. Keep traveling, Keep writing.

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    1. Of course, I, too, believe in exploring my own country first before moving on to the world. But yes, I have the above listed countries on my bucket list.

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  2. Yep, Italy and Jordan are on that list with good reason!! I hope you get there one day :D

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    1. Thanks Tim :-) Why just Italy and Jordan? I want to make it to all my dream destinations!

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  3. Great list! You'll go to them all, I can feel it. :)

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    1. Awwwe :-) How sweet of you, Petra! Thanks so much!

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  4. Great to see Norway on the list. It tops in my bucket list. Apart from the reason you have mentioned, I would like to visit Norway for adventure activities like base jumping, glacier trekking and many more.

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    1. All the best to you, Umang! Hope you make it to Norway soon. :-)

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  5. Spain and Latin America for me. What am I learning Spanish for, after all? :)

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    1. Oh great! So you are learning Spanish, hmm. I guess I should learn a bit of Italian. ;-)

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  6. This is a great bucket list.May all your dreamz be achieved and your desires fulfilled.Best wishes Renuka.

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  7. Italy is also on my Wishlist, although I have been there twice but in Milano only. Other countries that I would like to visit in the near future are Peru, Australia, Malaysia, Portugal and France.

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    1. Oh, you have been to Italy! :-) Yes, Portugal is interesting, too.

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    2. Yes, but I want to visit Italy again and visit more cities. My parents were there last year - they said it was so much history there, especially Rome. They had 4 days in Rome and it wasn't enough to visit all historic sites. I hope you visit Italy soon!

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    3. Yup. I really hope so! Thank you! :-)

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  8. Nice list. All the best. We will wait to hear from you on these experiences.

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    1. I would be so happy to share my experiences in these countries. Hope that happens soon!

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  9. its my wish which likely not to fulfilled :-)

    Turkey , Mauritius, Scotland, Denmark, Holland, Paris..............................

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  10. Lovely list. Would love to visit Morocco for sure.

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  11. Morocco is my dream destination too.... Arabian Nights charm :) also Turkey. Great list .

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    1. Yeah, Turkey would be interesting, too. :-) I guess the world has too many gems!

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  12. Norway and Switzerland are on my list too..

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    1. Wow, that's great, Neha! All the best! :-)

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  13. For this spring, I start my travel in Hungary, after that I go to Austria and I end my journey visiting Italy.
    I will visit only the north side of Italy, the side which is very close to Germany.

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    1. That sounds so fantastic, Jane! :-)

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  14. Yes, I too strongly agree on the first four countries in your list. Must see places...

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    1. Thanks! :-) I think my choices are not very offbeat, but I can't help it!

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  15. This is such a great post...informative and enjoyable :) (https://www.facebook.com/Fashionandbeautywithtwist?ref=hl)

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    1. Thanks Urja! I am glad you found it informative, too! :-)

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  16. Hi Renuka, wow what some awesome destinations you have on your list. You've made me yearn for England, but Switzerland comes a close second right now. I'd also love to go to South America one day.

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    1. Yeah, South America is fascinating, too! :-) All the best for your travels, Jo.

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