(I just wrote this in response to Banshee's post.)
So far I've been to:
- Canada (Victoria and Vancouver, I have several friends up there, so I've spent a lot of time there. I know Victoria very well especially.)
- Belgium (Antwerp. My parents lived there for a year and half, so I lived with them for 3 months. My first European experience, and it was fantastic. Antwerp still feels like a home away from home. Our apartment was right downtown, overlooking one of the main busy market roads. Excellent people watching!)
- England (London, Southampton, Portsmouth, Brighton, Bournemouth, Bath, Salisbury, Boston, Stonehenge, and various other places that we drove through. My boyfriend lives in London so I lived there for a year, and still travel there frequently. I also lived in Southampton for several months. Bath was one of my favorite places.)
- France (La Rochelle, St. Malo, St. Juire, Laval, lots of Northern countryside and small villages. My bf's mother is French, so we spent a good deal of time there with her family. I haven't made it to Paris yet, but intend to soon!)
- Spain (Bilbao. We took a cruise there as a present from family. (They were having a good deal for the month of November. ;) Huge boat, enormous waves in the Bay of Biscay. I didn't know waves could crash over the bow of a boat that large and still spray windows on the 8th story. That was an adventure. Great city, the Guggenheim museum is a must see.)
That's it so far. These are the places I'm planning to experience at some point in my life:
Southwest England (Cornwall, etc.)
The U.S. (I've only been in WA and the states surrounding it. I should probably get to know my own country better.)
okay, nearly everywhere..
Couldnt resist.. :)
-France (With school, stayed on a boat on the main river running around Paris, wonderfull place)
-Yugoslavia (With family, again an amazing place, was just before the war)
-Ibiza (With family at a young age)
-Mallorca (With family again at a young age)
-Norway (New years eve cruise, too young to remember much)
And various places in the UK.
I want to visit:
-Australia (Perth, Melbourne, Sydney)
-Canada (Looks an amazing place in Winter)
it is a long way from St Juire. That's 4 hours by the autoroute and then more back to the ferry. Lot of driving when we're only in France 5 or so days at a time ;)
Anyway, I'd prefer to go to Paris rather than a flying visit. It's a city that doesn't lend itself to the odd day here and there. If we're going, we're going correctly :)
It's odd, the more places I go to that I didn't really feel the urge to go, the more places I actually want to go.
SE Asia wasn't a high priority other than Japan and since my 2 weeks in Malaysia I'm all keen to go back to Malaysia and to Laos and Thailand at least.
Ditto North Africa, but actually Morocco is the only place I want to go (back) to. Course I might add Tunisia to that soon.
Um... and I'm taking you (Naomi) to Belize as soon as we can. I love that place and assuming it's not been spoiled by tourism you will too.
Hmm... then there's Tibet and Nepal. And Petra (not too worried about the rest of Jordan).
I like travelling pretty much anywhere to be honest, there doesn't seem to be many places I'm going to dislike. Of course having parents like mine helps, I get a decent heads up on a lot of countries ;)