Today’s Daily Post prompt asks which countries we’d like to visit. They say three, but I couldn’t narrow my list to three, so you’re getting four (they also say we can do whatever we with the prompts, so it’s all good). I should also note that I’ve been lucky enough to already have traveled quite a bit — I’ve been to most of the countries in Western Europe, spent time living in Austria and Germany, and have been to India and the Asian part of Turkey. That said, there are still a few places left on my list to visit:
India: In January 2011, I attended a conference in New Delhi and added on an extra week to hit the other two points of the “Golden Triangle” (Jaipur and Agra). Two weeks was not nearly enough time and only made me want to go back. India is not your usual tourist destination — it’s nearly impossible to escape the crowds and poverty. The stark contrast provided by a place like Agra, home of both desperate poverty and one of India’s most glorious monuments, is difficult to take in. Add to that overwhelming colors, smells, noise, etc. and it can be too much. But at the same time, absolutely beautiful, fascinating, and amazing. Next time I’d like to visit Mumbai and Kolkata.
Greece: Blue seas, Parthenon, Sappho, Plato, Aristotle. Why wouldn’t I want to go?
China: I would like to see the Great Wall before I die. I’d also love to visit Shanghai and Beijing.
Japan: Fourteen World Heritage sites, cherry blossoms, tradition, Tokyo, sushi
Oh, and I’d really like to go to Morocco and then Egypt to see the pyramids. I guess I really couldn’t confine myself to three. What about you? Where would you like to go?