Mon Tour du Monde

The more I get older and the more I spend time thinking – a.k.a. daydreaming and procrastinating – I realize how little time there is in life. I’m serious. Even if I live to 100+, I don’t think that I will ever have enough time to do enough of the things in life I most enjoy. For example, I would love to spend more years in college taking random classes like art history, philosophy, communications, fashion, and others that aren’t required for my major; yet, we all know life moves on and I unfortunately must move along with it. I would love to read all of the books on my reading list as well as all of the other wonderful books people have told me about; yet, reading for leisure is only a small percentage of the reading I must accomplish in my life (aka school). And of course, I would love to visit every wonderful city, village, and BEACH on the face of this earth; yet, I am intelligent enough to know that it’s more idealistic than feasible.

So of course the next logical question is “what exactly is enough?” Well this girl likes to dream big, so I will save that question for somebody else to write in their own blog! I for one am keeping my goal of seeing this wonderful world whether or not it is too idealistic. I also vow to add, subtract, and expand my list over time past all boundaries of what everyone considers to be enough.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you my top ten list of countries that I would like to visit:

10. United Arab Emirates The photo is of Dubai City, which is located one of the seven emirates that I am particularly interested in visiting. I hear it is such an extravagant place and is breathtaking as a result. When I see it for myself I will give a full report.

9. Brazil Yes, I want to visit Rio de Janeiro. No, I don't want to go there because of the carnival (which is allegedly only bigger than Trinidad's). While it may be nice to experience it one day, my desire to go to Brazil is simply because it such a beautiful country (as seen through flickr photos and as heard through word of mouth).

8. Haiti I don't really have a reason why this is on my list. Maybe it's because I know a few people from here. Whatever the reason, I simply want to go.

7. Egypt Who doesn't want to see the ancient pyramids, the sphinx, and all of the other wonderful things Egypt has to offer to this world?

6. Senegal My dear friend Kristin is studying here and the fact that I won't be able to visit her this semester moves this one up a little higher on my list!

5. South Africa My two main reasons for this choice: the beauty of the country and the history... undeniably a must see for everyone at some point in our lives.

4. Thailand This was on my list since high school. For those of you who have seen pictures of Thailand and know me very well I'll bet you guessed the reason why: the beaches! While I am mesmerized by the beauty of Thai beaches, I am also interested in exploring Bangkok (pictured).

3. Morocco It was originally intended that I would cross this one off of my list this semester while in Europe. My friends and I had it all planned (kinda) and we were so excited. However, we realized that differences in scheduled breaks and the high cost of the flight from France made it almost impossible for us to do! So I'm forced to save it for another time... *tear*

2. Greece So of course you can guess some of the more obvious reasons why I would want to visit Greece. However, what many people don't know is that the Greek Isles are absolutely GORGEOUS! And the beaches... to die for. Oh my, I think I'm gonna start looking for my plane ticket now.

1. Cuba

I won't say too much about why I would like to go to Cuba because of my "freedom of speech." Lol, but I do know that this is supposed to be a beautiful country in its own unique way - whatever that means.
p.s. wasn't Castro a cutie back in the day?

My complete list is much longer and growing, however I must say that my list of places I have already been is also growing quite nicely. Thanks to my parents (biggup to mommy and daddy) I have been a little jet setter since before I was potty trained. I have spent much of my summers in Trinidad and Barbados growing up; I have been to Grenada and St. Vincent & the Grenadines for family reunions; and I have been to Jamaica and Guyana with my dad and his soccer team. Within the past few months – as many of you who read my travel blog already know – I have been to the United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland, and around France.

Some might think that the list I have already built up should enough; yet for a girl like me, my experiences have only spurred my desire to see and experience other parts of the globe. So if any of you are interested in joining me on my lifelong quest to see the world, drop me a line. We’ll work something out!

4 Comments:

Johnica J. Garrett | March 24, 2007 at 11:06 AM

Girl Dubai is on the TOP of my list. You should watch the documentary "My Architect", it sparked my interest in visiting there.

Brazil is fab, I was there for an entire summer. I prefer Salvador and Sao Paolo over Rio.

yummy411 | April 4, 2007 at 3:29 PM

i've been to three of the countries listed on your list and close to one (haiti). I'd like to visit the others also....traveling is breathtaking!

Elle* | April 5, 2007 at 11:35 AM

Okay, you have to be my twin or something! LOL. I told myself that even after I graduate college, I'll still in school taking classes: Art History, Sociology, Fashion, etc etc, and one of my life's goals is to go to every continent on Planet Earth.

Un papillon dans la baignoire | September 8, 2008 at 6:22 PM

Hello !

I like the energy of your blog : very good vibes :)
I'm currently in Morocco, so if you plan to visit some day, send me a comment ..

Cheers,

Sayan

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