When we first started talking about travelling the world, we had a good think about the places that we really wanted to visit. It’s actually a lot harder to do than you might think. It mattered a lot more to us to experience life in other cultures than to see specific cities or places.
The ultimate travelling experience for D, is to complete the Inca Trail. He wants to prove to himself that he can undertake such a physical challenge, and also he loves getting up close and personal with history. On the other hand, my first choice is to visit Niagara Falls, due to my love of waterfalls of all sorts of shapes and sizes.
The continent we are both looking forward to visiting the most is Australia, and hope to spend next Christmas Day sunning ourselves and surfing on Bondi Beach. I’m also very excited to be able to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef, after snorkelling there when I was younger.
I’ve recently decided that I would like to go back to Pattaya, the town in Thailand that I grew up in. I’d love to see what’s changed and what’s different from what I remember.
D’s love of history has also led to him putting the Pyramids of Giza on his list. I guess that I will go too, but mainly due to me sharing an obsession of cats with the Ancient Egyptians.
Staying on the cat theme, I’d love to go to Taipei City to visit the original Cat Cafe which opened in 1998.
Las Vegas is a slightly less cultured place that made our list even though I set foot in a casino for the first time just over a year ago. We are also looking forward to everything else Vegas has to offer, although we hear the heat can be really harsh.
On the other end of the temperature scale, at some point on our travels, D really wants to stay at an Ice Hotel in Sweden, and I want to visit St Petersburg, due to my slightly geeky love of architecture.