Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Top 5 Places I Want to Go

so, something i have always loved is traveling. i blame my parents because we always went on adventures. we used to spend 3 weeks out of the summer driving to montana and camping our way home. it was amazing. and then we would take random trips in between. when i was in high school, i used the opportunity of a student ambassador program to go to europe for a month. since then, i have only been to honduras and swaziland, but those places have also stolen a part of my heart.

david and i want to travel. we have ideas WAY bigger than our bank account. we are working on our first trip right now, but we can't seem to narrow down where we want to go. but anyone who would like to donate to these trips is more than welcome to - ha! anyway, i figured i would make a list. if i got to choose anywhere in the world - where would i want to go? so here's the top 5...

5. sweden

i know its silly, but its a HUGE part of david's heritage. i have been proudly adopted into a swedish family and i love it...the horses, the smörgåsbord, uff da!, the motherland of ikea...what's not to love?

4. moscow, russia

here's the deal with russia - it is vast (duh). there are so many places to see...the sight of the imperial murders in ekatrinburg, the transsiberian railroad, the crimea, etc. but moscow has more in one place. its not europe but not asia. its all its own. 

3. the united kingdom

now, seeing as how i am narrowing these down to just 5, i hope that you excuse me combining 3 countries into one. but oh, how i would love to visit the UK, especially scotland. ah, real scotch in scotland...seriously? followed by guiness in an irish pub. could it get any better? plus the fact that the whole place is freakin' gorgeous (as long as your goal is not a killer tan).

2. japan
ah - home of the amazing cherry blosom! this one has way more meaning for david, but i would love to go here also. we would of course have to visit yokahama - david's childhood home for a while. but also go to the countryside and coast. not to mention i like japanese food way better than chinese...

1. prague, czech republic

one word: bohemia. not to mention it is one of the oldest cities in europe. what history major could turn this place down? 

4 comments:

Biscuet said...

I'm a little upset that Beijing, China didn't make the list. If for no other reason you should come here to see your friend Biscuet. And what other place on earth has as deep a history as CHINA? 5,000 years of continuous civilization. Seriously.

Bek* said...

like i said...i'm sorry but i don't like chinese food. also, i made a c in asian history so....

elizabeth said...

please take me if you choose russia. i would love to go there with you and have you teach me a history lesson every day! ok, i just got really excited, maybe we should start discussing this as a family trip!!!!

Bek* said...

ooooh! i'm down! that sounds like amazing fun!