Monday, March 3, 2008

Travel Wish Lists Are Like Explosives!

My travel wish list is like an explosive, like a gas under pressure. When released, it expands and keeps expanding, with nothing to control it.

I would like to see polar bears in the wild while there still ARE polar bears in the wild. I could visit Churchill Manitoba Canada and take a tundra buggy tour or I could take an Artic cruise. Or maybe I should do both?

I want to ride the train across Australia, from Sydney to Perth. Yes, it crosses a lot of barren area but those of us who like trains go for the RIDE.

I want to visit the Winter Palace and Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and cruise, from there, through the canals and Volga River to Moscow.

And as long as I’m on the topic of trains and Russia, I think I’ll add a trip on the Trans-Siberian Express to my list.

I read The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 by David McCullough. Now my travel wish list includes a cruise through this engineering marvel and witness it at work.

It’s winter where I live and cold and snowy. A cruise around the Tahitian Islands and swimming in the clear, blue, warm waters sounds very appealing just about now.

As long as I am writing about clear, blue, waters, I should add my desire to sail along the Great Barrier Reef, the longest living barrier reef in the world.

I want to visit Botswana and Namibia. Why? Just because.

I would like to visit some of the temples of Southeast Asia. Thailand, alone, has over 18,000 temples. In Vietnam, the temples have a strong Chinese influence. I wonder what makes each one different?

I want to fly around the world. I want to sail around the world. And when I’m done with that, I’ll probably still have some items on my travel wish list.

2 comments:

Unbalanced Libra said...

Wow, that is some list!
I believe you'll do it all. I have been amazed at all you've already done and seen!

GailTravel said...

I enjoyed your blog! I hope you get to go to all the plces that you desire

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