Leaving uni in a few months, i've been doing A LOT of thinking about what i actually want to do with my life, and where i want to be and what i want to experience. A lot of my friends want to get married, settle and have kids and i really could not think of anything worse for my near future, well at least for the next 10 years. Is it strange to see a child/baby and not even experience that alien 'broody' feeling? Anyway, i came to the conclusion that i want to travel, i want to see the world and experience as much of the earth and different cultures that i can before i die. Memories to me, are worth so much more then any material item and i've made a list of the top 10 places i want to visit before i die, which was hard to whittle down as there is so much to see! So if any of you are thinking of taking a life changing trip, here are a few suggestions of some amazing places:
1. the maldives
To me, this place looks like a little slice of paradise in the middle of the ocean and is definitely where i want to go for my honeymoon. I also read the other day that the Maldives are slowly sinking due to rising sea levels and probably won't be around in the next 60years! now all i need is a husband and LOTS of money...
2. Moscow, Russia
The architecture in Moscow looks absolutely stunning and unique, which i would love to experience first hand. The Kremlin looks especially stunning!
3. reykjavik, iceland
This place looks amazing and i would desperately want to see the northern lights in a place like this. The Blue Lagoon is supposed to be an amazing attraction here also.
4. the great barrier reef, Australia
I've always been fascinated with sea and ocean life and this is probably one of the top places in the whole world for diving to see the amazing underwater life!
5. the grand canyon, arizona, USA
Sometimes it just amazes me that this kind of terrain and temperature are actually part of the same planet which i live on. I've never seen or experienced any kind of desert or real extreme heat and this would definitely be an amazing view.
6. new york city, new york, USA
The biggest city i've ever been to is London and when i visited for the first time, i was in absolute awe at how huge and built up it was. I'm literally from a little town in the middle of nowhere so visiting New York would be like a whole other world of countless sky scrapers. I also want to experience american culture such as going to baseball games etc.
I've not named any specific city here, as i actually want to visit it all. From Chiang Mai to Bangkok to island hopping- all of it. I've been sneaky and put this in here because in 3 months i'll be able to tick it off as i've booked travelling round here for a whole month from June-July!
8. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China
The landscape here is just amazing, and is the place that inspired the landscape which is so heavily featured in Avatar.
9. Auschwitz, Poland
Ever since studying the second world war at school and the unimaginable things that happened during it, I've wanted to visit the Auschwitz concentration camp to soak up the atmosphere and learn about the events that happened leading to the horrible murders of jews. It definitely won't be a happy trip, but would be a huge eye opener.
10. great wall of china, china
Visible from space, walking along this amazing work would be a huge accomplishment, especially for me seeing as i actually have issues walking any long distances due to my Freiberg's Disease. Photos taken here of the breath taking views would be amazing to look back on later in life, like yeah, i walked that.