This post is part of the Travel Carnival by One Brown Girl on 5 places I have never been to but dying to catch a flight to.
Well I can finally take Rome off that list and wont add Malta, USA and Australia because they will be happening(God willing) next month, September and Christmas-New Year.
This has been on the cards for a while now and hopefully when I do, I would like to do it as part of a Thai, Malay, Nam, Singapore trail. Vietnam has some beautiful temples, shrines and really scenic bays. I have some friends in Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia so it will be a treat to have a more personal guided tour.
So near and yet so far. I could probably squeeze this in as part of a weekend package but also haven't done it because I would like more than just a weekend to take on all the rich history this place has to offer. This country has more than 100 pyramids and many of which are unknown to tourists and the mythology that surrounds why pharaohs chose these shapes when building their tombs.
Just look at this place. As famous as it is I am pretty sure its as crowded with tourist but I would still love to see it with my own eyes as this picture is just not enough for me. I am looking to do Peru as part of an Amazon trail squeezing in Iguazu falls, Rio de Janeiro and Colombia. An Inca trail, 8000 feet above sea level, what more can a height-obsessed rock climber ask for?! Its recommended to take the bus up there and then walk back down to take it all in.
My friend has been tossing the idea of a trip to India for one of those Yoga retreats. I love yoga but I am not about to embark on a flight punishingly long flight for a 7 days, 6-hour days of yoga. No thanks! If we do go, its a touch of yoga and off I go on exploring the Golden Temple and the Taj Mahal.
Having been to China last year I am still thirsty for more. This time on the list is Terracotta Army, Great Wall, Forbidden City, and possibly hop to Japan if time(or budget) allows it. This is another place with great history. With the first emperor of China being obsessed with immortality, he took Mercury along side his tea thinking it was the wonder drug that would make him immortal but led to his death. He also believed that immortalising his army in terracotta statues would ensure that his entire army would be with him in the after life. It would be great to see these life size statues and learn more about the history of the dynasties of great China.
There you have it! The five places that I have not been to yet but my passport is itching to have stamped at.
Below are two pictures from my trip to Rome last month. I will post the rest of pictures some time this coming week...
|Piazza Navona: Fountain of 4 Rivers|
This is the Arch of Constantine, if you are a Christian, this marks a huge turning point in history when a military coup made Christianity mainstream. I loved that Rome is so rich with history with each and every monument or Basilica you visit. More in my next post.
|Arch of Constantine(Next to Colosseum)|
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