I saw recently that Transun are doing a really cool competition to win a trip to see the Northern Lights and all you gotta do is write about your top three bucket list destinations to enter! I love going abroad (who doesn’t) and visiting new places. I am currently suffering from wanderlust and immediately thought of my top three places I want to go. There are of course many, many more, but these are the places I am most desperate to go.
I actually went to Tokyo last February for 5 days with my university. I absolutely loved it and I am desperate to go back! It was tricky not to spam you all with pictures of my time there, but here’s a pretty picture taken in Ueno park and a shot of me with the iron giant at the Studio Ghibli museum (taken by Zoe from Nuggetstumpblog!).
Aside from the fact that it is a really great place, which is both exactly what you expect and exactly the opposite of that too, the main reason I want to head back to Tokyo is that I felt like I didn’t experience the place properly. No matter where you go and how long for, there will always be more to do, more places to go and more things to see, but I’ve never left a place and felt like I didn’t get a good taster of it, until I went to Tokyo. That’s not to say that I didn’t go to some amazing places, have new experiences and all of that, just that there was so much more I felt like I’d missed out on. My plan would be to head to Japan for three weeks, starting and ending in Tokyo and seeing some other parts in between. I want to stay in a capsule hotel and go to the Pokemon centre. I want to see the bamboo forests and mount fuji. I want to see and do it all!
If nothing else, you can take away from this post that I am a planner of big, ambitious trips. One thing that I have wanted to do for a long, long time is go on safari. Then I saw the movie Madagascar, fell in love with lemurs and wanted to go there too. Unfortunately, this trip has a serious count down on it, thanks to poachers. I really believe that if I don’t go soon, then I’ll never get to see some of these animals in the wild, where they should be. It’s so sad that people hunt down these creatures to the point of extinction, and for what? So I want to go and surround myself with it all, see it for myself whilst I still have the chance.
My favourite animal is penguins. For my 22nd birthday, I went to the local safari park just because I wanted to see them and guess where they live? Yup, and there’s tortoises too! The famous islands where Darwin went to work on his theory of evolution have made this list for so many reasons. They’re beautiful, warm, remote. I am really pale, so I’m not normally the beach sort, but the idea of wandering around the islands hanging out with penguins is something I really, really want to do.
So there we have it, my top three destinations. I have a much bigger list of things I’d love to do, including going to Budapest, Marrakech and spending a month travelling through Italy, as well as exploring the UK. Did you know I’ve never been to Scotland or Ireland? Clearly need to sort that out.
What makes your top three travel destinations?