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Travelling has for me always seemed a little bit daunting. I think this often stems from the fact that whilst growing up I had very little opportunity to travel, therefore, when the occasion arises these days I am often left feeling a little apprehensive, however also rather excited. Back in December I visited Budapest in Hungary, in February I ventured into the Cotswolds which only highlighted to me just how beautiful the UK is and more recently I spent four days in Marrakesh which was fantastic!
The only real regret I have whilst having travelled to these places was in not taking a camera. Now of course I had my phone which did the job, however I still don’t think you can beat having a camera (especially when my phone is so full of pictures that I have to keep deleting photographs off in order to make room for more). To be honest, the reason for never taking a camera thus far has been because I have simply been worried about damage and theft, however on my next trip I am going to try not to worry too much as I really missed having my camera with me.
Personally, I would love to upgrade my current digital camera to something like the Lumix G from Panasonic. The 4K Compact System Camera Panasonic have created sounds like an absolute dream; perfect for on the go and creating beautiful high resolution 4K images. It would have captured the gorgeous colours of Marrakesh so much better than my iPhone 5S that’s for sure! It is also small and compact and much lighter than my DSLR which would be far too bulky to take on holiday.
In looking towards my next trip, whenever that may be, I have decided to document a few places that I would like to visit; although if I am honest I could happily write endless posts on this kind of thing.
Japan has interested me for such a long time. It certainly stems from my curiosity about geisha, in which I refer to traditional geisha and not the modern day which you see for the benefit of tourists. Aside from that, the Kyoto temples and gardens look so incredibly beautiful, which appear to be a stark contrast to the manic capital of Tokyo. It also goes without saying that to see the cherry blossom in all its glory would be incredible; I hear they even have cherry blossom parties at the beginning of April.
St Lucia, Caribbean
Out of all the Caribbean Islands, it is St Lucia that appeals to me the most, although trust it to be one of the more expensive to visit out of all of them. Visually I think it looks breath-taking, the calm and secluded beaches against the vast drop of the Pitons is a wonder that one day I truly hope to see.
Last year so many people that I know visited Iceland and had an incredible time. From what I see I feel as though it is very much marketed towards showcasing the Northern Lights, although from what I am told it isn’t as great as made out to be as what you see on TV is often speed up; therefore, giving a false representation of what you are likely to see, however if you have been please do correct me on this. It is personally the Blue Lagoon which I really want to see and to of course dip my toe in as at 38°C who would not want to?
Having previously visited Italy (almost fifteen years ago) I am most certainly itching to go back. The last time I went I visited Venice and loved it, however now that I am older I would not hesitate to go back so that I can appreciate it more. That being said, it is Rome which is at the top of my list as it is full of so much history. For the longest time, I have wanted to visit the Colosseum and St Peter’s Basilica and to also, if possible spend a few hours in Vatican City.
In all honesty, my list of places to visit could span across many blog posts. I have failed to mention my desire to visit Kenya, Norway, Thailand and of course New Zealand. Perhaps this could be the start of a new series on here, let me know if that is something you would like to see.
If you could visit one place in the world tomorrow, where would it be?
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