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Three Countries

January 6, 2011

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

As part of the PostAWeek challenge, I’ve decided to tackle the topic  “list three countries you’d like to visit and why you’d like to go.” I have three in mind. I’m just working on the reasons why I’m choosing these specific three. But before I post my “list” I thought I would ask you guys for your suggestions. What countries do you wish to see? Which countries have you seen and want to tell a friend about? Do you live in a place worth visiting (and if so, can I stay with you?)? 🙂 

I love to talk and dream about traveling so let’s do it!   

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. Marc permalink
    January 6, 2011 10:22 am

    Costa Rica and the DR are on my list….

  2. January 6, 2011 10:49 am

    Daydreaming…hm…what a great way to start the day!

    Haha, I have too many places that I wanted to see. Right now, I’m daydreaming about visiting France-Paris(for food, fashion, lifestyle), Japan(interesting culture) and Australia(beautiful scenery). Can’t wait to see what are the top three from your list!:)

    Wish you a lovely day Kate! and hope you have all your dreams come true!

    • January 6, 2011 1:55 pm

      Hi Sunny,

      I feel the same, too many places to see! I have been to Paris, it is divine! And Japan and Australia, yes please! Thank you for the insight 🙂

  3. chronictraveler permalink
    January 6, 2011 10:49 am

    I’ll volunteer to jump-start the conversation – the countries at the top of my list to experience are Norway/Sweden/Finland, Bhutan, and Iceland. I have always been fascinated by extremes in nature, so the idea of traveling through the Lappland regions of Scandinavia either in the dead of winter dark or the middle of endless summer light intrigue me. Bhutan fascinated me – a country that has only recently opened to foreigners and measures their success by GNH (Gross National Happiness). And Iceland for the geography and hiking.
    I would highly recommend visiting Nepal, including Kathmandu. A lot has changed since I visited in 1998, especially with the recent political turmoil, but the history, architecture, landscape and people are fascinating to discover.
    Looking forward to your own answers!

    • January 6, 2011 2:10 pm

      Thanks ChronicTraveler, you’ve given me something to think about! I like the idea of traveling during “endless summer light.” You’ve also peaked my interest with Bhutan, and the Gross National Happiness factor, how fascinating! I would also like to visit Nepal at some point. You sound like a fun person to travel with!

      • chronictraveler permalink
        January 7, 2011 12:03 pm

        Thanks Kate! Maybe one day we’ll cross paths in some far-flung locale. You have me contemplating Thailand, which hasn’t been on my radar. I’m hoping to go back to Nepal for some trekking one day, I don’t think I could ever be bored there.

  4. January 6, 2011 11:02 am

    I’d like to see Spain, Italy, and England…. my top 3.

    Spain… that’s where my ancestors came from
    Italy….. for the Coloseum and old Roman buildings, and of course, the Vatican
    England….. for the castles

    • January 6, 2011 2:13 pm

      Spain is a beautiful country! I highly recommend it! Where are your ancestors from exactly? And the castles in England, I would like to see them someday, too. Thanks for the suggestions!

  5. January 11, 2011 9:21 am

    I had no idea we shared such an overwhelming love of travel!! It is my dream to travel and illustrate for the rest of my life. Honestly, if you haven’t been you must visit Istanbul!! By far the most extraordinary place I’ve ever visited. It’s divided between Europe and Asia, fuses the two cultural influences, is progressive and yet steeped in tradition. The teas, tapestry, tiles, mosaics, mosques, call to prayer, you will love everything.

    • January 13, 2011 12:13 pm

      Thanks for the suggestion Meag, it’s on my list! What a life it would be if all we did was illustrate, travel, take photos, eat food and drink wine 🙂

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