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Before Me Lies…

January 7, 2011

…the edge of the world. I am on my way there running. – From a Papago Song

Monterrosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy – May 2006  

 Thanks to everyone who participated in yesterday’s discussion and for all your wonderful suggestions. I don’t think there is a place in the world I wouldn’t go. So now, here it is (in no particular order), the three countries I’d like to visit and the reason I’d like to visit them:

1. Thailand

What and Why? Natural beauty and culture; hot springs and ancient Thai massages; snorkeling turquoise waters and Ao Kiu’s coral reefs; merchants at the Chatuchak Weekend Market; swimming pools of the Larn Sak Waterfall; Thai tattoos, fresh grilled fish; arts and architecture at The Grand Palace; hiking through the hill villages in Northern Thailand; Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi (translated Pee Pee Island, seriously); being pampered on Phuket

2. Sweden

What and Why? Colorful gowns and velvet doublets; serenity and lush meadows of wildflowers on the island of Visby; artistic and cultural life; The Ice Hotel in Norrland built every November and melts every Spring into the River Torne; midnight sun and endless days of summer; the delightful Drottingholm Palace; smorgasbords and homemade pastries; Stockholm, a city that exists by a latticework of bridges connecting some 24,000 islands; traveling by vintage ferryboat

3. Chile

What and Why? Fusion of Spanish, English and German influences; Chilean wines and vineyards in the provinces of Aconcagua, Valparaiso and Santiago; salsa; Pablo Neruda, the poet; treasures of Easter Island; snowboarding the Valle Nevado and surfing the waves at Pichilemu; icy channels in the south; Punta Arenas, the southernmost city in the world; spirituality and the Iglesia Catedral de Concepcion; sunbathing the never ending coast; glaciers and volcanoes    

Have any of you ever been to these places? What did you think? I’d still love to hear from you all what countries/cities/etc. you’d like to visit and why!

Have a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend!  

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. alex permalink
    January 7, 2011 2:15 pm

    katelyn, you better be coming, but i might say…
    1. barcelona (because)
    2. tokyo (thailand would be great as well, but would definitely love getting to japan)
    3. buenos aires (wine, food, spanish culture, south america)

    how about those? again, only if you come too…along with the rest of those that we gallivanted across europe with

  2. January 11, 2011 9:22 am

    I would have to say for me it’s Morocco, Buenos Aires, and Mumbai (but that’s just today) and tomorrow would be another dream list.

  3. January 13, 2011 12:10 pm

    Hi Alex, I miss my travel bud! Yes to all of the above 🙂

    Meag, hopefully we cross paths someday in some foreign land! Thanks for the comment, I was hoping you would.

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