As the new year 2013 is approaching I’m choosing all those amazing places I really, really want to travel to. Do you have your own dream list of destinations you really wanna travel to?
“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” ― Aldous Huxley
Top Travel Destinations 2013
To check if George Gordon Byron was right while saying: ‘There is no other land in the world so full of wonders as the land of Armenians.’
“Armenia is the cradle of civilization, one of the leading and most developed states of the Ancient World” ― Franz Werfel
To explore this fascinating ‘Land of Fire’. Spectacular mountains and unique nations.
“A guest is a light in the house.” ― Azerbaijani Proverb
To relax on this beautiful islands of Indonesia. To do nothing. Switch off my phone and computer. Read a book and enjoy drinks with colourful umbrellas.
“Bali is one of my favourite places in the world. In one of my past lives, I believe I was living on the island of Bali.” ― Chip Conley
To be lost in time, somewhere in the 1950’. To shout ¡Viva la Revolución! and follow some great tips from Where’s Sharon Blog about what to do in Havana!
“Cuba is such a beautiful country, and everywhere you go, there’s music and people dancing – especially in Havana.” ― Julia Sawalha
To stroll cobblestone streets of this fairy-tale land.
“I hope one day when I say I’m from Estonia, people don’t say: ‘What? Where’s that?'” ― Carmen Kass
To make my dream come true. I have been thinking about Georgia for past few years!
“The person in a hurry usually arrives late.” ― Georgian Proverb
To enjoy world-class seafood. To admire an archipelago so perfect for summer sailing.
“Sweden is the home of my ancestors, and I have reserved a special place in my heart for Sweden.” ― Carl D. Anderson
To travel through ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’.
“The surfing – the waves in Indonesia are amazing.” ― Rob Machado
To sink into beautiful architecture and interesting history of this Baltic country.
“Every man forges his own destiny.” ― Latvian Proverb
To cross it out of my list. To finally see this famous and magical castle.
“He who wants to warm himself in old age must build a fireplace in his youth.” ― Liechtenstein Proverb
To experience an incredible heritage with laid-back pride spread over seven hills north of the Rio Tejo.
“I’ve got two places I like to be. Portugal is one.” ― Cliff Richard
To uncover Europe’s best-kept secret.
“… Lithuanian nation must be saved, as it is the key to all the riddles – not only philology, but also in history – to solve the puzzle.” ― Immanuel Kant
To dive in Mayan deep blue caves.
“In Mexico your wishes have a dream power. When you want to see someone, he turns up.” ― William S. Burroughs
To camel trek through spectacular variety of landscapes (from lush green river valleys to the picturesque sand dunes).
“Travelling, one accepts everything; indignation stays at home. One looks, one listens, one is roused to enthusiasm by the most dreadful things because they are new. Good travellers are heartless.” ― Elias Canetti, The Voices of Marrakesh: A Record of a Visit
To witness untouched culture, beautiful architecture and an incredible mix of ethnic tribes. To visit a place which is still quiet closed for travellers.
“My top priority is for people to understand that they have the power to change things themselves.” ― Aung San Suu Kyi
To sail and sunbath.
“Maybe the whole of Italy is becoming a sort of Sicily.” ― Leonardo Sciascia, The Day of the Owl
To eat and to eat well.
“Nobody in Singapore drinks Singapore Slings. It’s one of the first things you find out there. What you do in Singapore is eat. It’s a really food-crazy culture, where all of this great food is available in a kind of hawker-stand environment.” ― Anthony Bourdain
To admire “the most blessed spot on the whole inhabitable globe.”
“Portugal is a high hill with a white watch tower on it flying signal flags. It is apparently inhabited by one man who lives in a long row of yellow houses with red roofs, and populated by sheep who do grand acts of balancing on the side of the hill.” ― Richard H. Davis
To admire spectacular landscapes of Lake Bled.
“It is easier to believe than to go and ask.” ― Slovenian Proverb
To climb a volcano.
“My father used to run auctions. He’s now a singer in the Canary Islands.” ― Jason Statham
I’m not sure if I will ever manage to see all those in just one year. I will treat this list more like an ‘idea list’ than ‘to do list’. As they say the more the better but no stress.
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