It’s been a while now that I have been a member of a particular group in Facebook through which I got to know some Greek bloggers. For about more than a year I would read their posts and there were times when I must admit, felt jealous about not being able to write about things that I found interesting. Of course nobody, apart from the fact that I didn’t have a blog, impeded me from doing so! I remember more than a year ago a blogger initiated the “49 +1 things about me” series of posts and was really eager to read every post that was added in the group page. Then a few months ago, I got hooked on the “Things I love in my parents’ house” posts and although they were not that many, I thoroughly enjoyed reading them. It was around that time that I started thinking more seriously about having a blog. I had already subscribed myself on the free classes of Aspa from https://www.aspaonline.gr/ but never got further than the 5 or 6 e-mails she sent us. Anyhow, this post is to talk about “The 5 places I want to visit” that was started by Antonia from http://crazytouristsblogging.blogspot.gr/ and decided to grab the chance even if this blog is supposed to record my sewing projects.
So, here comes my list:
- Camino de Santiago, Galicia, Spain
(photo from http://santiago-compostela.net/)
Spain is one of the countries that I would never get tired of visiting! The same applies to England, but then again, I consider England my home, so I guess it doesn’t count….
Ever since I was first told about the Camino de Santiago by my Venezuelan friend Carolina, I was intrigued. I immediately googled it for information and the more I read, the more excited I got! It is the route that leads to the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia whose Cathedral hosts the remains of the Saint. The Camino de Santiago is supposed to be one of the most important pilgrimage routes of Christianity and several thousands of people decide to follow it every year. The main reason for my wanting to do it is not so much the spiritual connotation it entails, but rather the valuable first-hand experiences from the Spanish countryside I hope to gain out of it. Needless to say I pretty much doubt I will ever actually do it (especially since I will need to have other , equally obsessed and even more determined than me people by my side), but I guess there is nothing wrong with dreaming, is there?
(photo from https://www.google.gr/search?q=denmark&client=firefox-b&dcr=0&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjl4-rE7NTXAhXECewKHV3_A0QQ_AUICigB&biw=1366&bih=695#imgrc=Qn3P3kcP6eciSM:)
…is another country I want to visit and no, it is not because of the statue of the little Mermaid in Copenhagen. A few years ago this love of mine for Denmark was accentuated by the appearance of a few Danish series on Greek TV: Forbrydelsen and Borgen, as well as a couple I managed to fish on the net (Broen) gave me an insight of the Danish lifestyle and made me fond of it. Last Christmas my friend Sheelagh sent me The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living, which I absolutely adored. It was the most perfect Xmas present!! I spent the nights on my favourite couch, by the Xmas tree, going through the beautiful pages and getting inspiration by the photographs and texts.
3. South America
(photo from https://www.google.gr/search?client=firefox-b&dcr=0&biw=1366&bih=695&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=QtMWWr2uLtCbsAfj_IvABA&q=south+america&oq=south+am&gs_l=psy-ab.3.0.0l10.184938.186237.0.188184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.662.0j4.4.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..2.6.702…0i67k1.0.pn1j0LHF_Es#imgrc=vFT32cJWlTYd7M:)
…is a continent I feel very much drawn to. Be it due to its wide variety of cultures and civilizations, its flora and fauna or even the mere fact Spanish is the official language for all countries but Brazil, I am fully and madly in love with the area. I do understand however, that travelling from the northest to the southest part of it is a dream even more difficult to realise than the Camino de Santiago one, unless I win the lottery or something.
(photo from https://www.google.gr/destination?q=australia&client=firefox-b&dcr=0&site=search&output=search&dest_mid=/m/0chghy&dest_mid=/m/06y57&dest_mid=/m/01b8jj&dest_mid=/m/01sgmd&dest_mid=/m/062qg&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjQ0vXq7tTXAhWJ4aQKHVdVDqAQ69EBCDcoAzAB)
Ever since I was a little girl koalas and kangaroos were my favourite animals so being able to see and admire them in their natural environment is something I would really love to do.
When I was little and the majority of little girls were dreaming of becoming nurses, teachers, vets or mummies, I wanted to work for NASA. I know it was dreaming big and had absolutely no rationale behind it but for a number of years it was in my mind even if I never got round to researching about what it takes to do so. I guess I will always feel curious about the unknown and what lies beyond what can be seen so if Richard Branson succeeds in his Virgin Galactic Project and I do win the lottery in order to be able to afford the $250,000 fare, I might give it a go!!!