Top Five Destinations I’d Love to Return
I was invited to a post challenge by Packing My Suitcase to write about the five places I loved and I would love to return. This challenge is originally from Booked.net – Top Destinations to Go There. Sincerely it took me a week to create the list as I have more than five places that I would love to return. Additionally there are some places I wish to return just for scuba-diving. The list I created now is top five destination as in general travel, however, I do have another top five scuba diving destination that I would like to share on future post. Someday 🙂
Scotland is simply breathtaking. Scotland has so much to offer in tourism industry: it has amazing castles; remarkable lochs, wildlife and nature; golf course with splendid view; and of course: bagpipes, haggis and kilts! When in Scotland: just rent a car and drive! The scenery during our drive around Scotland was truly enjoyable. I heart Edinburgh for its beautiful hilly landscape and amazing buildings. I enjoyed Highland Dancing performance in Braemar. I treasured the stunning Urquhart Castle and its surrounding. I know why a monster would like to stay in Loch Ness – it is such a beautiful loch to stay and huge enough to start a family ;). And I had wonderful walks in Mallaig. I would love to return to Scotland and by far the only thing that hold me up is getting British visa to enter Scotland (it was not the easiest visa procedure I have ever had). I wonder if majority Scottish would choose Scotland to be an independent state in 2014 independence referendum and if it really separates from United Kingdom; would Scotland be friendlier than United Kingdom for tourists from developing countries? I do hope so!
Beach, delicious food, sun, awesome shops, football, modern buildings and Gaudi’s marvelous architectures. That’s Barcelona for you! Additionally, bullfighting is banned in Barcelona 🙂 But please don’t expect to practice Spanish in Barcelona as majority residents think they are Catalans instead of Spanish, thus some of them would prefer to speak Catalans or English. I had Gaudi’s tour during my visit to Barcelona. I admire his tremendous works in Barcelona. I would love to return to do the tour again.
I have been visiting Hong Kong multiple times and I always enjoy my visits. It has remarkable in-town airport check-in system, where you can check in your suitcases in the city center before your departure. I found Hong Kong has the best airport services – from its efficient immigration to the airport facilities. You might get the feeling the city as one huge jungle of skyscrapers and tall buildings with too much commercial adverts, but Hong Kong has some nature reserve areas like Mai Po, and large parks in the city. And two things that I love about Hong Kong are its night view and its milk tea 😉
Oh Havana..what can I say: its malecon, its old buildings, its plazas, its American antique cars, its Hemingway, its Che, its musics… How I love about Havana can be read on my previous posts – Mesmerizing Havana Vieja. I fall in love with Havana at my first visit, and I would love to visit it again and again.
OK, I mentioned Bali as the number one here not because I am a crazy nationalistic person who wish to promote my country :). The truth is Bali has everything to love and to hate at the same time. For this reason I always feel home whenever visiting Bali despite the fact that Bali is not even my hometown. Bali is a destination for all type of travelers. I have been visiting Bali multiple times and the island has never bored me. Its people, its daily tradition, its beaches, its waves for surfers, its temples, and its underwater for scuba divers and snorkelers are unique and differ from the rest of the islands in Indonesia.
According to the challenge, I should nominate five travel bloggers to participate in this challenge. So my nominations would go to: Bama, His Travel and Work Reporter, Krishna’s Pictures and Notes, Myenz, and Snippets of Suri
And, I invite all readers to participate in writing the challenge as well, what is your top five destinations that you wish to visit again? I am curious and would like to read your recommendation. Hope you will share your Top Five post with us!
yet to visit havana! but ur writing is very tempting! 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
Very nice list! I recently participated in this challenge too, and enjoyed reading about your picks. I second you on driving in Scotland 🙂
I’ve had this challenge in an email for ages and kept meaning to get around to it. Possibly too late now. Nice to see you in there, Indah. I would love the chance to go to Hong Kong. 🙂
Oh..you should try it Jo! It is still continued and now it has iPhone as a gift!! Go for it!!
Hope you will visit Hong Kong someday..I think British played important role in developing it, simply stunning!
In no particular order:
1. India –never get tired
2. Zanzibar –the most beautiful sea
3. Istanbul –so fascinating
4. Finnish Lapland –particularly a place called Pallas where I used to spent the Easter (skiing)
5. Uzbekistan –the majestic Silk Road
Thank you for the list Miia! These are truly inspiring!
Know any of them?
😉 Yes I do, I have been to India and Turkey. Considering Lapland (but it’s never been 100% sure because of I can’t stand the cold and the best time to visit it is actually in the winter :D), Zanzibar and Uzbekistan are certainly interesting places to visit – oh too many beautiful places to visit I guess 😉
You can go to Lapland in April (even very early May sometimes) when there is a lot more sunshine. During the daytime temperature can be around zero but the snow stays because at night it goes below zero. This is how I like my skiing! I cannot be bothered with too cold weather either…
Where did you go in India?
Top five destinations to visit again:
1) Phuket, Thailand.
2) Masai Mara in Kenya
3) Malindi in Kenya: clean beaches, cool windy weather
4) Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
5) Paris, France.
Thank you so much Caroline! Your list is truly inspiring! I would love to visit Kenya someday – hopefully sooner!
I’d love to visit Barcelona one day and be able to put some of the Spanish I learned in school to use!
Hope you will someday..Spanish cities would be a great place to practice your Spanish 😉 Have a great weekend!!
Scotland, Spain, Cuba, and Bali are all on our wishlist. 🙂
🙂 Hope you will visit them someday 🙂
So funny, I feel exactly the some thing about Bali. I love it so much, that I, maybe, maybe, am going to move there some day…