I have check-marked almost all the places on my must-see places list in US. I have visited some of them 3-4 times. So these days I have been eyeing other countries or places which are fascinating enough to visit. Most of these places are new additions to my wishlist. To add to that, I have an inspiring travel buff for a boss who shows me travel pics often. I follow some travel blogs and after reading great posts on these places, I have decided to pay them a visit, whenever I can.
First two in the list are the places that I have been wanting to visit for a very long time. The others got added this year after seeing some amazing pics of these places. There are many more places on my wishlist but these are the ones which seem plausible. 😛
Wizarding world of Harry Potter in Orlando
I have been to Orlando and I have been to all the great parks in Orlando already. But then how did I miss Harry Potter land, being one of the greatest fans? The reason was that it was still not built when I visited Orlando. So that makes me want to visit Orlando again, just for Harry Potter world. Website: Link (Hogsmeade, The Hogwarts Express and Diagon Alley)
Author: Chiao Yun Lo Source: Wikimedia
Bryce Canyon and Monument Valley in Utah
If you have seen the “wild west” in western movies, then you will realize how important it is to visit Utah. Having stayed very close to Utah for couple of years, this yearning has turned into a dream. I hope a day comes when I get to visit the national parks in Utah. *Fingers crossed*.
Author: Jean-Christophe BENOIST Source: Wikimedia
Author: Jon Sullivan Source: Wikimedia
Mexico – Chichen Itza
I have been to Mexico, but not to the part which has Mayan ruins. After watching the movie “Apocalypto” and understanding what those temples were built for, I am keen on visiting these ruins. Also not to forget that Chichen Itza is now one of the wonders of the world.
Photography by ”’Sergio Blázquez”’. Source: Wikimedia
Costa Rica – rainforest and volcanoes
Rain forests and volcanoes – this is what Hawaii is famous for. Even though I have seen these in Hawaii, I would love to visit Costa Rica some day, simply because of the diverse wildlife and vegetation that one can see there. I also want to hike to the sky blue river/waterfalls – Rio Celeste waterfalls in Tenorio Volcano National Park.
Cruise – Caribbean Islands
I have never been on a cruise. But I have always wanted to go on one, even since I saw “Titanic” :). I have heard about the elaborate buffets, desserts that you can experience only if you have been on a cruise. So I hope to some day take a cruise for a week or so.
Peru – Machu Picchu
It is another wonder of the world. After reading “Motorcycle diaries” and watching many documentaries on Inca empire, I really want to visit this place someday. I keep seeing emails in the travel mailing list at work, where someone is always planning a hike to see this wonder. I am not sure I can really hike to this place, but would still want to at least visit it on a train or bus someday.
So what places do you have on your travel wishlist?
P.S: Sorry for being absent for such a long time. I will get back to posting and commenting soon. Life has become really busy – with family visiting us, traveling, hectic work schedules, health issues and what not!