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Day 5: List five places you want to visit

As stated in a previous blog, I love to travel and the desire is never pacified. There are many places I would like to visit but seeing as I need to exercise self control and abide by the title of this day asking for five places, I’ve listed my top five places.

I’ve always wanted to visit London and I don’t know if I can pinpoint the origin of that desire. Most of the television shows I love are British, I obsess over the history of the United Kingdom because it’s fascinating and I love the architecture. London in particular has so much to offer for a tourist that I feel if I were to spend a week there I still wouldn’t see everything I wanted.

The draw here is mostly architecture and history. I spent two full years in high school and three semesters in college in a French language course and a huge part of it is learning about the culture and history. As with many old European cities, I think this is one of those places that would never have a dull moment and I could fill seven 32 GB memory cards within a week.


The Cliffs of Moher in Ireland taken in July 2013 by my mother.

Ireland is not only beautiful but also a huge part of my ancestry. My parents took a tour a couple of years ago and the pictures and stories they came back with made me want to get up and go so I could see and experience the Emerald Isle for myself. I even looked into studying abroad at Trinity College Dublin.

New England
I think the draw to New England stems from history, again, and how it seems like the ideal place to live in the United States. I love the look of many of the old New England homes and how green it is, especially seeing as it was part of the original 13 colonies yet it doesn’t have the feel of a place that has been populated since the dawn of the country.

No surprise this is based in architecture and history but also food. I love Italian food and I don’t just mean American Italian but actual old-country style Italian. Another big draw to Italy is the beautiful countryside and the beautiful language.

I know these seem stereotypical but when you’re a young college student who has already seen a good portion of the country she lives in you’d want to branch into the stereotypical tree for some fun and great experiences abroad.