Kikay, you will love New Orleans. The French Quarter is beautiful and the general architecture of the city lends itself to all the legends of voodoo, ghosts, and vampires. When you go, you will hear dixieland jazz being played, sometimes on the streets, and sometimes the music spills out of the restaurants. Oh my god, I want to go back!
Good call James, and can i say that i'm really impressed that someone put Belfast as one of their favourite places...heres to you. Love London too, i've been here over 2 years now.
1. India (going in Feb!)
2. Nepal (March!!)
3. Australia (May!!!)
4. New Zealand (May '06!!!!)
5. New York City (to see what the fuss is all about)
6. Ecuador (Looks amazing)
7. Proper tour of Turkey (Brilliant people and Beautiful country)
8. Brazil (Beaches and Football....TOGETHER!!)
9. Mexico (Craziness)
10. Costa Rica (Its been recommended to me a million times)
....then back to Ireland to drink Guiness and kiss pleasant girls.
The places i really want to go are more by geographie than by countrie:
Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego
...and others i dont recall right now...
There are also countries and cities i would like to visit but the places i mentioned above are my priorities.
i might be going to ireland in january '05. i love horses so i hope i can get some riding done over there. if i do get to go, i'll be staying in bantry, cork.
how come india is not on many a list? i feel thats a great country too, with something for everyone!!
Bantry is a beautiful part of Ireland, there are many small coves where you can make the first footprint (a great feeling), also there is something lovely about wrapping up warm and watching waves crash against jet black rocks. You'll find the people in Cork very friendly and the food is amazing. Make sure to spend your evenings in dimly lit pubs with traditional music, they are the best nights ever. The west of Ireland is my favourite place, if you get a chance to travel a little, go to Achill Island off the coast of County Mayo (there is a small bridge to the mainland) on the far side of the Island is Keem Bay, completely unspoilt and you can look out, like many people in history, as the Atlantic meets the horizon, knowing that the only thing that separates you from America is the deep blue sea.
northwest worldperks finally came through for me! am getting a free ticket to fly to ireland this january!!!! i can't wait!
Well I am going to one of the places I always wanted to visit before I die.. I am off to Egypt hopefully, in March next year.
Other trips would be Tibet, China, South America, New Zealand, India, and Thailand... of and number one on the list of course for me would have to be the Space station. I want to be a space tourist.. unfortuanly I dont think I will be around long enough to take advantage of space travel... but I can dream cant I.....
Quoting Lil Liz
My mum and dad reckon they saw the Northern Lights a couple of years ago at home in England
Perhaps it was some flashback from the 60's.
Well Lil, I saw this doco last year that was claiming that the magnetic poles might actually REVERSE within our lifetime. As the Northern Lights phenomena is based on magnetic fields (and a bunch of stuff I don't really understand like Cosmic Radiation,etc..), they were speculating that we might be seeing the phenomena anywhere around the world! Of course, it might cause mass cancer problems and a whole bunch of other difficulties (not sure how the birds would cope migrating), but at least it would be a nice light show!
As for places to see:
- Argentina and Sth America generally
- Canada (hopefully next year!).
- A round Australia trip; I've spent most of my time in Melbourne - it would be nice to just drive around the country for 6 months.
- Greece and LOTS more of the mediterranean.
- more of Eastern Europe - Romania, etc.
That's about it for now.. the thing is, any time I tick of one place, another 10 seem to pop up on my 'must see' list! And for those who think the 'travel bug' is something that you grow out of - I can tell you, you just grow INTO it more as time goes by!!