MY BUCKET LIST

Hi my lovely readers!

All of us have a few destinations, sights and activities they really would like to see and do one day. I’m no exception and today I thought I would share with you what my bucket list looks like as of 2021.

I actually have visited two of my bucket list destinations already, but I really want to go back one day to those countries and explore them some more.

Let’s start!

DUBAI

For the past two years I’ve been trying to get to Dubai with my Mum. Two years ago we had to postpone our trip due to a family incident and last year Covid made us postpone the trip once more.

I’ve heard a lot of good things about Dubai and I’m really curious about the Burj al-Arab, the Atlantis resort, the shopping malls, exploring the desert and seeing all those modern and manmade attractions in general.

I think it’s incredible how Dubai manged to become such a tourist magnet out of nothing so to speak.

ATLANTIS HOTEL

I would love one day to stay in the Atlantis Hotel either in Dubai or the Bahamas. Those resorts are just out of this world.

You’ve got fish swimming around you in the restaurants and giant aquarium like screens in your hotel room, which gives you the impression of staying in an underwater hotel. I think that’s just so cool.

Photo by Aldo Loya on Unsplash

And of course I want to enjoy and make full use of all the amenities the resort has to offer such as spending a day or possibly more in the aqua park, relaxing by the beach and sun tanning by the pools.

This would be the ultimate family resort experience for me as I am still a child at heart when it comes to playing in the water. I just love it.

CHINA

I love, love, love Asia! Asia for me is the most interesting continent in the world. It’s completely different from the West and I guess that’s what fascinates me.

I’ve never been to China, but would want to explore the Great Wall one day, see the Terracotta Army and just learn more about Chinese traditions and culture in general. I think traditions are really important and I just admire Asians for still practicing these old traditions today such as Omikuji.

I think Asian architecture is just so beautiful and I want to explore their palaces, temples and pagodas and immerse myself in the big and vibrant cities of Beijing and Shanghai.

ANTARCTICA

I first heard about Antarctica as a destination that you can actually visit when I was working for Silversea back in 2015. Silversea is a cruise company that offers cruises and expedition cruises to destinations all over the world.

As part of my training I had to watch a few videos about the places the ships head to and was just blown away by the beauty and purity of Antarctica. The highlights are of course the icy landscape, icebergs and the wildlife, especially the penguins.

Photo by Derek Oyen on Unsplash

Then in 2019 while I was working for Hurtigruten, another cruise line that offers expedition cruises and cruises to Norway, I had the chance to go on an expedition cruise to the Arctic.

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This was one of the best experience I ever had and that just strengthened my desire to visit Antarctica one day. I can’t express how magical and breathtaking the different ice formations are. Plus, I really want to see penguins in their natural habitat. I hear they’re really curious.

WORLD CRUISE

I already have half a year of my retirement planned out. I’m going to save up a lot of money or I might have to pull a bank job as I really want to go on a world cruise.

I’ve booked world cruises during my days working for Silversea and that again sparked my wish to go on one myself one day.

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As you all know I just love cruising. I think a world cruise would be such a great way to travel the world when I have time and it will be stress free, too, This is important when you’re old, right?

There’re a few countries I would like to visit, but don’t feel comfortable staying at overnight really due to political climate for instance. A cruise would give me that security as you return back to the ship, your safe environment every day. Also, cruises can depart and leave a country quickly in case something happens.

JAPAN

I went to Japan a few years ago, well I went to Tokyo and Yokohama and then took a cruise for a week. I barely scratched the surface of this weird and interesting country.

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Therefore, I want to go back and travel more inland, visit rice fields, get closer to Mount Fuji, visit Hiroshima and Osaka and just explore Japan as much as I can.

There’s so much more to Japan than just the bigger cities. I also want to try more of their local food and I really want to eat in one of their cat or maid cafes. I think that would be such an odd experience that you can’t really get anywhere else.

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

Another destination that I learned about during my Silversea time are the Galapagos Islands. The islands are rich in wildlife that they’re considered to be “a living museum”.

Due to the islands isolation, many species developed there that can’t be found anywhere else in the world such as the Galapagos giant tortoise or the blue-footed boobies just to name a few.

It would be such a unique and privileged experience to see these animals in the natural habitat.

FOUR SEASONS BORA BORA

Another one of my dreams is to stay in one of those water bungalow hotels where you can slide into the water from your own room, such as the Four Seasons in Bora Bora, French Polynesia.

It doesn’t have to be exactly this particular hotel, but one time in my life would I want to stay in such a luxurious hotel and really pamper myself.

Photo by Thomas Stadler on Unsplash

Have breakfast in my private pool, slide into the crystal clear water for some snorkeling, go for a massage or a yoga session while being surrounded by lush green landscapes… That just sounds dreamy to me.

I normally like to be out and about and see a lot, but one time I would like a relaxing and recharging holiday and I think it would be best spend in such a hotel.

SINGAPORE

I visited Singapore back in 2017 and absolutely loved it. I only stayed for a few nights and regretted leaving so early as I wasn’t able to see everything.

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Hence, I must go back to explore Singapore some more. It was the first country that I was 100% certain I want to return to one day.

ARIZONA

I’ve been to the US multiple times now and I’ve visited many States, but I’ve never been to Arizona.

I have a wallpaper on my laptop screen that is constantly changing and displaying beautiful landscapes. One particularly one caught my eye and that was the Wave or Antelope Canyon in Arizona.

Photo by Paul IJsendoorn from Pexels

When I saw this, I thought I must see this one day. And of course there are all these other national parks in Arizona and around Arizona that are stunning and on many people’s bucket list such as the Grand Canyon.

AUSTRALIA

And of course I want to go to Australia one day, who doesn’t really, right?

The lengthy travel time to get to Australia is a limitation for me at the moment as I can only get two weeks holiday right now and I believe 10 days is barely enough to visit Australia But I know I will get there one day. Maybe another country that has to wait until I’m retired. 🙂

I want to explore all that Sydney and Melbourne have to offer, but also want to see more of the outback, track around the national parks, see Ayers Rock and kangaroos.

Lucky for me, I have some Australian friends here in London and among the blogging community that I can ask for tips and tricks and what I really need to see when over there.


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6 thoughts on “MY BUCKET LIST

    1. Thank you. It’s just said to see that those countries are currently in turmoil either because of Covid or due to the political situation. I hope they can recover. My parents have been to India and said it was one of the best trips they ever did.

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  1. Anna. Yes, I would agree dont come to Australia for only 10 days, you’ll need a couple to get over the jet lag and its big down here and so there are a lot of long distances to travel if you want to see more than one state. but you can fly between places here. How come so little annual leave? Of course, right now you can’t come here at all! not as a tourist! and you have to quarantine for 14 days when you arrive lol!

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    1. Well, we do get more here in the UK, but a lot of employers don’t really allow you to be away form more than two weeks at a time. They just don’t like that. We have 20 days annual leave, that is the minimum as per government. I would love to stay for like a month or so minimum.

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