Passport stamps are like pokemon, gotta get ‘em all. This week Anie & I were discussing a short list of places she may want to see this year, and in review I thought I should probably assemble a slightly-longer list of places to visit myself.
The list that follows is somewhat Euro-centric. I chalk that up to the natural bias of Western civilization, as well as my penchant for cities over the countryside, and a general proclivity to go places where the language will be only a slight barrier. I also threw together a handy Google map, so I can figure out which places can be conquered in one trip.
List of places I want to visit in my travels.
- Copenhagen (Yeah, to go to Noma. Why not?)
- The Shire
The list could go on and on. I’d actually hit 18 places before I decided to edit it down to prevent dilution.
So why these places?
Dublin because Guiness. Barcelona & Jerusalem because it’s important to know where you come from. Berlin, Istanbul and Budapest because I haven’t been anywhere that far East. Rome for so many reasons, including the ability to do this. Tokyo seems like a place any tech/gaming nerd such as myself should go. Lastly, my Aunt is from New Zealand, and it seems like a waste to not go to Hobbiton while we’re there.
Re-returns: places I’ve been but haven’t got enough of
- New York
- Where to go in Europe? (ask.metafilter.com)
- Where We’re Going in 2014 (timetravelplans.net)
- Top 10: Must Visit Places (jacamoblog.co.uk)
- How We Chose Our List of Places to Go in 2014 (nytimes.com)