I love to travel! I don't travel abroad all that much at the moment but I do travel around the country attending various conventions and things! I've actually visited a lot of my 'must see' places (New York City last year being the most recent) but when the lovely Usagi from Usagi in Wonderland tagged me in this travel tag from the blogger Kerry over at Nerdy Habitat, I just had to do it!
Specifically, Tokyo, but I'd love ideally to do a railroad holiday and make use of Japan's exceptional public transport. Japan is such a mystery to me, it seems so alien and different to anything I've experienced. The culture and history is nothing like here, and of course the shopping would be phenomenal. It would also mean I could tick Disneyland Tokyo off my Bucket List! :)
Unsurprisingly, I couldn't find a great picture of North Korea, so have some flags instead. It's a bit of an odd one, this one. North Korea is a horrible, terrifying place, but I am absolutely beyond captivated by entire countries hidden behind closed doors. If I could travel safely in time, as well as space, I would love to just experience life in Soviet Russia before the curtain fell. Just the idea of this closed off country, oblivious to the world outside, and all the false propaganda that goes along with that to support its ideal. The culture that grows in such a place would be so interesting to see unspoilt. Kind of like a terrifying propaganda driven Madagascar. The closest we have these days is North Korea, so yeah, I'd love to visit someday, but of course I never will (properly, at least. I guess there are tours you can do now).
Haha, another odd one here. Going on the same line as North Korea, Prypiat in Chernobyl in is a time capsule that you actually can visit now (after signing a million forms declaring own responsibility for radiation poisoning and being examined before and after with your very own Geiger meter). I just want to explore the place, see how it was left when disaster hit. Apparently there are schools with books still open on pages teaching English to the children as they evacuated. There are still some families now who live there, refusing to leave despite the danger that still exists. You're not allowed to eat or drink anything from within the danger zone. It's creepy and amazing and sad and fascinating all at once. Apparently there's a limited window for visiting because some places are deteriorating with time and neglect, so I'm sad I'll probably miss it. :(
Anyone who knows me wouldn't necessarily put Thailand in a top list of places I'd like to visit, but I've always wanted to go somewhere that has a proper tropical beach vibe, white sand clear sparkling oceans. I want to relax in the sun and drink exotic drinks and explore the local markets. However, I can't stand the idea of just relaxing all day every day on holiday - seems like such a waste when there's so much out there in the world to explore - which why Thailand has such appeal to me. Bangkok seems like an amazing city to visit, full of life and, of course, fabulous shopping.
That was fun! Thanks for the tag! It'd be nice to actually talk about visiting these places someday.
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