I have just finalized our travel itineraries to Tokyo! Spell EXCITED!
Anyway, after this Tokyo trip, hubby and I decided that our next destination should be in winter wonderland for a luxury ski holiday experience and a white Christmas.
I think I have mentioned already that our son is a fan of cold and snow. And we’re thinking, we might still be able to squeeze in another trip before the year ends.
We’re thinking of skiing in Lake Tahoe, USA.
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I know it’s a random choice but I am doing more research about this place. I am sure I am going to be neck deep again in research after the Tokyo trip. Plus, I’ll have to prepare documents for the USA visa application.
There’s not much time to prepare but with travel, I will always find time
Let’s see where this plan will lead to.
When one thinks of holidays gran canaria has to offer, one would immediately think of the beach next to the famous Dunas de Maspalomas.
Dunas de Maspalomas
Of course there are probably a million things you can do in Gran Canaria. But for me, I would probably just hang out by the beach and be amazed with the sand dunes all day long. Just kidding.
Aside from its myriad of small beaches, I think the main reason Gran Canaria is such a well-known tourist destination for Europeans and the world as well, is its year-round pleasant weather. The sun rarely leaves the place, or so I heard.
Here are 10 reasons to return to Gran Canaria, according to its official website:
1. Fly over water.
2. Enroll on a marine mission.
3. Feel the beauty of the Maspalomas sun.
4. Swim in a strange jungle.
5. Be an astronaut without leaving the ground.
6. Catch the secret of Pozo Izquierdo.
7. Learn to surf.
8. Let yourself in for the surprise of the changing beach.
9. Leave rush behind.
10. Watch the sunset at Puerto de Mogan.
When I think of a beach destination, Bahamas and Maldives top my list. I have been to the Maldives but I haven’t been to the Bahamas. The reason it is on top of my list is because I have seen so many beautiful pictures and ad campaigns of the island.
Unbeknownst to a lot of people, including myself, there are still probably a hundred more equally if not more beautiful than the two beach destinations I have mentioned above.
One very good example is Tenerife, the largest of the seven Canary Islands in Spain.
Look how wide the shoreline is! And how the water is perfectly turquoise clear! I am sure my son would adore this place, being a beach person that he is.
Tenerife is not just for the beach people, I have read. It has something to offer to everyone – hard core partying, nature tripping, carnivals, religious activities or simply soaking up the sun and enjoying the sun-kissed island of Tenerife.
Have I whet your appetite yet? There’s more! Tenerife has the most sunshine compared to the rest of the world making it the perfect place to escape to when the it gets too cold from where you are.
I am currently checking tenerife holidays and it all look splendid. I wish I had my honeymoon here. Come to think of it, a tenerife holiday is probably the best wedding present one could give to a couple. Don’t you think so?
I don’t know much about Turkey. And to be honest, I don’t know much about the world either. But that does not stop me from wanting to go to every corner of this beautiful, amazing world we live in.
The images I see on the magazines and the stories I read on other travel blogs about Turkey are more than enough to entice me to visit the place someday.
While that turkey holidays are still in the horizon , I am already digging deeper and reading more about the place. It never hurts to learn a new thing or two.
Interesting facts I have gathered from the internet:
1) Turkey’s history tells of a 10,000 years of civilization.
2) It has a vast peninsula which links Asia to Europe through the Sea of Marmara and the Straits of Istanbul and Çanakkale.
3) Istanbul is not the capital city of Turkey. It is the city of Ankara, located in Central Turkey.
4) Turkey is the only secular country in the Islamic world
5) St Nicolas – the original Santa Claus – was born in Patara in Turkey and has a church dedicated to him in Demre.
Must visit in Turkey, which I got from the internet. Note to myself: read more about these places.
2) Hierapolis and Pamukkale
5) Sumela Monastery
The more I read about Turkey, the more I am excited to visit the place. I am hoping my boys and I can go to Turkey sooner than later.
Have you been to Turkey?
I am now officially confused.
I told my Korean friend the other day that my family will be going on a short vacation to Tokyo this coming October. She suggested we take Korean Air and drop by Seoul. Tokyo is just an hour or so from Seoul anyway, she said.
So I researched about a possible stop over in Seoul. But instead of just a stop over, now I want to visit Seoul and Tokyo. LOL!
And then there’s the open invitation from my friends in Maldives.
If only I have unlimited cash! I would surely visit each of this place just this year. Different places, different things and experiences to offer.
For Seoul, it is the allure of shopping. Tokyo, it’s for the culture and the food (and Tokyo Disneyland for our son). Maldives, it is for the sun, sand and sea – a total relaxation.
But since we could only afford one country to visit by October, I need to make a hard decision. Tokyo? Seoul? Maldives?
What do you think, guys? If you were the one traveling, which place would you visit first?