Many people I know have a version of what I have just decided to call “the list”. The Bucket List, the List of 100, 1,000 places to go before you die (ugh that is singed with a reality I don’t really want to think about). Inspired by A Wandering Memory – and his musings on the magical travel list – I thought I would share some places I want to go from my list.
- Camino – I have been dreaming about the Camino since 1995 (see my first blog post) – and I have been (for lack of a better word) totally lame for not yet going. The providential rib-sharing moment this past Saturday with the director/producer of the Camino documentary – plus tales from my friend Sue’s recent trip – this trip for me is long overdue. As part of my week away to review and plan for the coming year (back in June, more on that later) – I have put some baby steps in place to make this happen. Stay tuned.
- Visit a bakery in Malta. Hmm.. that must seem completely random. But back in 1976 – when I was a wee lass, I sailed around the Mediterranean for 6 months with my grandparents, aunt and two cousins. We spent a few weeks in Malta and every day my grandmother would send my cousin Ian and I to the local bakery at the very moment that the bread would come out of the oven. We would buy a loaf and run back to the boat for afternoon tea and delicious warm bread. It is one of the most wonderful memories I have of my grandma. I want to return to Malta for other reasons – but I am going for that afternoon bread moment.
- Myanmar – for obvious reasons (see my friend Steve’s blog stevievolz.wordpress.com). Architecture, culture, lovely people – and a chance to see this relatively untrammeled country before it becomes overrun Thailand-style.
What’s on your list? Where are you going next?