"We think about the future in a way that no other animal can, does, or ever has, and this simple, ubiquitous, ordinary act is a defining feature of our humanity"
- Daniel Gilbert, "Stumbling on Happiness"
So for my birthday, Sian brought me two 'Listography' books, one for current lists and one for future lists - as in, things I want to do. I still haven't written in either of these books, for fear of ruining the pages, (OCD right there). So, I decided, instead of writing it down, I'd type it out.. Into a blog post. And here begins the 'Listography' series. Enjoy.
CITIES YOU PLAN TO VISIT
The most popular city in the state of Nevada and known internationally for it's casinos, shopping, glamour, celebrities and night life. I never saw the need to visit Vegas, until March this year. Stuart and I, ventured into town after him telling me it's somewhere he's always wanted to venture and booked it. Just like that. Now, I am the most excited I have ever been, for anything. Since booking it, we have both scoured the Internet looking up anything and everything and it all just looks simply amazing. I'm not ashamed to say, I brag about it at every opportunity. It's not something that many 23 year olds can say they have done and I revel in that fact. 23rd February, 2015 I will be jetting to Sin City and I will have the time of my life.
This is a city I have wanted to visit for as long as I can remember. It's somewhere my parents have been to several times and have loved each and every time. I've never been to Italy and the country itself is somewhere I'd love to travel to. I'd visit the Vatican Museum, the Colosseum and I'd try 15 varieties of spaghetti bolognese. I love Italian food and I'd spend the days trying every type of pasta possible and dining at a different restaurant for each meal of the day. Italian is also a language I have always been desperate to learn and finally, Italian men. Just Italian men.
I visited Paris for my 16th birthday, with my mother and a friend. As much as it was fun, we were only there two days and I was 16. Not old enough to appreciate beauty, cuisine or anything other than buying wool tank tops that I don't remember ever being in fashion. It's somewhere I am desperate to venture again, now that I'm older. I want to climb the Eiffel Tower, as cliché as that may be, it has to be done. I've never been one for French food, but I guess everyone has to try a snail, right? Hmm, we'll see. I'm sure there was something else? Oh yeah, DISNEYLAND. Enough said, I think.
I have always wanted to visit Africa. There are so many parts I want to see, so many places I want to go. Mainly for the animal related side of things, but nevertheless, it is on my list. Cape Town is the second largest city and is technically the Capitol of South Africa. One of the things on my list would be visiting the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood, which is full of colourful buildings and quaint little back streets. I would also most certainly be climbing Table Mountain, which takes around 2 hours but from what I have seen, the view from the top is unbelievably worth it.
I don't know a single person that doesn't want to visit Australia. Where better to start, than Sydney. I'm all for visiting little towns and unknown areas, but I think it's best to start off by experiencing a big city. I'd be straight to Bondi Beach, topping up my tan, surrounded by Aussie hotties with their surf boards and beach blonde hair. Oh, sorry Stuart, I got carried away there. Anyway, I know several people who have travelled to Australia and have loved Sydney and all that the city has to offer, so it's definitely on my hit list.
So, there you have it. The first 5 cities on my hit list. What do you think?
- Charli, xo