This morning, I was responding to the comments received and Glen’s comments about his desire to travel got me thinking about all those places I have longed to visit. Paris of course, to visit the galleries , museums and France in general, to look up relatives I have never met. Italy, especially Florence, Milan and Venice, which I would love to visit during the pre- Lent masquerade celebrations. There is something exotic, sensual and mysterious about those elaborate masks, a la Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut!Many years ago, my then boyfriend and I used to talk about relocating to the Greek Islands and although I would not live there now, my desire to visit there is still very strong.Israel is another place I have always wanted to visit, more so in recent years for religious reasons. When I was a teenager , I used to dream about travelling to Israel and working on a Kibbutz. Now, I wish I had thrown caution to the wind and just done it!
I have travelled extensively through Asia and the Pacific Islands, mainly through the work I used to do, so I would like to return to places like China again and spend an extended period visiting all the places I never had the time to see back then.
There is still so much of this country I have yet to see, especially the north west area( Kimberly region) of Western Australia, the Gulf country up north and parts of outback Queensland. D is always talking about doing the “big trip”, something many Australian aspire to, where they buy a 4×4 or a camper van and head off for an indefinite period to circumnavigate this massive continent. Hmm, I don’t think I could handle so much red dust and days of seeing nothing but gnarled trees and salt bush. LOL Maybe I will warm to the idea one day but for now flying seems a much better option. 🙂