When I first started thinking about the places I would love to visit, I was boggled by all the places that came to my mind. I started with places like London, Las Vegas, Egypt and Switzerland. Soon I was travelling, in my mind that is, to the deserts of Jaisalmer (never been there), North East of India (again a place I haven't been to, but really want to visit) and Singapore (went there long back, came back with great memories, want to go again). Then there are many beautiful places like Austria, Mauritius, France...
As I thought more about this, there are two reasons that I want to visit these places -
One, for their tourist attractions and
Two, because I want to go and relax there, thanks to the scenic beauty.
After much consideration, I finally realised that it is not the places as a whole but a particular experience there that would actually make the place a must-visit for me.
Thanks to this blog, I have a list of places I really want to travel to. The list is in no particular order as I couldn't decide the order even for myself.
1. Platform 9 3/4 of King's Cross
Throw in a meeting with JK Rowling and I would be ecstatic. But I am trying to make a list of things possible within the practical possible limits for me.
2. Oprah Winfrey Show
Much as I have a long list of places to visit in USA, the fact that I want to be part of a show being hosted by Oprah Winfrey takes precedence over the other places.
3. Nankana Sahib, Pakistan
Gurudwara Nankana Sahib is the birth place of Guru Nanak Dev ji. Since 1947 it is rather difficult to visit this Gurudwara, but it is certainly on my list of places to visit.
4. Eiffel Tower
I have heard and read so much about Paris that I just have to go there. I have already seen a smaller version of Eiffel Tower at Window of the World, Shenzen, China.
What I feel is that as a structure, it is no beauty. But it is the experience of the place as a whole, which has made me put Eiffel Tower on this list.
5. Jaipur Lit Fest
Visiting Jaipur Literature Festival is certainly not as difficult and expensive as the the rest of the places in the list, but it just hasn't happened yet. And so it remains in the list of places I want to visit, but haven't yet.
Here ends my list of five places I want to visit. But I have another list that has places from fantasy world... planning to write it soon.
Hope you enjoyed this one...
P.S. This is the first blog I have written which is not merely some thoughts I put together. I am sure I must have made quite a few mistakes. Any comments about these mistakes or suggestions for improvement are much needed and very welcome. Thanks.