My wanderlist changes weekly and ranges from 100 things I still have to do in London all the way to going into outer space. Really, if they asked me to jump on the ship and establish a permanent human settlement on Mars I would do it (but not before I’ve seen all seasons of Breaking Bad). But let’s look at six of my more reasonable destinations …
NEW ORLEANS – While most people want to go to New York I have another New as my number one destination. I think it started somewhere when Real World New Orleans was on TV and I’ve been obsessed ever since. I want to see if the bars on Bourbon Street really don’t have locks, learn about the drinking and dining culture, go to a Saints Game while ‘Who Dat’ blasts in the stadium, and yes … I want a day trip to the Swamps. Take me. Now.
BERLIN – a bit more realistic is Berlin. Although I’ve lived in Germany and visited most of the big cities I never made it to the capital in the far east. Stroll around Friedrichstadt, stay in the communist style Ostel Hostel, spend an afternoon at a Flohmarkt, check out an art expo, get a passport stamp at Check Point Charlie and go to the Currywurst Museum … sounds good to me.
ICELAND – Well … you know: see the Northern lights, take a tour and see the amazing scenery, say hi to the super friendly people (from what I’ve heard), take a Facebook profile worthy photo at the Blue Lagoon, get myself a lopapeysur for the harsh British winter and hope to run into Bjork.
VIENNA – the main reason Vienna is on my to do list is because I want to see my all time favourite painting – the Kiss by Gustav Klimt. One of my cousins moved there recently and according to her the Freud Museum, MUMOK museum of modern art and the Hundertwasser house have Tea written all over it. And of course I wouldn’t leave the city without a trip on the 19th century Riesenrad – to relive Before Sunrise.
COPENHAGEN – I always hear Copenhagen is an expensive city, that must be what has put me off so far, but still a part of me wants to visit this city so badly. I would love to stroll around the city, enjoy the fika culture and go to all the amazing Scandinavian design stores and dream of all the things I’ll never be able to afford.
PORTO – Though it’s lacking a famous landmark, this is a perfect city for a chill weekend sometime in the autumn/fall season. I imagine a relaxed vibe, catch a bit of sun, enjoy good food and wine. Sometimes it’s just good to go somewhere and wander around. And apparently it’s cheap … which is always good.
What is on your wanderlist?