City Trip Dreams

by - 8:39 PM

The day you stop dreaming is the day all wonder will leave your life. So I keep dreaming of the wonderful cities I want to visit. It's a great big world out there, with just so much to see, but these five cities are right up in my top 5


Rio de Janeiro
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The World Cup has had some influence on my choice for Rio de Janeiro. In the motnhs prior to the Cup, the Dutch TV was flooded with commercials for Brazil. I can't deny that Rio de Janeiro is a beautiful city. It has its dangers, but also its very own, very unique image and culture. If I ever get there, I want to go up to that ginormous Jesus statue. There's something mind blowing about that statue, it atracts me like a magnet. Can't wait to be there one day.

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Tokyo
A left-over dream from my otaku-phase. About a year before I started blogging, I became extremely interested in manga. I got myself a subscription on a Japan oriented magazine, but my interests quickly shifted from manga to Japanese culture. One day I want to visit Tokyo and see all Japanese quirks for myself. And while I'm there, I want to go to Mount Fuji and see at least one blossoming cherry tree. I'm a sucker for Japanese clichés.


San Francisco
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One city I'll never stop dreaming about is San Francisco. My ultimate dream is to become a succesfull writer and live in my city by the Bay.
Last ime I went to SF, I really wanted to go to Alcatraz. A lot of books I read at the time had scenes on Alcatraz; I just had to see it. But when I got there on a Monday, I couldn't buy a ticket. Sold out until Thursday - we'd leave the city on Wednesday... I've got a lot to make up for. I also want to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, go shopping and live there happily ever after.



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Paris
With a train going from Rotterdam straight to Paris, it's unbelievable I've never been there. Compared to the other cities on this list, it's right around the corner.
Touching the Eiffel Tower is on my Make it Happen list (a little less cliché than just seeing it). There are also places like the catacombs and the Louvre, places I've read about which I want to visit. Books obviously have a major influence on my travel plans :)





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Machu Picchu
The only city on this list with no inhabitants. To me, Machu Picchu is the Pompeii of South America. The city wasn't destroyed like Pompeii, but all life there came to an end when the Spaniards discovered the beauty and vast resources of the Andes. I  wrote a paper on the subject when I was in 6th grade. The Incas impressed me so much that I made it one of my life goals to see the remains of their age old civilization.
And if everything goes according to plan, with my Peru trip and with my scheduled posts, I will actually be in Machu Picchu right now, at the very moment you're reading this!

And what about you? What places would you like to visit?

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  1. Wow this was a super interesting post.
    I think I'd like to see Hong Kong, Tokyo and maybe Venice *adds to already overflowing list*

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    1. Hong Kong is an interesting city too. And I totally forgot about Venice! We'll have to hurry if we want to see Venice, I've heard, 'cause the city is sinking :(

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  2. I would absolutely love to go to Dublin so that is definitely my dream destination. Good post :)

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    1. Thank you :) I've been to Dublin once, but only to retrieve some luggage that was supposed to be in Belfast, but had ended up in Dublin instead; I wonder now what the rest of the city would look like.

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