Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Facts About Me.
Top Ten Travel Facts About Me, that is.
Asides from blogging and reading travel is one of my favourite things. I love going on holiday, seeing new countries and experiencing new cultures, and although I’ve already been to so many amazing places there are still many more I want to go to. When I saw this Top Ten Tuesday topic I decided to post some travel facts about me; after all I’ve already posting a lot of facts about my life and my bookish habits in various awards I’ve been nominated for.
As much as I love planning holidays I hate packing/unpacking. When it comes to packing I will leave it to the last minute, half an hour before I need to go to sleep because I have an insanely early flight the following day, and when it comes to unpacking I will constantly put it off, until it’s been three weeks since I’ve arrived back home and I’m still living out of my suitcase.
The furthest from home I’ve travelled on holiday is 5351 miles when I went to San Francisco back in 2014 with my sister. We headed out to the West Coast for two weeks; going from Las Vegas, to LA, and finally to San Francisco.
The shortest distance I’ve travelled from home is just under 175 miles when I went to Bruges on a school trip while I was in university.
Speaking of Bruges it was probably the worst holiday I’ve been on. The city itself was lovely, and I think it would be amazing to go back and experience it for myself one day. However the hotel (hostel) was terrible; the blankets gave my friend a rash, the door to our room didn’t close properly, the toilet on our floor didn’t have a seat, none of the showers had hot water, and our window was broken which in winter is never a good thing. The whole trip was just a series of misadventures.
The best holiday I went on was when my sister and I went to New York back in 2012. It was the first big holiday we went on and the first without our parents as well. I’d always wanted to go to New York and the city more than lived up to my expectations for it. We saw all the major sites, did so much shopping, and even risked our lives by taking a yellow cab one afternoon. Honestly I couldn’t have asked for a better week there.
Tourist traps are something I’ve been warned about about every country I’ve been to. However the only country I’ve ever been caught in them has been Italy. I’ve been to Rome twice, Milan once and Venice once and over the course of those four holidays I’ve been caught in tourist traps three times.
Asking me to choose my favourite city that I’ve been to so far is like asking me to choose my favourite book; impossible. Instead, and in no particular order, my top three favourite cities are; Amsterdam, San Francisco and Rome.
Spain the country I’ve been to the most. The first holiday abroad I ever went on with my family was to the Costa del Sol, and then my parents brought an apartment near Aguilas so we ended up going out there quite a bit while everything was being built, and later when it was finished on family holidays.
It’s my aim to have stepped foot on every continent of the world by the time I’m thirty. I’ve already crossed Europe off the list – I live in Europe so that’s an obvious one to start off – as well as Africa and North America. Next year I am hoping to go to Tokyo, and I’m sure I’ll be able to travel to Australia and a country within South America in the next few years. The only continent which may be an issue is Antarctica.
After finishing university in 2011 it was my dream to take a gap year and travel all over the world, unfortunately you need money to be able to do that so my plans were out on hold. Now my dream is to one day take a career break – the company I work for offer career breaks of up to nine months for this sort of thing – and see the world. I’m not sure if this will actually happen but it’s something I enjoy planning in my head if I’m ever feeling down or stressed at work.
So what do you think? Did you take part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, if so let me know what some of your facts about you are.