Tuesday, July 31, 2007

10 Countries I'd Like to Visit

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Where would others like to go? Find out by visiting Ten on Tuesday.

My European husband has treated other countries in Europe as if they were states in the U.S., hopping from one to the other and overstaying his welcome here, there and everywhere. Add to it the decade he spent in Asia, and you've got yourself two things: a real world traveler and his jealous wife. Sprinkle in three kids, and you can see why my passport is way limited (outside of a whirlwind visit to China and Hong Kong while pregnant with my first, multiple visits to England and Wales to visit the mate's side of the family once the kids arrived, a one-day trip to Dublin while the mate had a business meeting, and some Caribbean countries while cruising with my mom and sister).

Without further ado, and remarkably red-faced for my lack of world travel, here's my list (in no particular order):

1. Italy

2. Sweden

3. Greece

4. Portugal

5. Ireland

6. Scotland

7. Japan

8. Argentina

9. Australia

10. New Zealand

It's taken forever to make the list because now I have to say, "Does Brazil beat out these others?" "How about Finland?" And so on. But I have to quit somewhere. If I die having hit at least four of these, I'll feel better about my pitiful traveling. What is it that they say? Oh, right. Americans!


Becky said...

How could I forget Australia and New Zealand? My mental image of the globe forgot to make that one last turn! I hope you get to go EVERYWHERE! Happy Tuesday!

PJD said...

Finland is a lot like Wisconsin, only with more Tex-Mex restaurants. At least, that's what it was like in 1997 when I visited Tampere and Helsinki on business.

Happy Tuesday!

Irishcoda said...

Enjoyed your list, it was hard to limit it to just 10 when I've never been out of the country. We both want to visit Ireland and Scotland!

Hootin' Anni said...

Argentina is an interesting choice....what's the reason...anything special?

Happy day.

Crimson Wife said...

I debated about whether to put Argentina on my list because that's where my maternal grandparents met (they were both graduate students doing research on the country) and they always raved about how beautiful Buenos Aires was.

Julia said...

I can truly understand your feeling or wondering if the countries you list would beat out of the other countries not listed. I had hard time too :)

Always want to visit Scotland. One of the book I have read in the past was "Outlander" series and it take in place in Scotland. Reading it sure make me felt like I was there. It one of my favorite series books of all times.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a good Tuesday!

Florinda said...

I almost put Argentina on my list too. Looks like a lot of people want to go to Australia!

cjm said...

Great list! I relate to your difficulty in limiting it to 10. And to being slightly red-faced at the empty-ish passport. We'll get there. Hopefully "there" is someplace fun.

Betty Carlson said...

Great list. I was tempted by Argentina too, but thought I really should think about all the great places to go in Europe while I'm still living there!

I ranked Finland high too, but pjd's comment kind of dismays me!

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Betty Carlson said...

I mean typepad.com!

Yikes, habits are hard to break!

Melody said...

Great list! Argentina sounds interesting. Gosh, there're so many countries I'd love to visit...

Happy ToT!

Anonymous said...

I would love to visit Japan during the Cherry Blossom season!

Unknown said...

You must visit New Zealand - it is very beautiful! Loved your list! I would love to visit Italy and Portugal - sun sun sun!

Gina said...

I have never really been out of the country, unless you count Puerto Rico, which is and isn't at the same time.

Anonymous said...

Ditto. All of them.

Sian said...

Passports were made for using. Go for it!


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