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Day 5 of #30DayWritingChallenge

List five places you want to visit


I want to go during sakura season, go to a hanami party and take millions of pictures of cherry blossoms. I’ve always wanted to go to Tokyo, but after reading Blood Stained Tea by Amy Tasukada, I might go to Kyoto and watch the blossoms by the Philosopher’s Path instead. And while I’m in Japan I’m going to eat lots and lots of ramen. I’ll google the best place to eat ramen in Japan, and I’ll go there and have dinner, no matter the cost of the meal! 🙂


Rome, Italy

I love Italy and I’ve been to Florence, Pisa, and a couple of more towns in Tuscany, but never Rome. I want to visit the Colosseum, Forum Romanum, and all the other historic sites. I want to walk around, sit down and have a decanter of wine at a cosy trattoria, and eat all the pasta in the world.


I want to go to Kenya and visit the orphan elephants at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust that I wrote about in my first #30DayWritingChallenge post. I want to see the baby elephants play soccer with my own eyes.

Vienna, Austria

My husband visited Vienna for work a few years back and he swears I would love it. I love architecture and there’s some amazing old buildings in Vienna. And I love old European cities with lots of history, museums, and culture, so I really want to visit.


Since I was a kid I’ve always wanted to go to Australia. I was fascinated with the kangaroos and the koalas, and when you grow up in Northern Europe Australia seems about as far away and exotic as it gets. Maybe I can get my husband to buy me a trip to Sydney for my 45th birthday this September? 🙂

Sydney Opera House and Ferry

There are lots of more places I want to visit, of course, but these are my top 5. Tell me about a place you would like to visit! 🙂

7 thoughts on “Day 5 of #30DayWritingChallenge”

  1. each city really has a different version of ramen so you’ll have to go to every city and town to find the ‘best’ one haha. I would want to visit Japan too. Kyoto, of course, but I want to go to Tokyo for the shopping…and Hokkaido just to see what it is like. I feel like if I want to make my characters feel like they’re gone forever I always send them to Hokkaido.

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    1. Lol, that’s even better. More ramen for me!!

      And if we went shopping I’d end up in the tech district in Tokyo, the hubby is a big tech nerd. I’d be bored out of my mind 🙂


  2. I think my list of places I’d like to go is different from my list of places where I’d feel comfortable going. The difference being that I would always feel a little scared if I was in a place where I didn’t speak their language. I do understand that the population of many countries speak english as a second language, so I’d likely not be completely unable to communicate. Still, the idea is a bit daunting.

    I’d like to visit pretty much any place with a rich history/culture. Places with centuries old buildings/etc. to tour, museums, etc.

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    1. I’ve never considered the language thing. Maybe it’s because I’m Swedish and no one outside of our country speak our tiny language, so I’m used to being a language minority and trying to make myself understood in a language that’s not my own?

      I’d recommend Paris. So many fabulous museums and so much history! We spent two days in the Louvre and only saw a fraction of everything. Seeing the Mona Lisa isn’t worth it though. It’s like being at a rock concert, people were standing in front of this tiny painting behind bullet proof glass, and behaving like savages. I tried to get close enough to get a glimpse (I’m short), but someone actually elbowed me in the head!! In a museum! Crazy! And btw: there are many other cool pieces by Leonardo to see at the Louvre to see, like St. John the Baptist for example 🙂
      But the French can be a bit snobbish about the language though, thinking everyone should speak French. But when I tried speaking to them in my high school French first, they were instantly more accomodating and communicated with me in English 🙂

      Or go to Italy. Italians speak English without grumbling, and there’s even more awesome things to see there (Michelangelo’s David is amazing!!)…and I haven’t even been to Rome yet. But the leaning tower in Pisa is maybe the most amazing thing I’ve seen 🙂

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      1. Paris and anywhere in Italy would absolutely be on my list. My middle daughter had visited both in the past few years. She’s fortunate in that her wife speaks about half a dozen languages. Fluent Italian is one of them. Passable in French.

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        1. Wow, half a dozen languages?? I’m impressed! Which ones, other than Italian and French, if I may ask? I love languages, I studied French, German, and Latin in high school (and English, which is mandatory) 🙂

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