One of my ultimate dreams is to become a travel blogger. I have bad motion sickness (I get car sick in a cab even in EDSA) But somehow, the idea of how great the destination will be makes up for the nauseating feeling throughout everything. But unfortunately, wanting that isn’t easy because travelling costs a lot. But if I were able to freely go anywhere, here are my top 5 picks! And I’m sorry if most of these are cliche.
This is for the 30-day writing challenge I’m currently doing.
Ilocos is a region in the Philippines, encompassing the northwestern coast of Luzon island. It’s known for its historic sites, beaches and the well-preserved Spanish colonial city of Vigan. Dating from the 16th century, Vigan’s Mestizo district is characterized by cobblestone streets and mansions with wrought-iron balconies. (via Wikipedia)
Locally, Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte is my number 1 place to visit. Simply because of how beatiful Vigan, Bangui Windmills and Paoay Church is. Thing is, I was able to reach Palawan (which is a plane away) first before visiting Ilocos.
Singapore, an island city-state off southern Malaysia, is a global financial center with a tropical climate and multicultural population. Its colonial core centers on the Padang, a cricket field since the 1830s and now flanked by grand buildings such as City Hall, with its 18 Corinthian columns. In Singapore’s circa-1820 Chinatown stands the red-and-gold Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, said to house one of Buddha’s teeth. (via Wikipedia)
Probably mainstream too, but when I hear my friends and relative who has lived there, I can’t help but be amused. Also, I was always awed by these huge trees especially at night when I first saw it in my brother’s camera when he went there. Although everyone says it’s not as spectacular as it is.
New York, USA
New York City comprises 5 boroughs sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. At its core is Manhattan, a densely populated borough that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centers. Its iconic sites include skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and sprawling Central Park. Broadway theater is staged in neon-lit Times Square. (via Wikipedia)
I have undeniable love for the urban setup most especially at sunrise, sunset, and at night. And where can I best appreciate cityscape other than the top of the Empire State Building in the city that never sleeps?
France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman theater and the vast Palace of Versailles attest to its rich history. (via Wikipedia)
This is probably the most cliche on this list. But there’s something about the Eiffel Tower that draws me in. I would also want to get to the top of that!
Italy, a European country with a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s “David” and Brunelleschi’s Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital. (via Wikipedia)
I’d like to chillax on a boat while coursing through the Venice Grand Canal (preferably on a candlelit date too). And I’d like to eat authentic Italian food because pasta is the best thing ever.