I am usually asked by people who know me and even random social media followers, “where’s your next travel destination?”
Well, where do you think is the next best place for that much-needed break?
Apparently, the world is so vast and there are so many beautiful destinations that could prolong your so called, bucket list. The last time I checked on the number of countries that we could visit was 196 (or 195, as others don’t consider Taiwan as an official country despite it operates as an independent nation, and of course, I want to visit it someday!). And because of occasional seat sales mostly from budget airlines, availability of travel aggregator sites and whatnot, we could be seduced to travel easily and hop from one country to another if only we’re not limited by our personal responsibilities, financial resources, duties at work, tedious visa application processes, and other serious factors that involve safety and security.
With very limited budget and a short life to live, I don’t think I could travel to even as half as the number of available countries to visit, unless there’ll be chances that’ll make things possible (such as winning a lottery perhaps!). The goal is not to travel to as many destinations as possible, but to experience and learn as much!
And that is why I am highly selective of my trips.
Before I disclose my next travel destination, allow me to be thankful for having visited 34 countries to date (I know, it’s not even a worthy fraction of 196!) in Asia, Europe, South and North America, and Africa.
I have decent and *clears throat*, postcard-worthy photos from each destinations on my files except for the following countries :
- Bendar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, April 2005.
- Auckland, New Zealand, April 2005.
- California & Nevada, USA, April 2000.
So let’s scroll down “memory lane” and enjoy the images from my previous travels.
Cascade, Yerevan, ARMENIA | April 2017.
Pestsaule, Vienna, AUSTRIA | February 2016.
Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni, BOLIVIA | August 2015.
Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL | August 2015.
Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC | February 2016.
Old Town, Tallinn, ESTONIA | December 2016.
Lapland, Rovaniemi, FINLAND | December 2016.
Paris, FRANCE | February 2016.
Gudauri, GEORGIA | December 2015.
Hong Kong Disneyland, HONG KONG | February 2012.
Parliament, Budapest, HUNGARY | February 2016.
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan, INDIA | May 2016.
Nasir ol Molk Mosque, Shiraz, IRAN | February 2017.
Procida Island, Naples, ITALY | July 2016.
Asakusa, Tokyo, JAPAN | February 2010.
Petra, JORDAN | July 2014.
Amboseli National Park, Kajiado, KENYA | September 2015.
Riga, LATVIA | December 2016.
Batu Caves, Selangor, MALAYSIA | January 2012.
Valletta, Sliema Bay, MALTA | April 2016.
Riad Rcif, Fez, MOROCCO | October 2014.
Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu, NEPAL | August 2013.
Centro Historico de Cusco, Cuzco, PERU | August 2015.
Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila, PHILIPPINES | September 2016.
Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow, RUSSIA | December 2015.
Marina Bay Sands, SINGAPORE | February 2012.
Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC | February 2016.
Grand Palace, Bangkok, THAILAND | August 2012.
Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, TURKEY | February 2015.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | May 2017.
Saint Peter’s Basilica, VATICAN CITY | July 2016.
So where will I go next ?
Please stay tuned.