Oh, the places we will go

Last night I couldn’t sleep. I was up for two hours. I even got up and blogged about my Austin Marathon frustrations. I also thought about all the places I really would like to revisit with Greg. I was lucky to have done a bit of traveling when I was in college. Living in London made it possible to hop over to various cities for long weekends. That convenience is one of the benefits I am looking forward to the most.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Ireland. I’ve been three times and can easily see myself owning a B&B on the west coast. In ’01, I stayed in Killarney for four days and the weather was crazy beautiful: 70s and sunny. I rented a bike and rode to a nearby castle. I stayed at a hostel that was beside a pub. Heaven. And the Ring of Kerry is by far the lushest, greenest place I have ever been too. Gorgeous. Looking forward to going on a picnic with my honey. Can you picture us sitting on the mountain below?

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While in the hostel in Killarney I asked a fellow backpacker about whereabouts I should go in Switzerland. He suggested Lauterbrunnen, saying it was well known for its numerous waterfalls. Waterfalls? I was sold. I got there and remained in awe until I left. Adventure sports were popular in the area so I decided to go paragliding right by those amazing waterfalls. Heaven. Now, I don’t think I will be paragliding soon because I decided long ago that I want to go sky jumping in Switzerland for my 3-0. Here’s hoping we don’t chicken out.

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During my graduate study in London I didn’t get to travel outside of England that much. I managed to go to Bologna, Italy (with the sole purpose of eating bolognese spaghetti) and Barcelona via Girona, Spain. Barcelona is wonderful, goes without saying. But Girona…it’s a very romantic city in Catalonia, Spain. The city streets are all mostly cobbled. The alleys narrow and curvy. Beautiful. Just beautiful.

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Prague is the farthest east I’ve traveled in Europe. The castles there and in the surrounding area reminded me of something I would see in a Brothers Grimm fairytale.

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And finally there’s Edinburgh, a city I see us visiting a lot sooner than the others since it’s just a train ride away.

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I guess we will have to start saving our pennies because I have another list of places I want to discover together. But that’s for another post.

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This entry was published on 16/02/2010 at 4:55 PM. It’s filed under life, marriage, moving and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “Oh, the places we will go

  1. Hi, Melizza! So good to hear from you again!

  2. Trish on said:

    So, so jealous of your travels. Sometimes I wish we didn’t have a house or jobs or families animals or possesions to worry about and instead could just pack a bag of necessities (and my camera) and travel together to wherever we wanted, having just enough money to be fed and have a roof over our head every night.

    You two are going to have so much fun! I don’t doubt you will go to all of these places together, plus many more wonderful countries and cities!

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