09 July 2013

The Itchy Feet that Could

Up until last year, I would do this post where I would list my travel wishlist. Somehow, I don't feel like I need to do that this year. Why?

Maybe because I actually got a lifestyle upgrade (I am not a student anymore, and I now have a real job) and therefore I can increase my travel frequency to a level I am comfortable with. In fact, just this year, I have already increased my country count by visiting 6 new countries (Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Bulgaria, Spain, and Switzerland). Of course, that includes the countries I have been to for work-related purposes, but still, that is cool. And yes, Europe's network of low-cost airlines definitely help.

So, I guess I won't post pictures of places I want to go this year. I suppose Maslow's hierarchy is true. When you reach something, then you want to reach something else. And now, my travel wishes are slowly being granted, so I don't feel like I still would want to wish for more.

That being said, there are still plenty of places around the world that I want to visit, but somehow, in the back of my head, I feel like I will indeed reach them, sooner or later.

Anyway, last year, I posted pictures of 5 destinations, but I didn't actually say where they are exactly. Here are the answers.

  • Destination 1: Roraima, Venezuela
  • Destination 2: Huashan, China
  • Destination 3: Katahdin, ME
  • Destination 4: Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Destination 5: Trolltunga, Norway

So there. Those were 5 different destinations which were all outdoors. Yeah, I am sort of itching for an outdoor experience. Germany (or at least the environs surrounding Berlin) is flat, so there isn't a good mountain to climb. I guess the last peak I have trekked was Mount San Antonio in southern California, and that was an awesome experience. I would like to repeat that one of these days.

2 comments:

  1. When I was a student myself, all I can think of were "first world" destinations, the usual European/North American cities Pinoys dream of visiting. Now that I've matured (I think haha!) all I can think of are places where I can get down and dirty.

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    1. TNP,

      Haha, yes. You know, once you realize you can reach Barcelona or Berlin or London or Paris, then you go for the next tier. I always get reminded of this fact when I have friends who "do Europe" and visit 5 countries in 6 days or something like that. Sure, I know that flights can be expensive if you're not close, but still, I'd rather concentrate on a smaller area than fly all over the place and visit sights checklist-style.

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