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.