I surf all round the world looking for the next place to visit especially if I won the lottery and money was no object. I can see you all shaking your heads and saying," But she always ends up in Turkey,why go to all that bother?"
Yes,we do seem to end up booking Turkey but mostly different parts of the country and I think only once have we returned to the same hotel. Sometimes we split our holiday between two or three places. We usually rent private apartments or villas or book with the hotel and arrange our own flights and transfers and I must say we have never been let down except for the time we booked through a travel agent,the hotel room was horrible and the taxi never turned up to take us to the airport,we had to pay for another and never did get our money back.
I love looking at villas and apartments in other countries.One of my favourites is Barcelona,we have rented an apartment there twice. It's so much better than staying in a hotel, it makes you feel as if you actually live there. Even in a city you really need a balcony, it makes such a difference to be able to sit outside after a
busy morning sightseeing. I don't usually do much cooking on holiday but I've been known to throw a salad together with crusty bread and all kinds of cheese, a few olives and some wine and we sit on the balcony people
There are places I investigate that I know I will never see. The accommodations on exotic beaches where the sea laps up to your front door,or the houses on stilts right in the water. I dream that at night we would sit with our feet in the water looking up at the stars.Then I think of the possibility of a Tsunami and quickly rule them out.
At school I always wanted to emigrate to New Zealand.This was around the time when lots of families were going on a cheap ticket to start new lives in places like Australia,New Zealand and Canada. Everyone knew someone who packed up their worldly goods and left for a new life, what brave people they were.
I think if I went as far as Australia I would have to visit New Zealand too and then all my schoolgirl dreams wouldn't have been in vain.
|Australia,this is the farm my daughter lived at and worked for a few months.|
|I want to drink butterbeer in Harry Potter world|
Another place I have always wanted to visit is Disneyland in Florida mainly because I'm a big kid and I believe in magic. Once again my daughter has beat me to it and was there last year and gave all the parks a glowing report especially Universal Studios. Toddler boy also visited Disney a few months ago so it looks like it really should be my turn,but do hubby and I go on our own or do we wait until my granddaughter is a little older and take her?
A friend told me we should go on our own and have a great time without running after children,she may have a point.
|Toddler boy & mum meeting a real dinosaur in Florida.|
I can't leave this tour around where I would like to holiday without mentioning Austria. My aunt who was like a second mother to me went there on holiday when I was about nine. I was devastated when she didn't take me with her but she was going with a church group to see the Passion Play at Oberammergau and I would have been far too young to understand it. I even remember the name of the hotel she stayed in. Ever since then I have wanted to go there, it's on my bucket list.
Where do you dream of going on holiday ?