Okay. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with space. The milky way. Astronomy. Stars.
So I completely realised I missed off North America when doing my bucket lists, and now this post has been sitting in my drafts for far too long! I’ve been wanting to do a whole i-can’t-drive version of the classic American road trip for years (I even planned it all out in my second year of uni), and now here is my bucket list of all the things I have to hit up.
Wow, Africa’s big isn’t it. Well, thanks to Paul visiting Kenya for S Club 7 Go Wild! back in 2000, I’ve had an undying lust for all things safari/wildlife. Then I studied Egyptology at school and got obsessed with that too (I still remember how artists painted the walls hollaaa), and more recently Brian Cox showed me the wonders of Namibia, and I also got obsessed with stargazing in the Sahara. Oh, and I’ve literally fallen in love with Algeria just from researching it right this second.
Okay so I am literally jumping with joy to make this because I’m planning on going on a crazy YOLO backpacking extravaganza to Australia this time next year, that I literally decided on today. After spending some time in Europe I remembered how much I love travelling and realised how I really really really really REALLY don’t want to stay in Brighton another year to do a teaching degree. I can’t lie to myself anymore, I would literally be such a shite teacher.
My good friend Lisa, who travelled with me to Rome, recently went on a month long Peruvian excursion where she worked as a midwife. Her tales, have given me South America fever (The good kind). No longer is South America somewhere we pretended we’d run away to to avoid having to do English GCSE (you think I’m lying but there was serious talk about becoming Peruvian goat farmers).
Along with Central America, largely because I have another friend who works on a cruise ship in a function band, and if I see one more picture of him holding a strawberry daiquiri on a beach in December, I’m going to delete him on Facebook. It looks sickeningly lovely. There are places where the sea is WARM. In the world. Places exist. Where the sea. Is not cold. I know, incredible concepts, but please stay with me.
So I have been madly pinteresting away on travel boards for a week, like the stereotype I am, and I felt the need to create a concise bucket list of everything I’ve found that I want to see. Which is a lot of stuff. I’ve basically discovered I want to see everything there is to see. Which is great, but now I need to organise my thoughts into a workable idea… so here it is. Starting with Europe and organised in a way that seems logical to me but probably doesn’t actually make much sense.