#writerschallenge2019 ~ Three Places I Want to Go

“Seeing the world is a prerequisite to understanding one’s place in it.”

~Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter

Post #2 Three Places I Want to Go.

I have always wanted to travel.  Sadly, I have not had much of a chance yet, but I am still young and I have a great travel bucket list.  For now, I have been living through the adventures of Josh Gates, one of reasons I want to travel. If you haven’t see him speak, you should.  He is amazing.

There are many places that I want to travel to, but here are the top three.


London, England

I have an almost unhealthy obsession with Tudor England.  Primarily, King Henry VIII and his wives. I have been researching him for years.  The thought of walking the roads that he walked, visiting his own person castle, Hampton Court Palace, and seeing the lawn where two of his wives, and another unfathomable amount of others were beheaded.  

I want to go to the Tower, and see the cells where some of the most important people in history were held before their death.  Touch the walls they have touched. England has such history. The US is a baby country in comparison. I want to meet the crows at the Tower, and lay my eyes upon the crowned jewels.  Which leads to an interesting question. Why on earth did they store the crowned jewels in the same place that they held the criminals? It has always baffled me.

I few years ago I did a past life regression.  I was in Tudor England and I was about to be beheaded.  Is it true? Not sure, but it would make my fascination of that time period make more sense.  Perhaps visiting the area would jog something in my past memory. It is an interesting thought anyway.

I am not saying that I wouldn’t enjoy some of the more modern attractions, and of course Buckingham Palace, but my interest lies in the fourteenth century.  I have plans to get a tattoo of the Tudor Rose, I think it would be amazing to get that tattoo in London.

Of course, I would also have to take the Jack the Ripper tour.  I am simply fascinated by him. To visit the current East End, which was Whitechapel would be amazing.  They take you to each of the murder sites, and you get to know the in depth history of the location and the murder.  A true treat for serial killer enthusiasts like myself.

There are so many things I want to see there.  After writing this I am prepared to sell all of my belongings and move to London.  Why not?

Viti Levu, Fiji

Fiji is so beautiful.  I want to sit on the warm sand and look at the clear water with a drink in my hand.  What makes this place different from any other beach in the world? They have the world’s best shark diving program called Beqa Adventure Divers.

This diving program has a five star rating on TripAdvisor. There Ultimate Shark Encounter is a five hour dive in the Bega Lagoon and it is only $171.  What???

I have been fascinated by sharks my entire life. I never miss a shark week.  I have seen every documentary on every streaming site on sharks. They are my spirit animal.  I am serious, they really are. To be able to swim with them would be life changing. During this dive, you meet eight different species of sharks, including the deadly Bull Shark.

This would be a once in a lifetime trip.

Should I escape to Fiji? I think so.

Phuket, Thailand

I have always wanted to go on a Meditation Retreat.  I have done so much research and I quickly decided that I wanted to do one in Thailand.  I mean learning meditation techniques from a Buddhist Monk on a 10 day stay at their monastery;  how amazing would that be?

I had the plan to go in 2015, but I got scared about traveling alone.  I think I am getting over that now. The plane tickets are really the only expensive part.  They are all inclusive, and most of them are free and by donation. The most expensive one that I have found was $365.  For 10 days. Seriously.

Meditation is such an important part of my life that growing that skill in such a beautiful place would be a spiritual awakening.  Maybe I might never come home!

Thanks for reading about the places I want to go.   Leave a comment on your dream vacation location!

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