I've been thinking lately of where I'd like to go if I got the chance to travel again. Over the years I have been to Canada, Mexico, Honduras, and Indonesia. Although these opportunities have blessed me in various ways; I can't say that any of these locations were a part of my Travel Bucket List. In truth my List is quite small. There are really only three locations on my mind as I write this.
1. Machu Picchu: 15th-century Inca site. 7,192' Elevation. Cusco Region of Peru, South America.
To be honest, I never thought much of Machu Picchu. In fact, I'm not sure I had heard about it until college; and that was only because of a brief line in a poem I read by Gwendolyn Brooks. I didn't think about it again until a few years later as I was flipping through channels, and PBS was showing a special on the Inca Civilization. The majesty surrounding this now empty city was breathtaking on film, and I realized that I wanted to stand there myself one day. I imagine it is quite humbling. You can travel there by train- and I have always wanted to travel by train! There is an impressive hike up of course, but totally worth it.
Also- look how much fun these alpaca's are having!
2. France: No city in particular.
I want to visit France one day. I actually made a promise to my Father that I would. He had me promise to find a small cafe, sit outside, and have wine, with cheese. He had traveled there himself for work, and I know that he wished he could have taken me to see it. We lost him several years back, and I miss him greatly. This is not a promise I intend to break.
3. Scotland: My heritage.
I am not fully of Scottish descent; perhaps three-quarters? However, no place in the world feels so uniquely home to me then Scotland. I know that my anticipation may exceed reality when I finally get to go; but somehow, I don't think so.
Where would you go?