My Favourite Vacation Spot.

I hope that you enjoy reading this post on the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where eleven of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic has been chosen by Delirious. The ten other bloggers who write regularly are, in alphabetical order, Delirious, gaelikaa, Grannymar, Maxi, Maria SF, Padmum, Paul, Shackman, The Old Fossil and Will. Do drop in on their blogs and see what their take is on this week’s topic. Since some of them may post late, do give some allowance for that too!

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Will it surprise you if I were to tell you that I have never had a vacation like what this comic character is dreaming of. Nor do I think that I will ever have one in the future. It is for the simple reason that I am not a places person, I am a person person.

My vacations have always been visiting people and doing things with them. If those things included some sight seeing or sea bathing or things like that, they were collateral benefits, but the thrust was on meeting and spending time with family and friends, and getting to know new people.

So, I find it extremely difficult to enumerate a list of my favourite vacation spots. I can however straight away list a few places that I would very much like to visit primarily because people that I would like to meet are there. Northern Ireland for Grannymar and Nick, Canada for WiseWebWoman, Pennsylvania for Mayo, California for Looney and TOF, London for David and the much awaited dance in Trafalgar square with my betrothed, Texas for Shackman and other parts of the USA for Darlene, Cheerful Monk, Tammy, Mitch, Maxi and so on besides Australia for Jim and Neil and New Zealand for Cathy and hold your breath Portugal for Max.  I have deliberately left out places in India as it will take a whole page of people and places to list.

And most importantly, what do I do to catch up with Delirious who came up with this topic for today? Will she be in the USA or in China? Will the Chinese let me in into their country?

Now you can kind of draw up your own idea of my Bucket List!

21 thoughts on “My Favourite Vacation Spot.”

  1. I have never been on a cruise, but that’s on my bucket list. However, I want to take a cruise to Alaska. 🙂
    I wrote my post on our thursday, but forgot to set it so that it would post on Friday, so I was early. But by China standards I was only one day early. 🙂
    Delirious recently posted..Patriotism

  2. Not everyone is as fortunate as you Ramana so they have to sometimes visit places and in the process sometimes make new friends / acquaintances ( a bonus ) . Not everyone can have a “girl in every port” either ! Us lesser mortals have to settle for places and sometimes places where ( other , esp noisy ) people, quite honestly , are a distraction ! Now having said that I have not been to the 3 places , images of which appear in your picture , but a Mediterranean cruise is slated for Oct – something which has been on my pseudo “bucket” list for years now and yes I am going with friends !

    1. You have a ball Nandu and have fun. I have been to Greece, Italy and Portugal and enjoyed the visits. I would very much like to go to Spain and Israel where too I have friends and Inshallah, I will one day.

      1. Funnily enough we went to Egypt ( that was on my “must do” list from childhood along with China and luckily we went before the so called Arab Spring ) and then Israel ( to attend a very dear friend’s daughter’s wedding ) in quick succession . Both were great experiences ! Our Eastern Med cruise starts from Barcelona ( where we will spend 4 days ) , then ports in Italy , Greece , Turkey , & France . Those shore excursions wil be very short of course and will not do justice to the countries which we will need to visit individually , some of which we have done . So may places to see in this wide world , not forgetting the ones in India itself , which alone can take a lifetime ! The of course there is Eastern Europe – a virtual treasure trove ! And then there is Disneyland and Safaris ( maybe wait for grandchild(ren) to take along – there is perhaps no greater joy than seeing kids enjoying themselves ) and ……….Sigh !

  3. i still want to visit the giant redwoods. but i consider them to be people.
    since i have only 5 people in my family i’d have to say i would be visiting the place. rather than people. there aren’t that many people i’d be comfortable staying with for long in their homes. just a quirk of mine i’m sure. a bit of a very shy monk really.
    i like my own little bed in my own little hotel room. 🙂
    and no. i am not an anti-social uni-bomber!! LOL.
    tammy j recently posted..an expensive day?

  4. I’m having a glorious vacation right here in my apartment. I’m celebrating getting the cottage and all the insurance paperwork finished. Like tammy I’m not anti-social, but I have no urge to go anywhere — except for the trip to see Kaitlin, Torben and the puppies this fall.

    Enjoy your trips! We’re looking forward to hearing about them.
    Cheerful Monk recently posted..New Bogeyman

    1. I can relate to that feeling as well. Since my retirement, it has in fact been one mightly long vacation in one sense though I still want to do other things than just be a hippy.

  5. When I was in my teens, I was a big time traveller – UK, Europe and African continents. Always travelling with other youngsters and we did a wide range of activities.

    Now I would like to revisit some of those places and do adult like things which do not necessarily mean different. See in depth some of the buildings and towns I visited.

    But alas most of that is currently from virtual armchair travelling which can be fun because you get to stay in your own home, in particular your own bed!
    Cathy in NZ recently posted..Back to Earth!

    1. Modern communication gadgets have done that to us, make arm chair travelers of us! But I think that it is still unbeatable, the going in person I mean.

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