This is probably the worst time to have wanderlust.
While we have this whole COVID-19 stuff going on, I thought it’d be good to take a look at the places that are on my wishlist, and talk through them.
I definitely want to return to Lisbon. I lived there for four months, and I know I didn’t get a whole lot of experiences that I wanted to, but I was spoilt rotten with what I experienced. I have to take Connor around and show him what I experienced, but also branch out and do literally everything else that I missed out on. Torre de Belem is one of them, as well as properly exploring Alfama, before heading up north to Telheiras, and then giving the zoo a try.
Dublin was another place that I always told myself that I wanted to return to, and I know I will.
- Guinness Storehouse – this is a place that we decided against, as we went to the Irish Whiskey Museum instead. However, Guinness is a huge part of the culture over there, so we kinda should go there.
- National Leprechaun Museum – this is just for the shits and giggles, really. It’s bizarre to me how there is a museum dedicated to leprechauns, but it’s real, and it’s there.
- Bull Island – Bull Island was an area that we really wanted to walk towards when we were there the first time. However, Storm Doris stopped us in our tracks, and also because it was late February. We decided to wait until a summer trip to do this.
- Phoenix Park – like the last point, we didn’t go to Phoenix Park because of the weather. Phoenix Park also hosts a zoo, so we’d go there while we’re at the park.
- Ericsson Skyline at Croke Park – Croke Park boasts the Ericcson Skyline tour, which means you can see the stadium from above. Again, the weather prevented us from doing this, as we had a preference for doing this during the summer season.
Before living in Portugal, I’d always imagined I’d live in Japan or some other Asian country and teach English (as is the norm, it seems). However, things are just a bit different. I definitely imagined myself living over in Japan when I was, admittedly, a bit of a weeaboo back in the day. I would still like to visit Akihabara, as well as take a closer look at some of the weirder aspects of Japan.
So I really want to go on a whole USA road trip, but with the way finances are, I may have to just visit one or two states at a time. So, literally, every state in the USA is on the list. And I probably will have to visit my aunt and cousin in Michigan, at least, not to mention visiting my good friend Tim while I’m across the Atlantic! And as I like my rollercoasters and rides, I’ll be making a visit to Cedar Point, which was talked about so much by my family when I was younger.
The rest of the UK
I haven’t actually been to any other part of the UK besides England. I’ve lived here for 27 years. I’ve only been in England during that time (not for a lack of desire, of course). So as it turns out, I should really make plans to visit Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland!
On top of that, a nice caravan holiday to finish things off wouldn’t go amiss. I haven’t been to Skegness and Ingoldmells for years, so that would be quite fun to do off-season!
So, what are your travel plans for after COVID-19 has blown over? Let me know!