Last semester I wrote all about my most recent trip to Europe. From walking through London’s cobblestone streets, to hiking through Switzerland’s mountains, to driving through Italy’s groves, we traveled and visited so many places and yet there are so many more places I want to go. I have been bitten by the travel bug and with the opportunity to travel abroad I want to explore my top five bucket list of places I want to go before being shackled to medical school.
The colors and the culture have always fascinated me. The meticulous artwork and stonework that cover their architecture is like no other. Morocco is also some place completely different from everywhere else I have ever been. Although I have been several places no place compares to Morocco and their mixture of Arad and Berber populations. I have always wanted to get lost in the Fez Medina, go camel trekking in the Sahara and just exploring Marrakesh.
Both of my parents have ancestors from Ireland. I have always wanted to visit a place that is so ingrained in my family history. I want to get a car and drive along the coat to see the moors and to just get lost in the country side. I also want to stay in a castle and go to the cliffs edge. The city of Dublin also looks amazing to visit and I really want to go and experience a pub. The rolling green landscapes and the opportunity to get lost among breathtaking valleys and coves is what draws me to Ireland.
I want to cruise through the historical canals and get lost amidst this modern and colorful county. This is where I plan to study abroad. I want to be centralized so I have the ability to travel to many different places while I am abroad and Amsterdam is the perfect place to be. Each home is colorful and just seems so full of life. Full of picture perfect scenes and interesting museums. They have the largest Vincent van Gough collection that traces through his troubling life. Van Gough is my favorite artist and I would love to see the collection of his work in person.
For the longest time, I have dreamed about going to Greece. I was and have always been a huge history buff, especially Roman and Grecian history. I think it goes back to the Percy Jackson series and the magic behind their ancient gods but I have desired to go there for a long time. The ancient ruins, the magical sunsets, the spell binding landscapes, everything just calls to me. The crisp white and blue buildings in Santorini just look absolutely breathtaking. There are so many places and ancient ruins I want to visit I think it will take a few trips or a long stay to see it all.
The instantly recognizable architecture and the allure of the city is what draws me to Paris. It’s one of the only cities that could possibly beat out Greece for my top spot on my bucket list. From the street artists, to the markets, to the Eiffel Tower, to the Louver and Versailles, to Notre Dame, to Monet’s Garden and finally to the Catacombs that span the underground of the city, there are so many sites to see and places I want to go. I just want to get lost in this city and never be found.