The Destination Wish List
Another rain filled day in the South of England and once again my mind has started to wander. I’ve been lucky enough to have travelled to a fair few places over the years but there are so many that I have yet to experience.
So lets start with my most eager destination … Cape Town, S Africa. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to experience a cage dive with the Great White Sharks and Cape Town seems to be a great place to experience this. With Seal Island, Gansbaai & False Bay in close proximity this city seems to be ideal. I’ve done some research and Apex Predators would be my preferred company to go with. Chris & Monique Fallows run this company which has been used for many TV documentaries and their knowledge & respect of Great White Sharks seems second to none.
If you fancy a dip in the ocean with the planets fiercest predator then check out www.apexpredators.com
If I survive the encounter with Jaws then an abseil down Table Mountain must surely be next on the list – the highest commercial abseil in the World … and what a view you must get as you lean back over the backdrop of Cape Town.
Next on my list of destinations would be something a little different and that is Greenland. Disko Bay and the llulisat Icefjord looks absolutley stunning with Icebergs and untouched scenery. It would be great to dissapear from the rat race for a week and enter this land of serenity and ice. The skies look amazing with no artificial light and would feel quite overwhelming to stand under the stars in this landscape. Apparently the sun shines over 300 days of the year here!
Although Dubai has exploded in the last 10 years into a multi billion dollar tourist destination and is no longer a real reflection of the Middle East I would still love to experience this Emirate simply because of its ‘over the top’ mentality and its craving to be THE place to visit. The view from the Burj Khalifa must be out of this world (almost literally!) and I wouldn’t mind ordering an extremely small lunch at the Burj Al Arab just to experience 6 star dining or is it 7 stars? Maybe I’ll just order a Coke.
West Coast of America
I’ve travelled all up the Eastern Seaboard but never been across to the West coast as yet. I would love to visit San Francisco with its streets and harbour and I’ve always wanted to visit the giant redwoods. Alcatraz would also be very high on my list. Las Vegas would be a fantastic experience and The Grand Canyon is a must (the camera would be hot that day). Cannon Beach in Oregon would be a life time wish for me as this is the beach where the Goonies was filmed (one of my all time favourite movies). I guess you would have to visit Los Angeles as well if you were doing a tour of the West Coast and the 17 mile drive would be a pretty stretch of road to drive.
If I ever get married (and thats a big ‘IF’) then I can’t think of a better honeymoon destination that the Maldives. Exotic, remote, serene and beautiful with crystal clear waters and great food but as this is set aside for the honeymoon we’ll move swiftly on …
The Norwegian Fjords
I’ve never really been attracted to the cruise ship experience but if I was to holiday on a ship then the Norwegian Fjords would be where I would like to cruise. From the greenlands of the South to the snow capped mountains of the North you would see such a diverse side to this Scandinavian country.
Kenya & Tanzania
Kenya would be my ultimate destination for a Safari – camping out under the stars, slumming it with the African game … Awesome and Tanzania is home to Mount Kilimanjaro which is just shouting out for me to attempt to climb (I have commenced training).
Well I guess until I win the lottery I will only write about most of these places but I hope some of them will get experienced … and to those of you who have already had the pleasure of these destinations I am green with envy.
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Posted on May 9, 2012, in Experience, Travel and tagged burj khalifa, cage diving, cape town, disko bay, dubai, giant redwoods, grand canyon, great white shark, greenland, Holiday, kenya, maldives, norwegian fjords, san francisco, tanzania, Travelling, USA. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.