Where I've Been & Where I Want To Go
Although I do consider travel a hobby of mine, I actually don't like to do it that often. The actual travelling part is often unpleasant so I usually have to be drawn in by something else (an event or special attraction) to really want to go somewhere. Here's everywhere I've gone as a "tourist" and what drew me there.
- Bruges I watched In Bruges.
- Brussels it was a base between Bruges and Leuven.
- Leuven revisit somewhere my husband had spent some time during his PhD.
- Plovdiv Devin Townsend concert.
- Sofia had to transit through Sofia for Plovdiv, so it made sense to stay a few days there too!
- London visiting relatives.
- Manchester Sumo Cyco concert.
- "Paris" Disneyland... so it was technically more like the US we went to, but yanno.
🇳🇱 The Netherlands
- Berlin a friend's wedding.
- Cologne Devilskin concert.
- Düsseldorf to visit friends.
- Arnhem sightseeing with a relative.
- Nijmegen sightseeing with a relative.
- Otterlo to visit the Hoge Veluwe national park.
- Maastricht "on the way" between our trip between Germany and Belgium.
- North Holland
- Amsterdam because it's just what you do when you're in the Netherlands, really...
- Zandaam we didn't want to pay Amsterdam prices for accommodation.
🇳🇱 The Netherlands
- South Holland
- Leiden checked it out after visiting Keukenhof.
- Amersfoort was meant to meet a relative, but ended up doing a walking tour.
- Utrecht just a fun day out in another city.
* I also go to North Brabant a lot, but I've never actually "explored" any cities there.
🇳🇿 New Zealand
- Ahipara to visit family friends.
- Paihia family holiday.
- Whangārei when I didn't live there, I visited family often.
- Whangaruru regular holiday spot as a kid.
- Auckland family holidays.
- Coromandel Peninsula family holiday, husband's family bach.
- Hamilton when I didn't live there, I visited family often.
- Bay of Plenty
- Rotorua visit family, general tourism.
- Taupō family holiday.
- Tauranga visit family friends.
- Whakatāne visit family friends.
- Whanganui Dad's speedboat hobby took us here annually.
- Wellington general tourism.
And here's everywhere I want to go and why:
🇨🇦 Canada visit friends, general love of Canada.
🇩🇰 Denmark general interest in Denmark.
🇫🇮 Finland general love of Finland.
🇬🇷 Greece general interest in Greece.
🏴 Hull, England my family is from there.
🇮🇪 Ireland general interest in Ireland.
🇯🇵 Japan general interest in Japan.
🇵🇱 Poland Auschwitz, general interest in Poland.
🏴 Scotland ancestral ties, Fringe Festival, general love of Scotland.
🇳🇴 Svalbard, Norway polar night, northern lights, cold.
🇺🇸 The US Disney... that's it.
🇺🇦 Ukraine post-war tourism bucks, general interest in Ukraine.
🏴 Wales visit friends, general interest in Wales.
🇳🇱 Zeeland, Netherlands I want to see "old Zealand".