"Don't bring ruins to ruins. Build a life worth visiting, that you don't want to flee."

Europe

  • Live in Spain (toooo many amazing memories, friendships for life; first time in my life I thought my life can be different; traveled a lot)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCh2QF_Q-h4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrLiXkkcN2o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsUq3yCeP2w https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqcxOAmlnMc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PXsQtSsck4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du0shNpxHE0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf067cb5UxE

  • Camino de Santiago (short and long version of the walk)
  • Tomatina, Spain
  • Las Fallas, Spain (my grandfather passed away that weekend, 2011; best night worst day)
  • Switzerland wine festival every 20 years FĂȘte des Vignerons, next one is 2039
  • Go to Italy and eat pizza and spaghetti (ever since I remember my dad would promise to take me there, he never did; so I did it myself; one of two amazing trips, sister trip and Goli's wedding; opera in Venice)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReoGlXHRJCg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZqZuKFyHq0

  • Belgium (9 euro one way ticket to the best trip ever, Brussels and museum of Tin Tin, Bruges during winter is a mini Amsterdam; Christmas with 3 Australians in a hostel, Amsterdam and a finish in Berlin for the best new year's party!)
  • Germany (party in Berlin for new years!!!)
  • Oktoberfest, Germany (Bulgarian death stare)
  • France road trip (one fav one with sis; went to St Tropez where our fav movie was filmed "The Troops of St. Tropez")
  • Churchill war rooms, London
  • High tea in London
  • West End Theater Show (Mousetrap)
  • Sunday roast in London
  • National History Museum sleepover, London
  • The Vaults, London (https://www.thevaults.london/)
  • Portugal (Algarve heart beach among other places; the six senses hotel)
  • Barrel Hotel, Portugal

https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/sleep-in-wine-barrel-quinta-da-pacheca-portugal

  • Iceland (swim between two continents)
  • Finland Northern Lights (igloos)
  • Russia and Trans-Siberian Railway
  • Sacred Groves of Zagori, Greece (1803 women and children mass suicide from a rock, not letting the men of the Turk Ali Pasha to catch them, Monument of Zalongo)

https://sacrednaturalsites.org/items/the-sacred-groves-of-zagori-epirus-greece/

Eastern Europe

  • Istanbul, Turkey (spontaneous trip with Kels from Varna; funniest food "delivery" I've ever had, craziest driver)
  • Cappadocia hot air balloon
  • Greece (everywhere; and volunteer at a Syrian camp)
  • Cyprus (first trip out of Bulgaria)
  • Croatia
  • Bosnia
  • Travel around Bulgaria as a tourist

Asia, South, Southeast Asia

  • Japan (Golden Week with Naomi)
  • 2nd trip to Japan: Climb Mt. Fuji (Bob to send me info), Kumano Kodo,
  • China (The Great Wall)
  • Thailand (discovering love for food and island life, Thailand is shaped as a heart)
  • Sri Panwa in Thailand
  • Cambodia (sak yant Maggie ritual, Angkor Wat, travel with Jerry)
  • Singapore (suite overlooking the gardens - fairytale, infinity pool feeling at the edge of the building, cool feeling)
  • India (3 weeks of traveling and fun for Nitish's wedding that ended with the biggest heartbreak in my life; Golden temple and the peace it felt being there)
  • Vipassana silent meditation in India
  • Gili Islands
  • Bali (make my own Jamu)

Africa

  • Live in South Africa (zip-lining, traveling, car accident in the doggiest part of Johannesburg and surviving, chasing thieves in Cape Town, working for an amazing organization and feeling my work had purpose)
  • Mandela's cell (he used to run in one place every day in his cell to keep physical and mental strength; after he was released he made a point to wear Hawaiian shirts to feel free; best human ever born)
  • Visit Egypt and see the Pyramids
  • Jump Vic Falls for my grandfather's bday (1st time we went there I was afraid to jump and said "if I come here again, I will jump; a week later I had to cross Lake Kariba by myself and ended up in Vic Falls; honored my grandfather by jumping down praying I don't die)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlIjwfbROnc

  • Zimbabwe (travelled with my friends in a van around the country, limited infrastructure, friendly people, uncertain situations that required great flexibility)
  • Mozambique (one of the angriest ppl I've seen compared to Zim and SA)
  • Kenya
  • Namibia
  • Morocco
  • Tanzania (Climb Mount Kilimanjaro, safari, balloon)

Middle East

  • Jordan (Petra!!!, Wadi Mujib!!!!, Wadi Rum!!!; drive up the border with Israel and Syria, see Golan Heights, hear gun fire only a few miles away, Aqaba - where you can see both Egypt and Israel; almost went into Syria for a day since borders just opened; pickled my own olives from Jordan at home)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs14wTjL-GU

  • Lebanon (Cedrus Libani, oldest trees in the world)
  • United Arab Emirates (ski in ...Dubai!, The Palm, Abu Dhabi - high tea and Sheikh Zayed Mosque)
  • Iran

Central America, Caribbean

  • Cuba (Lindiana, dancing salsa on the streets of Havana, food, early morning hike to welcome the sun, 4 hrs wait for transportation and sharing a truck with 20 smth other nationalities sharing a bottle of rum)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lKSvbYMpcY

South America

  • Colombia (Manuel's wedding and witnessing what a meaningful marriage ritual can look like)
  • Peru (Nazca lines, Lake Titicaca, Hiking the Salcantay Trail, seeing the condors rising in the Colca canyon, Machu Picchu)
  • Chile (Atacama desert, Torres del Paine, Easter Island)
  • Patagonia
  • Argentina (tango, wine, food and nature)
  • Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
  • New Year's in Brazil with Aline

North America

  • Live in Seattle (my dream since I was a little girl)
  • Colorado (obsessed for a while going there)
  • Grand Canyon
  • Napa Valley (wine tour! Razi wine!!)
  • Alaska
  • Hawaii (Kauai, O'ahu, so many good memories with Vasil; camping for 3 weeks, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, shark diving, horseback riding, helicopter overlooking the most magnificent views, the bluest water on earth)
  • GA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0BHC-ZZK-k

  • Tequila, Mexico

https://www.booking.com/hotel/mx/boutique-la-cofradia.html

  • Day of the Dead, Mexico

Oceania

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
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user picture Kelsey: This list brings me so much joy! feb 21 2019
user picture Miglena: For me too, thanks for unleashing my lists passion <3 mar 4 2019