I hate the phrase “Bucket List”. I’m assuming it became a shortened way of saying “these are all the things I want to do before I kick the bucket / shrug off my mortal coil / die”. Which sounds like a lot of pressure. And what do you do when you have ticked off everything on your list? “Right Mr Grim Reaper, you can come and take me now.” Or do you just keep adding things on in the hope of staving off the inevitable “I can’t go yet, Mr Grim Reaper, I haven’t swam in a waterfall in Jamaica, ate frogs legs in Paris or hiked the Grand Canyon…”
So I have a travel wish list. Maybe I’ll visit them all in my lifetime, maybe I won’t. In fact, at the rate I keep adding things on, I’m unlikely to run out of places to go unless I live til I’m 380. So here, in no particular order, are 5 of the places that have made it on to my travel wish list.
The Spanish capital has been on my wish list for a while. It’s full of culture, great food and a vibrant nightlife. It has stunning architecture, delicious tapas, churros and abundant wine. It even has a fountain that honours the devil, in a park loosely translated as “The Park of Pleasant Retreat” It also got ancient Egyptian temples and a bullring, although I’m sure it’s not as spectacular as ours here in Birmingham.
So that’s Part One of my Travel Wishlist. Have you been to any of these places? Where else should I add to Part Two?
Thanks for reading!!
I’m Emmalene, a 40 something with a passion for travel, theatre, food, drink and the occasional accidental hike! I’m a born-and-bred Birmingham native so expect lots of Brum content on here too…