Dreamiest places in the world

There are some places in the world that you can dream about but you know you will never get to physically go there.  It might be out of your reach financially or it might be out of your reach physically.  Or it might be the sort of place you would love to experience but you know that you don’t have the “guts”, for want of a better word, to go there.

Like Kilimanjaro.  Oh I have thought over this so many times.
Should I sign up for the climb.  What a challenge that would be.  Imagine the feeling standing at the top of Kili.
My friends have done it and wow, amazing to see their photos on facebook.  I really would like a photo like that.  But I don’t think I could do the climb.  I have heard how hard it is and apparently it is the altitude and not so much the actual climb.
Like Machu Picchu.  It’s easy to sign up for the trek.  You just have to do it well in advance because it sells out quickly.  The training I could do.  I would give myself lots of time and living in Calgary in the foothills we have the most amazing countryside and mountains to train in.  Yep – all of that part would be easy.
inca trailHowever the climb itself can be challenging and this again is due to the high altitude.

Like flying around the world.  I came across this amazing trip at a travel show I went to.  Imagine flying around the world in a specially fitted out aircraft with lie flat beds and a dining room – yes a dining room!
dining room cc

And then after a nice meal – stretch out in your lie flat bed.
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That takes the sting out of jet-lag, that’s for sure.

Like swimming in the Dead Sea.  Not that you can swim in it – more like lie on it.

dead seaIf you have ever used Dead Sea salts or exfoliating products you know how amazing your skin feels afterwards.  Well imagine how incredible you would feel after actually floating on the Dead Sea.  Of course it might not be everyone’s dream.  My friend who visited there said that it felt like stepping into snot!  Oh well!

Like walking the Camino.  This is something that I really want to do.   I have watched the documentaries and the films and have seen the people crying about the blisters on their feet and how emotionally and physically draining it can be.  I just really want that feeling of walking into the square at Compostela de Santiago and then going to see that crazy swinging incense burner in the cathedral.  Duck your head!





By Lesley Keyter

Lesley Keyter is the face of travel in the fast growing city of Calgary. Every week since 1997 she has has featured live on the Morning News Global TV.

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