When we do start travelling again I think there is going to be a new appreciation of our world. We have seen fires, floods and earthquakes, not to mention the dreaded plague – COVID 19. Once we get this under control, which we will, I think we will look at the world through different eyes.
Some of the most beautiful places in the world have been taken away from us over the last 18 months and soon it will be our chance to explore these places. Where will you go first?
If you are a nature lover where could you see nature at its finest without the interference of mankind? Antarctica? This uninhabited continent is not easy to get to – especially if you are going to cross the Drake Passage with a dicey tummy! However you certainly won’t be dealing with crowds of people – maybe just crowds of penguins. Of course a trip to Antarctica is not cheap so this will definitely be on the bucket list. The average Antarctica cruise is going to cost around $8000. Maybe possible to find something a bit cheaper – very easy to find something more expensive. If you do go all that way make sure to take your swimsuit so you can do the polar challenge. A plunge into the icy waters. I guess if you can’t make it to Antarctica you can always just take a dip in the Bow River in the middle of winter. Just pretend!
If you are a history buff there are some new delights to discover. Make your way out to Peru and fly over the Nazca desert. Not just lines there but a new cat to see. It was this drawing that really intrigued me because it is so lifelike
Just look at that kitty! Whichever alien species drew this cat honestly had one has a pet in some distant galaxy. Just the way the arms are tucked underneath looks just like my cat!
Another recent exciting discovery was a hidden city in Luxor. Egyptologists announced the discovery of a 3,000-year-old “lost golden city” near Luxor in April, touting it as one of the most important discoveries since Tutankhamun’s tomb. It dates back to the reign of Amenhotep III, one of Egypt’s most powerful pharaohs, who ruled from 1391 to 1353 B.C.
I just love that they put the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb as an important discovery. I got the chance to have a one on one with Mr Tutankhamun when the site was deserted due to the civil unrest in Egypt at the time. Usually you can line up for hours to get in and then get a quick look before you are ushered out of the tomb. I even got to have a close up look at his toes – seriously!
So when the travel IS eventually lifted maybe you should get on the first plane out of here to one of your bucket list sites before the rest of the world gets there and make it a memory to cherish.