this week's ten on tuesday asks us to give the top 10 countries we would want to visit.
at first, i wasn't going to participate. because, although there are countries i would want to see (and they are listed below), i probably wouldn't visit them even i was given the chance to. it may seem silly, but i'm not comfortable traveling abroad right now. maybe that will change someday, maybe not. but here's my list:
1. tanzania; i've always wanted to go to africa. i think going on a safari would be the coolest thing ever. of course, that would be a photo safari. and i'm not sold on tanzania. it could be some other country in africa. we had friends who went to tanzania and loved it.
2. greece; another place i've always wanted to visit. when i was young, i saw a movie that took place somewhere in the grecian isles. i thought it was breathtakingly beautiful. i still have that image in my head and would love to experience it first hand.
3. australia; it seems so familiar yet since it's half a world away, most people don't get to visit the land down under.
4. new zealand; this is someplace my husband has always wanted to visit. so the little i've seen in pictures and what research i've done, it looks beautiful.
5. england; again, because it feels so familiar.
6. italy; i'd like to see venice and the canals, among others sites.
7. vietnam; because my dad served in the war there, i would like to know what it looks and feels like. i'd also like to see the jungles there.
8. brazil; i think it would be super cool to see the amazon river and the rain forest.
9. indonesia; from what i've seen, this area looks absolutely beautiful - tropical and mysterious.
10. israel; i would love to walk the same part of the earth as Jesus did. i would love to just soak up the atmosphere that's so rich with history.
added note: i've been enjoying these 10 on tuesday memes because it has become a topic of conversation and comparison in my family. since my daughter usually posts about the topic each week, her and i obviously talk. today my son joined in the conversation. he took european history last year and had a lot to offer about some of the countries we talked about.
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