Now I’m living in Winchester again where the rent is sky high, I have to be a bit more careful with my money and unfortunately, I’m going to have to sacrifice a few things so I can afford to live and pay for my Masters degree. This doesn’t mean that I’ve forgotten about my travel wishlist and the places I would go to if I won the lottery. I’m already planning to do a big trip once I’ve finished my course and handed in that dreaded dissertation, I just need to pick from a few places..
Egypt has always been right at the top of my travel wishlist, ever since I was 7 years old and we learned about Ancient Egypt in Year Three at school. That’s where my love of archaeology and ancient history first started. I’ve always wanted to visit Cairo, the Pyramids of Giza and the Valley of The Kings, however with the current political state of the country, it’s not a good idea. I would ideally like to holiday somewhere nearby and go on a day trip to Egypt to tick all of these places off my bucket list. Ideally, I’d like to go before all of the pyramids are destroyed by silly tourists trying to take home pieces of them!
This time last year I was halfway through my two week holiday to Walt Disney World Orlando and was having a magical time in Universal Studios and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I didn’t realise how much I would enjoy Disney World or Universal and now I’m hankering to go back. This is such an expensive trip, so I think it would be better suited to my 30th birthday rather than a random holiday like I did last year but I’m dying to get back to the pomegranate lemonade and Mickey Waffles!
Another place I’ve been fascinated with since the age of seven is Rome in Italy. Ever since we were taught about Romulus and Remus, I’ve been dying to visit this ancient city. I would love to see all of the famous Roman buildings that are still standing such as the Colosseum and the Pantheon and also take a day trip over to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvias. Although the flights to Italy aren’t too expensive if you book in advance, I’ve looked into accommodation and it costs a pretty penny, as do the excursions – I’ve also heard that it’s a very expensive city anyway, so I would definitely need to save up.
I know that Australia is on a lot of people’s bucket lists but it’s never been on mine until recently. One of my good friends has recently moved there (in fact, she landed in Sydney today) and when she’s got herself settled down I would love to go out and visit her. I’m not sure where she’s going to be living as she’s travelling around for a bit first but wherever she ends up, it would be great to go and see her and spend some time down under. Flights to Australia are pricy so this is definitely one for a couple of years time (or sooner if I win the Powerball lottery) although I hopefully wouldn’t have to pay for accommodation if I stayed with Izzy. Heidi is also over there at the moment, so it would be lovely to see her as well if possible.