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MY TRAVEL WISH LIST 2017 – 2018

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This is my first Travel Wish List post, and I know it’s almost nearing half of the year, but I definitely want to still share this to you. Hope I could see these places for the year 2017 – 2018.

Yes, I include the year 2018 for this to be more realistic! Haha! As I have much going on and settled things here and there, I’d be more honest to say I can’t travel to these places this year. ๐Ÿ™‚

I am so excited to kick off this year with destinations and endless opportunities. I work as a nurse and blogging on the side is also my passion, so here is My Travel Wish List for 2017 – 2018.

ย Note: Photos originate from Unsplash

I also have useful resources from my fellow bloggers who have already shared their experiences in these places.

Travel wish list

1. Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi, Vietnam

 

I always read blog posts about Vietnam and these two largest cities in the country, and I am always fascinated by their story. Why I wanted to go? Vietnam is known for its delicious and cheap street foods and accommodation. How lovely it is to travel without so much to spend on and learn from their culture. Also, it resembles like the Philippines so it wouldn’t be so hard to adjust while traveling except for the language. But this is no big deal.

I also looooove museums and other historical places, so this would be a BIG BIG PLUS!. I’ve known a fellow blogger who bought a beer for less than a dollar. That’s totally awwweeesoome! I should try that too. Lol anything for budget trips, I’m in!

Ha Long Bay, their famous tourist spot is also a must see for me but I feel like I Phu Quoc would fit my needs. Talk about white sand :))))

 

Useful resources from my fellow bloggers:

  1. EXPLORE: HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAMย by Jhanzey
  2. TOP FIVE THINGS TO DO IN HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM by The Next Somewhere

 

2. Prague, Czech Republic

 

Let’s move into Europe. One of the places I ever dream of living. So historical, so cultural, and so beautiful. Prague is probably one of the places that I still question myself why. Maybe because it’s not that known to Asian countries. Quiet and not over crowded. I’ve known only a little and that most of their tourists come from Western people.

I like to explore theirย castles and colorful buildings with old roads leading you to different sites by just walking. I like walking especially if I see something unique and exciting all over again.

Useful resources from my fellow bloggers:

  1. 48 HOURS IN PRAGUEย WHERE TO STAYย WHAT TO DO & WHERE TO EATย  by Make Time To See The World

  2. WHERE TO EAT LIKE A LOCAL IN PRAGUEย by Coveted Places

3.ย Pragueโ€™s 7 Best Kept Secretsย by Maps & Merlot

4.ย 5 days in the Czech Republic โ€“ the best sights for your first visitย by Little Holidays

 

3. Santorini, Greece

 

Travel Wish list shen on the blog

 

Love just how rugged their landscape is. It’s like waking up in front of nature. I’m a nature addict, so there’s no question I have included this in my travel wish list. Also, the minimalism and the color is so vibrant just by looking at pictures on the web and on Pinterest, gives me a relaxing vibe even if I’m not physically there. ๐Ÿ™‚

Useful resources from my fellow bloggers:

  1. Sunrise to Sunset in Santoriniย by two blue passports

  2. DAY TRIP: SANTORINI, GREECEย by the global bazaar

  3. Yes, you can do Santorini on a budget!ย by Seven Day Week Ender

4. Bangkok, Thailand

 

Street life it is! Bangkok is known for vibrant city and street life. Why I love to visit Bangkok is also because of their food. They have the best cheap eats in the world from average restaurants to street-side food stalls. The spices, hmm I like spices… anything on top there.

The city’s serene temples is also a must see for me. Anything from temples, castles, ancient sites, these always amaze me and what beauty it gives.

I really wish I could just fly right now going to Bangkok!

 

Useful resources from my fellow bloggers:

  1. Things to do in Bangkokย from Chapter Travel
  2. TOP FIVE THINGS TO DO IN BANGKOK, THAILANDย by The Next Somewhere

 

5. Croatia

Credits to: Andrej Barsukov of Unsplash

 

Located in Eastern Europe, Croatia is just an incredible place to visit because of its sunniest spots and beautiful nature everywhere. I would like to explore these areas, but those hidden ones are on top if my list like Nugal. I guess it’s not that crowded with tourist compared to Zlatni Rat, which is mostly visited by UK tourists.

Cruise holidays and festivals are some of the reasons why people come and re-visit. How lovely would it be to experience their festivals and meet people from around the globe.

Useful resources from my fellow bloggers:

  1. 4 reasons why Dubrovnik is the most beautiful city youโ€™ll ever visitย from Explorista

  2. Why You Should Put Croatia on Your Bucket List, Immediatelyย by The Wannabe Vagabond

  3. 17 photos that will make you fall in love withย Croatia!ย by Well-Caffeinated Traveller

 

6. Switzerland

Credits to Sam Ferrara

 

Cable cars, chocolates, snow, cold weather, and train rides. Perfect for skiing and snowboarding, I look up to these activities since we don’t have it in the Philippines. I think it would be so much fun just having an unusual adventure (for me) in the snow and would love to know how it feels like doing these to do list ๐Ÿ™‚

Heard about Swiss watch? Well, I do! They are crafted with precision and quality. Price will equal the quality you get. I want to actually see one day from maybe somewhere that really manufactures it, if it could be possible ๐Ÿ™‚

Useful resources from my fellow bloggers:

1,ย 8 MOST SCENIC TRAIN RIDES IN SWITZERLANDย byย a Burmese abroad

2.ย Switzerlandย by Ticker Eats The World

3.ย What to see and where to stay in Baselย by A Hole in My Shoe

 

 

There you go! My Travel Wish List and what I found useful from my fellow travel bloggers ๐Ÿ™‚ And for every Travel Wish List post, I really do hope, that I can visit at least two of these places. I am young and still have the energy to pursue a lot of dreams while on the road wishing 2017 would be a great year going forward.

How about you? What’s your dream country to visit? Or have you been to these places yourself?

Share with me your experiences below ๐Ÿ™‚

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48 Comments

  1. Becky

    What a lovely list! I’d love to go to Santorini one day as well, it just looks so beautiful! I haven’t been to any of these places so far apart from Bangkok. I hope you get to go there one day it is one of my favourite places, there is so much to see and the city is amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    10 . May . 2017
  2. Kelly Jessica

    I want to make a Travel Wish List din tuloy! Though not really to achieve by this year or the next, a travel wish list lang talaga! My time is very limited because limited lang din ang vacation ko sa work, lol. I hope to visit Greece one day! Huhu.

    Good luck on achieving these travel wish list! ๐Ÿ™‚

    All the love,
    Kelly

    06 . May . 2017
    • shennamariz

      Thank you Kelly!. You can write and publish a Travel Wish List post. :))

      Yes, I understand how we work in the Philippines. Limited vacation time urrghh. HAHA

      06 . May . 2017
  3. Wandering Ella

    I wanna make a post like this pero siguro within the Philippines or Cebu lang! I don’t have a passport yet and I can’t afford traveling abroad pa. So dire lang sa. Haha!

    Thanks for the idea, Shen! Hehe ๐Ÿ™‚

    05 . May . 2017
    • shennamariz

      Sure Ella! You should have a passport just to get those plans ready HAHA! ๐Ÿ™‚

      05 . May . 2017
  4. Hannah

    Awesome wish list! I am heading to Greece in 3 days ๐Ÿ™‚

    xx Hannah
    http://www.beaconthrills.com

    28 . Apr . 2017
  5. Liz

    Love your list! ๐Ÿ™‚ Vietnam, Croatia, and Switzerland are also in my list and I hope to go there soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m pretty sure you’ll love Prague as much as I did. When you’re there, try and fit in an overnight trip to Cesky Krumlov, too. It’s absolutely gorgeous. ๐Ÿ™‚

    26 . Apr . 2017
  6. Batsheva

    I finally made it to your blog! Sorry it took so long to get over here. Life. Hehe, was that Airish with the $1 beer? Because her post did indeed make me want to go to vietnam. I love posts like these Shenna! I am such a travel junkie, even though I don’t often get to do it. I live in America, so even just a flight across the country can easily cost me up to $500 roundtrip. And lets please not talk about trying to fly overseas. However, I really want to see if I can visit Seoul, South Korea this summer. Someone mentioned in your comments how they were more attracted to Western places, because it was different from what they always see. It’s the same for me– I live in the US and am surrounded by western culture, so naturally, the first continent I want to discover is Asia. The Philippines is definitely on my travel list for some day. But one country at a time tho, haha.

    https://cynicalduchess.blogspot.com

    26 . Apr . 2017
  7. Richel V.

    I love your list, but I love the fact that you link up to articles about it more! Greece is on the top 10 of my over-all list – but oh my god, it’s so expensive + getting a visa is daunting. For this year, I’m just trying to go to Japan in winter. Previous travels last year drained my savings so.. I only get to choose one. And hopefully, next year, I’ll get to backpack Indo-China! I’m excited for it. Just gotta hustle to have that travel fund.

    25 . Apr . 2017
  8. Ana

    You chose beautiful destination! For me, Vietnam would also take one of the top positions ๐Ÿ˜‰

    22 . Apr . 2017
  9. Geemiz Travel

    We share the same travel bucket list plus Peru and Egypt. I have been to Thailand but there are so much more to see. Tip when you go to Thailand watch the Siam Niramit Show.

    21 . Apr . 2017
  10. Kim

    Great picks! These are all on my wish list tooo! We might honeymoon in Santorini, actually!

    Kim | Simply Lovebirds

    20 . Apr . 2017
  11. Elisa

    Vietnam and Greece are on my list too!
    xx Elisa
    http://www.francinesplacediy.blogspot.com
    DIY & LIFESTYLE BLOG

    20 . Apr . 2017
  12. Dave ( Silverbackpacker )

    What an awesome list. You better get to Bangkok before the street food ban gets into full swing.

    19 . Apr . 2017
    • shennamariz

      Really? Do they plan on cutting those out?

      20 . Apr . 2017
  13. Diana

    That’s amazingly crazy! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m also dreaming of going to Vietnam, I’ve heard a lot about its traditional food. So I think you won’t be disappointed!

    19 . Apr . 2017
    • shennamariz

      Crazy it is! Thank you Diana! ๐Ÿ™‚ Been into traditional food lately haha

      20 . Apr . 2017
  14. Gillan

    Wow, this is such a good list! I do hope you could visit them over the year and the next <3
    Santorini is at the top of my list as I've always been in love with Greek culture and mythology. Switzerland looks so beautiful during sunset and Prague is so scenic. As you can see I have a bit of bias towards Western countries but I would love to visit Asian countries too as they're more accessible (and somewhat more affordable).

    19 . Apr . 2017
    • shennamariz

      I agree with you on that Gillian. We crave to see more of what’s on the other side of the world ๐Ÿ™‚ I think maybe because, in every continent, it’s almost resembles every country, so that’s why. More affordable talaga sa Asian countries and nearer . Unahin muna to haha

      20 . Apr . 2017
  15. Da Dominguez

    Greece and Switzerland are definitely on my bucket list, too! I know it’s a little far-fetched but hopefully… someday. Haha. It isn’t impossible naman. ๐Ÿ˜‚

    19 . Apr . 2017
    • shennamariz

      haha True Da! Wish List naman lang. Okay lang baka naman magka totoo! hahaha.

      20 . Apr . 2017
  16. Benjoe Vidal

    Thank you for sharing this Shenna. nakaka inspire!

    19 . Apr . 2017
  17. Joy Generoso

    These are amazing places to visit. Nasa bucket list ko din sila, although I’ve been to Czech, Greece and Switzerland still marami at mahaba pa ang listahan of places to explore. Travel on and keep exploring! ๐Ÿ™‚

    18 . Apr . 2017
    • shennamariz

      Woooow! I envy your for your travels ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, the world is so wide, we can have the whole lifetime to travel and still miss places Lol

      20 . Apr . 2017
  18. Kim

    Bangkok is a city I’d like to visit again and again (aside from Seoul and Tokyo haha). They indeed have the best cheap eats and my goodness, plus their weekend market (JJ Market) is so awesome! Affordable clothes, lodging and awesome food – what more can you ask for?

    18 . Apr . 2017
    • shennamariz

      Tokyo and Seoul are both pricey! Haha I’ll choose Bangkok for travel budgets ๐Ÿ™‚ I can see that you really had so much fun with your visit there on Bangkok Kim, makes me feel a little more excited to go there. I really like to taste their spices. I love everything spicy ๐Ÿ™‚

      20 . Apr . 2017
  19. Bethel Cana Esmillarin

    Thanks for sharing your travel wishlist. Please post your itinerary when you have traveled to any of those ๐Ÿ™‚

    18 . Apr . 2017
  20. Danielle

    Croatia is definitely on my list! I have been to Santorini and loved it. Germany is also in my hopes for the upcoming year!

    18 . Apr . 2017
    • shennamariz

      Everyone loved Santorini that is why I’m curious about going in there and see what it really has to offer Danielle. Yes and Germany too!

      20 . Apr . 2017
  21. Jennifer Schlueter

    Been to Prague and Switzerland. Prague twice, once during summer, once during winter. It was fantastic both times. You should do a food tour and just walk around a lot ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s such a fun city and great for solo travelers too because you’ll meet people almost instantly.

    18 . Apr . 2017
    • shennamariz

      I will definitely try your suggestion, Jennifer. Thanks for voicing out. I’m really excited to go to Europe. Hopefully, it will push through at the right time.

      20 . Apr . 2017
  22. Megan

    Prague is such a rad city! Great wishlist… I’ll be back in Croatia this Friday for an entire month. I can’t wait ๐Ÿ™‚

    18 . Apr . 2017
    • shennamariz

      Wow! Jealous for how long you could stay! haha. Share to us when you get there Megan ๐Ÿ™‚

      20 . Apr . 2017
  23. Morgan

    Thanks for sharing our guide to Santorini! This is quite a travel wish list. I love the diversity of the list and can’t wait to hear about your experiences. xx Morgan

    18 . Apr . 2017
    • shennamariz

      You’re welcome, Morgan. Your guide was one of my favorites so I posted this in here. I’ll keep you in the loop ๐Ÿ™‚

      20 . Apr . 2017
  24. Susana Lino

    Seems they are all good options and very different from each other! Happy travels ๐Ÿ™‚

    18 . Apr . 2017
  25. exploristanl

    Thanks so much for sharing my blogpost. I hope you’ll enjoy Dubrovnik as much as I have!

    18 . Apr . 2017
    • shennamariz

      You’re welcome. I really hope so too and I’m excited and positive about it! ๐Ÿ™‚

      20 . Apr . 2017
  26. Bia

    Thanks for sharing this. I also would love to travel to Vietnam! I actually really want to have a Vietnam – Cambodia – Thailand itinerary soon. Hope money rains someday. lol!

    http://biasambrano.com/

    18 . Apr . 2017
    • shennamariz

      Haha. I was laughing as I read your comment Bia!. Very true!. We wish it’s that easy to travel and get some cash on the road haha

      20 . Apr . 2017
  27. Sanya

    This is awesome.All are in my travel bucket.Switzerland is the first one I will go for.Keep travelling! Keep living! ๐Ÿ™‚

    17 . Apr . 2017
    • shennamariz

      Thank you Sanya! :)) You as well ๐Ÿ™‚

      18 . Apr . 2017
  28. Mars

    Definetely Santorini Greece! I have been to Ho Chi Minh and Bangkok. Great countries. Maybe this post can help you. http://www.thebudgetariantraveler.com/2017/02/10/6-top-reasons-why-i-love-traveling-to-bangkokthailand/ Thanks!

    17 . Apr . 2017
    • shennamariz

      Thank you Mars! Yes, Santorini is my number one in the list. Haven’t placed that in order though :)))

      18 . Apr . 2017
  29. abcdefghizzy

    What a great travel wishlist! Shout-out to my surrogate homes of HCMC, Vietnam and Thailand! I love that they made it on the list! For me, Prague is my number one in this list. I’ve only heard great things and can’t wait to see them for myself ๐Ÿ™‚

    17 . Apr . 2017
    • shennamariz

      Hi Izzy! I really do hope you can visit Prague and don’t forget to share your experience with us when you get there soon. I will be waiting on that! ๐Ÿ™‚

      18 . Apr . 2017

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