Where Would You Go?

January 1st, is the day each year we remind ourselves what we want to do and be. One of the things I’ve told myself that I want to do more of each year is blogging.

Hopefully, with a little more effort on my part—and possibly a little inspiration from the The Daily Post at WordPress.com—I will post at least once a week in 2011.

Today’s challenge is a question I’ve been trying to answer for a few months now I’ve got some frequent flyer miles to burn before they expire.

List three countries you’d like to visit, and why you want to go.


A few years back, I learned that I had Spanish heritage and ever since then I have felt a tug to visit my ancestral homeland. While my Ayala roots are from the northern País Vasco region of the country, I would love to see Barcelona and Madrid as well.

San Sebastian/Donostia, Basque Country, Spain

Photo via Nigel Swales on flickr


It may not be my favorite movie (heck, it’s not even my favorite Bond movie), but ever since I saw the 2006 version of Casino Royale I’ve wanted to visit Montenegro to enjoy the beauty of the Adriatic Coast and it’s rich culture and history.


Photo via Thomas Edwards on flickr


The familiar has its own allure. In September of 2009 we spent the best vacation of our lives to date in Phuket, Thailand. We rode elephants in the jungle, snorkeled off the Phi Phi Islands, and lounged around at the JW Marriott Resort on Mai Kao Beach. I seriously hope to one day return with my family.

Phi Phi Islands

Photo via my flickr

That’s it for me, but what are three countries you’d like visit and why? Sound off in the comments below … Or better yet, blog it and leave a link to your post!


4 thoughts on “Where Would You Go?

  1. Jackie

    I lived in Spain for a while, but never had the chance to visit the northern side of it (and I have always been curious to go to Galicia and Pais Vasco) ; Montenegro always intrigued me and Thailand…been there, but would love to see more 🙂

    Anyway, I am partecipating to the “post a day” challenge as well, and I wrote in my blog my top 3 🙂

    Ciao ciao and happy new year

  2. Austin

    I didn’t know you had Spanish heritage, but now that you mention it, you do have a bit of that look. (Dark complexion, anyway.) Me on the other hand…

    I’d love to visit Italy again, after that it would probably be Britain, and then somewhere more tropical like Hawaii.

    But now you have to tell us which IS your favorite Bond movie, if not Casino Royale.

  3. K

    Great post, great choices. I stumbled upon your blog via Twitter when I was looking for other Post A Week participants. I chose China, Italy and Egypt (click here to read my entry).

    I look forward to reading more from you in the future!

  4. Mark Beckstrom

    My three choices:
    1 – Venezuela – I would especially like to see Angel Falls
    2 – Turkey – early Christian cities
    3 – China

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