Friday, March 25, 2011

30 by 30

The Competition - 30 countries by 30 years old.  
** Post Update **  
Knocked off a few more countries.
At 29, I've seen 24 29 countries.
Where have I been? (in order of visitation)

St. Lucia - have your hair braided, fly on a trapeze and skip in the tropical rain. 
Italy - favorite European country. Milan, Lake Como, Venice, Portofino, Genoa, Lucca, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Cinque Terre, Forte dei Marmi, Capri, Positano, Amalfi, Naples, Sicily, Taormina, Lipari Islands.
Mexico - Manzanillo, Cabo (Day 1.
Czech republic - Prague, gorgeous but passport, camera and credit cards were stolen, be careful!
France - Niece while studying abroad, then Paris. 1st trip by myself, scary, exhilarating, a must for anyone!
Monaco - cleanest train station ever seen. Beautiful but a bit snoody.
Greece - Santorini and Mykonos.  Pelicans the size of a 9 year old hang out in the restaurant kitchens.
Spain - bus-ed it from Barcelona, Grenada, Sevilla, Portugal then train back to Madrid, train is the better way to go.
Portugal - Lagos and Lisbon.  The fresh fish rivals Fiji's.
Switzerland - Bern, Interlacken, Murren.
Bahamas - Relaxing, hot, dine on conch a hundred different ways.
British Virgin Islands - Sailed from Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Willy T's (must get the t shirt!)
Canada - Montreal (an all time favorite), Vancouver.
New Zealand - Prepare for the adventure of a lifetime! I prefer South Island over North Island.
Australia - Melbourne, Sydney, Perth.
India - Rajasthan (Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ranthambore) Mt. Abu, Ahmedabad.
England - London, the food is amazing! if you avoid British fare except at high tea.
St. Martin - Favorite passport stamp, the font is fabulous.
St. Bart - Glamorous island living with a French accent.
Anguilla - Whitest sand I've ever seen.
Hong Kong - I'm more a Kowloon girl than Hong Kong island.
Vietnam - Hanoi and Sapa. Sapa was surreal; rice patties, water buffalo, tribal women half my size scurrying up mountains in plastic slip-ons. 
Fiji - nicest people I have ever encountered, you will laugh all day long here, perfect for a honeymoon.
Ireland - Dublin, Douglas (our favorite!), Killarney (ideal for the outdoors lovers), Inch, yes it really is called Inch, Dingle and Galway.  
Denmark - Copenhagen. Explore, eat,
Sweden - Malmo and Stockholm. (Where we would live in Stockholm.)
Germany - Munich, beers and pretzels the size of our heads!
Belize - San Pedro Island. 1, 2, 3, 4 

On the radar ~ Iceland, Peru and Bali.  Have you visited these 3?  Where should I go/do/eat/drink?
Dublin, Trinity College
Last night in Stockholm, Sweden
Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sunset, Fiji
Locally made textiles, Sapa, Vietnam


  1. I love this idea... I have to make a list to see how many I have been to. You are super close!!! Quite the world traveler!!

  2. Good idea to make a list. I'm not sure how many I've been to. I'll have to make a list myself! You didn't like our good old British food though?? haha :-) xx