Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Places where I want to go

Adam tagged me with another meme - places where I want to go

Proposition : Where do you want to go Next, OUTSIDE OF YOUR COUNTRY, for tourism, work, study, whatever.

Requirements: Find some info about the place, itenary etc, pics if possible so you get MORE Traffic coming in, and maybe some people can find somewhere to go to. Excludes your NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOUR, i.e., a country that borders yours.

I could think about 4 places that I really want to visit -
New Zealand, Amsterdam, Dubai and Paris.

New Zealand - I've always heard the nice stories from people who have visited this beautiful country. Their historic & cultural heritage, nice weather & natural environment, unique Paua shell and Mount Cook are among the attractions. I need to get myself down to NZ just want to experience a 'Kiwi' holiday!

paua close-up : photo by Peter & Lynda Harper

I would love to revisit these 2 cities -
Amsterdam and Dubai.

Amsterdam needlecraft shop : photo from personal archive

Amsterdam - is more than just Amstel River and canals. I love the centuries old houses and mansions. Being the best planned city of the northern Europe, their public transportation system works smoothly - I'm looking forward to seeing something like this in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Flea markets, tulips in April, canal boat rides, museums and riding a bicycle are among not-to-be-missed Dutch experiences. I wish for some trips to the needlecraft shops if I got the chance to revisit the city.

buildings along the Sheik Zayed Road : photo from gtjeddah webshots

My reason to revisit Dubai is purely an architectural & engineering interest. This city dubbed as 'Asia shopping haven' by some people. East meets West. And some said it is an artificial city. I've seen lots of Dubai city recent photos - many tall buildings, large shopping malls and hotels with distinctive architectural features. I simply want to see through my own eyes , these rapid changes made over the years in the most recognized Middle-East city.

Paris - I would love to visit this city one day, not only because of the famous tower and romance. The ultimate reason relates to my great passion for needlecraft. Trips to the needlecraft shops are simply irresistible. And I wish to meet a fellow stitching blogger, Isabelle in Paris.

Eiffel Tower : photo from personal archive


Adam said...

I would love to visit Holland too - and meet up with Hardy and Zaza.

Been to Dubai - but only stayed a few hours at the airport. In transit on the way to UK last year.

Isabelle said...

Oh, Zalita, how sweet!! I'm honoured :) Hope you and your family are doing good! :)

z_mnor said...

Hi Adam!

I would love to see both of them and their little Aidan


I wish my dream would come true :)