I’ve NEVER Been on Holiday

I’ve NEVER Been on Holiday

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I hope this isn’t a shocking revelation for anyone who has stumbled upon this post and decided to read from intrigue. I am sorry to disappoint but it is true I have never been on a holiday trip. All my summers were spent in the countryside in my grandmas’ little isolated but close-knit community with my cousins or Christmas with my grandpa in the hilly areas of Manchester (Jamaica not England).

Those were the places I had always considered ‘vacation spots’ thus I never made a big fuss out of it. Plus, my cousins were extremely fun to be around so I never felt like I was missing out on much.

Well, until I grew older . . .

I developed a fascination with countries at an early age, maybe around 9 or so. I would look at the atlas and try to learn all the countries in the Caribbean then move on to conquer the world map. There was never an end goal, I just wanted to know their locations, capital, languages and ethnic composition.

In college I began itching to see countries where my mind spent years learning capitals and languages spoken. I was meeting more and more people from different parts of the world in college and even at my part-time job. It was hard to stop myself from thinking about visiting different places.

BUT, for some reason I assumed holidays were too expensive and I would never make enough money to actually go on one. Don’t get me wrong, I know it isn’t cheap to travel but there are some countries that are more affordable than others (I made sure to do my research).

Knowing all that I know now, I’ve been thinking it is time to go on holiday. Not right now, I’m not that rich but sooner rather than later. I’m aiming for some time next year, God’s willing. To put my holiday dreams out into the universe for fruition, I have decided to list 10 countries I would love to visit. If your country happens to be on my list or a country you would like to visit is on here, let me know in the comment section below.

MY TOP TEN COUNTRIES ARE (in no particular order):

  1. Ireland
  2. Northern Ireland (specifically Belfast & Derry)
  3. South Africa
  4. Liechtenstein
  5. Malta
  6. Norway
  7. Uruguay
  8. Chile
  9. Barbados
  10. Anguilla

Ireland, Northern Ireland, South Africa and Norway for the history and nature. Liechtenstein, Malta, Anguilla, Barbados and Uruguay for their small but lots to see vibe. Chile for the wine, you guys already know how I feel about my wine.

There are more countries on my list but I’ve shortened it so you and I wouldn’t have to be here all night. Let me know your top ten destinations in the comments below, we might have a few in common.

Happy Sunday everyone! Stay safe, take care and have a wonderful week.


5 thoughts on “I’ve NEVER Been on Holiday

  1. I feel the same on travel – if time isn’t the issue then its always money for me 😦 I relate so much to not feeling any kind of way about not travelling so much in my childhood… it wasn’t till getting to university I felt like I wanted to see more. I literally cannot pick a single country to start with but if I could pick a region in the world it would be South America – I always thought it would be interesting to learn the cultural similarities (and differences) between that part of the diaspora and my own culture… one day I suppose *sighs longingly* 😭

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    1. I guess when we are young, the world feels smaller (it did for me) but when we get older we see there is a lot more out there. I’ve heard South Americans are very friendly, vibrant and warm. The food is spicyyyy too. I hope the sighs longingly will become exciting squeals one day 😊

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  2. I hope we get to fist bump when we are abroad on some adventure.. Well, come to India too..would love to host ya!! My top countries I plan to visit is totally based on cost of living and internet prices…haha!! So, Thailand, Italy, some close to sea countries…Will try to stay away from EU for a while now….

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