DAY 5 // List 5 places you want to visit
Last time I stepped outside of the borders of Finland, was two years ago, when I took a few hours long boat trip to Tallinn, Estonia. The trip before that was one that I made now 6 years ago to Paris, which definitely has been my favourite of all time. Why I haven’t really traveled since that, I don’t know, probably just haven’t got around doing it, and in addition when you’re a student, it’s not always easy to save up enough money for a proper holiday. Anyhow, I’m always grateful for every chance to travel, and scratch the surface of other cultures a little bit.
That doesn’t mean that I haven’t been daydreaming about visiting different countries all this time. There are multiple places that I would love to explore sometime in the future, and because of that, I’ve selected five quite specific attractions I hope to someday experience in flesh.
During the past couple of years I’ve developed a true love for musical theatre, funnily enough whilst never actually seeing any live performances. It started when I read Les Misérables, then watched the movie, and then religiously listened to the original London cast album. After that, I saw the 25th anniversary of the Phantom of the Opera on Netflix, and basically became obsessed with it. Then it snowballed to many other fantastic musicals, some of my favourites being Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Sweeney Todd, Hamilton, and the list goes on and on. Needless to say, that it would be an absolute dream to catch a show in New York and see the magic in real life.
2. The Harry Potter Studio Tour in London
I’ve made peace with the fact that I shall be forever obsessed with, and emotionally linked to the world of Harry Potter. I’ve seen videos and pictures from the London studio tour, and it looks wonderful, and I definitely want to experience it some day. Not only do I want to get closer to the world of magic, but also learn all kinds of facts about the films and appreciate the detail that went to them up close. I don’t know how I’ll be able to handle all the emotion, if I ever get a chance to visit the studios, but hopefully this dream will come true one day.
3. Edinburgh Castle
Or any other castle in Scotland really. What I’ve seen on TV and pictures, Scotland seems to be an absolutely beautiful place, and loaded with castles and other historical landmarks, which I adore. There’s something really captivating about old buildings, that have been standing through time. They seem to really concretise history, which I find very exciting. Seeing these castles in flesh would be extraordinary, and also learning all about their history would make it an overall fascinating experience.
4. Van Gogh Museum
As I wrote in day 1, art museums bring me a lot of joy, so I definitely want to visit as many as I can during my life time. I’d love to visit the Netherlands, and especially the museum dedicated to Van Gogh’s work. I find his art incredibly beautiful and interesting, and it would be great to observe some it at an actual museum instead of online.
5. Anywhere I’ve yet to discover
It’s difficult to try and narrow down the wonders of this world. The aforementioned places are just my first superficial thoughts about places I’d like to visit. As I’m a huge fan of nature, it would be great to see all the wonderful famous waterfalls and hot springs, and just generally explore the native vegetation in different continents. I’d love to visit places that have true meaning in them, rather than only book those standard sunbathing holidays in the most tourist-filled places.
So far, this post has been the hardest to put together. As I mentioned before, it’s impossible to separate only five places from the whole amazing world. However, tomorrow will probably be even more difficult, as day 6 is all about the ways to win my heart, oh dear.