The new year is almost upon us, so it’s time to hope for good things for 2013. I know in some Latin American cultures, at midnight on New Year’s Eve people make sure to do something that represents what they want to happen in the new year. For example, counting money or, more relevant to this blog, carry a suitcase across the threshold to represent travel. So I guess this is sort of the online version of that kind of new-year-related wishful thinking.
Here are some possibilities of my own for the coming year; realistically probably only one of them will happen, but there’s nothing wrong with thinking big, right?
1. One of my friends wants to go to New Zealand; if that actually happens I will definitely be there right alongside her!
2. Another friend who lives in the UK has tempted me with a trip driving the fjords of Norway. I’ve always wanted to see Scandinavia, so if the timing is right, I may tag along on this one as well.
3. Someone in my Spanish class is going to Nicaragua for three weeks in January, and I’ve heard from him and others that Nicaragua really is the best travel destination in Central America nowadays. So it has been added to the list of possibilities.
4. Finally, after my trip to Chile this year, I would like to see more of South America. I think Peru and Argentina are next on my list for the continent.
So, where do you want to travel in 2013? What are your top destinations? Any tip for the places on my list?