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If I Should Grow A Pair Of Wings…The Great Book Of Lists.

The fascination that other places and people’s culture holds for me, has turned me somewhat into an Oliver Twist, suffering from the ‘I want some more’ syndrome. When La Duchesse Derat sent out this week’s prompt for TGBOL as Dream travels, I told her that she has got me started on a gallivanting affair.

Having tasted the enriching delight and knowledge that comes from visiting so many places, if I say that I dream of the opportunity to travel the World, would I come across as asking for too much? Nah! Not to me.

Yet the truth is that these dreams don’t cost anything, but brings us so much delight when we do have a beautiful day dream and build candy castles in the winds.

Realistically, I know that these are ambitious thoughts, however, if I had the wherewithal to indulge my wanderlust, I would love to visit:

  • Morocco
  • Timbuktu
  • San Francisco
  • Vancouver
  • Czech Republic
  • A tour of Europe again – I totally love Europe 🙂
  • Buenos Aires
  • Bangkok
  • Budapest
  • India
  • New Zealand

And the rest can come after. Ha!

‘I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.’ Susan Sontag

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha


26 thoughts on “If I Should Grow A Pair Of Wings…The Great Book Of Lists.

  1. No, definitely, traveling the world is not asking for too much. 😀 😀 Awwee… I totally love Europe, too. And Morocco. And New Zealand. Oh if I should grow a pair of wings. I love your title, Jaq. 🙂 🙂

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  2. Jackie,
    Loved your list and many of these places had been on my list too.
    When I was in my home country, and resources were scarce, I used to dream of visiting the land of Enid Blyton and seeing Malory Towers or St. Clare’s with my own eyes. Later I wanted to roll across the Niagara along with the Boobsey Twins in the barrels. And much later, when the realisation came that you needed money and a willing companion to travel, I prayed that I would be allowed to visit the sites of the Harappan civilisation in Pakistan and perhaps even the Mesopotamian civilisation areas.
    Now that I have travelled and seen many places, I feel that my own land is the best and its climes and air is the best for me.
    If at all I have a wish to travel any more, it would be to Syria before the war, and the Holy Land. I think that is it.


  3. That’s an interesting list, Jacqueline! Sometimes I am in two diametrically opposite places and love them both. Places, places, I wish to see many of them. I have no definite list, though…


  4. I’ve always wanted to go to Morocco! And San Francisco is one of my favorite cities. ❤ I haven't been in YEARS and there's really no excuse because I'm only about a 7 hour drive from there (then again, I didn't have a car until 6 months ago. And I doubt it would be happy with the trip 😉 )

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  5. The beauties this world beholds is unpredictable! And of course traveling is everyone’s dream.I haven’t went any of the places but India…so, definitely want to travel the whole world! This is my dream! And about your post,It’s amazing! 🙂


  6. That Oliver Twist line applied to traveling was great! I have young kids so don’t get to travel much, so these days I travel via food. It’s not quite the same, but it’s a good stand-in.


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