Friday, April 06, 2007

Take Me Down To The Paradise City...

I was tagged by Dad of Four to do this and believe it or not, to me this is not a simple tag.

This is because I am really a person who loves to travel for pleasure but have not had the chance to do so but for a handful of European countries that I had the opportunity to visit (France, Germany, Holland and Switzerland) during my university years and also the most recent one, about two years ago, Spain.
(I also went to Mekah and Medan but that was ages ago..).

A host of places keep appearing in my head after I realised that I was tagged. Places like..

New York: Because I would love to go to the capitalist's centre where you can get anything you want if you have the dough to back you up.

China: The beautiful, beautiful scenery that you can get in that country!

'Middle Earth': Hey, don't you want to go where Aragon fought all those Orcs and where Frodo and Samwise had all that adventure?

Australia: Well, all the politicians in Malaysia seem to find the place a good place to go, so maybe I should also give it a try?

And then there's Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Canada, Italy, Turkey etc. etc. etc.

And the list goes on and on..

So which one should I blog about for this tag?

*** Place your 2 -3 paragraph of where you want to go here***

I have always had this not so secret dream to sail my own boat (although I know NOTHING at all about sailing, at the moment!) and after thinking about it for some time, I think I would love to sail this dream boat or luxurious yatch (if you like) of mine to ALASKA.

If you don't know where Alaska is, it is here, circled in red:

It is the 49th state of the United States of America and it borders Canada and otherwise is surrounded by the ocean. Tourists normally go there via cruises or planes.

I would love to visit the many National Parks in Alaska to experience for myself the many, many things Alaska has to offer in terms of wildlife and its natural phenomenons. Hey, who wouldn't want to see the whales leaping from the cold waters? The Northern Lights at night? And the glaciers? After all, Geography was a favourite subject of mine at school and I did get a 'Best Student' cert for it at one time too. So who can blame me for wanting to go and see all these glacial valleys and the geological features that I learnt and memorized from those books? I would love to see for myself the arêtes and nunataks and crevasses and cirques and morraines and all the other terms that I once memorized for my exams from just looking at the drawings in the old textbooks.

Come to think of it, why on earth did we learn all that stuff? But I honestly, really, truly did love every moment of learning about them glaciers.

I would also love to see the Tundra wildlife with my own eyes; the bears, sea lions, seals, wolves, the birds and foxes that can easily be spotted in their untouched natural habitat in these Alaskan parks.

And take lots and lots of pictures, of course. And then comeback and blog all about my trip...

(Sigh.. with so much longing that I am almost already there..)

He he.
I truly, truly love nature, I do.

Saying that, I truly loathe the idea of going 'back to basics'. As in, I cannot in all honesty detach myself from 'civilisation' - from a clean toilet, hot water and hot food without wanting to actually hurt someone. Thus, sailing in 'my yatch' or instead, going to Alaska in a luxury cruise would be the perfect thing for me.

Mr S has already called me crazy because my dream holiday includes extreme temperatures and he hates cruises anyway because he just hates the idea of being 'idle' for such a long time on a boat... So I guess I would have to take someone else with me on this trip of mine...

Mr S suggested that I bring the kids and leave him to his sports channel...sabor je lah..


**Start Copy**

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. Singapore, Malaysia,Brunei, a country that borders yours.You must register for MyBloglog so we can blogwalk ah…..get it?

Quantity : FIVE PEOPLE.

Tag Mode : Chain Link. 15 of them.
You leave 15 people and their DEEP LINK of their Blog Name and TAGGED POST and hit out for five more. So it will look like

Adam who really wants to go on a spiritual journey
Doris who wants to go to the the Carribean Islands,
MaRLinda in Disneyland Paris
Athira Baby and her Balamory Antics
Dad Of Four would love to go to Provence

**Add in the blog you get the tags from and tagged post.**

I am going to TAG these PEOPLE who always go walk about :



Lenwë Aldaríon


And err..YOU...that's right..YOU...

Tag ni I TAK PAKSA tau..taknak buat takpe...just something you can do when you don't have any other things to blog about..


FloweRinTheDesert said...

You can always bring ME and the girls! It'll be the Mommies and Children Trip. The Daddies can both enjoy the sports channel without us nagging for a change. ha ha

Dad of Four said...

Excellent and comprehensive tagged posting....!

halwafy said...

flowerin: Haiyoo..I don't think I can handle the boys on a cruise la...forever risau that they might jump off! But a girly trip would be nice - just you and me and your girls! leave 'the boys' at home..he he he.

d-o-f: Thank you! and Thanks for tagging me for this :)