Real place, I mean - heaven knows if we allow fictional places everyone will have a list as long as their arm. :D As well it should be! But this is about places that are physically accessible on Earth. (Include pictures! Pictures make everything better. If you stick them up on Photobucket or some other image host you can show them directly in your post with <img src="Image URL here"/>)
For me, my number one single dream destination has to be Petra:
The famous "rose-red city half as old as time" is just... well, it's beautiful.
And it's fascinating, too, for someone who regularly turns business trips into opportunities to visit Roman archaeology. More than two thousand years ago, the traders of the middle-east carved this gorgeous city out of solid rock. For all the centuries in between, it's remained basically intact.
You've probably run across Petra in popular culture at some point - it's appeared in the last two Civilisation games, and was the hiding place of the Grail in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, among other appearances. It's located in Jordan, which makes the chances of my ever visiting rather low. But I can dream!
Can I pick two? I'm picking two. My first choice would Nome, Alaska. I've wanted to visit the state, and a childhood obsession with Balto left a special place in my heart for Nome. The real reason I... more
Well, obviously, the first place on my list of dream destinations is Japan. The week I spent in Tokyo last year was one of the best weeks of my life, and I want to go there again. (Check the "spring... more
Orkney! Larfen J. Stocke, esq.,Fri Mar 31 6:09am
I remember, I once had to do an assessment for my Ancient History class, where we had to choose any sort of site, and do a powerpoint on it. I chose Skara Brae, in Orkney: And I've wanted to go to... more
Actually, there area about a billion places I'd love to go in the real world, given the chance. I suppose the top of the list would be Angkor Wat in Cambodia. (Side note: If I weren't an overly... more
Ahem. I remember reading or watching something about Angkor Wat that was really fascinating at the time... but I've completely forgotten what. Something about water management, maybe? It's certainly... more
Aaand remember about as much as you do. :( From what I recall, the one I saw was specifically about the fall of Angkor Wat, which came about because of a combination of overconfidence and complexity... more
There are so many places I'd love to go, most of them in the UK. I guess, if I had to pick one... Stirling Castle, in Scotland. Robert the Bruce is my many, many times great-uncle and he once laid... more
No? *yawn* (I kid, I would like to see it, too—but if I listed all the castles I wanted to visit, I'd basically just link a list of "castles in the UK". Family history or fandom history? It's a tough ... more
Since I'm a Basic Bob, my first answer would be London or Rome (two places I *really* want to spend some more time in!), with Athens and Louisiana being the next two... But if we're talking one... more
I might have mentioned that one for myself, but I was lucky enough to be able to visit during my honeymoon. If you go, I hope you're lucky enough to have a tour guide or someone who tells you the... more
I don't really have specific dreams like that. Partly because I sort of passively want it all. ^_^; So I'm gonna cheat. Behold, CNN's Seven Natural Wonders of the World . If I had to pick just one... ... more
Alaska is a beautiful state. Some days I look out by back yard, gaze up at the mountains towering above, and I think about just how lucky I am to live here. Though, if it's the Northern Lights are... more
These day's it's known as Benin City, but Edo was once the capital of the Empire of Benin (most of which is now in modern-day Nigeria, none of which is in modern-day Benin). A prosperous, mighty, and ... more