James and I will be going to Rio de Janeiro in a couple of weeks and I can’t wait to experience all of the sights and sounds for myself. While I’m not looking forward to the 3 a.m. flight I can’t imagine having lived in Brazil for this long and not going to the most popular city in the country.
However, I’ve spoken to many Brazilians who have never been there and my immediate response in my head is, “What? You are from Brazil and you’ve never been to Rio! How is this possible?”
I never express this out loud however because I quickly remind myself of all the places I’ve never been in America. I was born and raised in such a diverse country yet have only been to 12 states. I have never seen the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls or Mount Rushmore. It took me 26 years to see New York City which is arguably the most popular destination in the world.
This reminds me that, while I’m focusing on traveling the world, I need to devote more time to visiting places in my country as well. In addition to the places mentioned above here are some more things I’d like to see and do in the good ole’ U.S. of A:
– Try my luck in LasVegas, Nevada
– Walk The Freedom Trail in Boston, Massachutsettes
– Be artsy fartsy in Porland, Oregon
– Visit the White House in Washington D.C.
– Buy some cowboy boots in Austin, Texas
– Finally experience Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida
– Attend a performance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee
– Walk through Rocky Mountain National Park in Denver, Colorado
– Sip wine in Napa Valley, California
– Eat at the Five Islands Lobster Co. in Georgetown, Maine
This post could truly go on forever but I have enough to keep me busy for awhile so I better get moving!