All good flâneurs have a “bucket list” of places they’d like to visit before they die. Here’s mine:
- South of France – I’ve been to Paris, and even to Brittany, but I’d love to see more of France, including the wine country and the Basque region
- Spain – On a related note, I’d love to visit Spain’s tapas bars and see Gaudí and Dalí’s works up close
- Italy – Who doesn’t want to visit the birthplace of pizza, the Renaissance, and the concept la vita e bella?
- Iceland – Home to Björk, hot springs and the increasingly mythical polar ice caps, I’d want to stay in an ice hotel
- Bora Bora – This is thanks to my husband, who is a big fan of Gauguin
- Thailand – Buddhist temples and spicy Thai food? Yes, please.
- New Zealand – Cooler than Australia, adjacent to Tazmania, off the beaten path
- India – Sacred cows and elephants, and a chance to appreciate my relative wealth (despite my poverty by American standards)
- Japan – Cherry blossoms in bloom, an ancient tea ceremony, hot springs and relaxation
- Ireland – I’ve been to the UK, but I’ve only seen England thus far; time spent hiking the Emerald Isles and waiting for sheep to cross the road would be time well spent
That’s my list. What’s yours?