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By Wendiw80 @asouthernyogi
Ever since I was young, I have always been so fascinated with languages and other cultures. I remember in 6th grade, I took Spanish and just fell in love with the Latin culture. I took some beginner German in college, became fascinated with Africa in another college and majored in Spanish at my last college :). So I thought today I would pick top 10 places I'd like to visit in my lifetime.

10. Germany

I have some relatives (my uncle John) who is German, one of my dad's friend's is German and a couple of people in my Yoga Teacher Training are German. I think they're history is so interesting and I love the language. I took 2 semesters of German, so basically, I know how to say "My cats name is Leggett". Very important to know when traveling. The German food I've had is delicious, the country seems like it'd be beautiful and I love the language - so it's on my list 

9. France

I don't really mean Paris, although I'd like to go, I mean more like the French Country Side. When I watch House Hunters International and they have people buying homes in rural France, it always looks so quaint and beautiful. I imagine that the food is amazing. 
8. New Zealand

The fact that most of the reasons I want to go to these places is because I saw something on tv might be sad, BUT, where else am I going to see these places, so forgive me if everything starts with, "I saw this on ________". 
So, I saw this on America's Next Top Model - don't judge - and NZ looked GORGEOUS. Then, a friend in yoga teacher training just went to New Zealand and to hear her describe it sounded amazing. I know not a thing about this country. So I can't really say why I want to go there other than it looks real perty... 

7. Greece
One of my FB friends visited Greece, Santorini specifically, so that peaked my interest and then of course, Mamma Mia with Meryl Streep :)
Enough said. 
6. Chile

My major in college was Spanish and we studied South America. The entire continent is fascinating to me, but Chile specifically withe variety if terrain is very appealing. There are mountains, beaches, and a desert in spite if it being a little bitty country (at least in width). 
5. Italia (if only I could say it so you can hear my Italian accent)

ahhh, it reminds me of Vegas. just kidding
I've been to Milan, Genoa and Rome. Love, love and love. So, now I'd like to go to Venice, Naples, Sicily, and any other town I'm leaving out because Italy just seems like the most awesome place on earth ever. 
now we're going to get into the good ones. 

4. India

I love the music, Bollywood, philosophy, lots of things about India. Every time I tell someone I want to go to India, they look at me weird and tell me how crowded and dirty it is. And maybe I'll go there and not like it. But I'm still drawn to it and still want to go. It just seems like such a wonderful place rich in history. I'm not looking to have a tropical vacation in Cozumel, I want to explore a different culture than my own. 
3. Indonesia

I know this is started to look like Eat, Pray, Love but I think there is a reason people are attracted to these countries! I want to visit Indonesia for very similar reasons to wanting to visit India. 
2. Africa
I can't really narrow down a spot. I have been to Tunisia, but what I will say is that Northern Africa isn't as interesting to me as central and south Africa. Obviously, I'm going to Rwanda in August, so I get to appease this a little bit. But I'd also like to go to Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Africa, Uganda, Ghana, etc etc etc. I hope I'll be able to do that. 
and finally....
drum roll.....

What is most attractive to me about Peru/MP is the history. It's ancient and I've heard that there is an amazing energy up there that no one could ever imagine without being there to feel/see it. It's been a desire I've had for a very long time so I hope at some point in my life, I'll be able to do it. 
Where would you like to visit? 
Namaste y'all!

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