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Our Travel Wishlist Revisited – Where Did We Actually Get To

Travel In 2017

It’s July, we’re already over 6 months into 2017 so let’s take a breath and look back at our original Travel Wishlist from the end of last year. Did we manage to get to any of those places and if so, how did they live up to our expectations.

Japan

Japan Travel Wishlist
It’s still number one on our wishlist but we haven’t any plans to visit in the near future but things change. At the moment, the main issues are the cost and the flights. Despite flying regualarly Mrs W is not a big fan of long haul flights (although upper class does seem to help!)

However we are still watching lots of Japan travel videos and it looks facinating. We really hope to visit in 2018.

Krakow, Poland

Visiting Krakow
We had the chance to visit the historic Polish city of Krakow in January and yes it was cold, very cold.
Despite the temperature, we found it a really interesting city (without the crowds of Prague). You cannot ignore the dark history of Krakow but today’s city is cosmopolitan, with really good restaurants and bars, it also has a big jazz heritage.

We stayed at the Puro Hotel a really good contemporary hotel close to the centre of the old town.

We will definitely be going back to Poland in the near future.

Boston And New England

Visiting Boston
We haven’t been yet but we have booked a road trip for October. We will be flying into Boston, exploring New England then it’s down to New York and flying home from there.

We will let you know how we get on.

Scandinavia

Iceland March
Well strictly speaking we haven’t visited Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway and Sweden) but we did visit Iceland which is part of the larger Nordic region. We really enjoyed Iceland and were glad we rented a car and explored the more remote areas. It was also great being there in the winter with the dramatic snow-covered landscape straight from ‘Game Of Thrones‘.

You can see more of our trip in our Icelandic Daily Vlogs.

We actually loved Iceland so much that we are going back in the summer to explore the North East.

Morocco

Morocco Wishlist
Unfortunately Morocco is a country which is still outstanding from our 2017 wishlist. This is surprising as Morocco is one of the easiest places to get to from the UK. As we have just got back from the heat of a Florida summer we may avoid the Moroccan summer and look at visiting in the cooler spring.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Wishlist
We still have no plans to visit Sri Lanka and for the same reasons why we haven’t visited Japan. If we had to chose between Japan and Sri Lanka we think Japan has the edge at the moment however, things change.

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon April 2017
April was a great time to visit Lisbon, the weather was perfect, sunny but not too hot for touring the city. We loved the food and the atmosphere of the Portuguese capital, it slightly reminded us of Barcelona before all of the hype.

When you go you must take a trip to Sintra and the wonderfully colourful Pena Palace.

Japan or Sri Lanka, which one do you think we should visit?

 

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  • Cory Varga
    July 8, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    You absolutely have to go to Japan! I hope you will get there soon. Japan is my favourite country of them all and honestly would move there in a heartbeat. Funnily enough, Morocco is also on my outstanding list…but hopefully will get there this September!

    • Mr and Mrs W
      July 8, 2017 at 11:38 pm

      Japan is the place we really want to go, I doubt it will be 2017 but hopefully, Spring 2018, fingers crossed.

  • C Edwards
    July 8, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    I have wanted to go to New England for such a long time. It looks a beautiful area of the US especially in the fall.

    • Mr and Mrs W
      July 8, 2017 at 11:38 pm

      We will be there in mid-October so should be perfect and not too cold.

  • Zainab
    July 9, 2017 at 2:34 am

    So many places to visit! Good luck in all the of them!

    • Mr and Mrs W
      July 9, 2017 at 10:20 am

      We hope to visit them all in the next 12 months, there’s always seems to be somewhere new we want to go.

  • Megan Jerrard
    July 10, 2017 at 8:38 am

    So cool that you’e actually keeping track of your last years wishlist – so often I feel I make new years resolutions but never carry through with action after that! Hope you do have the chance to make Japan happen it’s an incredible destination!

    • Mr and Mrs W
      July 10, 2017 at 9:30 am

      Japan is the one we really want to get to but the long flight is putting us off. Saying that we spent longer on the plane during our last trip to Florida as we spent over two and a half hours on the tarmac because of a faulty plane!

  • sherianne
    July 11, 2017 at 12:16 am

    I love this idea. I’m surprised Lisbon was not outstanding, it’s on my list

    • Mr and Mrs W
      July 11, 2017 at 9:29 am

      Lisbon city was really good – the ‘red’ outstanding on some of the other pics just means we haven’t visited yet. We would definitely go back to Lisbon.

  • Suruchi
    July 11, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    It is really great that are you listing and checking your travel wishlist. I make it every year and only 25% of it is fulfilled, especially this year has been really tough. Hope to travel more in the next 6 months.

    • Mr and Mrs W
      July 12, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      We wanted to make sure we actually got to some of the places this year.

  • Elena
    July 11, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Lisbon in spring – yes! You got the best time there. We lived there last year, and I have to admit that the mid-spring is the best time to admire this fantastic city. We just finished out 2-months long visit to Sweden (or, more precisely, Stockholm) – well, it did change my opinion about the country. Would I want to stay there for such an extended period of time again? Well… no. However, if you ever end up there, sailing through Stockholm archipelago is an adventure that shouldn’t be missed. Japan or Sri Lanka? I would like to visit both. They are so different and so fascinating in different ways. Happy travels!

    • Mr and Mrs W
      July 12, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      Maybe try Scandinavia as the autumn comes to get us in the winter/Christmas mood.
      We are also still thinking of Japan but still not sure when.

  • Trisha Velarmino
    July 11, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Wow! You’ve been to places! And good to know that you keep track of your list and accomplishments! Morocco is outstanding for me, too! I was just there last month! I hope you continue adding up some places to your list and keep fulfilling them! Good luck!

    • Mr and Mrs W
      July 12, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      Morocco is one of the easiest for us to get to, still not sure where in Morocco.

  • Jennifer
    July 12, 2017 at 2:01 am

    I’m jealous you’re heading to New England! It should be gorgeous in Fall and I’ll cross my fingers the timing is right for you to see the Fall colors. I’d love to do a summer trip just visiting all the lobster shacks.

    Morocco is amazing! We only had a week and did Marrakech and the Sahara. We loved it so much that we can’t wait to go back and explore more of the country.

    • Mr and Mrs W
      July 12, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      We’re really looking forward to New England, all planned and booked. We hope to do Morocco in the Spring next year.

  • Vicky and Buddy
    July 12, 2017 at 3:56 am

    You’ve managed to do so much! I visited Iceland in February so we just missed each other lol. I hope that you’re able to visit Japan. It’s at the top pf my list and I’m hoping to visit next year.

    • Mr and Mrs W
      July 12, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      We are actually going back to Iceland in August, interesting to see it without all the snow this time. Japan is still top of our wishlist.

  • vinita
    September 10, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Wow. Beautiful picture and amazing place, I love this post.