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Travelling, Wanderlust & Bucket Lists

wanderlust
ˈwɒndəlʌst/
noun
1.  a strong desire to travel.
“a man consumed by wanderlust”

Being a 21 year old with the prospect of graduation fast approaching, my ‘goals’ and ‘aims’ have been on my mind recently. What do I want to do? Where do I see myself in 5 years? I have considered so many options: masters degrees, translation school, another Erasmus placement. But the one thing that I cannot get out of my mind? Travel. Spending a year abroad has given me the bug, the addiction, I’m in possession of Wanderlust. I have spent the last nine months hopping on and off planes, trains, buses and exploring as many Spanish and Portuguese cities as I can. Collecting post cards from each place, breaking through language barriers and finding myself lost in the most quintessentially Spanish/Portuguese streets. While I haven’t travelled too far, I haven’t even left Europe, its still given me the desire to take the leap and travel as far as I can. My bucket list has expanded hugely. Now I’m considering interrailing, volunteer work and even just saving as much as I can and hopping on and off planes for as long as I can afford.

Don’t get me wrong, I still want to complete a Masters Degree, I still want to continue studying. But I want to squeeze in as much traveling as I possibly can. My bucket list has expanded greatly, and now I find myself dreaming of visiting every country possible, every continent possible and ticking off as many landmarks as possible. I recently read a quote which said ‘travel is the only thing you can buy which makes you richer.’ I really believe this is true because I’ve gained so much just from visiting different Spanish and Portuguese cities: knowledge, history, culture, language. There’s nothing more rewarding than being able to communicate in a tongue other than your own. I guess what I’m trying to convey in this post, is that I have fallen in love with traveling! With seeing the world, and while as a young adult, I’m expected to have a direct, specific plan for forseeable future, the only thing I know I definitely want to do is discover more of what lies beyond.

 grace-2

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