Childhood dreams about travelling

@Porcospino (16428)
Denmark
October 31, 2011 11:00am CST
It is one of my big dreams to visit India one day and it is a dream that I have had ever since I was a child. When I was about 8 years old my parents and I often visisited one of my classmates and her parents. They had been to India many times and their house was full of pictures from India and things that they had bought in India. When we visited them they often talked about their trips to India. I was only a child at that time, but when I listened to the stories about their experiences I started dreaming about visiting India myself. I asked my parents, but they said that the plane ticket was too expensive and that I would have to wait. Now I am an adult and I still haven't given up dream about visiting India one day. When we get rid of some of the debt that we have it will probably be easier to find the money for travelling. Was there a country that you always dreamed about visiting when you were a child? What country was it and why did you want to visit that country? Have you been able to fullfill your dream from your childhood?
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@ferbjohn69 (1129)
• Philippines
1 Nov 11
When I was younger I used to watch american movies so in that very young age I already fell in love to the beautiful america.Snow does not exist in my place so whenever I watched movies when I was young with snow I got very frustrated.So I told to myself that I would experience the snow someday,but until now I haven't fulfilled my dream because I am still very young.And I actually haven't finished college and gotten a job so it is yet impossible for me to travel. I live in Philippines so I haven't experienced snow.
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@Porcospino (16428)
• Denmark
1 Nov 11
The climate in Philippines is very different from the climate in my country. I live in a country with a cold climate and we have snow almost every winter. I hope that your wish will come true at that you will get the chance to see snow in person one day. I also watched American movies when I was younger, they are very popular in my country (Denmark) I have never been to America, but I would like to go there. I wish I had a lot of money to spend on travelling
• Philippines
1 Nov 11
How does being on snow feel like?Is it good?
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@Porcospino (16428)
• Denmark
2 Nov 11
I think that snow is both good at bad. It is a nice feeling to go for a walk while it is snowing, the snow creates a different atmosphere and it is a beautiful sight when everything is covered in snow. The children love to play in the snow. They build snowmen, have snowball fights, go sledding etc. When I was a child I loved all those things. The bad things about snow are the problems that is creates. It makes driving dangerous and difficult, and sometimes the cars get stuck in the snow. That happened to us twice last year, and it was very difficult to get the car out of the snow.
@umabharti (3976)
• India
31 Oct 11
Welcome to India ,hope you fulfill the dream ,I had no such dreams of visiting or going on travel to some place.I dont know why buy yet the time for such dream had not come in my mind or thought.
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@Porcospino (16428)
• Denmark
31 Oct 11
I hope that I will be able to fulfill that dream. I have often thought about it, but so far a trip like that has been too expensive for me. I have heard that travelling in India isn't so expensive compared travelling in Europe, but I still need to pay for the plane tickets for my husband and me. I hope that I can save up the money when we get rid of our debt
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@umabharti (3976)
• India
1 Nov 11
Hope so tht you and your husband do visit India as its ur life time dream.So what are the places you are aware of Indian country and which drags your attention .
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@Porcospino (16428)
• Denmark
1 Nov 11
I have a friend from Chennai and he has invited me to visit him and his family a long time ago, so when I go to India I will definately spend some time in Chennai, that is the only thing that I know for sure. Before or after I visit my friend I want to travel around in the southern part of India and visit other places. I would also like to visit Taj Mahal, that is not close to my friend's home, but I hope that it will still be possible to go there.
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@allen0187 (31192)
• Philippines
1 Nov 11
hi porcospino. yeah, travelling has been a childhood dream for me as well. i have a lot of places i want to go to. now as a child, i do remember wanting to visit the great wall of china. this remains a dream for me and although i know i have the means to go to china and go to the great wall, i still need to work on my schedule to accomplish this. of course, i have other priorities as well so those need to be sorted out. anyway, my fascination for the great wall of china stemmed from the numerous books and stories i have read when i was a child. i imagine being part of the hordes of huns led by attila out to conquer everything in its path!!! lol! anyway, i do hope that you get to visit india and i get to visit china and see the great wall of china within the next year or so. here's to our dream travels!
@Porcospino (16428)
• Denmark
2 Nov 11
I hope that yout dream about China will come true I am interested in visiting China, too. When I was in Elementary school I wrote an assignment about China and I remember reading about the great wall and some of the other famous places in China. It was fascinating to read about those places and dream about visiting them in person one day. So far I have never been to Asia, but is the one of my dreams. If I had the money I would travel around in Asia for many months and visit many different places.
@allen0187 (31192)
• Philippines
2 Nov 11
hi porcospino. i actually started writing down my travel plans as part of the goals that i want to achieve next year. so far, i have the trip to china, a trip to hong kong disneyland with my daughter, a gambling trip to macau, and a trip to singapore to watch the f1 race there. i also included a trip to brazil for the next world cup! not saying that putting these goals in paper will guarantee its success, just saying that it helps me keep track of my plans and goals. anyway, may all our travel plans come to fruition within our lifetime! cheers!!!
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@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
4 Nov 11
As a child I had always wanted to visit Hong Kong. I had a few friends who went there for vacation coz their parents lived there. I had always wondered how it was and their pictures looked really good and left good impressions about Hong Kong in me. And a few years back, one of my best friends also moved to Hong Kong and that has wanted me to visit Hong Kong more than ever. I wish I had enough money so i could go there and visit him. I am probably going there next year but I am not too sure about it. And I also have wanted to visit Las Vegas. Not my childhood dream but just some years ago recently
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@Porcospino (16428)
• Denmark
6 Feb 12
Hong Kong would be a very interesting place to visit. I hope that you will be able to visit your friend in Hong Kong I have thought about including Hong Kong in my itinerary when I visit Asia. I thought that I needed a visa to in order to enter Hong Kong, but I just checked it and I would actually be able to visit Hong Kong without a visa if I only stay for a short time. Las Vegas could be interesting, too. I have never been to the US, but I would love to travel around in the US for a couple of months and visit some of the famous and interesting places.
@maximax8 (27045)
1 Nov 11
When I was a child I dreamed about traveling around the world when I grew up. I wanted to see lots of different countries and the one I wished to see most of all was Australia. I had a globe and saw the Equator, Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. We did a school project about Nigeria and Canada. I had a book about a little girl that lived in Delft in the Netherlands. I visited Australia at 20 to 21 years old and it was just as amazing that I wanted it to be. The sight of Sydney from the air took my breath away. I went to Sumatra on my way home and stood on the Equator. I visited Vancouver in Canada last year and always imagined I would go to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island first. It is a lovely country and just as beautiful as I had imagined in my childhood. When I studied in the Netherlands I went out for the day to pretty Delft. Good luck achieving your dream to visit India.
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@Porcospino (16428)
• Denmark
2 Nov 11
It is inspiring to read about your trips and the places that you have visited. I share your dream about travelling around the world. Many years ago I bought a guidebook about Asia and started reading about the different places. I haven't been able to visit Asia yet, but it is still one of my big dream to travel around in Asia for several months. I would also like to visit Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Canada, the US, Central America and South America. The list of countries that I would like to visit is very long
• United States
1 Nov 11
Growing up I always dreamed of going to Ireland. From the pictures I've seen, it's such a beautiful place, and I love the way they talk so that helps too :). I've never been able to go there, but it's a place that my husband wants to visit as well. So hopefully one day, after the kids are grown, me and my husband will be able to set out on a new adventure to Ireland and see what it's like.
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@Porcospino (16428)
• Denmark
2 Nov 11
I was planning on visiting the UK and Ireland in 2013, but we don't have a lot of money to spend on travelling at the moment we have decided to to visit London and postpone the visit to Ireland. I also think that Ireland would be an interesting place to visit and I haven't given up the idea of going there one day. It nice that your husband and you are both interested in going to Ireland, I hope that it will be possible for your to visit Ireland in the future.
@dpk262006 (56094)
• Delhi, India
1 Nov 11
Hi Por! I wish to visit Paris and UK for Eiffel tower and for seeing the streets of London, respectively. It is nice to hear that you wish to visit India since your childhood. You are most welcome to visit to India. India is a wonderful country and you would love it, if you happen to visit here.
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@Porcospino (16428)
• Denmark
2 Nov 11
A visit to India would be like a dream come true. My friend has invited me to visit him and his family in Chennai long time ago, but so far it hasn't been possible for me to go. If I go to India I also want to visit other parts of the country and travel around in India for some time. I really hope that my dream will come true one day in the future I have been to Paris and London, and I like both cities a lot. In Paris we went to the top of the Eiffel tower, it was a great to visit the place in person. In London I also went sightseeing and visited many different places. In 2012 or 2013 I am going to visit London again. As I live in Denmark is very easy to go London and we usually sail from Denmark to England. I hope that you will also get the chance to visit Paris and London
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
1 Nov 11
I feel the same as you did.I dream to go to Spain since my college year.I don't know why and i just feel so urgent to go there and always feel it is the second hometown of mine.I love the food there and living style.I wish i could go there at the end of this year.I wanna this come true.lol
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@Porcospino (16428)
• Denmark
1 Nov 11
Spain is a very nice place. I visited the southern part of the Spain some years ago. We visitied some beautiful places and the I loved the Spanish climate. It is much more pleasant than the cold climate that we have in my own country Next time I get the chance to visit Spain I want to go to Barcelona and Madrid, and I also plan on crossing the border to Portugal while I am there. I have never been to Portugal and I would like to see the country. I hope that you get the chance to visit Spain in the future..
@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
1 Nov 11
I have dreamed of visiting as many countries as possible. One is Japan, because that's where anime started. I'm going to work hard and earn money, so I can save up.
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@Porcospino (16428)
• Denmark
1 Nov 11
That sounds like a good plan. I want to do the same thing. It will take me a while to save up the money for travelling, but I think it is worth the hard work. I have never been to Japan, but it is one of the countries that I would like to visit one day, because I have some Japenese friends who have invited me a long time ago. It would be really nice to see them again, and I also look forward to exploring the different parts of Japan.
@tash01 (2032)
• Jamaica
31 Oct 11
When i was young, i always dream of traveling the the world.Now am and adult o still haven't travel as yet. How ever i have apply for a visa at the UK embassy,but was refuse.Now i want to try the american embassy to see if i will get through their. It has been 8 years now since i applied at the UK embassy,now i want to try the american embassy. Praying an hoping that i will get through an visit just once,just want to fulfill my dream.
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@Porcospino (16428)
• Denmark
1 Nov 11
I hope that you be able to fulfill your dream and go to America I share your dream about travelling the world. I don't know if it will be possible for me to visit all of the places that I want to, but I hope so because it is a big dream for me. I am happy that I have had the chance to visit many of the other European countries, it has been an interesting experience, and I would love to visit other continents as well.
@rameshchow (5284)
• India
31 Oct 11
wow, you have shared excellent thoughts. I have had some childhood dreams to travel in the aero plane and have to do lot fun by absent the school. But those were not possible. Let see, in future.
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@Porcospino (16428)
• Denmark
31 Oct 11
I hope that your dream will come true one day I remember the time when I was on a plane for the first time. I was travelling with my parents and I was very excited about flying for the first time. My mother didn't share my excitement, because she was afraid of flying and just wanted to get back to the ground as fast as possible. It was a domestic flight, and we didn't spend much time on the plane, but to me it was a like a adventure because I hadn't tried it before.
@KrauseHome (34739)
• United States
4 Feb 12
I have always wanted to go to France, or Africa. These are 2 of my places I would Love to go visit. Since my Health might be the biggest factor even besides money not sure this will ever happen. Will have to also get a Passport first as well, but this actually might be something I will eventually consider. To be able to travel abroad and see another country would be exciting for sure.
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• Philippines
8 Nov 11
When I was kid, I dream of going to Japan and China. Now, not so much anymore. Right now, I prefer going to America, Italy, Hungary, or Romania and of course, India too! I want to visit India too.
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@gelayagui98 (1337)
• Australia
31 Oct 11
Hi Porcospino, my childhood dream is to go to "America" because as of my curiosity speak up that time "how beautiful america was?" why we as member of a 3rd world country is very hard to secure visa to visit USA so in my young mind that was inculcated until I reached my age now. The truth I had been 3X refusal in applying for a visitor's visa, our family pending petition might be the reason. So I did not applied again just waiting now for our visa number and a couple of months from now on and if God permit, I could see now the beauty of America and the good thing is together with my family.
@Porcospino (16428)
• Denmark
31 Oct 11
I am sorry to hear that it has been so difficult for you to get a visa to America. I hope that your dream about America will come true in the future. I have never thought about applying for a visa to America because I am happy to live in Europe, but I hope to visit America as a tourist one day. There are a lot of places that I would like to visit, and I think that it could be really interesting to travel around for a while and visit a lot of different places.
@tash01 (2032)
• Jamaica
31 Oct 11
I to always wanted to travel to American and England,an the first time i apply at the UK embassy.i have been refuse,but am planning to apply to the american embassy soon. Am just hoping that i will get through,their when i apply next year.
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@Porcospino (16428)
• Denmark
31 Oct 11
Hi tash! I hope that things will work out for you and that you will be able to go to America like you want. Good luck with everything I have been to the UK, but I would like to visit America as well. Maybe one day. My first goal outside Europe is a trip to Asia (one day when I can afford it)