Hello everyone! So I’ve been on various threads on the forum discussing things like my European trip and my Peru trip. It was all actually supposed to be a 6 month RTW trip but alas, 2020 had other plans :/
HOWEVER my spirit is far from broken and ive come to terms with having to do my trip in 3-4 smaller chunks. I joined the Navy in 2015, where shortly after I found out my very recent ex from back home started dating my best friend. Obviously it was a bit of shock and it was heart breaking to hear. My first year was just a giant period of adjusting and getting over things I had no control of back at home.
I actually don’t know what sparked it, but one day I decided I was going to take this opportunity I gave myself to save my money and see the world. I planned out a strict savings plan and I never diverted. I lived on the ship instead of getting an apartment like my friends, I ate nasty galley food instead of going out, and I waited sometimes an hour in line just to do things like shower and wash my clothes. For 3 and a half years i did this with only one goal in mind and somehow, I actually saw it through to the end. I may have to thank the military for that discipline.
Anyways, the goal was to go see 10 distinct places around the world, which is extremely hard to do when you consider how diverse our world is. There were some obvious candidates however like Egypt and Italy. I’ve been on the forum trying to find some inspiration to finish making my list. So far I have 9, and every time I pick a 10th, my brain starts going “ok, but what if...”.
Maybe somebody who has been to any country I’m not about to list can give me some insight about what could potentially compliment the list and help make it more better rounded, global experience...with 10 tiny parts hahaha
Anyways, the list goes as such
- United Kingdom
Given what you see from the list, what could be a very cool destination that would add some more diverse experiences that contribute to the “around the world” vibe? I’ve considered places like Thailand, Morocco, Mexico, Israel, Jordan, Germany...but it’s hard without having any actual insight since I haven’t been anywhere since I was 15. Yeah shocker for a United States sailor. Loads of sea operations but no foreign deployments :(