As the saying goes, I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list. This Susan Sontag quote definitely holds true for me in the last prompt of the Traveling Brown Girls Carnival.
Here are 5 (of many) destinations on my travel bucket list
My infatuation with India started in high school and the cute Indian guy I worked with at Winn Dixie. It quickly grew to include Indian food, Bollywood movies and more. I even took Hindi lessons at one point (though I didn’t last too long).
One of my best friends who is Indian American teases that I’m more likely to have an Indian wedding than a traditional American one. I’d love to visit India for a traditional Indian wedding and watch and learn traditional Indian dance. I’d love to be able to do this candle dance from one of my favorite Bollywood movies, Devdas.
I’ve been asked tons of times, especially when traveling, if I’m of eastern African decent, specifically Ethiopian. Well as far as I know (which isn’t much), I’m not, but I wouldn’t mind visiting there, especially during Timket, one of the most important and colorful festivals in Ethiopia. Read more about Timket here.
For nearly 2 years, I took a Cuban style salsa lessons, known as casino de rueda. Similar to square dancing, ruedas are done in a circle with a caller announcing the next move for the couples. It would amazing to practice with the creators of the dance and brush up on my Spanish!
After learning about the Cross River State in Nigeria during World Travel Market, I was sold. This region of Nigeria is the home of Calabar Carnival, known as the largest street party in Africa. Calabar runs for the entire month of December and looks like an amazing time.
Ok I know this isn’t one destination, but I really would like to spend more time around the Caribbean as each island has it’s own unique personality, customs, food, etc and I want to experiences it for myself. Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, Aruba, Martinique and Grenada are at the top of the list.
What destinations are on the top of your bucket list?
Check out the rest of the carnival crews wish list over at Brown Girls Fly!