To celebrate the launch of Soul Cutter by Lexa Cain and The Ghosts of Aquinnah by Julie Flanders, they created this cool bloghop.
If you’ve spent any time with me, my Facebook account, my Twitter account and especially my blog, you know I love to travel. This bloghop is right up my alley. The hard part is picking just one. My Travel Bucket List is about 32 destinations deep and I have been blessed to have knock 15 places off the list.
Random Pick – #19 – Tibet
Five Reasons I want to travel to Tibet:
- It takes a lot of effort to visit Tibet; 16-24 hour plane rides, passport, visa, permit, guides, donkey drawn carts, etc.
- It’s hot and cold; the temperature in the summer ranges from freezing to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mt. Everest Base Came, I could tell people I climb to Mt. Everest (the to is silent).
- Tibetan monastery – How amazing does this place look? There are 20+ of them in this region.
- Tibetan people – I met a really cool couple from Tibet while I was in China and they wanted to take me back home with them. They actually travel to their village by donkey drawn carriage. No roads about 200 miles north of Lhasa. Sounds like an adventure.
What is your dream destination?
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Tibet would be a fascinating place to visit!
I think it would be pretty exciting.
Oh, what a great choice! I can just imagine visiting that monastery – so beautiful and peaceful at the same time. I’d love to travel with the donkeys!
Thanks so much for taking part in our hop! 🙂
The donkeys would be so cool, right?
You stole mine.
My husband and I have a secret obsession with Mt. Everest, because we are overachievers like that. We’ll never climb it, it’s too popular now, but we still really want to go to base camp, and hang around the monasteries and mountains there. The culture, and the colors, of Tibet have always had a great draw for me. So if I could go anywhere, that’s where it would be!
I totally agree Katie. It is pretty amazing part of the world and the people and culture are like thousands and thousands of years more history then the US. We need to get with Rhonda and plan a writer/adventure retreat in Tibet.
A yak ride might be involved as well! It is beautiful country though.
I can deal with a yak and a donkey if it gets me there.
no one would believe I climbed Mt. Everest, even if I left the to silent 😉
HAHA. I worked with a guy who climbed Everest. I can give you enough info to fake it if challenged.
I want to spend a few months in Alaska. But I would LOVE to go to Tibet. So much history and culture 😀
Hi Magaly, I have a friend who is from Alaska. I also had another friend who took a cruise to Alaska. The both said it’s an amazing place. I am putting that on the list. Thanks for the reminder.
Hubby and I both actually have the Mediterranean countries on our list….well, that and Hawaii. You know, places that it takes at least a day to travel to? 😉
Tibet is a real top of the world kinda choice, but you cracked me up. I don’t think most people would choose a place because it takes a lot of effort to get there. Most would count that as a reason to skip it altogether… or would decide to go in SPITE of the hassles involved. But I get it. Anything worth having or doing is worth working for, right?
Nice to meet you. I loved that part about the silent “to” regarding Everest. Clever.
Honestly, I have no desire at all to climb everest. I am not that adventurous, but I moved myself to and from China and that was an adventure in itself. I also climbed up to the Great Wall and it was the most amazing experience of my life. I view this as similar.
Tibet would be such a fascinating place to visit. I hope you get to go someday!
Thanks Kim. I do to.
Tibet is definitely interesting, but make sure you aren’t prone to altitude sickness. It’s head-spinningly high up! Oh, and don’t sit at the back of the bus either. There’s no glass in the windows and people with altitude sickness are prone to nausea…
Great tip Kate. I will keep that in mind and yuck!! Haha.
What a great choice. Can’t say I ever considered it. The world is so big and some places slip between the cracks – undeservedly it seems. Thanks for the reminder. 🙂
My actual travel bucket list could be 20 pages long, but I guess these are the top 32 at the moment.
Ah, now here’s a spot no one else has mentioned. Yes, that would be awesome.
I really wanted to visit every since I saw the Golden Child, the learning more about it later. I have to go.
Tibet is so cool! No one’s picked that yet, but as soon as they see the lovely picture, they’ll be adding it to their own bucket list! Thanks for joining the hop. 🙂
Thanks for hosting and congrats Lexa on the book release.
I love to travel too. Somehow Tibet wasn’t on my bucket list, but it is now.
Cool Rhonda. Maybe we can organize a writer’s retreat in Tibet. That would be amazing.
A really impressive place, but due to all the effort that it takes to go there, I probably will never see Tibet in reality
It would be more of an effort now then when I actually lived in China, but I still hold out hope.
That would definitely have been an awesome adventure! Of course, the trek home might have been tricky if they weren’t going your way. Also, haha, loved “the to is silent.”
The Warrior Muse
This is the first mention of Tibet.
For me Tibet = spirituality… and it seems to have a sense of mystery…
based on all the effort getting to tibet, id want to stay for a good month! very peaceful, imagine
Oh yeah, for the Tibet trips, I would have to take a month long sabbatical from work.