written by Azlan Said
Hello everyone,Assalamualaikum how do guys doing?. i hope you guyz all doing great. So ya anyway this is another blog or thread of 10 places i wanna go before i die. haha. although the title is a little depressing but i dont wanna talk about depressing thing on this post,the words is just like a metaphor for me to work even harder to achieve my goal. Even if this will not ever going to happen but at least i have set a dream to enjoy every time i want to close my eyes every night. giteww!! but at the same this blog will maybe or perhaps give you an idea wow i never knew the existing of this beautiful places, and yes if you think the same way, i think it wouldn’t hurt anyone by making this list. so lets jump in to the thread.
As a muslim, this will be your ultimate goal in order to fulfill the five pillars of islam. Although it depends on your financial ability then you are required to do so..I believe without hesitation every muslim on the face of earth will say they want to go to Mecca at least once in thier life. Every time im seeing a picture of beautiful Kaabah, my heart be like “oh my god im missing this place so much although i never been there”.have you feeling the same way like this? i know right??Masyallah!!..i cant even believe how peaceful that would be to pray over there. i really hope and pray may Allah ease all of us and give the ability to go there right on your financial, your health and the time.
i would impose Lord Of The Ring movie to be blame on this one, since my childhood after watching the LOTR movie i feel like wow, thats another heaven on earth. Looking at the never ending mountain with the spread of white snow from afar is like a dream that i dont want to wake up to. Even just looking at any video on youtube showing New Zealand i literally can fell the cold breeze air on my lung. If this dream going to happen, i have plan that i will be renting a camper van and drive around the south island for maybe at least a month, and experience the heaven on earth. sleeping under the beautiful star, waking up to a fresh air and feeling the heat of sunrise arising over the mountain, sipping the hot coffee to overcome the cold air, and lay down to look at the cloud chasing each other in the blue sky. How can you not dreaming of that?..haha sorry im soft!!so would you be joining me exploring new zealand?
Man, im obses with mountain, blue lakes, Tall pine tree, blue sky and the list is go on. Since youtube introduce me with van life, camper van life, rv life the american and canadian youtuber, taking advantage on beautiful Banff National Park. i Just discover this beautiful place on 2020 while i been using the beautiful blue Moraine lakes desktop wallpaper on my macbook since i cant even remember. This beautiful places is always been infront of my eyes and i dont even know it, what a mystery just eager to be discover. But im glad i finally getting to know this beautiful places, although this is my no 3 list, i dont putting too much hope this going to happen because im broke hahaha…but amen may Allah ease my dream and get a chance to live this dream.
After my sister come back from her Umrah, they have detour to Istanbul Turkey. Looking at their picture of the beautiful Blue Masjid, Hagia Sophia Masjid and the beautiful historical places in Istanbul makes me wanna go there experience myself. From Byzantium empire to Roman Empire to Ottoman Empire, surely Istanbul is rich of beautiful culture inside there to be discover. The beautiful historical building always amaze me, and the city which majority of muslim, i feel so eager to come there and learn the culture as it what it makes most of us today. Turkey is the country that consist of Asia and Europe, this cultural collision what makes Istanbul stand out among the most diversify cultural city ever exist. Mind you if you are fan of ASMR massage you will definitely come across this ASMR Anik Cakmak youtube channel, because of him i wanna go there and experience this soothing massage,the turkish bath or hammam. call me crazy haha but i really wanna do that, well ya after explore around the city, having a good massage after that is a must.
Just imagine when you get out from your house and you look above the sky you see the aurora light dancing among the star, the beautiful neon light moving along with the silence music of the darkness night, that easily steal your breath away. and yes there is no wrong giving your imagination to the next level of pure jealousy to those who is now living in the northern side of the earth. Among those country are Canada, Iceland, Norway, Alaska, sweden, Greenland and Finland which closer to artic cirlce. i totally jealous of you guyz who staying there and stay mesmerize every night with that beautiful northern star. If i have to choose i probably go to Iceland or sweden, because the country is simply beautiful and i wanna go there before i die. Dont get me wrong other list country is beautiful too.
Last year my friend ask me to make an itinerary for his trip to France and Switzerland. well because im so excited for his trip i jump to my macbook and start researching. it take me about 2 3 days to search and stumble into a whole bunch of good stuff Switzerland could offer. well ya i do research about france too, but the city of romance didnt give me so much impact beside than false expectation everytime you visit france, well this offcoz based on people blog and youtube vlog,and so france never come across in my mind to visit. But Switzerland that excited me the most. ya i always knew Switzerland is a beautiful country, surround with amazing mountain, beautiful scenery, people and i think the greenest grass you could ever see on the planet. From Zurich to Geneva, back to Interlaken straight to Greenwald then to Lauterbrunnen, you just cant get enough with what this places could offer you. Just to name a few there is still a lot of places i could discover and i feel like i wont close my eyes even for a second, cuz im afraid i will blinded with dissatisfaction.
As soon as my plane landed in John F Kennedy International Airport New York, Im going to listen “Welcome To New York” by Taylor Swift on repeat while staring outside my windows seat, and let the city wake me up from my dream.I could easily imagine this and dreaming with a smile on my face with my eyes close. Thanks to Youtuber Eric Conover, Sara dietchy,Action kids and last but not least Casey neistat for showing me New York on your vlog. The city that never sleep, the most multi cultural hub you could ever found on the planet, the neon light that never stop advertising your needs, lost intentionally like Kevin Mccalister from central park to times square, all this memory feel like real but yet to happen. Thats why New York city is the place i wanna go before i die.
OMG even mentioning the name “Tokyo”, i already dreaming of me lost in direction, mute in translation, drunk in ever symmetric building, road and sign, and probably blinded with the 10 years advance culture ahead from us and the rest of the world. Who could ever forget the scene in the fast and the furious : Tokyo Drift where the car is drifting in the most busiest intersection in the world,Shibuya Crossing. I feel like every one in tokyo have their own responsibility to make the Shibuya Crossing busy and i feel like its their routine everyday to keep that title. Apart from 10 years ahead from the rest of us in term of technology but you probably know japanese taking good care of their culture. From food to fashion back to architecture, in slight glance you know when you see something out of extraordinary, its japan. Thats how powerful this country is, how can you dont wanna go here and experience it yourself, so that’s why tokyo japan made to the list.
What is the Balkan countries? its knows as the Balkan Peninsula and stated in Southeastern Europe. and it consist of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia. if i have money and time, i will definitely do a round trip to this country fully. Seeing my friend travel and doing solo girl trip to Balkans country almost like choking me with shame, they can do it and enjoy the trip while im here worrying about my safety.haha. So i have decide Balkans countries will be on my list, places that i wanna go before i die.. Have you seen the old architecture building, a very goth like castle where the vampire waiting for you knocking the handle knob and invite you in with fangs hiden inside his seductive smile. i will definitely want to experience that before i die.
London, Berlin, Rome, Paris, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Madrid, Lisbon and Dublin. This a among the major city in Europe. i do seeing someone doing all around trip between this country, and they does inspire me to do the same if i have a lot of money.haha. well you know you just dont know what your future hold, so keep on dreaming thats why this is the places i wanna go before i die. if i want this trip to become reality i would just pack one backpack, my camera a few of my shirt, book a flight and go. Let time and my dream show me the way. Can you imagine that?. i know it sound crazy and scary at the same time, traveling alone with no one to rely to except yourself. i think when you are alone in foreign country, automatically survival mode is switch on, you’ll be aware everything surround you either its good or bad, and making mistake is the way to learn from this life. So i think by doing this trip is much like a life lesson that everyone should have.wouldn’t you?
So ya, thats the end of this post. I know maybe in the future this list might be changing or i dont know maybe i dont even like them anymore, so it depends on what might showing in my time line the future. So ya everyone is entitled to give opinion on this, but im not welcome hate comment or just even negative vibe to here. Just be happy for me okay, even though this is probably genuinely impossible to coming true, but like i said, you just dont know what you might have in the future. And if you think we have the same dream share this with your friends and family or your travel buddy for that matter. thanks again for reading this blog and thank you very much for even reading till the end of this blog.