I want to go to…

If we could, we would travel the world. Our fancy would take us to exotic and fascinating destinations at a whim. We would visit the most beautiful locations, best restaurants, cafés and, ahem… watering holes. We would seek out the most enthralling exhibitions, museums and attractions, the most beguiling scenery and the most soothing and coveted attractions. The world would be our oyster! Sometimes our frustrations at not being able to adhere to these whims are almost too much to bear and that’s when we stomp our feet, pout our lips, let our brows sink into petulance and exclaim, ‘oooh…

I want to go to…

… Brussels!

A bit surprising, perhaps, since Brussels isn’t exactly known for being the most exciting city in the world but every year they put on a spectacular ’Sonne et Lumiére’ show to celebrate Christmas at Grand Place in the heart of the city and I’ve had first hand reports it is absolutely gorgeous! The Grand Place itself in broad daylight is one of the most beautiful squares in the world. The Gothic, Baroque and Louis XIV style houses are truly breathtaking and when coupled with music and lights it creates an amazing spectacle.

Brussels\’ Grand Place Christmas Light Show

And of course, one must not forget the chocolate and the restaurants in the rest of the surrounding very pretty Old Town… Is it any wonder I want to go to Brussels?

Merry Christmas everyone!


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    Jen
    13/01/2011 at 3:21 pm Permalink

    Scotland!

    But then, I always want to go to Scotland… Whenever life gets busy or stressful I have a lovely fantasy of running away and heading to the highlands. Just me in a rental car with some great audio books and all those lovely Whisky Distilleries, warm cozy pubs, charming B&Bs and of course–the men in kilts. *naughty grin*
    Yep, I want to go to Scotland!

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    Christina
    13/01/2011 at 4:06 pm Permalink

    Britain, France, Italy,Icelandic countries, Greek Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Machu Pichu, Rio, Croatia… so many places. So little cash. That is why my bid for the Amazing Race must be accepted…

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    Tina
    13/01/2011 at 11:17 pm Permalink

    Yes, I think Lydia was very moderate in her desires. She was prepared to be satisfied with just Brighton. I’m afraid our series of pouts at the dinner table is going to be much, much longer than just the one…

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    Joanna Yeoh
    26/08/2011 at 6:48 pm Permalink

    I want to go to….England! It is the place of literary history! Do read my blog entry on the website URL I have provided above. The entry is ‘I am really like Mary Bennet.’. This is my version of this entry 🙂