I had so much fun writing last week's Travel Tuesday post (5 European cities I simply must visit) that I decided to write out my top 5 list for Asia. I'm Filipina born and bred, but I'm ashamed to say that I've been to fewer Asian cities (not counting cities in the Philippines) than European cities. So far, I've been to Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taipei, and Seoul. That's it. Even Alfie has been to more Asian cities than me! I definitely have to rectify this error, and here are the first 5 places I would visit:
Whenever we visit Alfie's parents, we stay for at least 3 weeks. Alfie's family is small, and there's only so much visiting of relatives you can do for 3 weeks, so we like to use Marlborough as a jumping point for smaller trips. We've done day trips to London, Stonehenge, Birmingham, Maidstone, and many other places around the UK. We've also gone on longer trips to Wales, Ireland, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
There's no shortage of wonderful places to visit, so it's always tough to decide where we want to go next! I could easily list 100 cities I'd love to travel to in Europe -- but as always, time and money are limiting factors, so I've narrowed my list down to five. Here are 5 cities that I'd really love to visit on a family trip in the near future:
If I had to pick a favorite day out of the seven we spent in Belgium, I would probably pick the day we visited Damme. Damme is a tiny medieval (13th century) town near the medieval city of Bruges and a few miles from the Belgian coast. If you're staying in Bruges, Damme is a great place for a day (or half-day) trip; it's also a great place to stay if you plan to visit Bruges but want somewhere a bit more quiet (and inexpensive) to come "home" to at the end of your day!
You are the best mom in the world,
So you are the queen.
If I did not have you as a mom,
I don't know what I could have been!
You are so awesome, you have two jobs,
One job you give us toys and the other makes little kids not sob!
Every day you walk me to school,
All of this is why your (sic) so cool!
Happy Mother's Day!
-- a poem by Jammy
It doesn't get any better than this. Happy Mother's Day, everyone!