As a full time employee of Corporate America, I spend a lot more time daydreaming about travel than actually traveling. I toyed around with the idea last year of posting about the places that take me down wikipedia and travel blog rabbit holes, but with little follow through. And as I’m kind of spent talking about Southeast Asia for the moment, I couldn’t think of a better time to revisit my various wanderlustings. So without further ado, find below the five spots keeping me up at night, planning adventures well into the 2020s.
I have never been to Africa. And while there are a million places I would love to visit there, Mozambique is at the top of the list. I know a few people who have had the privilege of traveling there and I have only heard amazing things. From the unspoiled Indian Ocean beaches (the country stretches from South Africa in the south all the way to Tanzania in the north – that’s an impressive coastline), to a fascinating and tragic history of Portuguese colonialism, to the diversity of people found there (like many places on the Indian ocean, trade routes catalyzed cross fertilization of cultures belonging to the nations surrounding the body of water), everything about Mozambique is attractive to me. There’s even a healthy dose of modernist architecture to be found in the larger cities of Maputo and Beira.
Well, maybe everything but the million hours and several thousand dollars it takes to get there from Seattle. Read more