Friday, August 10, 2012

BC Blogger Meme: 5 Countries I Want to Visit Before I Retire

I am very excited to write about this one.  My cousin-in-law asked for helped several weeks ago to make a powerpoint presentation about 5 countries that she wants to visit. While helping her, I began to think about MY 5 countries which I want to visit and it coincides with this week's Meme of BC Blogger. (Thanks Jimmy for coming up with this wonderful blog.)

Now here is my list:

1. Canada

My top choice is Canada because my husband and I are currently processing our application as immigrant in Quebec.  So there is a big possibility that I get to visit and live in this country.

 Niagara Falls which is a very famous tourist attraction in Canada.

Montreal, our future home.

2.  Maldives

Every time I scroll my timeline in Facebook, I always get fascinated by pictures taken in Maldives.  I make it a habit to share it on my husband's timeline and tag "2nd honeymoon?"  The beaches, the sand and the resorts are so welcoming that is why this is the 2nd country which I want to visit prior to retirement.

3. Italy

Rome, Verona, Venice and many more.  Italy has a very rich history and culture.  From the famous Romeo and Juliet, and the ancient infrastructures.  It always amazes me what Italy can offer to its tourists.

4. Bahamas

I love the beach.  Ever since Miss Universe was held in Bahamas, it always comes to my mind that I will visit that place someday.  Just like the Maldives, Bahamas has great beaches, a very good place for vacation and honeymoon!

5.  Greece

I always imagine living in one of the houses in Greece.  The white-painted houses overlooking the harbor is quite astonishing.  

As I was writing this blog, I began to ponder about what our country has to offer to the people.  Funny as it seems, I thought that I haven't visited the country where I was born.  I have been as far as Iloilo, Cebu and Manila but I haven't visited 7, 000 more islands.  So I am adding my 6th country and it is the Pearl of the Orient Sea, Philippines.

 Bangui Windmill in Ilocos Norte

 Masskara Festival in Bacolod

 Banaue Rice Terraces

 Chocolate Hills in Bohol


 Mayon Volcano

 Underground River in Palawan

 Taal Lake


These are just some of the reasons why I want to visit the country where I live.  It's more fun in the Philippines.

So what about you? What are the top 5 countries you want to visit before you retire?


  1. I like what you did about our beloved country. True, many times we can go to other countries but seldom visit our own beautiful spots like the one you posted. This November, we booked for Bacolod. Looking forward to that time. Hope you get your immigrant visa to Canada. My sisters live in Alberta. Plan to go there next year in August.

    1. You should book on October! Don't miss the Masskara festival, the Long-Teng Cup and the Unigames.:) Thank you very much.:)

  2. I agree! I haven't explored our very own The Philippines too. Great one!

    Here's my list:

  3. Nice! I want to live in Canada too :)

    1. If you have plans in living in Canada, you can ask advice in some agencies. There are lots of immigration programs that Canada is offering.:)

    2. Hi there can you recommend to me a trusted agency? I'd like to inquire programs. :) email me - THANKS A LOT!

  4. Wonderful pictures. I also would like to visit first the beautiful places in the Philippines with my family. I hope you'll be able to get your pass to Canada. God bless.

  5. Nice places. Good luck on your canada application. you are right, before we tour to other countries, let us prioritize our own.
    -daddy allan (BC Blogger)

  6. Italy and Greece is definitely in my list too!!! :-)

    but im not done with the Pinas yet... :D

  7. Great list! Those pictures are so beautiful! I hope we all have the time and resources to travel the world.

  8. We have Italy and Greece in common. Well, actually I put in Rome. LoL! I also would love to travel all over the Philippines too! Underground River is crossed out already though! :D

  9. i also wanna visit Greece! :D
    and if uve read my 5countries to visit, (if u havent, pls check it out)
    then ull know that b4 travelling abroad, i would comb our country if i have the money and time :)

  10. I wanna visit Montreal, too! My aunt lives there. :D

  11. Like you I'm dying to visit the Underground River. I will also include on my list Mt. Pinatubo, Taal, Batanes and Vigan.

  12. what a perfect list. I really want to visit Italy... but our very own Pinas is still on my number one list. It is always good to explore first pinas then other places.

  13. I love to go there at Italy, maybe sometime soon, i wish...