Some of my readers have been asking me to write more about my travels and favorites spots around the world. I really love to explore new destinations and often suffer from severe travel fever if I haven’t gone to a new place for a while. I prefer going to destinations that are on ‘roads less traveled’ and not very touristy. Sometimes I travel for great diving spots. Other times just for the culture. Or just a great beach! So far I’ve been lucky to have visited 59 countries and I dream of visiting many more..
Discovering new places makes me feel alive and I’m constantly planning on new adventures. There are so many amazing places I want to visit..but right now my life is hectic with the two babies and I’ll have to keep the travel bugs in check until the kids are a bit older. I also want my kids to grow up seeing as many different cultures and places in the world as possible..hopefully that would make them more open-minded and tolerant toward other cultures but also instill a sense of pride of their roots in both Finland and Saudi-Arabia.
Here’s a list of the countries I’ve been to so far..
Finland (well obviously lol)
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Equador, Galapagos Islands
That’s 70 countries if I counted correctly :)
Here’s my quick bucket list:
Mongolia. Japan, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Pakistan, Brazil, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Madagascar, Eritrea, Djibouti, Senegal, Romania, Nepal, Bhutan, Syria, Comoros Islands..was that another 50?
Which one of the places on my been to list would you like to hear more about? One of my favorite travel destinations so far has been Galapagos Islands.
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Hello there, I’m Laura, the founder, author and manager of Blue Abaya, the first travel blog in Saudi Arabia established in 2010. Travel has always been my passion- so far I’ve visited 69 countries and I’m always on the lookout for new adventures inside and outside of Saudi Arabia! Having visited all corners of the Kingdom with over a decade of experience, I have a vast knowledge base about travel and tourism in Saudi Arabia.