I can hardly believe I’m writing this sentence, but next month I’ll be visiting Vietnam. I’ve been to Hong Kong but this will be only my second trip to Asia (we’re also going to Singapore).Vietnam is somewhere I’ve always dreamed of going to. It’s on my bucket list of Countries I Want To Visit, and the thought of going to Hanoi and Ha Long Bay is incredibly exciting, and scary, all at once.
Even though I’ll be in no danger whatsoever, and looked after the whole time, it got me thinking about the whole thing of venturing Out Of My Comfort Zone. I’ve travelled to all sorts of amazing places, as far-flung as New Zealand and Mexico, but the closest I’ve come to the wild side is going up in helicopters or, post-uni, staying at a hostel in Houston, Texas, when we were backpacking across the US and being warned not to go out after dark – we could hear gunfire all night long. (Or perhaps it was cars backfiring and over-active imaginations). Apart from that, though, I’ve definitely played it safe.
So I’d love to know. How far have you ventured out of your comfort zone – and which countries are on your bucket list?