Bucket List Friday! – And We Are Off To?…

Bucket List Friday!

What is up? what is up? Happy Friday everyone! Personally I am glad to have this day here FINALLY. It’s been a LONG week, but I survived and I hope you did too!

We are back for another round of Bucket List Friday! Where are we off to next? I’m guessing you already know based on the main photo.☝ But if you don’t know, now you know COSTA RICA! 🇨🇷

First, let’s get right to it. Costa Rica has a lot of exotic ambiance to provide any individual looking for the right amount of adventure, pleasure and relaxation. Something I found very interesting would be the meaning of their flag. White = peace, Red = blood shed from martyrs in defense of their country also, the warmth and hospitality of the individuals.

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The stripes on the flag are also in ratio by 1:1:2:1:1. How interesting?! A few additional fun facts include:

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  • Costa Ricans refer to themselves as Ticos and Ticas. If it ends with an “o” that refers to a male. If it ends with an “a” that refers to female. Importantly, be sure to listen for those vowels at the ends of those words.
  • Foreigners are often times referred to as gringos and gringas. The same rule applies with the “o” and “a” vowels.
  • One of my favorite facts – there are approximately 52 species of hummingbirds making Costa Rica the Hummingbird capital. I absolutely love this species of birds.
  • Costa Rica surprisingly has its own currency but many stores use the USD to list their prices.
  • Monkeys are the most common animals next bats in Costa Rica
  • Lastly, their most iconic dish for breakfast is Gallo Pinto which is rice and beans mixed together. Their common diet consists of rice and black beans along with chicken or meat, fruit, vegetables, salads, and fruits.

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I have also seen some super awesome zip lining adventures you can take while out there! With a sincere heart, I will most likely pass on that because of my fear of heights. If I ever do it though, mark this as a warning if you see me write an update about passing out on the zip line!

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If you have any fun facts to share along make sure you post it in the comments below. I would love to hear from you all!

To close, I always end off with one phrase of encouragement. Be courageous, be bold, stand out and let your heart soar. It is a world worth traveling and learning about! Take advantage of it. Much love to you all!

Bucket List Friday – What destination could it be now?

What is up everyone?!

Friday is here and my next bucket list destination is too! This spot has been in hiding for a bit. Can you guess where it is? I’m sure it’s pretty simple but it is…

EGYPT

Actually, My husband and I have talked about visiting for a good bit now. Being that he is really into all things geographical and archaeological, this Bucket List Friday is dedicated to him.

Egypt is one of many wonders in the world with a bucket load of secrets, hidden gems and pure beauty. Simply looking at pictures just doesn’t suffice anymore.

With my husband’s interest in such a historical place, I’ve learned a few things along the way. However, most of my knowledge came from first and foremost, the Hubby along with National Geographic and a few more. Although it is a tv program, I was still able to round up some awesome details!

  • First, did you know during the fourth and sixth century, Christianity was the main religion in Egypt? AMAZING!
  • Interestingly, there were about 1,400 gods and goddesses worshipped by ancient Egyptians.
  • Get this, toilets, yes toilets were discovered within the tombs of ancient Egyptians. Thank goodness for them 🙌🏽
  •  The worlds oldest dress is 5000 years old and it was found in Egypt
  • Also, Egypt has the largest Arabic population in the world.
  • The formal name of Egypt is “The Arab Republic of Egypt”
  • At one point in time, the Sahara desert was lush grassland and Savannah. I wonder what that would have looked like.
  • Finally, beauty was regarded by the ancient Egyptians as holiness which is why cosmetics were incorporated into their daily lives.

 

Although these were only a few fun facts, there is so much more to learn about this place. One day I plan on packing our bags and heading there.

To close, always remember to eat, dream and soar the world! I’ll be back next week for another Bucket List Friday. This time I may incorporate a viewers top place and why they want to go there. It’s only one way to find out!

Happy Friday loves ❤️

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Bucket List Friday-Dominican Republic

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Hey you guys, I’m back for round two of my bucket list destinations and fun facts! Today’s feature will be Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. One thing about this location is that it always struck my curiosity with the scenery, food and locals. Furthermore, the vibrant colors and amazing energy creates a whirlwind of fun. But, we must not forget the amazing food too! One of my favorite snacks has to be Tostones hands down.

A few fun facts I’ve learned about this destination really surprised me.

  • Do you know how old Punta Cana really is? About 48 years old! (Wow)
  • In 1969, Punta Cana was a mere 30 square mile undeveloped brush that stretched five miles up the easternmost coast of the Dominican Republic.
  • Punta Cana is one of the TOP vacation destinations…How about that?
    • Due to the Dominican Republic’s high rate of tourism, this has become their sole source of income with Punta Cana being the most popular spots visited
    • Surprisingly, it is ranked number 65 out of 100 most visited places IN THE WORLD
  •  Punta Cana has 10 beaches
  • Also, in 1984, The Punta Cana International Airport  (PUI) was constructed to accommodate the increasing number of tourists
    •  it is the first and most successful airport in the world
  • In addition to a successful airport, it is one of many premier golf destinations in the Caribbean. (Calling all golfers, this is your paradise!)

Most noteworthy, my favorite fun fact

  • Majority of the hotels located in Punta Cana area are all-inclusive resorts giving you a wide range of activities and entertainment to compliment your time. This place has it all!

Lastly, always remember to Keep wishing, keep dreaming, and set sail.

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Every Friday I’ve decided to feature a Bucket List destination for all of my travelers and soon to be travelers. My Number 1 pick is Bora Bora. I have been dreaming of going here and I’m so going to cross it off my list sooner than later. Not only is the scenery to die for, but the over-the-water Bungalows create such a peaceful, serene atmosphere.

A few fun facts I’ve learned while researching the area would be:

  • The movie “Couples Retreat” was shot at the St. Regis Resort in Bora Bora.
  • If you are truly looking for a getaway, Bora Bora is labeled one of the most secluded lands
  • A lot of the population inhabiting Bora Bora are young adults
  • The island is known to be the most romantic in the French Polynesian (Roamantic Paradise)
  • Women that wear flowers in their hair have a very significant meaning:
    • If you wear a flower near your left ear, it signifies you are married, taken, or have a significant other
    • If you wear a flower near your right ear, it signifies you are available and approachable
  •  You do not have to freight about any poisonous snakes or bugs because the island is free of those species
  • Last, the island has an extinct volcano called Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu located at its center which rises to two peaks

I can’t wait for the chance to explore this beautiful island and learn more fun facts to add to my list.

Keep wishing, keep dreaming and set sail