My life goal is to visit a new place every year I live. And I'm always looking for my next destination, so if you've been somewhere awesome, leave a comment and let me know... So here's my list and one thing I learned from the trip:
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    Cheap tacos and "¿Dondé esta el baño?" First time out of the country when I was 13... Culture shock big time.
  2. 2.
    Ketchup-flavored chips and lots of fir trees.
  3. 3.
    Crêpes everywhere, don't talk to the gypsies, and the Mona Lisa isn't really all that spectacular (in comparison). But man is it a beautiful place.
  4. 4.
    Rich history, diverse culture and very little room. Surprised by how beautiful they can make the desert look... the land of milk & honey?
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    First day at the hotel I opened the curtains to outback porch. A man across the way was dusting off a rug on his balcony. He saw me, waved to me and called out, "bonjourno!" with a smile. It really is just like the movies, people.
  6. 6.
    South Korea
    Korean people dream of a united Korean State. Hard work and dedication can rebuild a nation and bring prosperity. Also, learn to use the chop sticks.
  7. 7.
    The Alps. Oh. My. Word.
  8. 8.
    Celebrate where you come from and drive fast.
  9. 9.
    Rethink several things and learn about value, hard work and the important things in life. Also, that rain makes things beautiful. Futbol is a language that needs no words.
  10. 10.
    When you play in a band, don't expect to leave the pubs before 3am. Possibly the friendliest people on planet earth. It ain't an Irish song if it doesn't include "whiskey" or "beer."
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    Pears in wine bottles. Don't blink or you'll miss the whole country.
  12. 12.
    Next trip? Ecuador.