World Citizen Wednesdays #2
Welcome to World Citizen Wednesdays, a new feature on All Done Monkey!
Each week we pose a question to members of the fabulous Multicultural Kid Blogs group and share their answers here.
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This week we continue to share the answers to our question:
If you could take a fun trip with your kids anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
In case you missed it, you can read answers to this question from other bloggers in our first installment of World Citizen Wednesday!
Amy of Delightful Children’s Books: I would love to return to Botswana, Africa, where I studied in college. The people who I met in Botswana were very friendly and spent each evening outside with their families cooking, telling stories, singing and dancing. It was also amazing to see elephants, giraffes and other animals up close.
Jody of Mud Hut Mama: I’m going to have to wait a while for my dream vacation as you have to be at least 15 to go Gorilla trekking but the whole family will go as soon as my youngest is old enough. I’ve always wanted to see these amazing primates in their own environment (Uganda, DRC or Rwanda) and while there are a lot of organizations dedicated to protecting Mountain Gorillas, I fear that it will not be possible to see them outside of zoos in the future. In the meantime my girls’ favorite place is Mvuu Spot (Hippo Spot) right here in the wildlife reserve we live in. They love to play in the sand while watching the hippos and crocodiles in the river.
Joanna of Mamá de nuevo a los 40: My little girl wants to go to Paris and look Eiffel Tower, but I prefer travel inside Venezuela first, Jejeje Here we have. Desert, snow, Amazon fores, amazing beach and ancient mountains (the oldest in earth) I would like both kiddos love our country. And because my husband came from Peru, I would like to know all about Incas! We went to Lima last vacations for a month and they love it. We like to trip again for 2013 Christmas and enjoy it another way.
Aisha of Hartlyn Kids: I would love to take my little one to Trinidad and Tobago. It is where her father grew up and when I went to visit with him it truly helped me to understand him more, his values and his desires. I would love for my daughter to have that connection with her father and his culture. Plus – the food and culture are amazing and it is a beautiful culture with great beaches. Great learning experience and great vacation as well.
Yumei of Mum & Babies: I would love to take my little one back to Xiamen, China, to spend sometimes with my families there! It’s located in the southern part of China, a beautiful island city where i grew up.She is going to love the food there (stir fly rice noodles and sea food). The beautiful piano museum on the Gurang island which is just 10 minutes away by ferry from the main city. She will enjoy walking on the island without worrying about cars or bikes passing through because you won’t find any there! She is going to speak and hear People speak Chinese everywhere and make some new friends!
Frances of Discovering the World through My Son’s Eyes: That would be Puerto Rico! Little one has been there a few times before. We’re planning on returning when he turns 5 next year. 🙂 This time, I want him to see Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center most important archaeological site in the Caribbean. Where our ancestors the Taíno Indians lived, played and had their ceremonies. They even have replicas of the “bohios” (houses they lived in); and visit The Cemi Museum where they have lots of archaeological pieces dating back to the Taínos era, and indigenous petroglyph (rock engraving). It’s going to be a life-learning experience for him. We have already started reading books about our Taíno ancestors this will further his understanding of where he comes from. 🙂
My answer? I would love to take my Monkeys to Bolivia, where I did volunteer work many years ago. It is a beautiful country with such a rich history, and I still have many dear friends there. I was there before I was married (before I had even met my charming husband!), so it would be such a gift to be able to introduce everyone to my family. We are also planning on taking the kids to Israel to visit the Bahá’í holy places there; however, we want to wait until they are old enough to appreciate the spiritual significance of such a trip.
Thanks to all the bloggers who shared their answers here! You can read more responses to this question on last week’s World Citizen Wednesdays #1. Watch for a new topic next week!
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Love these – so much fun! Hope we can make these dreams a reality!
Wouldn’t it be great if several years (or many years!) from now we did a follow up with everyone sharing about their trips??
It’s so interesting to see all the different answers… mine would be China, as our kids are now learning Mandarin, but I think it’s going to be a long, long time before we can afford the trip!
That’s wonderful that they are learning Mandarin! Yes, an expensive trip, but hopefully one day!
So many cool places to visit and go with our children! Ah, if only I had the money to go out on a world wide vacation spree! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
Lol, I feel the same way!