Yesterday I outlined five new (for me) countries I hope to visit in 2022. Today, I outline five places I wish to visit in countries that I have already visited.
The world is complex and some places most consider separate countries are actually not separate countries but autonomous or semi-autonomous parts of another country. This year there are five such places I hope to travel to.
Of course I may just be dreaming. While some of the destinations below will no-doubt be possible, so much can change so quickly in our new pandemic world, so my hopes are not up.
Faroe Islands (Denmark)
Lhasa, Tibet (China)
Lhasa is intriguing from a geopolitical perspective. This Chinese-held territory requires special permission to visit and I’ve always wanted to visit Potala Palace. However, with China’s strict zero tolerance approach to COVID-19, it would take a miracle for me to visit here in 2022.
Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France)
Technically part of France, I’ve been wanting to visit this territory for more than a decade. With service to Paris on Air Saint-Pierre again returning this year, I hope to actually visit this year – maybe One Mile At A Time and I can fly to Paris together.
I hope to take my wife on a child-free 4-5 day getaway. United is now serving Tahiti year-around so I would fly one direction on United and one on Air Tahiti Nui (hopefully without my nightmare coming to fruition). That said, I don’t have Hilton or Marriott points, so I’d have to get creative when it came to hotels.
In some respects, these places are higher on my bucket list than the five countries I outlined yesterday. Even so, we’ll see whether times and the pandemic permits a visit to any of these places in 2022.
Where do you want to visit in 2022?