I chanced upon Daily Prompt from the WordPress’s Daily Post Page.
Today’s topic is “The Wanderer – Tell us about the top five places you’ve always wanted to visit.” It sounded quite interesting so, I thought I’d give it a try. However, I don’t think I’ll be sharing about the top five places I’d want to visit in the real world. If I had the opportunity to travel the world, I’d go everywhere. So, this post doesn’t make sense and would just be longer than my grocery list.
Instead, I’d like to share the top five fictional/fantasy world and places I’d like to visit. I thought that might be more fun and interesting.
So, here goes:
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
If I get to visit a fictional world, the Wizarding World, as created by J.K. Rowling, is definitely going to be my first stop! Of course, my journey will through Platforms 9-3/4 via the Hogwarts Express. I’d like to walk the places Harry, Hermione, and Ron walked, try the real butter beer, ride on a flying broom stick (maybe even play Quidditch), and have a meal at the great hall! I’d even attend the classes, send owl mails, apparate — ooh there’s just too many things I’d like to do there! I so totally want to go!
The Marvel Universe
I find it surprising that the Marvel characters have not overpopulated New York yet. With the Agents of Shield and X-men living there, there’s probably one superhero staying every other block. I think it would be super amazing to go to a place where you can brush past and meet them anytime. Before Hogwarts, I thought it would be an honour to attend “Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters.” Plus, in the Marvel Universe, I can be friends with Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Spiderman, Cyclops, Storm, etc. And, I’ll link them all up to widen their social network. Gotta teach them that, “together we stand, divided we fall.” Imagine. How cool would that be, huh?
As created by J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan’s world is place where we cease to age and we can fly. There’s a playground in the middle of the island and the only adult we have to deal with is a Captain Hook. Plus, since the island can be perceived differently by each child hence inspiring our creativity. That would be like all our versions of “heavens” superimposed into one place. Who wouldn’t want to escape reality and go to such a place?
J.R.R. Tolkien is known for his awesome initials and (one of) the most elaborate fantasy worlds ever. And even though some areas are rather scary, I’m sure some places are beautiful beyond words. Plus, I’m really interested to visit the home of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillio. If any, I can be a kick-ass elf! Whoots!
I was deliberating if my 5th choice should be Star Wars Universe or Lewis Caroll’s Wonderland and I decided on the latter. (Yes, shoot me now!) It’s just that, no matter how amazing it is, I’m not all that familiar with the Star Wars Universe hence that shall be my 6th choice. Plus, I’ve always been jealous of Alice having a rabbit hole she can jump and escape into right at her backyard. In there, time is relative and animals act like normal humans. And, they get to have tea with The Madhatter! I may even pay a visit through The Looking Glass. Yes, take me there please.
I was actually thinking of a vampire world and underwater fantasy world to visit but I can’t think of one elaborate and vibrant enough for me to visit. I also considered Star Wars Universe, The Matrix, Narnia, the Jetsons’ World, and Underworld but I could only choose 5. At least you know which ones would be on my next five, right?
Okay. I just realised this post has truly established the escapist in me. Oh wells.
How about you? Which fictional world would you like to visit? If you’d like to see the top five places other people want to visit, check out their responses on “The Daily Prompt – Wanderer” page.