mentally traveling, physically stuck | top ten tuesday

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It's been a hot second since I've done a top ten tuesday  and there's nothing I want more than to get off this campus and go home (or just travel - anywhere but here). The topic for this week is: places mentioned in books that I want to visit. I tried keeping this list somewhat realistic, but let's be honest here - we would all rather travel to the magical places so here are eight of mine.

prague - daughter of smoke and bone by laini taylor
I'm choosing this location for both the realistic and fantastical aspect. First off, I would love to travel anywhere in Europe but it'd be great to just visit and see the beautiful city that's described in DoSaB. If I could also stumble across some of Brimstone's doors that'd be a bonus.

taiwan - the astonishing color of after by emily x.r. pan
This location is purely realistic just because I miss Taiwan. My favorite part of this novel, other than the gorgeous writing, was just being to visually see all of Taiwan's sights. It was all so vividly described, I felt like I was home and it was honestly so great.

russia - the bear and the nightingale by katherine arden
To be more specific, I would like to visit imperial Russia. Just take me back and let me hang out with Vasya - not sure how we'd get along cause she's leagues cooler than me, but I just want to interact with the various wonderful Russian spirits and creatures.

the willows - the bone witch by rin chupeco
Everything about the Willows just sounds so magical to me. It is founded upon a collection of rich tradition and culture that I would love to experience. I'm not sure how well I'd do training in the Willows, but if I could do a live tour simulation of some sorts - that'd be fun.

hogwarts - harry potter by jk rowling
Um...who wouldn't want to visit Hogwarts? Every minute I'm spending at college makes me wish more and more that I could have gone to a school in Scotland and learn magic. Everything about it sounds heavenly right now - it'd also be nice to find some more Slytherins (literally none of my friends at school are in the same house...)

toyko - warcross by marie lu
Japan as a country will probably be the birthplace of a new age of technology revolution with all of its advancements now. While I would be scared of the complete and utter reliance on technology that future Tokyo and world has in Warcross, it would still be an interesting place to visit.

wonderland - heartless by marissa meyer
I just want to give Catherine a hug, like take me there just for that purpose alone.

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I tried coming up with a full list of ten but browsing through my Goodreads shelf, there wasn't really anything in particular that jumped out at me other than these eight - so I guess we'll leave it at that.

- your thoughts -
Would you be interested in traveling to any of these places? We could be travel buddies! If not, hat are some destinations you would want to visit? We could add it to our itinerary.

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  1. I think Russia would be a very exciting place to visit.

    My Top Ten Tuesday post.

    1. Hopefully you'll be able to visit it one day! :)

  2. I've been to Prague, it really is a beautiful city (even without Poison Kitchen ;))! Although it's a small city, there's a lot to see.
    I also would like to visit Tokyo. The one in the book would be very intereresting, but the real one too.

    1. If only Poison Kitchen was real - even if it wasn't in Prague ^_^

  3. I'd love to go to both Prague and Russia! And of course Hogwarts, if I could.
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  4. Ahhh I think both the real Tokyo and the Warcross version would be fantastic to visit and really the future version doesn't sound like it would be impossible!

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    1. I know right?! It sounds both super exciting and terrifying XD