The Friday Five – What To Do In 2012


It’s Friday Five Time!!
Something told me this morning it was a good day for a Friday Five…although tech issues are now sending a different message.

This Friday 5 features five places to visit and things to do in 2012.

Either you can watch above or read it below.

While reading is fun…the video is a lot more fun!

There’s are a ton of events, exhibitions and major dates throughout this year. Many, take place in a certain city and as usual, become a tourism draw.

In 2011, it was Machu Picchu as it celebrated it’s 100th anniversary of international acclaim. But for 2012, I’ve compiled some of the main destinations you might want to consider and why.

At #5, it’s London, England. As they will be playing host to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games – the city is sure to be a buzzin’. London already packs a pretty powerful punch when it comes to tourism and is always full of people. Now with a couple extra million in town, it might just be chaos. Hostels & hotels will surely be booked and couches will be full. If you’re thinking of going, grabbing a flat before all of the London holiday apartments are taken might be a good idea! You can’t sleep in the tube ya know…

At #4, it’s Rejkjavik, Iceland. The Northern Lights are expected to be the best they’ve been in about 50 years. It’s basically a light show in the sky and some say they can be so bright in Iceland that you can read a book under them. Talk about saving on power. Even without the northern lights, Iceland seems to be a pretty hot spot to visit these days. Head on over and boost that economy!

At #3, Mexico! Sun, sand, and tequila! What’s not to love? But more importantly, Mexico has the spotlight this year because of the Mayan calendar and the fact that it ends in 2012. Many believe this will also be the end of the world! Uh oh. Many who love the hype of it all will be heading to Mexico to be a part of the buzz and heck, why not spend the end of days relaxing on the beach. TEQUILA!

At #2, Canada! Ok, a bit of bias here I know, but I honestly do have a good feeling about Canada this year. A few friends from abroad have shown interest in visiting, I want to see more of it myself, and yes, I’m here! Come visit yours truly. Additionally, if you want some alone time, Canada is where it’s at. Being the 2nd biggest country in the world we’ve got plenty of room for you to go exploring without anyone to bother you – except for bears and beavers that is…

And at #1 – Belfast, Northern Ireland. On April 15, 1912 the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic, hit an iceberg and sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic, killing 1517 passengers and making it the most tragic and infamous ship disaster in history. 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of this event and Belfast is ready for it. A Titanic visitor centre costing £97 million has been built and the epic film will be re-released and available for viewing in theatres but this time, in 3D. Ooouuu Ahhhh. If I could get Belfast, I’d be there to see it for myself.

And, that’s the Friday 5! Five suggestions of what to do in 2012!

Are any on your radar?

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10 Responses to The Friday Five – What To Do In 2012

  1. cailin March 9, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

    People should also visit Halifax!! (I guess it falls under #2 for Canada) but it also covers #1!! Some of the first ships that got to the wreckage of the Titanic or what was left of it… were from Halifax and we have 3 cemeteries with 356 bodies from the ship buried here, we also have the largest collection of wooden artifacts from the ship including a deck chair! oohh aaahhh And we have the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic with a big ol’ section about er’

    Great list! I agree with all of them! :)

  2. Amanda March 9, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    Awesome list! I’ve already been to Canada (Ottawa) this year, and will be hitting up New Brunswick and Nova Scotia later this summer (including Halifax to go stalk Cailin!).

    I’m actually headed to Iceland in like a week, and plan to be in London during the Olympics in July/August!!

    3 outta 5 ain’t bad, right??

  3. Kathleen March 9, 2012 at 11:59 pm #

    I went to Machu Picchu early this year! It was amazing :) On the same trip, I went to Brazil, and I must say it definitely topped off my South America experience. Check this video out in case you’re thinking of traveling to the City of Samba http://www.shortform.com/Kathleen/wanderlust/watch/4507699_the-city-of-samba :)

  4. Gamer March 12, 2012 at 8:11 am #

    Big year for Belfast – they’ve been waiting on that Titantic Centre for AGGGES. Where they’re building it, I just remember as being a big, empty, horrible place, that was named the ‘titanic quarter’ even though there was nothing there.

    I really want to go to Iceland. Really really. It’s like my #1 place to go. http://gamerwantstotravel.co.uk/gamer-wants-to-travel-to-iceland/ – basically sums it up

  5. Tawny from Captain and Clark March 13, 2012 at 1:34 am #

    This is a GREAT list. You’ve pretty much hit most of my top 10 destinations of 2012. I had no idea bout the Titanic Centre though. I’m going to look up tickets to Belfast for the event right now. Wish us luck :)

  6. Brock October 14, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    @Cailin – Whoa! Holy history bite. I need to get myself to Halifax – pronto. I have wanted to go for quite some time.

  7. Brock October 14, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    @Amanda – Wow! 3 out of 5 IS very good! Well done!

  8. Brock October 14, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    @Kathleen – I love me some Samba! I’d have to say Colombia was my favourite South American.

  9. Brock October 14, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    @Gamer – Yes, I really want to get to both! I just am so fascinated by the Titantic – like many.

  10. Brock October 14, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    @Tawny – Perfect! See you in Belfast Tawny!

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