My Bucket List
1. Mecca, Saudi Arabia
First on my bucket list is to visit Mecca, a city in western Saudi Arabia. It is the most holy city in terms of the religion of Islam as it is the birth place of the Prophet Muhammad. Being a Muslim myself, ever since I was a child I have dreamt of visiting Mecca for an endless amount of reasons. Whether its to see the beautiful art work or to just generally be in a holy atmosphere, but the main purpose of me visiting Mecca is to visit Masjid al-Haram as well as the holy Kaaba, here I will pray and take part in Haaj, a series of religious rituals which when completed, is believed that the sins which you have committed throughout your life time will be completely erased. What would I benefit from this trip? I believe I would personally leave Mecca as a changed person, I would leave Mecca with life lessons which would make a heavy impact on my life as well as an experience which I would never forget.
2. Madrid, Spain
Second on my bucket list is the capital of Spain, Madrid. The city that combines modern infrastructures with cultural and artistic heritage, as well as a legacy of centuries of exciting history. In the beautiful city of Madrid I wish to visit the finest theatres, art galleries, casinos, and most importantly attend an El Classico, a football derby between the two Spanish giants, Real Madrid vs. FC Barcelona. This would allow me to watch my favourite teams in action against each other and fulfil my dreams of watching an El Classico. I would also want to vist the Buan Retiro Park, it is one of the largest parks in the city, the park hold cultural significance to the people of Madrid and consisits of many historic monuments and land marks. There I would be able to get a good taste of the atmosphere of Madrid and enjoy myself to what they have to offer.