Melodies and Travel Memories

Thank you so much to Aaron of Elatlboy for tagging me in his post that involves music and travel memories.

There are quite a few songs that remind me of the cities and countries I have visited through the years!  Just listening to them instantly brings me back to that special place.

My selection may surprise you as it ranges from a Latin ballad to Korean pop music to alternative to opera and what not ha ha


Fuiste tu – Ricardo Arjona and Gaby Moreno

I was in Central America in March this year. My family and I went on so many road trips and this song was IT. Heard it everywhere, in the car, in restaurants, on Tv. The scenery is simply spectacular!  What a beautiful discovery 🙂

Tonight – Big Bang

Living & working in South Korea last year was such a great experience. I couldn’t help but succumb to K-Pop! My students played this song on their mobile and started dancing in class. It was absolutely hilarious! The more I listened to it (without understanding a single word of what they sing) I became addicted to it! So that is my favorite Korean song. Isn’t it just catchy? I can’t wait to return to Seoul!

Breathe – The Prodigy

My friend Igor and I went on an epic road trip in Switzerland. We left Zürich, stopped in Lucerne and ended in Interlaken (to Jungfraujoch). Zooming through the Swiss roads and Alps was phenomenal! I shall never forget it as this was the song that we kept listening to 😉 Whenever I hear it I’m transported there immediately.

Bent – Matchbox 20 

This song means a lot to me because it was THE song that was playing all over the place and also when I first traveled to Europe! So it brings back great memories. I was so scared to put back together. Left heartbroken and came back stronger than ever 🙂

Nessun dorma – Luciano Pavarotti

I learned to appreciate opera the 2nd time I studied and lived in Italy. Luciano is simply the best opera singer…EVER.  This interpretation just gives me goose bumps! Images of rolling green hills in the Italian country side and a ride on the gondola in Venice come to mind 😉

Bonus song:

Around the world – The Red Hot Chili Peppers

I absolutely love Anthony, Flea and the rest of the band. The lyrics are awesome! I have a flash of all the places around the world I’ve been in 4 minutes! Life is beautiful around the world indeed.

I’m pretty sure you didn’t expect that from me did you? Ha ha if I could only see your facial expression 😉

Now it’s your turn! I want to know which songs you love and what memories are attached to them!

I would like to thank the beautiful @L_e_a_h for creating it. This exercise allowed me to go back down memory lane 🙂