Predefined travel destinations?

Recently I have been tidying up a bit. Among a lot of stuff I for some reason haven’t thrown out years ago, but instead just tucked away, I found two small paintings. I’ve got them long time ago, probably because I found them interesting or beautiful, and definitely cheap (I may have been spoiled as a child, but not with money).
One of them was a Chinese drawing. The other was a painting of a fantastic landscape. I’m not sure I’ve noticed it before, but the name of the place was written with small letters at the bottom: Greenland.
I really don’t know if I had any plans of going to either China or Greenland at that time, or if it’s a pure coincidence those two drawings I found, illustrated exactly those two countries I’ve visited in 2006 and 2007.