Our brief sojourn up to mid-state New York last weekend got me thinking about all the places we’ve all gone in our lives and how to pass some of that on through our digital dust. So here goes the second interactive post which requires all our readers to participate as well. Last time we had three people join in (one if you don’t count my coauthors who are obliged to participate.) Let’s shoot for double digits this time.
Favorite Place You’ve Lived: Guam because for most of us, it was like living on the beach for two straight years. Even for those of us who couldn’t get on the sand every day, it was sort of like living in a resort complex with great people, great food and great scenery. There’s always something special about living on a military installation overseas that can’t quite be described in words and Guam had that characteristic in spades.
Favorite Place You’ve Visited: Gold Coast of Australia specifically snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef. You just can’t beat a nice sail on a catamaran followed by a couple hours sharing the water with massive schools of parrot fish, giant clams and the brilliant colors of the reef. And of course, the Aussies have better hospitality than any other culture. We also purchased our largest souvenir in Australia and use it to this day.
Place You Want to Visit the Most, but Haven’t Been There Yet: Domestically, the answer is Alaska. I dream of seeing and maybe climbing Denali at some point. Depends on how old I am when I finally get there. Internationally, it is Iran. I am mentally fascinated by the extensive history, culture and architecture of the Persians and all the iterations of their societies. Unfortunately, I highly doubt I will ever see that land.
Place You Don’t Want to Ever Return To: Nairobi, Kenya. Kitschy restaurant that served all kinds of game; dirty marketplace with trashy souvenirs; and no real culture that I could ascertain. Maybe I went to the wrong places at the wrong time or with the wrong people, but regardless it left a negative impression.
Your turn. Let us all know about your world travels or the dreams you have about them