27 February 2019

Where would you go?

If you had the time and enough money to spare for the purpose, and you could take one trip anywhere in the world you wanted, where would you go, and why that place?  I'm curious about the diverse interests people have in this area.  I used to know a guy who went to Las Vegas every chance he got (for the gambling), and I now know another person who goes to India for every vacation.  My own aspiration is the same as when I posted this.  How about you?

19 Comments:

Anonymous Scottie said...

Hello Infidel. I think I would like to see San Francisco. For the history, culture, the architecture and the people. Hugs

27 February, 2019 16:41  
Blogger Jono said...

I tend to go to Norway. Most of my family is there and it is a beautiful and comfortable place for me to be. I tend to like the North Atlantic, but am intrigued by the Mediterranean area.

27 February, 2019 17:00  
Blogger Martha said...

My first choice would be Australia. It's always been at the top of my list of places to visit. I find it very interesting and would love to see it up close. My second would be a European tour. I think that would be amazing! But I'd settle for visiting Italy or some of the Greek islands. I've been to Greece when I was a child and when I was in my mid 20s, but it was mostly dominated by family visits (both my parents were born in Greece and immigrated to Canada in the late 50s). What I'd love to do is go there without any family knowing and visit some islands, primarily Crete and Santorini. And at this point, I'd settle for a tropical vacation just to get away and relax. Barbados, Curacao and Bahamas come to mind :)

27 February, 2019 19:03  
Blogger dellgirl said...

I would drive down the street (just a few miles) to Galveston, Texas and partake of everything possible at the San Luis Resort. I would especially love enjoying the view of the beach, Galveston Bay, from the 12th floor of the San Luis Hotel. A leisurely walk along the beach would be a nice diversion from enjoying so much fun and excitement. Ok, enough already!

27 February, 2019 19:13  
Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'd probably go to Australia and New Zealand. Not because it's so particularly exotic but because it's such a long trip to make from Canada and you have to spend quite a while there to make the trip worthwhile, plus to see everything since it's such a big place.

27 February, 2019 19:57  
Anonymous Ole Phat Stu said...

Come to Germany, e.g. in September for the Oktoberfest :-)

28 February, 2019 01:56  
Anonymous Zosimus the Heathen said...

As morbid as it sounds, right now I think I'd be most interested in visiting Auschwitz. I've long had a scholarly interest in the dark period of history that was the Holocaust, and would like to see for myself the place that's probably most associated with it in people's minds (as an interesting aside, I've already been to Dachau).

28 February, 2019 02:45  
Blogger Sixpence Notthewiser said...

I would, if I could, spend some time in New Zealand. I have no idea why, but I have this feeling it could be awesome. Maybe it's because I have this romanticized notion of the South Seas. The Whale Rider and may have something to do with it, I suspect....
If not that, I'd love to go to London. Have always wanted to go there and go bargain shopping for some vintage Vivienne Westwood.

XOXO

28 February, 2019 04:18  
Blogger Bob Slatten said...

To Africa, the entire continent, where we all began.

28 February, 2019 04:52  
Blogger bluzdude said...

Definitely Australia and New Zealand. Looks like fascinating places and I'm sure they really are hiding dinosaurs and orcs and elves, if you just look hard enough.

28 February, 2019 04:57  
Blogger Mary said...

Iā€™d want to go on a food tour...to all the different countries to sample local food..Italy for sure, France, Spain. Also the Scandinavian countries for the beauty

28 February, 2019 09:15  
Blogger Adam said...

Japan, though I would dread the flight time.

28 February, 2019 14:06  
Blogger Green Eagle said...

As far as a single place, I would pick the Katsura Detached Palace in Kyoto, which may be the most beautiful place in the world. For a city, right now I would go to Rome.

28 February, 2019 14:47  
Blogger Nan said...

Some years back, I visited Australia and New Zealand (both islands). It was a FANTASTIC adventure. (I wish I could move there permanently and get away from you-know-who).

As for where would I go now? Well, at this stage of my life, I probably wouldn't do well on a long trip, so I'll just stick to places comparatively close to home. However, since I live on the West Coast, that does give me a pretty wide range of locations. šŸ˜‰

28 February, 2019 16:14  
Anonymous Rancid said...

Bouvet Island, because I'm fed up with the human race.

28 February, 2019 19:28  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Interesting responses, thanks. Striking that Australia and New Zealand are so popular. I've been to quite a few places, but not those.

01 March, 2019 05:39  
Anonymous ming said...

I've spent time in both Greece and northern Italy. I highly recommend both. Hiking and cycling in the Dolomites and Alps is spectacular. The food, history, and culture are awesome. Venice is good for a day trip but I most enjoyed the non-tourist areas like Balsano and some of the small medieval walled cities that are still intact. Lots of world war one history and memorials (trenches, tunnels, fortified positions) near the border with Austria.

Greece is also on my top five list. Skip the Greek theme park islands like Santorini that are overrun with tourists and predatory vendors selling jewelry and tourist crap. I hate big cities but Athens is really cool. You can stay in the heart of the city and walk to the Acropolis and other sites. The food Ooo la la. Plenty of vegetarian cuisine. Crete is also beautiful with lots of Minoan history. Chania is a beautiful Venice port city with fabulous architecture and food. The crown jewel of Greece in my opinion is Meteora, a complex of 600-year monasteries perched hundreds of feet above the valley floor on sandstone pinicales. it has to be seen to be believed. Lots of English. Relatively inexpensive and nobody does hospitality like the Greeks.

Other places I love and would go back to in a heartbeat include Peru, South Africa, Argentina, Mongolia(no English or vegetarian food)and Australia. Australia feels a lot like the United States with a charming accent. Tasmania and Melbourne are my favorite areas.
So

01 March, 2019 06:52  
Blogger Donna said...

I've always wanted to see Machu Picchu after having hiked the Inca Trail.

02 March, 2019 11:12  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Ming: Thanks for all that information, seriously. That will be useful to know if and when I do get a chance to travel.

Donna: Interesting -- that's one region I don't know much about.

02 March, 2019 11:21  

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