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Three Countries I’d Like to Visit

1 January, 2011

I have mixed feelings on this topic. As open-minded as I envision myself to be, I can’t drag myself away from the notion that the world is a dangerous place to be. Could I have some sort of phobia, or an ignorance even, toward my views of the world? Sometimes I wonder if I’ve not just become homogenized to the illusion of safety to be found in the good ol’ U S of A. Whyever (huh.., not a word) I feel the way I feel, I do want to explore my reasons further and more in-depth at a future time, because the topic has actually come up several times in the past few months.

My first choice for countries I’d like to visit would be Australia. I have actually met several people from Australia in the past several months, and they are just so neat! I love the wide-openness of that country’s geography, and the citizens attitude of self-reliance and ingenuity are admirable. Plus, I love the accent.

Number two would be Canada. A rugged country, at least in the backstretches of it. Again, I love the vastness of it all, and there are surely several “untouched-(ish)” regions to be found. I like the idea of a bilingual country (English and French), and it would surely be an intriguing experience to order coffee in a foreign tongue.

Number three shouldn’t be a big surprise when I say England. The English language is a bittersweet tongue for me in that I often find glaring holes and bugs in the semantics of it all.  Even though I cannot speak any other way, I often feel like English somehow is a lesser tongue than some of the others. Nonetheless, I love the sound of different dialects/accents, especially from England. Wow… I mean really! I love listening to the BBC World Service early in the morning. As well as such, I imagine myself roaming the streets of London, spying out the CCTV cameras, and taking pictures all the while. It would be great fun!

These three countries really aren’t my most desired choices, but for the sake of easy discussion, they are. I feel like these three countries would be the easiest to visit and return from. I love adventure and diversity (I do!), but sometimes I like safety and peace of mind as well. So in that vein, these would be the countries I would most like to visit and or live in.


slight edits to grammar  on 2 Jan 2011 @ 14:20 EST

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 3 January, 2011 21:31

    Nova Scotia is good start if you make it to Canada,friendly people ,good food and lots to see.If you inetrested we have a shop near Peggy’s Cove outside of Halifax.

    • 3 January, 2011 21:40

      I like friendly people and good food! I can (could) drive to Windsor in like 8 hours if I wanted to, but I like the idea of Nova Scotia with its likely maritime atmosphere. What is the shop you mention? Is it yours personally?

  2. 9 January, 2011 03:30

    Aussie Aussie Aussie oy oy oy!

    Australia hasn’t been very kind to tourists in recent history, especially backpackers. If you want to stay safe don’t stay at backpackers hostels, hitch hike, or go to nightclubs. Aussies and alcohol aren’t a good combo.

    On the plus side, it is a beautiful, large, and diverse country. Take 6 months and do it properly.

    Best Wishes for your journey.

    • 9 January, 2011 03:43

      Thank You for the advice. If I am ever able to visit I will heed your warnings. I figured the nightclub issue would be a no-go for Americans pretty much world-wide, as well as any place where there is alcohol being served. Americans don’t always take kindly to alcohol either, but its mostly the shady bars where problems arise. Also, we don’t really get too many foreigners, at least not in the mainstream, but we take kindly to those that do visit. I feel that the safest place for Americans to be is in America, but even then its not always safe. Most of our crime is of a targeted sense, and random violence is mostly rare, but does happen. I’m not really sure how the world views us, but it can’t be great I’m sure. Thanks for your kind comments and visit. ~das~

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