Three Countries I’d Like to Visit
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