So let's talk international travel. I have no idea if that's what they want us to do today but that's what I want to do. And it's my blog so I win.
I haven't done much international travel but I've enjoyed the little bit I have done. I've been to Western Europe twice - Paris, London, Dublin, western Ireland. Oh, and Canada? Does Canada count?
Both trips to Europe have been great. I love taking in new cities, exploring the architecture, food, people. Growing up, I hated history (too many dead people and I had enough of that in my personal present without delving into the past) but I've found that I really enjoy learning about days gone by when I can see and feel it.
Oddly, I think I found more diversity on a few of my US travels than abroad but that's a function of where I've gone and sticking to mostly tourist areas. I found San Francisco to be amazingly diverse - and not just accepting of that diversity but encouraging it as well.
London is probably my favorite city abroad so far. It always feels comfortable and homey to me and even though I'm
Our next international trip, maybe in late Spring of 2010, is likely to be back to London and then wandering a bit on the Mediterranean - Spain, Italy, southern France. We've also talked about South America - Argentina, Chile, Brazil.
What about you? In honor of World Tourism Day, what's your favorite city abroad and why?