Friday, November 7
Where is the one place you would never want to go on vacation that other people seem to love?
As one who wants to travel the world (!) I have trouble answering this one. There are definitely places I am not inclined to visit and nor are most people… War-torn countries do not appeal to me. I kind of like living and don’t feel the need to put myself into any precarious position just for the sake of saying “I’ve been there”. Yes, disaster can happen anywhere but let’s face it, while there is a war going on, chances are more in favour of this happening!
I cannot truly say I will NEVER visit Cuba but it is very low on my list of places to visit. You see, part of any good vacation in my books is food. I have heard nothing good about the food in the resorts in Cuba – and going outside of the resorts is not a thing to consider (because that is probably where we would get good food). Yes, one or two have said it’s not bad. Hmmm… Not bad is not good enough. I will need more positive feedback before going.
I do hear the beaches are amongst the most beautiful, however. It is a hugely popular destination for Canadians, Quebecers in particular. It’s cheap. It’s not too far. It’s not on my list. I just have so many other places to visit that ARE on my list! At the top of the list has nothing to do with the Caribbean. (I love the Caribbean. Have been there umpteen times.)
Way at the top is Tuscany – though after last night’s wine class, I am adding Trentino-Alto Adige to the list! Maybe I’ll just have to take a year and visit the whole country. Now there’s an idea… I am obsessed with all things Tuscan/Italian. I want to go and be a part of it, to experience it like a local. Meet some Nonna who will bring me into her kitchen and teach me the how’s of real Italian cooking. I keep threatening my family that I’m going to pull an “Under the Tuscan Sun” and stay there! They will have to come and visit me! One can dream, no?