I've decided to flip my entries and do my audio entries later in the week. Now that Scalzi is running the Weekend Assignment on Thursdays, I'm feeling a bit cramped. So today is the next question from The Big Book of If.
"Our ability to imagine is the remarkable gift we have been given to lead us into joy and aspiration and out of despair or sadness, because common to all of us is the idea that there could be a different world, perhaps a better one."
If you could have a year any place in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?
Years ago I saw a movie called Summer Lovers. The movie starred Peter Gallagher and Darryl Hannah and was pretty lame, if my memory serves me well. However, it was set in Greece. I fell in love with Greece because of that movie. But, not the archaic ruins Greece. I fell in love with the small fishing village Greece. Ever since then, I have wanted to take a trip there. I was actually beginning to save for it. I was putting all of my spare change into a piggy bank. I deemed it my Greece Can. When 9/11 occurred, I rolled the change and cashed it in. I had several hundred dollars saved. I spent the money on something else. I just couldn't imagine taking a trip overseas any time soon. But, I still hope to go one day. And, to spend a year there would be the ultimate so I could soak in the culture and life of the small fishing villa that I imagine waiting there for me.
Kevin and I are planning on taking a trip to Europe next year as a celebration gift to ourselves for graduating. I'm not quite sure where. I don't think Greece will be part of it. Probably France, England, and Italy is what I'm thinking, maybe Germany. I still feel a little uneasy about even doing that, but I want to finally see another part of the world, to expand my horizons. I'll just tell everyone I'm Canadian.
Where would you go for a year, if you could?