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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wow - I have done this for twenty days in a row... that is amazing (I think...)
Days as today it is hard, because Spark site is not working, it happens now and then and usually I just wait until the next day and it works all right again. But as I have to do this every day I have to stand waiting for ever for the site to open...

Anyway - today's assignment (according to Kaseycoff who I am copying): "A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel."

The thing is I don´t. It is a little bit embarrassing these days but I am really not that interested in traveling. One reason is that I find aeroplanes very uncomfortable and hate sitting there for hours and hours. During the ninety's I traveled a lot in scandinavia it was not that many hours in a row in planes - one or two - but I was soooo bored!

My friends with families loves to go to Thailand but I can´t imagine spending ten-eleven hours on a plane just to get to the sun... and I am not that fond of the sun either...

It´s more like in what way I´d like to travel. A slow boat to china would be wonderful... or the orient express through Europe. I love the author Dick Francis and one of his novels is about a train that crosses Canada, stopping at horse race courses during the voyage, I think the train is called the Canadian and travels from Toronto to Vancouver...

But as for places to visit... this maybe:

I have the idea that New Zealand is a wonderful mixture of british tradition and exciting nature... so I would like to go there but only if I knew somebody and did not have to go "touristing"...

I´ve been on a "camel light safari" in Wadi Rum (desert in Jordania) and I then thought that I would like to come back, dress in hijab with niqab not to be recognized by tourists and working as a "camel walker" - the dromedars were led by local guides and I would like to do that for six months or so - walking back and forth in the desert leading a camel with a tourist on that would not know that I could speak anything else than arabian... the desert had this wonderful peace that I would like to walk in (and I couldn´t because of my feet but it is a dream...)

I would also like to go scubadiving in the Cayman Islands and visit Hawaii and Bermudas. And go biking on Ireland...
Thinking about it I would like to visit a lot of places around the world, it´s just that I am bored with the means of getting there - hate queuing to check-in, hate sitting uncomfortably for hours, hate crowded places... and as I HAVE travelled a lot in Europe, Middle East and North America I don´t crave more "foreign" experiences if they cost me too much in comfort... I AM somewhat boring!

It is not that much where I like to be but more what I like to do... I would sit on a plane for a week to reach a training camp for becoming a true artist in show, theatre and circus...

So I´ll end this blog with a picture from our opening night at Mimulus. It is me, an old icelandic horse named Trölli and Merlin the wizard dog!

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  • SILLYHP1953
    Having just flown to Italy in March, I completely understand not wanting to fly. I got through it because I really wanted to go to Italy and spend a week with my son and daughter. He stayed over there to work for five weeks, and my daughter went back to Rome for a few extra days. But being on a plane for 9 hours is not fun, and that's not including the airports, etc.

    I'll check out your picture when I can use my computer and have access to pictures.
    3059 days ago
    I will admit, Meddy, that sometimes being an 'armchair traveller' is much easier and gets a lot of close-up views that you wouldn't see even if you went to some of these places, lol...
    3059 days ago
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