Saturday, January 31, 2009

If Only...

Weeks ago on Delurking Day, I told my Delurkers that they could ask me any question they want. Well, Ashley over at Turquoise Ribbons had one.
Here's a question for you: If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Well, I can tell you that I likely will always live in Ontario. My family is way too important to me to move far away, especially now that Mom's been sick. But we're going to pretend that family ties don't factor in here, nor does work/money. Here's my shortlist:

1) Greece.
St John by

Watching the movie version of "Mamma Mia!" has left me with an intense desire to live in Greece. Go here to watch my favourite song from "Mamma Mia!" - SOS and check out the background... beautiful! Apparently it was filmed in Skopelos. That picture above, that's a chapel. How amazing is that? I love the idea of living on islands and boating around. And will you look at that water?!

2) Spain.
Roseta by Pablo Germade
I was a History major back in university, and Canada has nowhere near as much history as Europe does. I love beautiful old buildings, and the opportunity to walk on places where the events I read about occured. Spain has the perfect combination of history, a beautiful culture (I have a soft spot for Flamenco dancing), and warm weather (the Mediterranean, oh yeah!)

3) Tortola, B.V.I.
Tortola by turtlepatrol
I've been on two cruises of the Western Caribbean, and on my first cruise, Tortola won my heart. No island I've been to since has compared. Small, friendly, not overly touristy, with historic buildings, surrounded by the beautiful sea. It was perfect!

4) Australia.
Back under the Australian starry nights by El Fotopakismo
This could just be jealousy due to the fact that I am going to drop my sister off at the airport to go there tomorrow, but I would love to go there. I have a slight obsession with "Crocodile Dundee", and readers, if you have not seen Danny Deckchair, get your butts to the video store and rent it immediately, it is one of my fave movies that I can watch over and over again. I find Aussie accents completely charming, and the exoticness/wildness of the country makes me want to go explore it. And the stars are completely different there! I've wanted to see the Southern Cross ever since I heard a story about it as a child at camp. Also, I find the names of landmarks and cities hilarious - Wollongong, anybody?

Well, there you go, readers. Those are the places I would live if I had the option to live anywhere in the world. There seems to be a theme here: warm and not North American.

Thanks, Ashley, for your question!

Readers - do you have any other random questions for me? Leave them in the comments and I will respond!


Court said...

Like you, my family is much too important for me to be able to ever move far away - I'm going to actually move back to London (as soon as I can find a job there in my field - which could take years knowing my luck) in order to help my mom deal with my dad once she's retired. (He's on disability because he's technically blind, and I don't want her to be constantly feeling like she has to take care of him, you know?)

Okay, random question for Erin! There's been this zombies vs unicorns debate going on in the Interwebz (basic summarizing can be found here). Are you a part of the zombie camp, or the unicorn camp?

Classy in Philadelphia said...

Eeeeeks, your Mom is sick? :( I'm sorry.

All those places look amazing and I would love to live in any of them. Especially Greece. I'm going there in July!

Oh, and thanks for your comment. It's true that it's better to remember the happy times and to appreciate that they happened, but really that just makes me miss him more :)

Ashley D said...

Yay! Thanks for answering my question! I would love to be able to move to a beach like Australia or somewhere. It's so beautiful.

ria said...

this post totally makes me want to drop everything and travel!