If you could travel somewhere you have never been, where would you go?
Would you head to the canals of Amsterdam, the souks of the Middle East, or perhaps take a train through Australia’s bush country?
If I could go anywhere this year, I would go to Spain.
In all my trips to Europe I have never been to this fascinating country. I was a nanny in Portugal and explored France with my family, but I never made it across either of their borders into Spain. Up until recently this omission didn’t trouble me greatly.
But then three things happened:
One: I found a few riveting novels set in Spain at the library that drew me in to the world of fierce mountain clans and stunning cities.
Two: I watched Anthony Bourdain’s enticing foodie trek through the wilds of Spain and ever since have been hungry for the delectable dishes he featured.
Three: I met my two English friends Katy and Kate. Kate and Katy both speak Spanish and have lived and traveled in Spain numerous times. Their stories, photos, and hilarious adventures stirred up an unquenchable desire to experience this country they both love so much.
I don’t know if I’ll get the chance this year, but it sure is fun to dream.
(Creative Commons photo of Cuenca Casa Colgadas courtesy of Famous Wonders)
How about you? Where would you go?