If you were asked to spend a year living in a different location, where would you choose and why?
I have always wanted to travel throughout Europe. I would love to be able to travel from country to country just to be able to take in all of the history each country has to offer. So much has happened in that part of the world. So much to see and so much historical architecture to behold.
The question, however, specifies that I can choose only one location. If I could only pick one I would have to pick England.
Well, England has a rich history. Our founding fathers were immigrants from England and the values of our society today originated there. Most importantly though, they speak English.
Honestly, it drives me nuts when people come to my country and don’t speak our language, so there’s no way in hell I would go to another country where I would be doing the same thing. It’s stupid. How would I survive if I went to, say, France, and didn’t understand a lick of French? How would I ask for directions? How would I order my food? How would I even be able to interact with the staff at whatever hotel I’m staying in? If I took a tour of a historic monument, how the hell would I know what guide is telling me about the monument during the tour? It just makes no sense.
Sure, I could use google translate, but that isn’t perfect. I suppose I could hire a translator, but how would I know that he’s really telling people what I want him to say? How would I know that what he’s telling me is really what someone wanted to tell me? How would I know I could trust him? What if I say excuse me to someone and my translator is having a bad day and insists to that person that I said to kiss my ass? What then?
So, yeah, I’d go to England if I had the choice. I’d go for the history, the architecture, the lack of a language barrier, and the kick ass accent. I love the British accent. Especially a woman with a British accent. Damn, that’s sexy!
What about you, dearest reader? Where would you go?