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Inconsequentials & Trivialities » Three to Visit

Three to Visit

Today’s assignment: talk about three countries I’d like to visit.

In no particular order, I’d like to visit Ireland, Australia, and Canada.

Ireland has appealed to me for a large portion of my life. In part because I am a sliver Irish (at least 1/8 and as much as 1/4), and because I really like Irish music. I’d love to travel around from pub to pub enjoying the music and maybe joining in on my bodhran. I once told a roommate of mine, himself from Killarney, if Ireland isn’t like it’s portrayed in The Quiet Man, I’m not sure I’m interested. Well, he said it really wasn’t, but I remain curious.

Australia has only recently become a desired destination for me. I love the Aussie accent and I wonder how long it would take for me to convincingly emulate it. I really like that tipping is a somewhat foreign concept down there. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love languages and I would like someday to travel to places where different languages are spoken, but I am 40 and pretty much travelled nowhere so far. So maybe a country like Australia where English is the language but different accents and vocabulary can cause just a little confusion is a good place to start.

Canada. My grandparents are from Canada and my mom and a couple of her siblings were born there as well. In 2000 I took a trip up to Vancouver and spent a few days there. I loved it. French is one of the languages of Canada and I spent many years studying French. It would be great to have the opportunity to practice speaking it a little.

I’m not terribly adventurous and rather inclined to inertia, but I really would like to go visit some of these places someday.



  • Tonja says:

    congrats on your ‘post-a-day’ commitment. I need to do something like that, but I wasn’t ready to, well, commit. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rizza says:

    a) I’m so glad you’re doing this with me!
    b) I’ve been to 2 of the 3 (never been to Ireland, though I have family in Scotland and I’ve always wanted to do a trip over there and go to both countries, plus Germany).
    c) Canada is like 15 hours north, how have you never driven up the I-5? Do you have ANY idea how many times a year I drive down it?!
    d) Australia was… well, we should discuss over coffee one day. I don’t want people to hate me for hating it. And if I went back, I probably wouldn’t. I just went there at the wrong time in my life.

    I’m going to attempt to write something now, due to my insomnia…

  • shesabetty2 says:

    We’ve already discussed my three places… perhaps we should plan a group road trip to Canada. Or at the very least, Seattle and British Columbia. I’d love to go see the whales.

  • Seaners says:

    If only I could think of a place to go hang out in Victoria…

    Oh well.

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