so it seems that people don’t have to or don’t like to travel to canada, africa, russia or china. at least
based on what dopplr says. here’s a graphical
representation of where we traveled to:
of course my statement is being very general here.. i’ve been to canada a few times…and based on the
diagram i might have been to the more popular destinations like vancouver (for our honeymoon),
toronto/niagara falls, and montreal. but the deeper parts of canada don’t seem to be as popular.
never been to africa, but i’ve heard lovely things and seen some great pictures. though the current
kenya news concerns me, it’s definitely a place i’d love to visit. as a side note: at a missions
conference one of the speakers encouraged us to take family missions trips to places like rwanda or
kenya instead of vacations. from a very american perspective, this is such a mind boggling and far-
fetched idea. why? i’m not going to answer that for you here… but consider it… and maybe one day
your family and my family will be able to “vacation” together.
i’ve also never been to russia. i don’t think i’m as compelled to go there except for the possible vodka
tastings, but otherwise I can’t really imagine myself visiting there. maybe that’ll change one day
but i’ve been to china a few years ago right before the SARS scare. honestly, once you get past some
of the weird cultural differences (like kids peeing in the street via pants that have a large hole in a
“discreet” area, or people blowing their nose straight on to the street) china is actually a nice country
to visit. there’s lots to see – like gardens, old palaces, etc and plenty of “new” foods to try… but
personally, i can only take so much of the rudeness many people inflict on tourists and the dirtiness
that surrounds you in most places.
since we’re on the topic of travelling… joseph and i are going to korea in april! i can’t wait!!