It is with trepidation that I write this post, as this is the last day of my annual leave before I board three jets that will take me in to the homeland of American holidays – Las Vegas.
Paradoxically I am going there for work, and though this is my first trip I am fairly sure that it will not be my last. The United State’s economy may be in trouble, but it is still a pretty big spender.
Putting it as tenderly as I could, I could never really find a reason to go to the US. Culturally we’re not all that different, and if i had to spend my own money I would prefer to go somewhere that would fill me with wonder every second. I have always feared that the differences between Aus and the US would be so trivial that I would be bored. Sure, there might be some cool sightseeing, but nothing that would challenge me on every level, making me want to come back. I suppose, in some ways, that is how I feel about Germany as well.
Now that I’ve become a little more secure about my online persona etc I’m not going to mention where I’m going. But, considering that a good third of the viewers of this blog (thanks, new WordPress maps!) are in the USA, I imagine that there is an actual chance of meeting someone in the dreaded IRL.
If you do, somehow, manage to find me, then please say hi. Just don’t be too obvious. I will, in fact, be working.
(NB: I honestly don’t expect anyone to actually find me, and I doubt you will, but I thought I’d put the challenge out there anyway).
Anyway, this pondering got me thinking about the travel blog I’ve never written. I’m also going to attempt a poll, but I am not sure that I have the answers right. There should be an “other” one in there as well for you to make your own answers.