Do you have any London tips for those who’ve seen it all?
I want to say that you aren’t allowed to climb to the top and go in the inside of the temple anymore, but given the amount of people that visit the site I do understand it that would mean it would be all just dust pretty soon.
Have you been to the Chichen Itza or is it on your must go list?
Way way back I got stuck into the whole Would You Rather‘s and today I’m returning to theme to dole out more of these dilemmas just for you.
Q: Would you rather get one free round trip intercontinental plane ticket every year OR be able to fly continental anytime for free?
A: Hmm….one free intercontinental plane ticket every year! Because if I were to go to go for an continental trip every (other) weekend accommodation, food and other costs would add up, plus the charm of free flights whenever fade after a while – how sick would you get of airports right?
Q: Would you rather have an everlasting phone battery or unlimited Wi-Fi wherever you go?
A: I’ve been stressed way more often about my little phone spluttering out, screaming and dying on me than no Wi-Fi so I guess an everlasting phone battery would save me some stress, but maybe not being able to always use your phone at all is a plus…
Q: Would you rather stay in an all inclusive resort where you are waited on hand and foot but can’t leave the vicinity OR embark on a 10-day cruise where you are able to island hop? (borrowed from Atlas Adrift)
A: Island hopping on a cruise doesn’t sound too bad actually, I’m even fine to go on those quick excursions and it means I could finally have my ‘King of the World’ moment. And the less said about those cruise norovirus incidents the better…
Q: Would you rather never be able to leave your own country or never be able to fly in an plane?
A: I’m happy not to sit in a flying tin can again, sure it would take forever to get to certain places, but it also has its charms and it’s not like I’m heading to exotic destinations three times a year. Plus I would get so much good karma when it comes to sustainable travel that it would be worth it, right?
Q: Would you rather be fluent in all languages and never be able to travel or be able to travel anywhere but never be able to learn a word of a different language?
A: It would be a challenge, but I would go for travel anywhere but never learn a work in different languages. I’m so lucky that with my language skill and with the miming act I can bluff myself around most of the Europe and it wasn’t until I was in Japan that I felt lost and stupid and finally understood why tourists walk around like zombies. I quickly learned that the only thing was to accept it and give an extra smile to anyone who took the time to help.
Q: Would you rather have an unlimited international flight ticket or never have to pay for food at restaurants?
A: I’m happy to support the food and hospitality industry (they put up with a LOT) so in this case I would like to go for the tickets.
Q: Would you rather sit in a first-class window seat with a view of Tahitian islands or a last-row aisle seat with a view of Ryan Gosling’s back-of-head in front of you?
Reading this all I’m thinking about is: last row aisle seat equals people queuing all the time for the toilets so I’m definitely going for first class window … even if the view was rain/fog/cloud. I can always sneak into the back aisle and accidently spill my drink on him to start a conversation right? Plus, wouldn’t it be better if Gosling was looking at the back of my head ;)?
Q: Would you rather travel across the US from east to west by train or by car?
A: A car combined with random motels would be the dream, but a train is more realistic and ever since seeing the bizarrely compelling Great American Railroad Journeys is has gone up on my wanderlist.
Q: Would you rather spend the night in a castle or a tree hut?
A: Castle! Provided it’s nice and warm with tons of fireplaces and candles, especially as it’s cold and raining as I write this. But if it’s warm and sunny outside then maybe nature could beckon me…
Which of these is YOUR biggest inner dilemma? If you are sharing your answers of the tag on your blog, leave a link as I would love to read them.
I blinked and missed a train Summer deal that would allow me to travel to cities Glasgow, Liverpool and Bristol between £22 and £38 on a Friday after work. Still haven’t forgiven myself for that. And my first experience with Luton airport was another low down, it was a Friday evening so you can imagine how busy it was. Due to massive delays and no seats, people were camping out on the floor, there was a 45 minute wait for even the lowly Bella Italia, and to top it off the person who sat next to me was devouring a lot of pungent salmon once we were in the air. I’m pretty sure there is a special place in hell for people who eat smelly food on transportation – preferably next to giant boxes of Durian fruits, for poetic justice of course.
Some people think it’s ok to visit a place twice or even three times and others believe doing so is the first steps on a path to hell. I believe the former and am here today to talk about some cities I would love to dip my toes into for a second time.
In case you ever wonder if five days isn’t too much to spend in Tokyo, then I can tell you it’s not! Five weeks probably isn’t either. So I have to go back visit the 50 neighbourhoods and do the 1000 things on my list I missed last time. I mean how did I go to Tokyo and not do karaoke? For shame Tea, for shame.
This one time when I was young and could pull an all-nighter I flew back from Stockholm to Holland via Oslo, mainly because the ticket was just €2.99. We arrived at the one of the regional airports at 8 PM and our next flight to NL was from another regional airport at 7 AM. This was on 1st January and there were no hotels within our budget left so we had to walk around Oslo in the night as long as possible before crashing at the busstation. So I would love to go back and see it in glorious day light.
The six months I spent Melbourne had more drama in it than your average soap opera, but I still love the city and would love to go back for a walk down memory lane. I’ve think I’ve seen every corner of the city and most people I hung out with have left so I can’t really justify going back, but if I ever fly to New Zealand I want to make Melbourne my stopover so I can walk around Queen Victoria Market, have a drink at Ponyfish Island and a scoff some chicken salt fries on St Kilda beach.
Ljubljana used to be the last big stop on our family drives from Holland to Bosnia. This was after 12 hours in the car – pre free roaming in Europe – and there was never really time to go out to the city and explore, we would go to family or friends for a coffee before the last 250 km to home. I’ve spend one day in the city itself during my backpack-trip though the Balkans and it just did not live up to the other capitals of the former Yugoslavia, don’t get me wrong … Slovenia is gorgeous, but Ljubljana is just so tame. When I mention this to people they claim I am truly mistaken and that it’s the best one, so I need to go back and explore what I missed out on to prove myself wrong.
I’ve been to Stockholm twice, both times in winter where I spend most of the time cursing myself for not wearing the right shoes and slowly gliding through Gamla Stan on ice. I have made a promise to myself that I will go back in summer/spring and run around to ABBA’s Summer Night City. I guess I could combine it with Oslo for a Scandi trip sandwich.
What’s on your list of places you have to revisit?