Thank you, Cathy of www.travelingwithsweeney.com for nominating me for this meander back to journeys past, and I have to say what a very pleasant experience it’s been. The older you get, the more memories, obviously, some clouded by time and yet others fresh as the day they happened and the latter are, I guess, the ones I remember:
A. Age you went on your first International trip: I was fifteen. It was a school exchange trip to Sölingen in Germany. I had a big, old suitcase like something out of Agatha Christie, with a tennis racket strapped to the outside – how many black & white movies had I seen??? And it was train and ferry – pity the poor teachers in charge of a gaggle of teenage girls! I was thinking about it only the other day, and have a partly written post when I get time to finish it!
B. Best (foreign) beer you’ve had and where: According to knowledgeable friends, my taste in beer is pathetic (I actually like light, lager-type beers), but I do have a good memory of a wet, blustery and boozy afternoon and “Black Velvet” – Guinness with champagne – in the Isle of Man off the coast off north west England some years ago.
C. Cuisine: Default response – Italian, even though I love Thai, French, Indian and sushi – yep, even after consideration, it’s Italian, especially homemade with really fresh ingredients natch.
D. Destinations, favorite, least favorite and why: Least favorite, Paris. Maybe expectations were too high, maybe because it was February (dreary month for northernEurope), maybe in wrong company – oh I had a good time, and I did enjoy it, but it simply didn’t “do it” for me the way I expected. Rome, on the other hand, twists itself around my heart more each time I return.
Phew – that was fun, drifting down memory lane a while, and now I nominate the folk below to do the same!
Okey, doke, now I’ve looked back at other posts with this theme, and I’m really not sure who began it, so a thanks to whomever it was, and thanks to Cathy for nominating me. I’m also not sure who’s already done it. Looks like it’s being going around for a while, so here I’m tagging some random folk, and if you’ve already done it, or don’t have time, well just ignore I guess!
Katrina of Tourabsurd.com
Andy and Jack from Buzztrips.co.uk
Barbara from Holeinthedonut.com
Laurel from Expat in Germany
Lily from Sunshine and Stilettos