I was bored last night, so I made a map of places I have been (thanks to world66.com).
I’ve been to a grand total of three countries: Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Russia. I’m not really sure if Mexico even counts…I only went to Tijuana for a day when I was in the 6th grade.
So where do I want to go next? Would you be surprised if I told you I wanted to go back to Russia? I want to visit the areas of Russia that few tourists venture to…Lake Baikal, Yekaterinburg, Rostov on Don, Omsk, Yakutsk, Vladivostok…I want to ride the Trans-Siberian railway…how cool would that be?
Then I want to go to Georgia…Liz, Luke, and I are going out there together someday…then we’re going to visit Arshad and Amir in Pakistan.
I want to visit Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Croatia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Turkey, Tibet, Nepal, China, Mongolia, and Egypt.
I’d like to go to Cuba, but my government says that I can’t just go to Cuba whenever I feel like it. We are still fighting the evil Reds, you see…or at least that’s what the Cuban exiles in Miami would have you believe. You know what’s funny? The persecution of Americans that travel to Cuba and are subsequently fined by the U.S. Government could actually be a violation of several international agreements the U.S. has signed, namely the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Helsinki Final Act. But remember that those are international agreements, and we can pick and choose what we would like to abide by.
I want to visit Australia, Greece, Italy, Spain, and of course, “Old Europe” – France, Germany, Benelux…ohhh and Ireland…gotta see where my ancestors came from.
I think I need a career in the Foreign Service…