Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,

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MEME - Answer # 5

crossreactivity asked me in this MEME that I posted yesterday -  

Of all the places/countries you've visited, which was your favorite and why?

That is a really hard question, because I love travelling and visiting new places - one of the reasons that I am enjoting doing my posts around England!

Until I was 16 we had a caravan and used to travell around England and Wales, then we went to Guernsey and the Isle of White.  Then the year I was 18 we got a smaller caravan and travelled into mainland Erope.  We lived about 70 miles from Dover, so we used to cross the chanel to Calais and then around Europe - going as far as Malaga one year and Sorrento another.  All these holidays, until I was 25 were taken with my parents and my 2 brothers (one is 4 1/2 years younger and the other 6 years younger than me)

In my mid-20s to mid 30s I only had 2 holidays, both with my parents - one to New York, Niagra, Toronto, Michigan (to be a maid-of-honour), Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia (Williamsburg etc), Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey.  The second being to stay with friends who had been in Michigan and now were in Colorado and Utah.

In the last 10 years I have had a week long break with my parents in Portugal, Menorca, Madeira, Cyprus, Malta, Kos (Greece), Gran Canaria, Tenerife, South Cornwall and North Wales.

Now to my answer - 

However it is very hard to pick a favourite, but here goes.

Favourite Country

I suppose that would have to be Malta as it is one of the few places I want to re-visit.

It is an amazing country, with a long history.  we visited buildings dating back to the 4th Century B.C.; we saw places that Paul and Luke had visited when the were ship-wrecked there, as mentioned in the Acts Of The Apostles (in The Bible); and we saw a Church that had an unexploded bomb go through the roof during the 2nd World War.

The people are very friendly and as someone who is no good at languages, they speak 2 - Maltese and English ... and when you listen to the radio, it swaps between the 2 all the time.  

They drive on the left .. althought the state of the roads is awful!

And, to be technical the island is actually called Malta G.C. .... standing for George Cross; as King George VIth gave the island the medal during the war for surviving against overwhelming odds.

Favourite Town/City.

This is hard - there are so many I love for their history ... including -

Washington D.C.
Venice (Italy)
Granada (Spain)
Lagos (Portugal)

I love all those places - and would like to spend another day there ... but if I had to choose one of them it would have to be Williamsburg.

Favourite Place

Other places that I have been and would love to re-visit are many - but the top of the list, by far and the War Cemeteries of North France and Belgium.  Very peaceful - but very poinant.  My Grandfather served 1914 - 1918 in those countries - "There but for the Grace of God ... "
Tags: meme, travel

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