Where in the World Wednesday

I’m starting a new thing here, which I may even do every Wednesday.

I’m going to list three locations, and you tell me which you’d rather go to today.

1. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales

Wales is an odd place with odd words and names, but it’s lovely and green and has lots of sheep (and I say that with love; I like sheep.).

2. Svalbard, Norway

Svalbard is worried about global warming, though I had no idea when I chose it. I chose it because it is a real place and not just a place in His Dark Materials.

3. Kalimantan, Indonesia

Honest to pete, I had no idea when I chose Kalimantan that they’re all up in the air about global issues, too, and are listed on the Greenpeace page. I’d never heard of them until I was looking for an exotic place to list here. So believe it or not, I didn’t intend this to be geopolitical.

But isn’t it fun that it worked out that way?

So tell me, where would you go?

And why?


Filed under Travel, Where in the World Wednesday

22 responses to “Where in the World Wednesday

  1. max

    It is a hard choice between Wales and Norway. Wales may win though because I have been to Norway but never to Whales.

  2. And I’ve been to Wales but not to Norway.

  3. max

    I love Norway. It is one place in the world I could see myself living at least for a time — it would really help to speak Norwegian though.

  4. Cindy

    I’d go to Wales, just don’t ask me to spell it.

  5. Cindy

    OR pronounce it……..

  6. aj

    I would have to choose Wales. It seems more temperature appealing.

  7. I’m thinking Kalamantan because the climate is described as “warm and delightfully fresh all year long.”

  8. max

    Baby you are so lost. First, it is Kalimantan. Second, that “warm and delightfully fresh all year long” thing? That means ninety plus degrees before humidity factor and also snakes. Big snakes. Like swallow people not just your substandard size dog snakes.

  9. LOL I wondered if I should make the rule, “Only the place I mention,” because Svarlbad looks pretty cold and isolated (it’s an island) and Kalimantan has big snakes and one account said That Village in Wales is actually very boring, nothing there but the name.

    However, I can’t imagine any little village in Wales being boring to somebody not from Wales. And those rules would be mean.

    I’d have to choose Wales, though.

  10. Neat idea! I’m going with Svalbard.

  11. Okay, I just got back from riding my bike and Svalbard is looking damn good. Cold=good.

    Why didn’t I offer a place in Colorado? Grrr!

  12. I’m going to Wales this summer.

    But Norway looks pretty good.

    Indonesia, unfortunately, interests me little. Tropics are no longer on my radar.

  13. Wales, though I think whoever named the town was a bit of a masochist. Or sadist–thinking of all the kids having to learn to spell the name of their home town when they’re in grade school.

    But Wales…. the green…. sigh. I so wanna go.

  14. This is, like, the oddest version of Let’s Make a Deal that I’ve ever seen. My Ouija Board thinks I would end up dead in two of those places, but it won’t reveal which one.

    Let’s see . . .

    Ice-covered tundra. Snake-infested underbrush. Beer-filled tummys.

    I mean, look at that dude in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Not a care in the world. Sign me up for Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Or as the locals call it, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio-a-go-go.

  15. What’s funny is that the more I’ve considered it, the more I’m now leaning toward Svalbard, which was nowhere on my radar, much less my “want to go” list before Wednesday afternoon.

    But then, I’m also the girl who, when told “It’s 82 degrees here in Dallas this morning at 7:30 a.m. and 32 degrees at Rocky Mountain National Park,” said, “I want to be in RoMo, damn it, and I want to be there now.”

    RoMo, being National Park Service-speak for ROcky MOuntain National Park!

    It’s getting hot in Dallas and I’m not happy about it.

  16. Liv

    I’d say go to mainland Norway. Plenty of wilderness, but also plenty of nice towns, even the capitol has a town feeling to it. And most of us speak pretty good english. Summers are nice and warm.

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