It seems that most international travel originating in the US or Europe is intended primarily for going to… the US or the rest of Europe. And it makes sense because most people booking from the US or Europe are more comfortable going to European destinations.
Honestly, I don’t think that most European destinations would make my top 15. Tokyo, Capetown, Windhoek, Irian Jaya, Angkor Watt, Kolkata, going home to Nigeria – these are the places I want to go. Those are the places that capture my fancy.
Regardless, I’m going to try to use this six-month assignment as an opportunity to travel all around Europe and see what fascinates people about these destinations.
Thus, I’ve been at work here only 2 days and I already just booked my first flight out of the UK. It’s Rome, Italy in late January. It’ll be a quick whirlwind. Fly in on Friday evening. Run around like a chicken with its head cut off, taking pictures on Saturday and fly home on Sunday. At least it’s all super cheap, which is great because I don’t really feel like spending a lot of money on European cities. And this way, I’ll have more money to spend on the non-European destinations some day anyway.