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For [livejournal.com profile] naye again: Where you'd want to go next and why?

The short answer to this is quite simple: ALL THE PLACES!! No, really, there's never been a place that I've heard or read about that hasn't sounded intriguing in some way. And while some may not be the most appealing right now (active war zones and the like), they still call to me, just...make me hesitate till there are less explosions and the like. (Damascus remains very high on this list. Oldest continuously lived in city in the world. How could I NOT want to go?)

But in terms of realistically, in the nearish future, there are a few places. First is Antarctica. I actually applied for some positions down there for their upcoming summer. But unfortunately, as pretty much all jobs down there are government related, the government shut down as well as earlier cutbacks have made for a LOT less activity this year so that was a no go. *le sigh* We'll see about next year, if the government can ever sort itself out (not holding my breath :---p).

I just think Antarctica would be amazing (and necessary if I want to complete my goal of living on every continent ^__-). I've always liked the cold. And the little bit of time I got to spend on glaciers in New Zealand was amazing. From a distance icy landscapes look so stark, so barren, but they can be breathtaking in detail.

I'm also interested in South America, primarily Argentina. I've wanted to go there for a long time (got obsessed with the musical Evita in Junior high, and that led me to do a lot of reading and further study on the country as a whole.) Also, would like to learn Spanish, and going to live in a country that has it as a primary language seems to be the most expedient way to do so. ^_^ Also, need South America in my continent count as well.

Lastly, though not a specific place, but I've been looking into spending some time working on some of the international cruise ships. I met some people while I was backpacking in New Zealand who had done so and highly recommended it for the travel-inclined. It would be a fun way to see a lot of various parts of the world and the positions I'm interested are tour-guide related, leading excursions while ashore and the like. I've always loved taking people around the places I've lived and I think this could be lot of fun. We'll see how it goes! ^__^

Thanks again for the fun prompts! ^__^

Date: 2013-12-11 02:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alessandriana.livejournal.com
Do you follow 30toseoul (http://30toseoul.dreamwidth.org/) at all? She's worked in Antarctica for a number of years, currently at McMurdo, previously at Pole, and she posts some fascinating stuff.

Date: 2013-12-11 02:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gnine.livejournal.com
I do not but clearly I should start! Thanks for the link! ^___^

Date: 2013-12-11 11:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evalangui.livejournal.com
You could simply count America as one continent, that´s what we do in Argentina XD. There, I just gave you an extra continent for free!

Also, duolingo is great to get started learning Spanish. Immersion is good once you have a basic knowledge (what it does it make bring to the forefront the things you know passively and make you recognize them, then use them yourself), otherwise is pretty much torture because you have to spend the first month or more simply getting to learn to name the stupidest everyday objects.

Date: 2013-12-11 11:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gnine.livejournal.com
Where's the fun in that, totally cheating ^____-

And yeah, I'd definitely do some study of basic Spanish, either a class or book/recording thing, before moving. I had actually studied Japanese for over a year before heading there. But there's nothing like actually immersing yourself to really *learn* a language. ^__^ And learning languages is so fun! ^__^

Date: 2013-12-12 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evalangui.livejournal.com
I´m an introvert, for me it was totally valid to read novels and novels and fanfic before ever visiting England :p Where in Argentina were you thinking?

Date: 2013-12-13 12:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gnine.livejournal.com
Legit!

Hmm, not positive, would probably depend on where I could get a job. ^_^

Date: 2013-12-12 02:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hotchikk.livejournal.com
Argentina is wonderful, even if I find their Spanish rapid and accented and near-impossible to understand. Patagonia is stunningly beautiful and has excellent chocolate. Just saying. Also, if you go, make sure to visit Chile as well!

I agree with you on "all the places". I pretty much want to go everywhere, with the possible exception of Detroit.

Date: 2013-12-13 12:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gnine.livejournal.com
Mmmm, chocolate (makes note, definitely see Patagonia!) And yes, Chile, and Peru also on the list for South America most assuredly!

I pretty much want to go everywhere, with the possible exception of Detroit.

*snicker* Yeah, understandable. Poor Detroit :-p

Date: 2013-12-12 11:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loki-dip.livejournal.com
I met someone who worked on a private yacht while I was in Slovenia this year. She gets to go EVERYWHERE. It's incredible. If you can find work that way then it looks brilliant.

Date: 2013-12-13 12:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gnine.livejournal.com
Yeah, the several people I've met that have done ship work all said it's fantastic. One problem is with the market what it is, those jobs may be more limited, especially for someone with know prior shipboard experience. We shall see, we shall see! ^_^

Date: 2014-01-02 08:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mcalex22.livejournal.com
I just saw this post... and I wanted to say that I've been looking at visiting Seattle but it's so expensive so I'll still be staying put for a few years in Sydney... but one day I really wat to visit you and meet your sis !

BTW Happy New Year - hope you are well and keeping warm in a "real" winter country. :)

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