Thursday, December 29, 2011

Reasons Why Not

While in Costa Rica, I was talking to an older gentleman about my next big travel dream, in which I fly  to France, pop over to Switzerland (where I'll meet my niece Karley for an epic snowboarding extravaganza) and then get on the train.  I'll head up to Denmark, over to Poland and then make my way down down down through Eastern Europe seeing as much as I can on the way to Greece and Turkey.  Then I bop on over to Egypt and the Middle East and finally fly to India/Nepal/Burma, stay there for several months and then come home via Japan.

(And it might even happen if I could ever make more than $35 in tips during a shift at the Lodge.  Stupid ice...)

Anyway, he had a reason why I should NOT go to any of those places.  The two most memorable were:

This man was quite sure I would be kidnapped and then sold into the sex trade -- "they love the blonde haired/blue eyed's, you know".  My roommate Nicole squashed that notion by informing him that I'm too old for that.  Ouch.

"They don't have toilets in India.  People go to the bathroom in the streets.  And, you -- being blonde haired/blue eyed, people are going to want to see what you look like down there."

Thanks, Creepy.


Anne said...

That's so cool because that exactly where I want you to go next except could you go to Japan first, cuz I'm just that curious.

Anonymous said...

That is too funny cuz tons of people said the same thing when we went to turkey in May...I think there was some 20/20 special about the sex trade in Turkey...and suddenly everyone thought I would be kidnapped.

A Lady Reveals Nothing said...

I can't wait to see Japan. It can be very expensive, so it might be a bad idea to put it at the end of the trip. Or a good idea?

k8, Should we feel relieved or offended that the Turks aren't interested?

Sarah said...

I was rejected for the Russian sex trade. It's insulting, yet comforting. INDIA DOESN'T HAVE TOILETS? Shut up! Why would anyone ever want to go somewhere that people poop in the STREETS! I Can't even go when I'm in a stall with the door closed and there is someone else in the bathroom! DON'T GO TO INDIA.

A Lady Reveals Nothing said...

haha Sarah. I forgot about that.

Chris said...

Stupid ice?? Do you mean on the lakes???

A Lady Reveals Nothing said...

Yah. No ice, no fishermen, no tips.

Amy said...

I say a big NO to India!! Been there. And people do crap in the street. And throw their garbage out their apartment windows. And it stinks. In a nutshell, I hated it. :)

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