Monday, February 09, 2009

The Call of the Tropics...

Need to call my dear ol' dad and find out how his trip to Costa Rica went. Meanwhile, I see he's uploaded photos... He did drop me a line while he was gone to say he could definitely live in Costa Rica. (Would my stepmom would say the same?)

As for me, I could live in Bali. Live in Bali and be a writer. There's something creative in the air, there. (We could visit each other alternate years...)

In real life, it's unlikely I would move to Bali. I don't make decisions about where to live just based on the place. But where would you want to live, just based on "place-iness"? Someplace warmer? cooler? Four seasons, or just one?

Photo [stolen from] Dean Smith. More here.

7 comments:

angiewashington.com said...

After living for 5 years now in a cit nicknamed "The Eternal Spring" I find myself craving defined change in seasons. I would choose a place with all four seasons. Definitely.

Dean Smith said...

BOTH Jennie and I loved Costa Rica. The rest of the world (especially the USA) could learn a lot from Costa Rica. There are seasons -- rainy and rainier. I took over 5000 photos and videos and posted the best. We're looking into a language school there for our next visit.

Marti said...

I wonder if there's an eternal autumn? That would be my pick.... but change is nice. I do like the climate where I live now, probably better than any other place I've spent time. I just wish more grew here and we weren't so far from the ocean.

It was also weird being on the equator for a bit this last "summer," knowing that the sun would set and rise there at the same time every single day, all year long.

Marti said...

Dad - glad you guys are united! We'll talk soon... thanks for posting. Here, and the pictures too.

Paul Merrill said...

On a morning like today, in cold Colorado, life at the equator is definitely appealing!

But Angie hit the nail on the head - it normally seems nicer "over there".

Fiona L Cooper said...

Ideally I would live somewhere that had moderate temperatures most of the year, but then got cold enough to snow in the winter... now you may think I just described the UK. Hmm, except that I'd much prefer somewhere that saw the sun a bit more often!!! I loved the dry atmosphere in central Spain where I lived for a while, and it was sunny almost every day of the year. But then I'd rather live somewhere with interesting countryside. Oh, there's just no pleasing me... just as well I don't have to make a decision like this in real life!

Megan Noel said...

i want to live on an island in the northwest, but be a snowbunny and go to the desert southwest in winter.