marshtide: (Snufkin - The traveller)
Well, OK. I've been instructed not to move around too much today and this one is actually relevant to my interests!

1) What is your favorite mode of travel? (Car, train, plane, etc).
I think I'd have to go with train. Cars and planes give me fairly regular bursts of panic, though my relationship with planes is pretty complex, and I'm not particularly fond of big car ferries or anything either, but I have few such problems with trains, though I do come from a place where train travel, while normal, is also slow, expensive and frustrating! I seem to have come out rather fond of them anyway, though, and I really enjoyed travelling around Japan by train, and travelling around Southern and Eastern Europe by train (rather different experiences, admittedly).

I actually really like travelling long distance generally.

2) Where is the northernmost place you've traveled? The southernmost?
The northernmost place is Trondheim, where I went to stay with [personal profile] unnique in spring 2007 (...Unni? Can it really have been three and a bit years ago?). The southernmost is... Cairo? Cairo is further south than Hiroshima or San Diego, right? Yes. Yes it is. OK, Cairo. I went there on a school trip, bizarrely.

3) What is the last place you visited for the first time?
Drottningholm? Mariefred? Rosersberg?

...why are these all the sites of royal palaces? I'm kind of disturbed now. We went to all of these over the summer, anyway; Rosersberg castle for Midsummer, Mariefred for a trip to see a Picasso exhibit some time around Val's birthday, and Drottningholm to poke around the extremely cool theatre there. One day I want to see a performance there. The mechanical special effects are basically the best thing ever.

4) Of all the places you've traveled, which is your favorite?
You realise this is actually an impossible question, right? I loved travelling in Japan, though, with particularly good memories of a few places on Hokkaido, and I got a really positive impression of Croatia, and there are places in Italy and the south of France that are great, and I wish I'd spent more time in Berlin, and...

5) Where would you most like to travel to next?
I want to travel around up here. On the list right now are, I think: Skåne (southernmost bit of Sweden), Oslo, Åland (which is a set of islands between here and Finland - it's a Swedish-speaking autonomous province of Finland, if I have understood correctly), Göteborg, Helsinki, and some kind of trip way up north in Sweden. (I am not talking to Denmark right now. But I gather Copenhagen is amazing, so that too sometime I guess.) Less obvious places too, though even that list will take ages given that we can't exactly throw money around. But quite honestly, sometimes Val and I try to talk about places we want to travel and I always end up with the feeling that it would be quicker to make a list of places we don't actually want to travel to.


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