Travel experiences of boy from a small southwestern Michigan town of 2000 people
Travel Experiences are organized by Country Pages.
Lee & Sachi,
Again your Dad's neighbor
I have been to Canada, Mexico, Trinadad, Barbados, England, Scotland,Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, China, Japan and lived in 9 different states.
Canada---I am an avid fisherman so went there to camp and fish...loved Western Ontario, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories..Never could figure out the politics in the French Speaking provinces, still hoping the US will anex the rest and we can have 6 more states and a few less immigration stops..
Mexico--- Visited Chetinitsa and the pyramids,(spelling sucks here, has some x's in it, checked google and spelling was so bad, could not find it!!, about 50 miles from Cancun) you need to go there sometime if you have not been to witness the annual full moon ritual...a really neat and exciting place.......
Seemed like the rest of the country is poverty, then go to another place worse poverty...
Barbados/ Trinidad---Poverty in these countries was much worse than Mexico..In Tabago you can see the tar pits with dinasaurs and one of the greatest beaches I have ever been to on the North side of Trinadad. The Black Magic Voodoo music(for real) starts at about 1AM and lasted till way after we went to sleep.
England ---way to much to see...Loved London, people are really friendly...
Scotland -- Loved everything about the country--the people, the beautiful views and golf( got to play the old course a couple of times, and me shifting the tranny and my partner driving), The area around St. Andrews is breathtaking and lots of 1000 year old church(ruins) to see.
Germany -- Quite a few really old stuff to see, but mostly new ( from 1945) to now.. Did like the Pils...on every corner of every street.
Netherlands --Guess the people of New Orleans should have used them as a guide on how to keep the ocean out??? Has worked there for a long time...Tulips, Windmills, nice place to visit
China--Was going there before it was fashinable - 1982, 5 years after the end of the cultural revolution....Was like going back in time 50 years in a flight from Tokyo. Visited quite a few cities, Beijing,Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangau, Jining(way inland), Still was one of the most intriguing places I have ever been...Between 1982 and the last time I visited in 1994, they moved ahead 48 years in the larger towns...
Japan---Loved every minute of it..Especially loved Kyoto. It was not bombed in WW2 and there are many many 500 - 1000 year old temples to visit.
Tokyo/Yokama- what can you say! a town of 23 million people! Walking around down town at 3 am and you feel safer than walking in a Walmart Parking lot in Statesville, NC!
Almost every one 25 years old speaks a little English--made me feel inferior that we have made the rest of the world do what we should be doing in teaching....!!
Not sure if I wasted your time or maybe shared something that you might think is interesting.
aka The Skinnydipper(name of boat)