If you could live anywhere in the world…hypothetical question of the day
Time for another hypothetical question of the day. This is part of a series of posts I’m doing periodically. The idea is to spark creativity and get you thinking. Once again, this question was contributed by one of the blog regulars. If you have a question you’d like to see asked, feel free to contact me and it may become the next one in the series. So here goes:
If you could live anywhere in the world–but could only live there and never leave, where would you pick and why?
My answer, should you want to hear it:
I admit this is a tough question because you’re talking about the rest of your life. That could be a really long time, especially if you’re like me and enjoy traveling. Part of me wants to pick Ocracoke Island (southern part of the Outer Banks) because I loved visiting that island back when I lived in North Carolina. The drawback is it gets hit hard every time there is a hurricane and the only way off is by ferry (or small plane). On the plus side, the water is warm during the summer and beaches are all around. I loved the food and all the local shops. The whole community was great and you could pretty much walk everywhere inside the town. Still, that hurricane issue is a big one.
I’ve also been a big fan of Fairbanks, Alaska recently due to all the research I had to do while writing my last book. It’s really cold up there except maybe June/July and I admit those -60 degree temps that come at the height of winter would totally suck since I can get cold at the positive side of sixty degrees. Yet I love how much more remote the place is compared to others. It hasn’t been affected by human encroachment as much as the continental US. Not to mention you get the benefits of a town with its amenities and the surrounding area with plenty of outdoor activities like camping, fishing, skiing, hiking, etc. So maybe, it would be Fairbanks that I’d choose.
Sure, there are a million other places around the world to go, but without further research into their positives and negatives I wouldn’t feel comfortable picking anywhere else. The only countries I’ve spent more than a few days/couple weeks in is Syria and Iraq. No way do I want to live in them on a permanent basis. I wish I’d gotten a chance to go up into Scotland while visiting the UK, but the furthest north I got was York. If I could have gone up there, I might have liked it so much that it would have been my first pick. It sure does look pretty up there based on all the pictures I’ve seen and the history is so rich. Maybe someday. Good thing this is all hypothetical!