As it turns out, Israel isn’t in the cards for me this summer. The conference I’ve attended for the last five years didn’t invite me back (no hard feelings, five years was a great run) and the wedding of a good friend is limited to family only. So without a strong reason to go, other than habit, I’ve decided to go somewhere else.
I’ve been spending all my vacation days on Israel since 2006. With a whole world of options, I don’t have the slightest idea where to go.
I don’t want to go to London, because I don’t want to be around Olympic related crowds. I don’t want to go to a country that will give me shit about all the Israeli custom stamps in my passport or get a stamp that makes the next trip difficult.
I haven’t traveled extensively in Europe or mainland Asia. I’ve never been to Australia or New Zealand. Never been anywhere in Africa.
I speak Spanish, like to ride bikes and like to eat food. I dig museums, but prefer cafes. A cruise is possible, but I’m so offended by the Single Supplement that I might not go on one.
So… where should I go? I’m especially looking at you Dave2. You do more solo travel than anyone I know and have definite opinions that I want to hear.