Long time no see folks. Just to get back in the spirit of writing, I decided to post a random entry. I’ve been feeling kind of anti-Philadelphia, looking at picturesque views of California forests and San Franscisco streets, wondering when will I ever be able to take a vacation. It doesn’t help that I have friends living abroad and other friends who are travelling. I live vicariously through my friends especially now because, believe me, it looks like my future vacaction will be a loooooooooong time from now. Out of all the wonderful places I can imagine visiting, there are several that are on the bottom of my list for vacation spots. Thinking about these places makes me feel nice and safe in one of America’s most dangerous cities.
Dangerous radiation levels and an abandoned city, Pripryat. Chernobyl in Ukraine tops my list of undesirable travel destinations.
Suicide bombings, Taliban need I say more?
Kidnapping, drug trade related violence, no thank you.
Inside or outside the green zone, my anxiety levels would be way to high.
Jerusalem or Bethleham
Checkpoints, strip searches (I’m Muslim), gawking stares (I’m black), high alert for terrorism, I think I’ll pass.
Escalating suicide bombings, anti-American protests, Taliban, okay I’m done.