My 3 favorite cities – Day 15 of 30 Days of Indie Travel – City

BootsnAll 30 Days of Indie Travel

Day 15 of 30 Days of Indie Travel Project, from BootsnAll

Photo by Stuart Caie - http://flic.kr/p/6NfKNk

Prompt #15: CITY

“What is your favorite (or least favorite) city and what do you love (or hate) about it?”

My 3 favorite cities

While I love my wee home of Eugene, Oregon, there are 3 other cities that are my favorite: Seattle, Washington; Edinburgh, Scotland; and Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Seattle, Washington

Photo by Andrew E. Larsen - http://flic.kr/p/4VyeW7

Set on a wedge of land between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, Seattle’s buzz and vibe belies its association with ever-rainy skies. When it’s clear, you can see the Olympic Mountains to the west, and Mt. Rainier to the south. The food dazzles. Eating fresh, hot donuts from Pike Place Market at a nearby park remains one of my fondest memories. I’ve shared Seattle with so many friends, relatives and my wife; it stays with me always.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Photo Chris Yunker - http://flic.kr/p/4PkaPA

Edinburgh cut my teeth on international travel, and the year I spent there turned me into a traveler. It was in Scotland that I ate my first (and only) deep-fried Mars Bar, and where I learned that beer could actually taste good. Scotland taught me to love and to be a better friend. I’ve wandered countless steps and streets in that city. Its old roads, old hills and old buildings always seemed to hum a peaceful tune to me.

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Photo by Fernando Nunes - http://flic.kr/p/9Nr7mk

Noodles and broth by the old city moat at midnight. Reeking of raw garlic after a 2-day cooking class that seared a love of Thai food into my very soul. People-watching over mellow cups of good coffee by a busy street. The hills of northern Thailand. I could eat in Chiang Mai forever.

See all of Anthony St. Clair’s travel blog posts for 30 Days of Indie Travel »

See all 30 Days of Indie Travel blog posts »

More like this: Urban Fantasy and Travel Stories from Rucksack Press »

What is the 30 days of indie travel?

BootsnAll 30 Days of Indie TravelEvery day in November, the BootsnAll Travel Network is inviting bloggers from around the world to a daily blogging effort designed to reflect on how our travel experiences over the last year (or whenever) have shaped us and our view of the world. Bloggers can follow the prompts as strictly or loosely as we like, interpreting them in various ways and responding via text, photos or video posted on our own blogs. More information: Join the 30 Days of Indie Travel Project »

0 Shares


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Hi.

Anthony St. Clair - Travel Fantasy Author / Craft Beer Writer / Business Copywriter

Author and copywriter Anthony St. Clair has specialized in online content since 2000, blogged since 2004 and is the author of the Rucksack Universe travel fantasy series.

FREE Sample

Check out this free sample of FOREVER THE ROAD

Anthony's third book, FOREVER THE ROAD, is a Best Books 2015 Fantasy pick from Library Journal's SELF-e, and a 2015 Oregon Book Award nominee.

Download your free sample to find out why Nth Degree's reviewer said this "high-stakes story, told with wit and compassion," left him "completely gobsmacked."

Rucksack Universe

Travel fantasy tales
of wit, adventure & beer

Forever the Road by Anthony St. Clair, a Rucksack Universe Fantasy Novel - learn more and buy now

Home Sweet Road by Anthony St. Clair, a Rucksack Universe Fantasy Novella - learn more and buy now

The Martini of Destiny by Anthony St. Clair, a Rucksack Universe Fantasy Novella - learn more and buy now

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.

%d bloggers like this: