Thursday, May 13, 2010

T^2: Travel!

M: A book/movie/TV show (no travel shows!) that made you really, really want to travel somewhere. Where and why?

Mira: For me it's Greece and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (one and two!). Absolutely gorgeous. Additionally there are probably a dozen books that I've read that have been set in Ireland and revolves around Celtic folklore. (Like every other Nora Roberts novel, or... I can't name any more off the top of my head, but I know there are more!) Green of Ireland, blue and white of Greece; that's where I want to go!!

Jennifer: I definitely agree with Sisterhood and Greece--Santorini just looked so breathtakingly beautiful but also quaint and cute! Some others of mine are Prince Edward Island from Anne of Green Gables, Antarctica because of Troubling a Star by Madeleine L'Engle, the Royal Crescent in Bath and the Cobb harbour wall in Lyme Regis because of Jane Austen's Persuasion and its various adaptations, the Taj Mahal because of The Namesake (though somewhat negated by Slumdog Millionaire)...I could probably go on and on. I have travel envy!


burkie said...

jenn, you made me think of an alternate question: which movie makes you never want to visit a place? and "slumdog millionaire" definitely comes to mind there.

for the real question, i'm going to see if i can use the same answer for all these questions than anybody else: "Waking Ned Devine" is set in the Isle of Mann. how cool is that? you'll want to go there when you see it. my other answer, which may be my second most popular answer on this forum, is New Zealand because of "Lord of the Rings." i realize that you two lucky dogs have already been there. i'm still envious!

burkie said...

oh, and for books, it would be Botswana becauce of the #1 Ladies Detective Agency books.

Mira said...

yeah, that wasn't a somewhat negated by slumdog millionaire for me -- that movie put india pretty low on my list for places i'd like to visit. i think the only places that fall lower are well, warzone areas. :P