True story: you can hear the most interesting things when you are eavesdropping on people in hair salons. Don’t get me wrong, I love talking with the person that’s actually cutting my hair, but sometimes, it’s equally as fun to zone out, be quiet, listen to your own thoughts, and then, when you snap out of it, listen to what the woman in the chair next to you is talking about. I’ve even joined in a time or two!
I was recently getting my haircut and listening to the woman next to me tell her stylist about all the places she’d been traveling in the last year or so. She sounded like quite the world traveler. At any rate, her stylist asked her where she might go in 2013, and she replied, “We’re debating on Turkey or Peru. It’s tough to decide. But I’m more drawn to Turkey. You know how you have places you’re just more drawn to?”
I loved that she asked that question. I had never really thought about it before! But I think it’s very true. As I sat there listening to her travels, I realized I’m drawn to places that are warm, and have a laid back, romantic vibe. I like places with a lot of history, with maybe a little exoticism, where the local food is guaranteed to be delicious, and where I don’t have to rough it. It’s no wonder that the Mediterranean and its surrounding areas always feel like they’re calling my name! However, it’s funny: I’ve always been less interested in traveling to parts of Asia. Not that I wouldn’t, and not that I wouldn’t love it once I was there, but what can I say, I’m just not as drawn to it. It made me wonder — what places are you drawn to, and which ones are you less drawn to?