10 Favorite Cities
This one’s a bit tricky — I’m not sure I have ten favorite cities. I’m not much of a city person, really. Let me see.
- Portland, OR. (Hence the move)
- York, England (nostalgia from when I was there as an exchange student, probably, but it’s still awesome)
- Bath, England (SO PRETTY! Also close to Stonehenge and Avebury)
- Milpitas, CA (it’s my hometown, I’m kind of required, right? But in its defense, it does have really pretty hills)
Yeah. That’s about it.
Every other city I can think of, there are things I hate about it as much as things I like. Take San Francisco — it has Alcatraz (one of my favorite tourist destinations!), the Golden Gate, some truly gorgeous scenery and architecture, and a food and music/theater scene that can’t be beat. It’s also the worst place I have ever had the displeasure of driving, ever; one of the most dangerous cities for pedestrians in the nation; and filled with places that smell like pee. Plus the Bay water is covered with a sheen of oil from all the shipping (I know because I’ve been kayaking in the Bay, and it was the only time I ever kayaked without falling out. I was too scared of the gross water to fall out) and there’s no freaking parking.