Thanks for the heads up, @delenn13
I did most of my travelling ages ago, when I was younger and can’t remember much.
One time, I went to New York to visit a cousin. It was weird to me. I’d never been in an apartment building before. It was one of the older ones with a rickety elevator. There was a shopping area pretty nearby, the street was called “170” - I recall that clearly since I went there a lot. Peeked into the supermarkets mostly. I was shy then and still am now.
First time in my life I saw peaches and plums - which we have to import into Barbados - looking all fresh and cheap too! There was also a kind of mini brownies in a container - so good! We have something here in the more tourist oriented supermarkets, similar brownie, but not nearly as tasty (or cheap).
Back then, KFC was a cheap, quick meal, and pizza too. New York was the place where I got addicted to hotdogs with relish, cheese and crushed potato chips. It’s one of my favourite mini meals to date.
Guess I should talk about the fancy skyscrapers and stuff, but I didn’t like them. They are too close together, too bright, too reflective - it’s what someone calls “noise” when there’s too much going on in a picture.
Predictably, I did like the library when I eventually found it. Harry Potter was still a newish thing at the time and I read every one of the books they had. It was hard to leave the boxset behind when I was taken to a Barnes & Noble for the first time. Heck, it was hard to leave the store, period. :XD
In contrast, we had to a road trip to North Carolina for a wedding. The trip was a bit boring on the endless stretch of highway bits, but there were lots of areas that reminded me of here - very country looking - plants etc, rural. Much preferred there to New York, but we didn’t stay long enough to explore any.
Ah yes, last in this very boring travel log, is the Toys 'R Us store. Biggest amount of play things I’d ever seen. Bought the first and only PS2 ever had there. Oh and my roller blades.
This island is really far from everywhere I’d like to visit: Japan, New Zealand, Iceland… My all time favourite band is based in Japan. sigh It’s nice to dream.