If you had an option to choose a place anywhere in the world where you could live for an entire year, where would it be and why?
The first place that comes to mind is downtown Chicago. I absolutely love the idea of living in a city where I can leave my apartment and head down to grab myself a Starbucks as I walk to work. I would love that. I love the hustle and bustle of the city and I love all the fun and unique places there are there. I would eat at interesting places and visit the museums and go to shows and shop. Wait, do I have to work, too? Well, hopefully I would have an equally cool job.
Then, I realized since I live so close to Chicago, maybe it would be a good idea to choose somewhere I've never been but that seems like it would be wonderful for a year...so, with that in mind, my real answer to this question would be Crete:
Picture from Neyzen Travel
I think it was 6th grade when I did a project on Crete and I've never been able to forget the beautiful pictures of the islands of Crete. I love the blue water, the white buildings. I just think it would be so relaxing and completely romantic. Here's the bonus of living there for a year...I could take weekend trips to other parts of Europe, right? (Is that cheating...oh well, I'm going with it!) I could take the Eurorail to Italy, France, Spain, England, Germany...I have always wanted to travel all over Europe and this could be my one chance.
Now that I've gotten all excited about whisking myself (and my family, can they come, too??) to Crete I have to remind myself that I'm here in Illinois on a rainy, spring Sunday. That's okay, though. The sun will come out again, sooner or later!
Thanks, Danielle, at There's a Book for hosting!!! What about you, where would you want to live for a year if you could?