It would be an assignment from Blogging101, but I actually have something to say about a post I read Yesterday. Surfing through my usual dose of blogs, I stumbled on an article of a young anthropologist who loves traveling. She is Manon, and her blog is Wandering Life. The post I read was actually a bucket list, which I understand is so trendy these first days of January. But it’s actually a specific one, in fact the title of the post is “Bucketlist: North America“, and on the post she explains that even though this continent is what inspired her the most to travel, she’s never been there yet. That’s the reason for the bucket list. As for me, I don’t care too much about making bucket lists. I try to achieve the best I can all the time. But it doesn’t mean I don’t like reading other blogger’s resolutions. In fact I like reading them and I find them in some ways inspiring. I always end up struck by some resolution and saying “yeah, that’s something I’d like to do”. So I commented the post.
Now the thing you have to know is that I’m very sensitive when you talk about North America. Two main reasons. First of all, I’ve always been in love with the U.S. Really. Since I was a kid I dreamt about going to see New York, and live the American Dream, even though just for a vacation. By now, I’ve been in the U.S. five times, I’ve seen many cities and I’m going back next August. Secondly, my ex-girlfriend is Canadian. I’ve been in Canada too. I don’t know if you can figure how it is, loving the U.S. and having a Canadian girlfriend, but to reduce everything in one sentence I’d say it’s a bit of a challenge. In my honest opinion, I just think something is wrong with the Canadians. I mean when they talk about Americans. But I’m not going any further on this one, I wouldn’t like to start a war.
Anyway because my love for the U.S. reading the post I felt the urge to comment it, and I found myself a little redundant. Because of my passion about it, I felt I needed to tell her a lot of things. But I tried not to write a post instead of a comment. Until I read the today assignment. I immediately thought about a more eloquent answer.
Then, dear Manon, here’s why I felt the urge to comment your post. What I really wanted to say is: don’t go to Canada, it sucks! Just kidding.
Canada is awesome, but in my very honest opinion, at least talking about big cities, is nothing compared to the U.S. I mean, once you’ve seen New York or L.A. … you just can’t beat them. How can you explain that to your Canadian girlfriend? You can’t. Just don’t ever do it. Trust me.