The writing prompt I chose this week for Mama Kat’s workshop is: 4.) A country you would like to visit.
Let me start by saying I’m obsessed with HGTV’s House Hunters International. Anytime I get the chance to watch TV my husband assumes that’s what I’m watching. Yes, HHI trumps any other guilty TV pleasure – Housewives included. I love to see how homes in other countries look. They are so different from homes here in the U.S. Some things about them I like. Many seem to be older and have some really nice features and rustic charm. I’m always fascinated about how much they cost too. Many of them seem like a deal compared to prices here in L.A.
One of my favorite places that House Hunters International visits is Italy! While I have a long list of countries I’d like to visit, Italy has been at the top for some time. It seems like such a beautiful place. Venice, Milan, Florence and Rome. I need it! I’d love to go shopping in Milan, eat pizza in Naples, see the Vatican in Rome, check out the Amalfi Coast, fall in love with Tuscany and see the leaning tower of Pisa. My husband and I had talked about going pre-baby. Once we found out we were preggers, Italy was officially put on hold. I’d love to one day take little man as well. Our goal is to travel abroad as a family as much as possible and expose our children to as much as we can. Little man already has his passport but, I’m terrified about the thought of him on a LONG international flight. Not even ready for that! As for me, I’d really love to do some sort of tour of Italy. There are these shopping tours that go to all the fashion houses in Italy every year. I found out about them years ago and would really like to try it. I think that would be the ultimate indulgence. That trip would require lots of moolah! I’m also really interested in some authentic Italian food. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. What country tops your list as a must see?