Friday, November 28, 2014

Big Cities

I was thinking more about my last post and my fading Sydney love.

Earlier today, I blamed it on negative experiences and associations. But now I think that's probably bullshit. It doesn't make sense.  I have had huge dramas at the lake house. Many negative things have happened here, but I still love it.

I think the real reason I love Sydney less these days is I love big cities less.

I used to be a huge fan of NYC. Now it mostly just exhausts me.

I think the same goes for Sydney. It's just too crowded, and I get overwhelmed by all the tourism stuff.

Melbourne was a little better, because we stayed in St Kilda which was a bit away from all the hectic stuff. I have felt that we failed Melbourne because we didn't actually go into the CBD very much. But now I'm thinking it's for the best.

I'm not saying I never want to go to another big city. I think we'll still go, but just spend a few days there instead of several.

So...when we go to Australia, we won't even go to the BIG cities. We'll go to Brisbane, but just for a few days.  Hobart's pretty small from what I understand. I think I'd like it and would like to spend more days there. The only thing is it seems to be quite cold. I'm not a big fan of cold weather.

How about you? Do you like big cities? Why? Why not?

When you travel, what kind of places do you prefer to visit?