Next week is Spring Break, and I’m really looking forward to my trips to Singapore and Penang, Malaysia! I’ll even get to add another country to the list…Singers will make #36! Since I have been thinking about my trip, I started reminiscing about my past travels, which prompted this poem. Rather than write about every country I’ve visited, I decided to limit to places I’ve been in the last two years. In no particular order, here’s my poem, a glimpse of the world through my eyes.
The World Through My Eyes
Indonesia is motorbikes, gado gado, macet, and the call to prayer.
Belgium is waffles, street art, and fruit beer.
Albania is colorfully-painted buildings, a perfect mix of old and new, and all the fresh fruit, veggies, and bread you can eat.
Montenegro is rocky beaches with crystal clear water, road trips, and weekend getaways with the girls.
Hong Kong is dim sum, the mid-levels, lots of hills, and like China, but better.
Mexico is beaches, pina coladas, and tourist traps.
Italy is stunning architecture, gelato, and literally the best homemade pasta of your life.
Canada is water taxis, clean and manicured, and friendly.
Senegal is bright colors, traffic, pushiness, and sand everywhere.
USA is home, comfort food, baseball, and familiarity.
Thailand is the land of smiles, tuktuks, mango sticky rice and kao soi, and three-showers-a-day hot.
The Netherlands is the most amazing cheese you will ever taste, bikes for days, and canals.
France is croissants and crepes, The Lourve, and walking two hours to see the Eiffel Tower sparkle at night.
Morocco is an assault on the senses, mint tea, and getting lost in the medina.