Wander-Lust Addendum!

I came across this article about “Where to find romance in the world” this morning. It’s from Lonely Planet, and the results of their survey match up pretty accurately with what all of you said. Fun! But I’ve really got to start getting my ideas out there sooner. (For example, I wanted to do a 36 hrs in Morningside Heights and, go figure, a certain Sarah Maslin Fir got there first! Now I have to wait at least a YEAR to cover the same ‘hood! I’m learning… This city is just so quick on its feet!)

According to Lonely Planet readers, ITALY is the single most romantic country in the world. I mean, it’s hard to disagree. I’ve been to Florence, Venice and Rome and, yes, they are pretty damn romantic, but perhaps too in-your-face romantic for me. I’m a big fan of subtlety and accidental romance… Romance that’s just for one person (me!), not for every tourist who happens upon a certain fountain or view. Of course, some things are just irresistibly romantic — and I get that. Nevertheless, I’m excited to head BACK to Rome at the end of March, perhaps as “research” to follow up on this theory, if not to indulge in many forms of pasta. I’m excited that the US and Argentina both made it on the map! Check out the article HERE. Notice the heart graphic…

I want to leave you with a quote from Carrie Bradshaw (I know I know, maybe outdated, maybe too girly, but I love it and it matches up with this topic!):

“I’m looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love. And I don’t think that love is here, in this expensive suite, in this lovely hotel…in Paris”

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: while some places (ah, Paris…) are more romantic than others (uh, prison?), love and romance work in mysterious ways. Life will never be as simple as “Paris” or “Italy,” but at least we now know where to start…

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  1. missy

    you mean seattle grace hospital didn’t make the list?! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9Swo1anaCE

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