Nore than 90% of the visits I get are from North America, but for the past month, just for the fun of it, I've kept track of hits on my site meter from "exotic" place names that set my imagination stirring. These include:
Lilyfield, New South Wales, Australia
Al Manamah, Bahrain
Nova Lima, Brazil
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Byrudyvester, Kobenhavn (Copenhagen?), Denmark
San Salvador, El Salvador
Cuverville, Basse-Normandie, France
Reykjavk, Gullbringusysla, Iceland
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Shahrak-e Qods, Tehran, Iran
Asahi, Chiba, Japan
Abashiri, Hokkaido, Japan
Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
Aukland, New Zealand
Vre Rdal, Norway
Krakow, Malopolskie, Poland
Aguirre, Puerto Rico
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Ban Bang Phai, Nonthaburi, Thailand
Trk, Burdur, Turkey
North American locations that struck my fancy include:
Brick, New Jersey
Opa Locka, Florida
Elk Mound, Wisconsin
Great Neck, New York
Thousand Oaks, California
I enjoy two-word place names. And Indian names. And names like "Brick". May I get more in from the likes of Doorknob, Texas, and Chatanooga, Choo Choo.
But my favourite of all has to be this one, which I've seen quite a few times:
? Unknown Country
That's the country where I'm from.
Great isn't it?
and then there's the google searches people reach you by-
my favourite was 'mothers licking mothers.'
Does Belgium count as exotic?Do I make your list?
Funny, Germany didn't make it onto my exotic list, nor Paris, France -- although other locations in France did. Rome, Italy didn't make it, but other Italian locations did. Belgium is "borderline", along with the Netherlands. Spain, though, is definitely exotic. England didn't rate because it's the Mother Country, and the Mother Country can't be considered exotic -- although some offbeat place like the Orkney Islands would rate. Limerick, Ireland would rate, but Dublin is out. Any major country where English is the 1st language is out -- except Australia and India (and in India, it's questionable if any language would be considered "1st"). Peculiar notion this, exotic...
If I ever find myself in French Lick, Indiana with internet access, I'll hit your blog just to give you the amusement. :)
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