“La vraie patrie est celle où l'on rencontre le plus de gens qui vous ressemblent.”
Rome, Naples et Florence (1826), Gustave Flaubert
Travel has never been much of a hobby for me, and usually if I go somewhere it has to be for some specific reason: work, aikido or one of my other interests, or meeting someone I really want to see in person.
In my case, I just need a good reason to go somewhere, then I am more than happy to go, even with little advance notice.
I also suck at taking pics. I am making a conscious effort to increase the quantity, hoping that quality will sort itself out somehow.
Sooner or later.
Update: I apparently suck a bit less at taking picture - on September 19th (2014) Google notified me that some of my pictures are now used on Google Maps.
Slightly unrelated ... I recently found a nice site that allows you to find books set in a specific place (say, Venice, or Moscow or whatever...)