Se7en’s Celebrities: Get in the Hot Spot…

Se7en Countries I’ve Lived in and Love


By Annabel Candy who shares her personal writing and travel stories at Get In the Hot Spot and blogging tips at Successful Blogging.

1. England

I was born in England. The weather’s terrible and I could never live there again but I love to visit for the old stone buildings, the country walks, the funny people and the endless cups of tea!

2. France.

As a child we often holidayed in France and I’ve lived there three times in Provence, Bordeaux and Paris. I love speaking French and eating all the fresh fruit and vegetables like rock melon and tomatoes which somehow taste better in France than anywhere else.

3. Egypt

I met my husband in Egypt in the Sinai by the Red Sea which is gorgeous but it’s not the real Egypt. I love the hustle and bustle of Cairo and Aswan, the dry heat and the rich history.

4. Zimbabwe

I spent a year teaching here and am always so sad to read about how the country and it’s people are suffering now in the hands of Mugabe. I’ll always remember the great music, dancing, textiles and amazing wildlife. I’d love to return one day.

5. New Zealand

New Zealanders are incredibly unpretentious and laid back and that’s a huge part of the appeal. New Zealand is fun to explore in a camper van and the scenery changes completely in just a few hours from wild beaches to live volcanoes then desert and rain forest.

6. Costa Rica

Nothing beats living in a place where monkeys, sloths and toucans come to visit you in your garden. It’s an incredible privilege and I hope that biodiversity can be maintained and development controlled so humans and animals can live and flourish together.

7. Australia

Because it’s home now and the Sunshine Coast in Queensland where I live (in the picture) has stunning beaches and good schools which is the perfect combination for me and my family right now.

Thank You Annabel Candy from Get in the Hot Spot for the wonderful world tour!!! And thank you for the blog that is so fun to follow and always a great read.

2 Replies to “Se7en’s Celebrities: Get in the Hot Spot…”

  1. Haha, and thank you for inviting me. It was a fun, short exercise and only one country missing from the list of places I’ve lived in:) Yes, yes, yes, I’d love to visit you in South Africa one day. Maybe combine it with a return trip to Zim:)

  2. Hay Annabel Candy, Really I can’t thank you enough for your post!!! Yup take a trip to Cape Town – I promise you will love it… there is so much of everything to see here!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!!

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