You question your choice to travel when you know that you can proudly tell everyone (who’s interested that is) that you have now been to every continent except Antarctica! I mean that is no small feat, and no small debt (the banks keep reminding me that I should travel less on the first day as they send me my statements, and on the other asking me to travel more by sending me an application for a pre-approved gold credit card).
Travelling to Europe (Portugal and Spain to be specific) had a dual purpose. These were to visit my friend Tiina and to set foot in Europe for the first time (yes, to tick off another continent). It seems that Tiina has aided my list-ticking by having me visit her in developed/industrialised countries, as that is the only reason I have had to visit such places (ie. USA and Europe)! Although my preference will always be to travel to developing places because they are more interesting, the people more friendly and the culture stronger, I also enjoyed my time in Europe (though my bank account didn’t, it became smaller as the weather became cooler!).