Not just talking vacation, but actually living there, too.
Seems like Scandinavia
is where it's at, if you want to keep boating and have a good amount of options, when you live in Europe. Norway, or Sweden, I think. Then again, south of Scandinavia, in Germany
? Or maybe I'm clueless and haven't actually researched this much at all?
Obviously not Spain
. Too many Spaniards move out here to kayak
, so I'm assuming there's no reason go there for boating.
Prague is a good place
, if you have absolutely no sense of adventure, and just want to paddle to look like a cultured sprcha za
. It sounds like a nice place, but not really a Buzzard's playground. North Italy
, seems like a good place to live (well, sorta), and in close-enough proximity to good whitewater.
I think there's probably a lot of less-documented places around the world. Every nook and cranny of river is laboriously well-documented in North America, especially in the Rockies, but I get the feeling there's hidden treasures out side of North America, if you know where to look. Best kept secrets of Asia, perhaps. I once went to Kawasan falls, and I wonder what's it like at high water. Problem is, it's been made into a resort, so your only chance at it would be in the rain when there's no people there, and then you'd probably get in trouble, I don't know.
would be the best option, I think, but it'd be hard unless you're somehow able to get a job there and stuff. I know someone who's there on a work-visa as a nurse. No way that I could pull that off. I'm sure they only hire pretty Asian nurses, as far as work-visas go.
. I might be going to Thailand. Cheap, easy, heck you could probably get a job there as a safety yak for for the commercial rafting. Or just teach english. Might be a dangerous place to live though, not sure.
would be great, but I look at that option the same way I see New Zealand. Out of my reach. Any place where I can have robots serve me ramen noodles
, is probably out of my league. That's land of the sushi, and my wallet is already bleeding, just thinking about it. Even if I did get a job out there, it'd probably be hard to find time to get out on the rivers. Unless I happen to have a job near a good river.
... well the world's favorite river got the world's biggest dam, so I'm not sure if that's worth checking out now. I wouldn't be surprised if there's lots of hidden gems there, though.
Just my idle curiosity, at work. Speaking of which, I should get back to work.