Daily Archives: September 24, 2011

International Travel versus Space Travel

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Let’s see, free international travel for life vs. a space trip? Easy for me to answer for two reasons. The first one is that I have zero interest in going into space. My superhero name (which is not very super at all) is Claustrophobia Girl. Even though Outer Space is supposed to be vast and unending, to me it seems like a dark place that would make me feel enclosed in a dark coffin. It would press down on me and cause me great angst. I also could never be in a rocket for the same reasons. Too close quarters. I even freaked out once in the IMAX theatre over a space movie and left in the middle of the show. If I was up there for real, I couldn’t dash out, now could I?

International travel, on the other hand, is something I love to do. I’m all about discovering new cultures and taking in the amazing sights and sounds of different places, so yeah, this one is easy. Give me that permanent boarding pass, even if I have to take a nap to get through the flight with all those people pressing in. Airplanes aren’t roomy enough either but the travel time is shorter than a space trip and there’s always the layovers to help with the claustrophobia.

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