That winter feeling

Some photos of a rambling about in the woods on a very cold day in January.

Photo Challenge: Ambiance

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The road not taken

One from my other blog for this week’s photo challenge: Path

sober

death valey© Helena

I shall be telling this with a sigh

somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –

took the one less traveled by,

and that has made all the difference.

(Robert Frost)

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How sexy would you rate the country you live in?

This month the US News Best country website announced the best country ranking list. Germany ranked #1 , UK #3 and Portugal #23 out of 60 countries. Apparently, they surveyed a few people, amongst them: “8,092 … informed elites and … 4,513 business decision-makers. Some respondents were considered both informed elites and business decision-makers. The remaining 6,381 respondents were from the general public”.

The attributes were: Adventure, Citizenship, Cultural Influence, Entrepreneurship, Heritage, Open for Business, Movers, Power, Quality of Life.

Although I think this is mostly a marketing ploy to attract business investment to a particular country, I was curious about some of the categories. I particularly like the category Adventure which included the sub-category “Sexy” – How sexy would you rate your country on a scale out of 10?

Here is my sexiness rating for these 3 countries:

UK – 8.5
Brighton

Portugal – 6.5
Praia de Mira2

Germany – 5 (the coastline lets it down)

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