I have great instincts, folks. If I hadn’t decided, completely on a whim, to get into Basque literature, I would have never discovered San Sebastián, which I now love more than any place in the world, including Naples, Florida.
So now my favorite places in the world rank as follows:
1. Donostia, Euskadi
2. Naples, FL
3. Montreal, Quebec
4. Regensburg, Bayern
5. The town where I currently live, and it would rank higher if it weren’t for the atrocious climate. If it had the climate of Donostia, I’d put it at 3 (sorry, Montreal, but that’s how it is until you do something about the traffic and the atrocious public transportation prices. Shame on you for having worse public transportation and worse public services than my little town in the Metro St Louis area).