July 19, 2012
Travel the world with Daniel Gillies
Recently Daniel Gillies spoke with Jae-Ha Kim from Chicago Tribune Media Services about his favorite vacation destinations, which cities he has visited and which he would like to visit again with his Wife and about his birth city Winnipeg, Canada.
Q. You’re back in Canada working. What has surprised you the most about that country?
A. Put it this way, I’ve lived in Los Angeles for a decade. I’ve been out thousands of times. I have never seen a single bar fight in L.A. Ever. I’ve been here in Canada for four months. Since I’ve been here, I’ve seen several brawls in drinking venues. To be honest, I found Toronto a little hostile when I first came. Though you could hardly call that Canada, since Toronto is just one region. I adore it now. The city is so rich with culture and activity. But it took a little time. Los Angeles was far more welcoming and warm. I’ve found that Americans, generally speaking, are more immediately hospitable.
Q. What is your favorite vacation destination?
A. Moorea and Tahiti (in French Polynesia). Hands down that’s the most beautiful area on earth.
Q. Where was the first place that you and your wife, Rachael, traveled to?
A. London, Paris, Barcelona and Venice. Can’t remember which was first. We visited those places.
Q. What is your best vacation memory?
A. I had a perfect day on the island of Vieques, off the coast of Puerto Rico, with my beautiful girl in 2010. The food, the company, the event we attended — it was entirely decadent and criminally fun. That place is holy. Also, we found an abandoned puppy by the side of the road as the sun was setting. He returned home with us to Los Angeles and has since become one of the great loves of my life.
Q. Where are your favorite weekend getaways?
A. New York City and Montreal.
Q. Where would you like to visit again?
A. I’d like to return to Mumbai and Tokyo.
Q. What are your favorite cities?
A. New York, Tokyo, Barcelona, Bangkok.
Read the entire interview here.