From a very early age, the word ‚Tucson‘ for me was synonymous with a land full of wonders. This place was so far away that people talked in this strange language, English, which I liked the sound of because it was spoken by people that I loved dearly. Apparently, Tucson was so warm that houses had swimming pools, and cacti grew in the garden because it was in the middle of the desert. The desert was inhabited by rattlesnakes, and also large spiders. One of the spiders was called George as it was practically a member of the household. Eeek.