On the Road With...
Sacramento’s DeMya Walker

After traveling around China while playing for a team in Beijing last offseason, Sacramento Monarchs forward DeMya Walker gave birth and recently made her return to the Monarchs to assist in another title run. The former All-Star probably won't be doing much leisurely travel outside of her busy WNBA schedule so she can spend as much time with her new baby as possible in her favorite place, but maybe it's time for a little break as she has traveled plenty during her career.

Q. What are some countries you've gotten to travel to for basketball/personal?
"China - in Beijing. I just played there. Finished up in January. It is so beautiful and really nice. Beijing and Shanghai are very advanced and modern, but everything else is totally "back-in-the-day." There were 12 teams so we got to see the different cities. Russia also stands out because it was so cold, but Italy is, by far, my favorite place. I love everything about it from the language to the people, the food. It's the one country I can eat the food.."

DeMya Walker is back on the court after giving birth.
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Q. What is one place you haven't been that you would like to see?
"Any island. I would love to go to the south of France or the Caribbean, Jamaica, Cancun, Aruba. Pick a place and I'll go."

Q. What is your favorite place to go on vacation?
"Houston. I live there. But since I play in Sacramento, it's visiting."

Q. So what are your favorite WNBA cities to visit?

Q. What are the best places to shop and dine out in your city - neighborhoods, specifically?
" The Galleria Mall. I'm a true shop-a-holic, so I don't have favorite stores. I'll go anywhere as long as the outfit looks good. I'm not even a bargain shopper. If I like it, I have to have it."