I'm always exhausted the weekend I return home from traveling. I was also ravenous for GW2 and spent the majority of the weekend at it. My Mesmer reached 80 on Saturday. Finishing the last few levels felt like a chore I wanted to end as quickly as possible. This is mostly due to the fact that I CAN'T STAND ORR.
I might have skipped it altogether except that having parked the Guardian at the rich Ori node in Southsun, I need the Mesmer to harvest for her too when she's out. So if I had to be out leveling I should at least spend some time where I can get the top tier cooking items. OMG why are so many of them in Orr. I detest that place. I can tolerate Cursed Shore a bit more because navigating the area to harvest is a little less annoying but not by much.
When I wasn't gnashing my teeth in Orr, I was enjoying myself in Frostgorge Sound. This will go down as the only snowy zone I've actually liked enough to stick around in after hitting max level. I felt Rift was the first MMO to develop a compelling snowy zone but this tops even that design. It's relaxing, casual questing and harvesting. Not the frantic constantly under siege can't get to the waypoint you want of Orr. And there's Journag, one of my hands-down favorite world boss events.