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Old 02-20-2005, 06:51 PM   #16
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as most people here know this summer i'm going to:
germany
czech republic
austria
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Old 02-20-2005, 06:55 PM   #17
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I LOVE travel! I have been to every state except the New England states, OK, ARK, Alaska and Hawaii. I hope to get there someday! Also Canadian provinces of Ontario (Niagara Falls) and Alberta. I've never been to Europe but would LOVE to go! I've never been on a plane in my life and yes I'm scared. But mostly, I'm poor and busy. But someday!
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I just got back from a month in Australia and New Zealand (both places were incredible). I spend summers in Italy (part of my job) and have traveled many places in Europe but not Ireland or Scotland, which I MUST visit! This summer going to a wedding in Denmark, and haven't been there yet, either.
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most of California, denver, washington dc area,

ive been to all the peninsula of mexico (baja california) as well as to jalisco and zacatecas
ive pretty much been all over costa rica as well
i really want to go many places in latin america

and in the future i wish to go to australia, africa and thailand
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Old 02-20-2005, 07:32 PM   #20
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Best countries I've been to - Namibia & Botswana... I could talk for hours about these places - landscape, wildlife, people.. its just amazing. [/B]
I have family in Swakopmund. Have you been there?
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Old 02-20-2005, 11:30 PM   #21
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I love travel, but can't afford to do much of it. I've never been west of the Mississippi River in the US or to New England and have only spent a day in Canada (when I was about eight).

I went to Northern Ireland for nine days in 1999, and have been to Scotland (to go to T in the Park and spent a day and night in Edinburgh) and Barcelona, Spain since I moved to England. I haven't even been to many places in England, apart from where I've lived (Nottingham, London, and Norwich), though I went to the Lake District for a week last summer and spent a night at my husband's aunt and uncle's house near Middlesbrough.

We'll probably go on holiday this year, but not sure where yet. We want to go camping in France sometime, but have to work out transportation (we don't have a car...my husband can't drive and I don't have a UK license).
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I have family in Swakopmund. Have you been there?
Spent a week in Swakopmund (not sure of spelling!) and did a lot of quad biking on the massive sand dunes that surround the town. We drove from Botswana and okavango delta through to Atosha national part and then down to Swakopmund and then onto cape town. Most amazing drive of my life - scenery etc was just amazing - if you like solitude and getting a way from people, then Namibia is the place to go!
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ribbons&bows and I just got back from a rainy weekend in Death Valley. Does that count?
Rainy weekend in Death Valley? Bet the only time it rains in death valley all year round is the time you went!
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I've done a fair bit of travel. In 2002 I did a RTW trip, covering the whole western half of the USA, North Island New Zealand, the whole Eastern coast of Australia and the Cook Islands in the South Pacific.

Other holidays have covered most of Europe, as well as Canada, Egypt, Syria, Israel, Turkey, and a lot of the Eastern Mediterranean.

Next on my list is Asia and South America. But I did most of my travel on my own (apart from the middle east), and when I go to those places I'd only really go if I had company.......purely cos I only speak english and I'd feel a bit lost on my own in a country where I don't speak the language

Vietnam is top of my list at the moment.

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oh, and I lived in Ireland for a while last year, and saw most of the country whilst I was there

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Vietnam is top of my list at the moment.

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Spent a month in Viet Nam and loved it. From canoeing down the Mekong Delta, to Ho Chi Min (Saigon) and all the war museums etc. Some really grim but interesting stuff.

For example, all the former members of South Vietnamese Army who fought against the Viet Cong had to go to re-education camps after the war. They are not allowed own property or hold down certain types of jobs, so most of them earn a living riding bikes with a seat on the front which carries two people - some sort of rickshaw thing.. Anyway, most of them are missing limbs etc and considering how crazy the traffic and the sheer amount of bikes in Ho Chi Minh, its incredile how half of them are still alive.

Another thing in Ho Chi Minh is that there are a number of shops which sell replicants of famous paintings. you can see "artists" painting near mirror images of Mona Lisa ,Monets etc and then selling them for $5 or something - US$ is the currency most people use which is slightly ironic!!

Other highlights, the de-militerised zone (DMZ), Hue, Denang, hoi an etc. Chi Chi tunnels - if your claustrophobic, these tunnels are your worst nightmare!
When you go to some of the countryside its amazing to see the landscape where agent orange was sprayed. Nothing grows there.

A lot of the people in south viet nam refuse to go to North Viet nam - a lot of hate still exists. Anyway, when you go north, Hanoi is a great city - has a big lake in the middle and all the streets are named after what the shops sell - e.g. there is a copper street, spice street etc.

Halong Bay is also amazing - you might have seen it from James Bond movies - huge rocks jutting out of the sea - there are hundreds of them and you can get a boat ride that cruises around them. Lots of caves etc in some of these rocks which are very interesting.

Also, in north vietnam, they eat Dog... quite bitter. Thats all I am saying!!

Anyway, Viet Nam is amazing and highly recommend it to everyone!!
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bump! Would like to try keep this thread alive!!
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I'm American. I have traveled to:

Jamaica (2x)
India (2x)
Egypt
Greece
Canada (3x)

I am desperate to travel to Ireland and Africa...
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if you like solitude and getting a way from people, then Namibia is the place to go!
Absolutely.

I'd like to eventually go to northern Namibia (near the Angola border) to spend some time with the Himba people. My uncle's stayed with them for periods of time and they've got the most incredible stories.
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i love threads like this. more people should contribute, and those that have, thanks it's really neat to see where you've all been.

i feel like i've talked about it too much as it is, but once again, here's where i've all been:

poland (2003) (warsaw, krakow, auschwitz, treblinka, and several other towns and cities where i lived for a while)

2001

netherlands - started off in amsterdam. amazing, amazing, amazing airport. i'm sure many of you will agree, and perhaps people like salome who actually live in the country will think there's nothing that great about it, but to me it represents my first landing in europe. it's just weird, it's like a city in a lot of ways, and i look forward to going back very shortly.

germany - berlin, went through frankfurt i believe, and then spent about 10 days in the blackforest area between france and switzerland. also went to the sachsenhausen concentration camp.

switzerland - basel

france - paris for a weekend, nice and monaco for 9 days. can't believe i didn't go to normandy. so close...

italy - milan, venice, florence, pisa, rome, bari.

greece - patras (a very beautiful port city! highly recommendable over athens), athens

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been all across western canada many times.

been to florida twice, minneapolis probably 12 times, north dakota, south dakota, etc. etc.

oh and seattle, washington, too.

anyway, like i said earlier it's 99 per cent certain that i'm set to go back to poland for a few weeks at the end of april, beginning of may. the plan is to visit friends and then take weekends trips to lithuania, krakow, and maybe berlin.
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