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Old 11-15-2001, 09:07 PM   #16
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Spain (all of it, whether a major city like Madrid or the small towns throughout the mainland or the coastal regions)

Austria (though the people aren't as friendly as other places, the scenery alone is stunning)

Budapest, Hungary (with the Danube separating the city into an "old world" and "modern," the people are great and everything is affordable)

Zagreb, Croatia (many students and young people, very out-going, friendly and fun-loving, great sense of history in a place that survived a war, and the city's vibrant attitude reflects that)

New York, USA (can't wait till I get there again next month, I haven't been in over a year, I'm sure it will be very emotional to go back now especially at Christmas)

Chicago, USA (it's been called "the NY of the middle America, probably why I like it so much)

Amsterdam, Netherlands (dreary weather and the architecture is very uniform, but I think everyone must experience a night in Amsterdam at some point in their life)

Belgium (only visited Brouge for a day, but one it's just one of those places that you have to see to believe)

Paris, France (loved it except the part about it being too expensive to really do anything except walk around and see everything, so many places that are just over-priced tourist traps)

oh, and Florida is nice, haven't been to California, shockingly enough

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Old 11-16-2001, 02:53 AM   #17
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Oh mandababe, you know I have to answer this question.

I've spent most of my life travelling (my parents worked overseas) and I just got back from a 2-month Europe trip. Of all the places I have been to...I don't know if I could pick just one best.

1. Sulawesi. Yeah, that should be obvious right? But even if I hadn't grown up there...it's still one of the most beautiful places on earth. Lush green jungles, mountains, blue oceans cascading over coral reefs, tropical fish, amazing food, beautiful people. It will always be the place my heart calls home.


Lake Geneva area in Switzerland. The Alps, the water, the chocolate, the peaceful hills and valleys with the cows and their bells. What's not to like?

Venice. It is very much like a dream. It seems as if you could walk right back in time. Cream and pastel coloured houses all running together...tiny winding cobblestoned streets...finding a solitary bridge crossing a lonely canal...these are some of the mental postcards I'll keep from Venice.

Cinque Terre, Italy. Five Italian villages on the coast. Winding terraced vineyards on the steep hills, furious waves pounding the rocky coast, amazing wine and great locals.

Scotland. The Western Highlands were wild and beautiful...rugged and yet (dare I say it) homey. Glasgow had a great feel to it. Less touristy than Edinburgh and I found it to be very friendly.

Dublin. All the U2 stuff is a fan's dream. But other than that it's still a fantastic city. Upbeat, friendly, great beer, cool accents...and actually it was more cosmopolitan than I had expected. The streets make no sense. Just head towards the River Liffey.

Iceland. Cold and wild and beautiful. Endless expanses of white snow broken by mountains, black lava rock everywhere, geysirs, volcanoes, hot springs, waterfalls.

I could go on, but I think I'm gushing, so I'll quit for now. Our world is a beautiful place. We should take great pains to see it as much as possible.


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Old 11-16-2001, 05:24 AM   #18
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There's no way I could pick just one place...

Dublin (for the people), London, Seagrove Beach Florida (see Bama we agree ), the volcanos in Maui, New York City.

I love to travel.

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Old 11-16-2001, 07:57 AM   #19
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San Francisco
Boston/Martha's Vineyard
(I found Bar Harbor to be waaay overhyped)

I also spent 2 weeks in Burkina Faso on a mission trip a few years ago. An *extremely* poor country, but the beauty of that place was seeing people who had absolutely no "riches" in the world, yet didn't even seem to realize it and were somewhat content with what they had. All they needed was love, medical assistance, and attention.
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Old 11-16-2001, 08:50 AM   #20
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Originally posted by Crzy4Bono:
Seagrove Beach Florida (see Bama we agree ),
Yes, but if I recall, you prefere Bud & Alley's; we prefer The Red Bar. Although the Roof Bar at Bud & Alley's is cool when Brad Vroon/Salty Dog are playing.
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Old 11-16-2001, 08:53 AM   #21
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Well I am the nomadic one... however the best places depend on what youre after.
I could think about this forever but...my favourites are probably as follows:

Best Urban environment: London, Rome, New York.

Best City vibe/party towns: Dublin, Edinburgh, Rejkavik Barcelona, Prague, Vilnius and... any city with U2 playing

Best Culture: St Petersberg, Rome, Paris, Madrid, London

Best food: London, Melbourne, Sydney, throughout Italy, Spain and Portugal.

The place for sheer madness: Hong Kong, Moscow, Beijing, Riga

Most Spectacular Environment: Garangefjord (?) and Northern coastal Norway, Iceland, the southern steppe of Mongolia, the Schozjan (spell for me please u2girl) caves of Slovenia, west Vancouver island, maybe sth-west Tasmania.

Best place to relax: queensland both up the north and around fraser island, skiing in the French or Austrian Alps, southern Spain and Portuagal but not the touristy areas.

Best looking people: St Petersburg, Russia and Tallin, Estonia (something about the east European chicks does it for me ok) with honourable mention to Norway.

Place with something for everyone: London and I think probably New York

Best place to live and raise a family: Australia, maybe canada

Most important place to visit as a human being: a few Id rather not say why they were so important to me, however I think everyone should go to Aushwitz at some stage if they can.

Best Place overall:
1. Wherever U2 are playing
2. Melbourne (but im based )

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Old 11-16-2001, 10:00 AM   #22
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Originally posted by zoomerang II:

Best place to relax: queensland both up the north and around fraser island,

Best place to live and raise a family: Australia, maybe canada

Most important place to visit as a human being: a few Id rather not say why they were so important to me, however I think everyone should go to Aushwitz at some stage if they can.

Best Place overall:
1. Wherever U2 are playing
2. Melbourne (but im based )

I realy like what you had to say Zoom, I live near Fraser Island so I know how relaxing Queensland can be, and talking about places of meaning I think that all Aussies should visit Gallipoli one day, I know that I really want to do it some day and friends of mine who have been there have said that it is a very moving place to visit. Dont know about Melbourne though- bit too cold for me, but still nice choices though

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Old 11-16-2001, 11:18 AM   #23
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I really haven't been many places but I adore traveling, it's something I'd love to spend my life doing too

the beach in Florida by Ft. Lauderdale is just gorgeous in June.. I could live there

I also love the beach in South Carolina, Myrtle Beach to be precise..just so much fun. really I'd love to be near the ocean anywhere as long as it's swimmable. sadly, I've never been to Hawaii which is one place I NEED to see.

I visited Europe and it was really a crammed affair..I saw most of Holland and a good part of Germany in 2 weeks
needless to say, sleep was not a part of that vacation. I was supposed to go to Paris too but lost almost $1000 to a pick-pocket in Amsterdam so that plan was scratched.
Amsterdam has to be THE MOST interesting city I've ever seen in my life.
Cologne Germany was gorgeous too.

I've visited most of the eastern part of Canada..Quebec has to be my fave province altho I also love Nova Scotia. Quebec City is just awesome, I'd like to live there for a bit.

Maine is one of my fave states; northern Maine especially..it's so rugged and beautiful.

of US cities, Philly and NY are my faves but they're also the only two I've really explored at all so I suppose that doesnt count.

that's about it for me...wish I had more but hopefully that will come with time!

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Old 11-16-2001, 11:52 AM   #24
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Old 11-17-2001, 12:14 AM   #25
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Damn! I need to get out there and travel more!

My favorite place I've ever been so far is a cabin up in the woods of New Hampshire right on the water of Lake Sunapee - it's great!

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Old 11-17-2001, 12:58 AM   #26
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Like you Amanda, I have the travelling bug, too...but it's not enough to visit there, I always need to LIVE there!! lol!!

So I will be one course shy of graduating at Xmas so in January I'm off...
My tentative plan is to move to Dublin for a few months (my old company in London have an office there and can get me a job no problem! yipee!)..I've always loved Dublin...I needed something different after living in London for the past few years....

Then it's off to Mexico or some other Spanish speaking country for a few months to learn Spanish...

But it looks like London comes out on top so far and I must agree....
London does have something for everyone as someone just pointed out.
Like someone (Samuel Johnson??) pointed out, "When you tire of London, you tire of life"

But the only other city I would take over London is New York...
What a fab town...and Wanderer, as you probably know, Xmas is the BEST time to go there...ahhhh, New York at Xmastime - doesn't get any better than that folks!

But alas, I love all of Europe, North America, Asia (from the few countries I've lived in there and seen)...and I'm sure the places I haven't seen are just as wonderful!

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Old 11-17-2001, 07:19 PM   #27
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Quick favourites would be....

Margaret River region of Western Australia

Northern Italy around the lakes, Como etc

New York. I'm dying to go back there now I'm a bit older (went when I was 17).

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Old 11-20-2001, 01:28 PM   #28
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i am in love with dublin,
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Old 11-22-2001, 05:38 AM   #29
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Dublin - I fell in love with and in this city...

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Old 11-22-2001, 05:15 PM   #30
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I read somewhere once how the vast majority of people on the planet, live and die with in a certain radius of where they are born, It was a surprisingly small radius. I shall be one of those people and I don't mind at all.
Dublin and Florence are the 2 cities that sneak into my dreams.
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