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Old 11-16-2001, 09:53 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, 11:00 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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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 11-17-2001, 01:14 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, 01:58 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, 08:19 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).

London.
Paris.
Bali.
Port Douglas.
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Old 11-20-2001, 02:28 PM   #28
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i am in love with dublin,
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Old 11-22-2001, 06:38 AM   #29
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Dublin - I fell in love with and in this city...

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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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Old 11-24-2001, 02:57 AM   #31
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ok your fav travel destination besides US and europe please
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Old 11-24-2001, 05:08 AM   #32
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Been their three times in the last four years! An awesome city, so much flair, relaxed people, so much to see and so much to do...

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Old 11-24-2001, 05:35 PM   #33
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Let's see...My fav places are :

Ireland
Jamaica
Italy ( my family's from the North of Italy...From a place called Trento)
Spain ( My family is from Galicia)
Scotland

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