favorite vacation spots

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  1. roosevelt

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    Hey guys, I had a few minutes, so I figured I'd stop by for a little bit.

    While I'm here, I'd like to ask everybody whatr their favorite spots are for vacation, and why.

    I'll stop by in a few weeks to check out what everybody says.

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. Lordpendragon

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    Some of my fave places.

    Paris
    Rome
    Florence
    Barcelona
    Greek Islands
    Portugal
    SW France
    Vietnam (not HCMC)
    Thailand (not Bangkok)
    Egypt
    St. Kitts

    Culture, good food and good weather - I am pretty easy really.
     
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    In this world, as I get older I find myself increasingly amazed by the amazing and diverse planet we inhabit and how our shortsightedness as a species is putting that diversity at risk...:rolleyes:

    My 'top 20' man made and natural spots....that have made my jaw drop over the years as they come to me and in no particular order, except perhaps #1 :
    1. Sunset at Angkor Wat
    2. Sunrise at Machu Picchu
    3. The humble devotion of Tibetan Monks at the Barkhor and the Potala Palace
    4. Diving a reef drop off at night and seeing my first Shark
    5. Taj Mahal
    6. Potosi mines in Bolivia
    7. Hong Kong harbour at sunset
    8. Witnessing a total solar eclipse for the first time
    9. Saturn's rings through a telescope for the first time
    10. Easter Island
    11. Ruins of Troy
    12. The raw power of a Hurricane first hand (Georges, Cuba)
    13. Petra
    14. Batu Caves
    15. My first solo flight (ok, not a place but memorable anyway)
    16. Stonehenge
    17. Tikal
    18. Patagonia
    19. Abu Simbel
    20. My first African sunrise
    So many others it seems a shame to single any out...:rolleyes:

    On the flip side...a few that while amazing inexplicably didn't quite 'blow my mind' in the way I anticipated....
    1. Niagra falls
    2. The Great Pyramid
    3. Terracotta Warriors
    4. Grand Canyon
    5. Chitchen Itza
    6. Panama Canal
    7. The Mona Lisa..:rolleyes:
    8. Sydney Harbour Bridge
    9. Arenal Volcano
    10. Cu Chi tunnels
    11. St. Peters' Basillica
    12. The Coliseum
    13. Ceasar's Palace (tacky but fun though)
    14. Sugar Loaf Mountain
    15. Nazca Lines
    16. Baalbeck Ruins
    17. Tahitian Girls....:mad:
    18. Monasterio de las Pajas (Columbia)
    19. Robben Island
    20. Victoria Falls
    In a big picture sense nothing in this world is really disappointing except, sadly many of the people in it. These days I spend much of my time in Africa. Well, as much of it as I'm able.
     
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    I havent had the opputinity to travel very much but id say my favourite place was New Caledonia. Its a gorgeous little tropical island and is under French rule. It is beautiful and clean and the locals are friendly

    The worst place ive been was Fiji..which is dirty, smelly, the loacls were pushy and aggressive and i couldnt wait to leave
     
  5. roosevelt

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    Thanks for the responses guys, Keep 'em coming, I'm trying to figure out the perfect spot for a trip coming up!

    Tony
     
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    Hawaii would be a great place to visit. To bad I have to live here.
     
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    i don't really vacations much but i love vancouver, i love the weather there it's soo nice and the mountains are great too look at. I'm sure there's so much there to see but when i'm there i uasally go cause family but with what i've seen there it looks awsome. ^_^
     
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    1) Bali (not Kuta) probably Ubud -- just the most sublime place and the Balinese people are lovely when they are not trying to sell you something.

    2.) Sapa, Vietnam -- Breathtaking scenery and awesome motorbike trips.

    3.) Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica -- hard to beat sitting in a hot pool watching a live volcano erupt.

    4.) Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia -- beats The Great Barrier Reef hands down.

    5.) Koh Phangnan, Thailand -- the best beaches in the world!

    6.) Los Terranes, Dominican Republic -- next best beach.

    I could go on, but these are the highlights of my travels so far.
     
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    To relax - Kona on the Big Island, Jamica, Sitges Spain, Puerto Econdido Mexico
    For shear excitment, variety, the galleries, the theatre and shopping- New York
    For history and family connection - London
    For beauty - Baniff Alberta and here at home in Vancouver. When the sun shines there isn't a more beautiful place to be.
     
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    Kathmandu, Nepal.........mountaineering central!
     
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    My #1 spot is definately Vancouver. I'll be heading there soon. It'll be my 4th trip there. Best retail therapy ever and I go for the Canucks NHL.

    My other favs are UK (when I visit a friend), Monument Valley - USA. Texas (everything's bigger in Texas so they say) - I'll be there in a few weeks catching up with a friend.

    I'd love to go to HongKong, Greece (for the men), Italy (for the men).

    Yonkers.
     
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    The best place I have gone to so far is Ocean City in Maryland. (I love the ocean) I really plan on doing some travelling when I'm a bit older. I would hate to spend my whole life and never leave the country I was born in. I really want to go to Europe and Australia. Especially Iceland from what I have seen that place looks beautiful. And beaches in Australia look real nice.
     
  14. roosevelt

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    Thanks guys!

    Real quick, has anyone been to victoria falls? I've been within 50 miles af there twice now, and I keep missing the falls.
     
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    It's not exactly the safest place to visit at the moment. I would love to see it too, but I'll wait until the climate changes.
     
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    South Africa - Garden Route, the Karoo, Addo Elephant National Park.
    Iceland - The entire island.
    Canada - Montreal, Toronto, Canadian Rockies.
    North Carolina - Blue Ridge Parkway.
    California - Sonoma and Napa Valley
    Georgia - Savannah and the Coastal Islands
    Louisiana - New Orleans. Though my partner didn't like it. Last time I was there was 2 months before Katrina.
     
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    I agree with you about Kuta, though there was a great little bar at one end of the beach which did a great breakfast!

    I liked Ubud though less in your face than Kuta for sure I still found it a bit touristy, it was some years ago so maybe it's changed. Did you get up to Batur Crater? Great views!
     
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    was just reading a thread about Morocco, sound very interesting. I allways wanted to go to an Island, like maybe Haiwaii or Bermuda, St Thomas.
     
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    Israel
    New Zealand
    Australia
    Quebec
    Almost every part of Africa
     
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    Some of these lists are astonishing. Unfortunately i have never gotten the opportunity to travel anywhere amazing, but it is something I greatly look forward to doing whenever i can.
     
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