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  • Added on: June 3rd, 2005
Those where I've been:
Antwerp, Ostend, Liege (Belgium - forget about Bruges, fake medievalism)
Damascus (Syria)
Algier (Algeria)
Porto, Lisbon (Portugal)
Arnhem (The Netherlands)
Strasbourg (France)
Ushuaia (Argentina)
Comodora Rivadavia (Argentina - had a really good time here)
Puerta Arenas (Chile)
Oakland (California, very under estimated)
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  • Added on: June 3rd, 2005
I've never seen Oakland recommended...Yeah! Hometown!

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  • Added on: June 29th, 2005
So to save anyone the trouble, I further added onto the last list with all of the cities since then and figured I would post it. Enjoy,

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NORTH AMERICA

(Canada)
Montreal, Quebec
Quebec City, Q
Halifax, N.S.

(USA)
Oakland, California
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee
Montgomery, Alabama
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Portland, Oregon
Karin, Alaska

(Mexico)
Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Barra de Navidad, Mexico
Puerto Angel, Mexico

CENTRAL AMERICA

Dangriga, Belize

SOUTH AMERICA

Vilcabamba, Ecuador
Cajamarca, Peru
Ayacucho, Peru
Punta Arenas, Chile
Puerta Arenas, Chile
Ushaia, Argentina
Comodora Rivadavia, Argentina

EUROPE
Cork, Ireland
Hugh Town on St Mary's (Scilly Isles), UK
Oxford, UK
Cadiz, Spain
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Porto, Lisbon, Portugal
St. Paul de Vence, in Provence, France
Paris, France
Strasbourg, France
Salamanca, Spain
The Hague, Netherlands
Leiden, Netherlands
Arnhem, Netherlands
Brussels, Belgium
Brugge, Belgium
Antwerp, Ostend, Liege; Belgium
Freiburg, Germany
Lübeck, Germany
Basel, Switzerland
Lugano, Switzerland
Soglio, Switzerland
Lausane, Switzerland
Gimmelwald, Switzerland
Belgrade, Serbia (? How embarrassing)
Torun, Poland
Wrocklaw, Poland
Krakow, Poland
Warsaw, Poland
Poznan, Poland
Lucca, Italy
Siracusa, Sicily, Italy
Valletta, Malta
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Rep
Cesky krumlov, CR
Mikulov, C.R.
Liberec, C.R.
Kosice, Slovakia
Bled, Slovenia
Rimisoara, Romania
Club, Romania
Brasov, Romania
Kastoria, Greece

AFRICA
Tangier, Morocco
Algier, Algeria

MIDDLE EAST

Tel Aviv, Israel
Amman, Jordan
Answan, Egupt
Zagazig, Egypt
Cairo, Egypt
Istanbul, Turkey
Bursa, Turkey
Erdine, Turkey
Gokova Bay, Turkey
Dubai, UAE
Asghgabat, Turkmenistan
Damascus, Syria

INDIA
Shimla

ASIA

Bandung, Indonesia
Seminyak, on Bali, Indonesia
Kolonia, Yap, Federated States of Micronesia (Pacific Island)
Bangcock, Thailand
Mae Sot, Thailand
Hanoi, Vietnam
Saigon, Vietnam
Hue, Vietnam
Nara, Japan
Hokkaido, Japan
Iriomote, Japan
Hiroshima, Japan

NEW ZEALAND/AUSTRALIA
Dunedin, NZ
kaikoura, waitomo, motueka, hokitika, and rotorua, NZ
Farewell Spit & Golden Bay, South Island, NZ
Nelson, NZ
Christchurch, NZ
Perth, Australia
Canberra, Australia
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

WAY OUT THERE AND UP THERE

Ulan Ude, Siberia
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Not the first Travis

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  • Added on: June 29th, 2005
Holy smokes! Fantastic! Thank you! Welcome! Thank you! Fantastic! Holy smokes! Welcome!

WHAT a generous and amazing thing to do for your first post!

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  • Added on: June 30th, 2005
Small town in the German Alps! Its called Garmisch - Partenkirchen. Its actually two towns that became one. Less than two hours away from Munchen. Its a great place to ski and you can get to the Tsugschpitze (I hope I got that right) the highest point of the german alps. The Hot wine and the Christmas Fair is fabulous. And beer is the best!

Nic F

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  • Added on: July 3rd, 2005
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Originally posted by Not the first Travis:
Holy smokes! Fantastic! Thank you! Welcome! Thank you! Fantastic! Holy smokes! Welcome!

WHAT a generous and amazing thing to do for your first post!


I'm planning a year long trip at the moment and compiled them all for my own benefit so I figured I might as well post them up. Thanks for the welcome though, this board has been super helpful to me so far.

My contribution:

Guanajuato, Mexico - overall beautiful and laid back town. Great place to take a language class.
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  • Added on: July 4th, 2005
I am going to print this out and take it with me on my RTW trip. This list will come in very handy... Thank you everyone!
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  • Added on: July 4th, 2005
For various reasons, my favourite cities include:

Toronto
Brooklyn (you can keep Manhattan)
London
St. Petersburg
Stockholm
Lijiang
Copenhagen
Seattle
Tashkent
Samara
Jinghong
Halifax

Non-cities with a place in my heart include Pasvalys (Lithuania), Laxey (Isle of Man), Nelson (BC), the island of Jurmo (Ã…land), Xiahe (China) and Tad Lo (Laos)

and despite not spending anywhere near enough time in either place, I felt Philadelphia and Chongqing both had a lot of potential as places I'd love.
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  • Added on: July 5th, 2005
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Originally posted by Nic F:
Belgrade, Serbia (? How embarrassing)


Don't worry about it. Serbia, for the record, is now called "The Independent Former Yugoslavian Republic of Vowel-less Slavic Provinces" or IFYRVSP for short.
Please note: the above member, who is the very model of a modern major-general, with information vegetable, animal, and mineral, has retired from BnA and won't be able to answer any follow-up questions. To speak with him, use the PM function.

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  • Added on: July 5th, 2005
Its very helpful to have the list compiled as one. I would like to make one slight correction. As far as I can tell; I googled and have never personally heard of Karin, AK. I think you got Karin in Ak's signature as part of your list. Please let me know if I'm wrong here. I wonder if she knows she has an imaginary Alaskan village named after her? It'd be pretty cool I think. Smile
Here's my stab at the revamped list:
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NORTH AMERICA

(Canada)
Montreal, Quebec
Quebec City, Q
Halifax, N.S.
Toronto, Ontario

(USA)
Oakland, California
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee
Montgomery, Alabama
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Portland, Oregon
Brooklyn, New York
Seattle, Washington

(Mexico)
Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Barra de Navidad, Mexico
Puerto Angel, Mexico

CENTRAL AMERICA

Dangriga, Belize
Samara, Costa Rica

SOUTH AMERICA

Vilcabamba, Ecuador
Cajamarca, Peru
Ayacucho, Peru
Punta Arenas, Chile
Puerta Arenas, Chile
Ushaia, Argentina
Comodora Rivadavia, Argentina

EUROPE
Cork, Ireland
Hugh Town on St Mary's (Scilly Isles), UK
Oxford, UK
London, UK
Cadiz, Spain
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Porto, Lisbon, Portugal
St. Paul de Vence, in Provence, France
Paris, France
Strasbourg, France
Salamanca, Spain
The Hague, Netherlands
Leiden, Netherlands
Arnhem, Netherlands
Copenhagen, Denmark
Brussels, Belgium
Brugge, Belgium
Antwerp, Ostend, Liege; Belgium
Freiburg, Germany
Lübeck, Germany
Garmisch - Partenkirchen, Germany
Stockholm, Sweden
Basel, Switzerland
Lugano, Switzerland
Soglio, Switzerland
Lausane, Switzerland
Gimmelwald, Switzerland
Belgrade, Serbia (? How embarrassing)
Torun, Poland
Wrocklaw, Poland
Krakow, Poland
Warsaw, Poland
Poznan, Poland
Lucca, Italy
Siracusa, Sicily, Italy
Valletta, Malta
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Rep
Cesky krumlov, CR
Mikulov, C.R.
Liberec, C.R.
Kosice, Slovakia
Bled, Slovenia
Rimisoara, Romania
Club, Romania
Brasov, Romania
Kastoria, Greece
St. Petersburg, Russia
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

AFRICA
Tangier, Morocco
Algier, Algeria

MIDDLE EAST

Tel Aviv, Israel
Amman, Jordan
Answan, Egupt
Zagazig, Egypt
Cairo, Egypt
Istanbul, Turkey
Bursa, Turkey
Erdine, Turkey
Gokova Bay, Turkey
Dubai, UAE
Asghgabat, Turkmenistan
Damascus, Syria

INDIA
Shimla

ASIA

Lijiang, China
Jinghong, China
Bandung, Indonesia
Seminyak, on Bali, Indonesia
Kolonia, Yap, Federated States of Micronesia (Pacific Island)
Bangcock, Thailand
Mae Sot, Thailand
Hanoi, Vietnam
Saigon, Vietnam
Hue, Vietnam
Nara, Japan
Hokkaido, Japan
Iriomote, Japan
Hiroshima, Japan


NEW ZEALAND/AUSTRALIA
Dunedin, NZ
kaikoura, waitomo, motueka, hokitika, and rotorua, NZ
Farewell Spit & Golden Bay, South Island, NZ
Nelson, NZ
Christchurch, NZ
Perth, Australia
Canberra, Australia
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

WAY OUT THERE AND UP THERE

Ulan Ude, Siberia
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  • Added on: July 5th, 2005
Cool, but you forgot Samara, Russia!

And Tashkent is definitely in Asia (sorry to nitpick).
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  • Added on: July 5th, 2005
There have benn lots of great recommendations on this thread - some of my favorites are:
Budapest - really awesome sight at night on the river, really nice atmosphere.
Szeged, Hungary - on the southern border in the eastern part near Serbia. My daughter just spent a year there as a foreign exchange student - we went to visit her - was great.
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  • Added on: July 6th, 2005
Brasov, Romania would be a very smart choice.

Because it offers history along with today high standard tourism at much lower cost than any part of Western Europe.

Brasov is an old medieval town down the Carpathian Mountains of 300.000 habitants. There are plenty of attractions: castles, wild surroundings, hiking trails, and a tourism oriented infrastructure all around. Not to speak about festivals and workshops, plus 365 days when to visit it.

Go meeting Brasov at http://www.romaniatourism.com

Regards,
Marian

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Writer Josh- Whoops! heh, as you may have seen in another thread, I am ashamedly bad with geography. I attampted to figure your recommaendations out with the help of google but evidently made a few errors. (excuse: I was at work and not fully dedicated to my lesson) I apologize and will work harder next time Smile I did however find a Samara, Costa Rica and thought that was what you had meant.
I don't want to be fearless, I want to be brave.

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  • Added on: July 7th, 2005
No there is no Karin, Alaska (yet!). But you can probably put down the whole state for must-see before dying. The only places that you can miss are our truck stops that have no character. Like Tok and Glenallen. Just gas up, eat and leave. Or Eat, Shoots and Leaves.
Karin, an Alaskan living in Barrio Hollywood, Tucson, AZ

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