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The best place you've been...?
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sickboy



Joined: 26 Jan 2003
Location: Miari Texas

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2003 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Viet Nam is da bomb!

Wicked people, but the urchins of HCMC were annoying as.

Here is my list from another travel site I use.

My total list of countries is over 30, so here is a fraction.

1. Japan
2. Ireland
3. Thailand
4. Viet Nam
5. Yugoslavia
6. Bosnia
7. Georgia
8. Belgium
9. Britain
10. Romania
11. Azerbaijan
12. Turkey
13. Morocco
14. Portugal
15. Slovakia

If I visited Korea for two weeks, it would be up there. But its hard to judge a place where you live and know so much (especially this instance!) about in the same light. For the record, if any Korean asks me, I say its the best. Much easier that way!

-sick
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hojucandy



Joined: 03 Feb 2003
Location: In a better place

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2003 12:18 am    Post subject: best place on earth Reply with quote

Papua New Guinea.

Sadly, the place is facing terrible problems - like much of the developing world, but for a cultural experience there is nothing like it on earth. I lived there 10 years (before coming to korea about 18 months ago) and I still think of it as home.
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Zed



Joined: 20 Jan 2003
Location: Shakedown Street

PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to bring this back to the top after reading through the worst place thread. I'll have to respond later.
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Tiger Beer



Joined: 07 Feb 2003
Location: Hong Kong

PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 10:29 pm    Post subject: Re: The best place you've been...? Reply with quote

Tiger Beer wrote:
RANKING OF ONLY THE PLACES I HAVE BEEN!! (25 places total).

1. Brazil
2. South Korea
3. Vietnam
4. China
5. Philippines
6. Ecuador
7. Peru
8. Argentina
9. Cambodia
10. Mexico
11. Thailand
12. Amsterdam
13. Japan
14. Hong Kong
15. Chile
16. Turkey
17. Indonesia
18. Malaysia
19. Venezuela
20. Bolivia
21. Singapore
22. Nepal
23. Hungary
24. USA
25. Canada

Of course USA&Canada goes at the bottom, because I'd be there if I didn't like traveling and being abroad so much more!

Yes I really do think South Korea is my 2nd favorite place in the world. Of course right next to Brazil which nothing can compare. Vietnam is my #3.


I wrote this list way back in March of last year.. about one month before this 'return' to Korea. Obvious I was a little nostalgic for Korea.

I need to modify it..

I'd put Korea AND China in the middle now. Thailand and Japan would be higher..

Top 3 would be: Brazil, Vietnam, Philippines or something like that..

Behind that might be Japan and Thailand above Ecuador and Peru.. in short.. I'd have to revamp the list entirely..
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jajdude



Joined: 18 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have to say I envy some of you guys for your well-travelledness! Wink
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Zed



Joined: 20 Jan 2003
Location: Shakedown Street

PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best Cities: 1.Prague
2. Barcelona
3. St. Petersburg
4. Tallin
5. Montreal
6. Galway
7. Budapest
8. Beijing

Most Scenic: 1. South Moresby Island, B.C.
2. Perhentian Islands, Malaysia
3. Cuba
4. Canadian Rockies
5. NE Utah
6. Gulf Islands, B.C.

Nicest People: 1. New Brunswick Acadians
2. Estonians
3. Chinese (that's been my experience)

Most Beautiful Women: 1. Estonia (no contest)
2. Italy
3. Budapest
4. St. Petersburg
5. Berlin

Greatest Travel Experiences: 1. Spending a night on the Great Wall
2. Staying in a small Russian village on Lake Baikal
3. Staying with a family of nomads in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia
4. Trans-Siberian Railroad

Next on my list: Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Borneo, Tahiti, Nepal, India, Australia, Turkey, Greece, countries of former Yugoslavia


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Tiger Beer



Joined: 07 Feb 2003
Location: Hong Kong

PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice way to categorize things Zed..

Here's mine in a similar fashion:


Best Cities: 1. Rio de Jainero, Brazil
2. Salvador, Brazil
3. New Orleans, Louisana
4. Saigon, Vietnam
5. Hanoi, Vietnam
6. Cuzco, Peru

Most Scenic: 1. Halong Bay, Vietnam
2. Macchu Picchu, Peru
3. Cross-country N.American car drives

Nicest People: 1. Brazilians

Most Beautiful Women: 1. Brazil
2. Vietnam
3. Korea

Greatest Travel Experiences: 1. Hiking the Inca Trail
2. Hiking in the Himilayas - Annapurna Base Camp
3. Playing card games and drinking beer in hostels

Next on my list: Colombia, Spain, etc.[/quote]
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Apple Scruff



Joined: 29 Oct 2003

PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the s h i t t e r with a magazine and a bellyfull of chili on a cool autumn day.

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Arthur Fonzerelli



Joined: 22 Jan 2003
Location: Suwon

PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Los Angeles, California

Diverse people, nice weather, and cool nightlife....
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jajdude



Joined: 18 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bottle Cove? Never heard of it, and I'm a Newfie! (so many small places there, probably hundreds I never heard of.)
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just because



Joined: 01 Aug 2003
Location: Changwon - 4964

PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best or most astounding place i have ever been to is Gallipolli. Basically the Australians fought the Turks in WW1 for a small peninsula to control the shipping into the black sea. There were many stuffups mostly on the British behalf but basically the Australians had to make a run for it up a hill anf the Turks were waiting there to pick them off. When you stand on the top of the mountain and see it was only about 5 kilometres of land they were fighting for but the Aussies never made it in 18 months of fighting. its incredible. Any australian or new zealander(or Turk) should check it out.

For all those are interested check this link.
http://www.focusmm.com/anzac_01.htm
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Dalton



Joined: 26 Mar 2003

PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the look and feel of Europe generally. Amsterdam was the most beautiful city.
Bajans were the happiest people. (Barbados if you don't know)
Rockley Beach was my favorite public beach.(Barbados)
Germany had the best beer.
Paris along the Seine across from the Louvre was my favorite experience sitting at an outdoor cafe and generally wandering around.
My train trip through the alps from Zurich to Interlaken was the most scenic experience.
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Zed



Joined: 20 Jan 2003
Location: Shakedown Street

PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just because wrote:
The best or most astounding place i have ever been to is Gallipolli. Basically the Australians fought the Turks in WW1 for a small peninsula to control the shipping into the black sea. There were many stuffups mostly on the British behalf but basically the Australians had to make a run for it up a hill anf the Turks were waiting there to pick them off. When you stand on the top of the mountain and see it was only about 5 kilometres of land they were fighting for but the Aussies never made it in 18 months of fighting. its incredible. Any australian or new zealander(or Turk) should check it out.

For all those are interested check this link.
http://www.focusmm.com/anzac_01.htm

I'd like to go there. I read a book about that campaign by Alan Moorehead. It certainly didn't paint the British Generals in the best light. The Pogues song Waltzing Mathilda I think was the first time I remember hearing about that but I'm not Aussie or Kiwi. We Canadians hear about Normandy and Flanders growing up instead.
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adventureman



Joined: 18 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tiger Beer wrote:
Best Cities:
1. Rio de Jainero, Brazil
2. Salvador, Brazil
3. New Orleans, Louisana
4. Saigon, Vietnam
5. Hanoi, Vietnam
6. Cuzco, Peru


You forgot that magical City By The Bay, Tiger....easily the best city in the U.S...arguably, the world....

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chiaa



Joined: 23 Aug 2003

PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thailand and Costa Rica is a very close second.

http://www.whatthebook.com
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