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Hollcat
04-01-2008, 03:35 AM
I've noticed that almost anytime someone mentions visiting some specific place there is usually someone else who will post about also being there at some point in the past. Thought it might be interesting to see if you can name someplace that you have been that no one else on the board has. Post where you have been that may fit the criteria and also if you have been to the place someone else has listed. By "place" generally I mean a city or town or possibly a small or uncommonly visited foreign city, not something like "my basement" or "my cousins house in Bogota, Columbia".

I have three possibilities and I doubt any of them will make it.

Haifia, Isreal
Rhodes, Greece
Trinidad and Tobbago

Redhook
04-01-2008, 08:57 AM
Morelia, Mexico

Also, Mexico City - I'm sure others have been to this hell-hole though

dman
04-01-2008, 09:04 AM
Lajes, Azore Islands (Portugal)
Adana, Turkey
Manama, Bahrain
Guam

dabvu2498
04-01-2008, 09:05 AM
Good topic.

Limavady, Northern Ireland
Kitzbuhel, Austria

NorrisHopper30
04-01-2008, 09:23 AM
Guatamala City, Guatamala

SunDeck
04-01-2008, 09:39 AM
Germany- Moln. That was before the wall came down; we had car trouble and the East German Police charged us something like $500 to get us to a town near the border. That was Moln. Then a tow truck from the west side came and got us.

Blimpie
04-01-2008, 10:18 AM
Lajes, Azore Islands (Portugal)Cool. Being 50% Portuguese, my ancestors are from Punta Delgado. I have always wanted to go there.

I once stayed in Taxco, Mexico; a cool, little silver-mining town between Mexico City and Acapulco... All told, I have been to Mexico three times.

In the Carribean, I spent a week in St. Thomas/St. John's Virgin Islands...Also been to the Bahamas for a week.

Most of my travels have been U.S. based. In May, I am working in Toronto for a few days (and will spend 7 days in Montreal in November). May will represent my first trip to Canada.

In June, I am working 10 days in London and Geneva. That will represent my first trip to Europe.

dman
04-01-2008, 10:25 AM
Cool. Being 50% Portuguese, my ancestors are from Punta Delgado.

I would love to go back to the Azores, but unfortunately Uncle Sam's airlines haven't went that direction for me since 2003. There was an outstanding seafood restaraunt there that had some of the best swordfish steak I've ever tasted.

OldRightHander
04-01-2008, 10:33 AM
I've been to Haifa as well, so you don't get that one. I was all over Israel in '93. Anyone else been to a little town called Cambridge, New York? It's in the Catskills, kind of an out of the way little town that looks like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting.

klw
04-01-2008, 10:36 AM
Nagarkot, Nepal
Tambaram, Tamil Nadu, India
Gulmarg, Kashmir
Balqudder, Scotland
Chapel-en le Frith, England
Penrynside, Wales
Lichtenstein
Keflavík, Iceland
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch, Wales

oneupper
04-01-2008, 10:37 AM
I've traveled quite a bit. Some of the more exotic places:

Rotorua, New Zealand
Tahiti
Paricutin Volcano, Mexico
Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Angel Falls, Venezuela (landed in a chopper on top of it)
Pompeii Ruins, Italy
Budapest, Hungary

Still LOTS of places I would like to see...including in the US.

Redhook: Been to Morelia (and Patzcuaro, too)
NH30: Guatemala...yep, been there.

RichRed
04-01-2008, 10:41 AM
Scarborough, Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay in England are about as exotic as it gets for me.

I'll throw Blowing Rock, NC out there too, for the sake of the thread.

*BaseClogger*
04-01-2008, 10:43 AM
Frankenmuth, MI :dunno:

westofyou
04-01-2008, 10:54 AM
Frankenmuth, MI :dunno:

I had Frog Legs at the Frankenmuth Inn back in the 70's.

I'm going to the south of France and Belgium and the Netherlands in 5 weeks.

BRM
04-01-2008, 11:01 AM
Thule, Greenland
Cavalier, ND

ochre
04-01-2008, 11:04 AM
Beaconsfield, UK
Wildflecken, BRD

Meiningen, DDR on 3 OCT 90
Eschwege, BRD (Mt. Meissner)

westofyou
04-01-2008, 11:05 AM
I've been to every state except North Dakota/Mississippi/Louisiana.

I've driven across the country 12 times.

BRM
04-01-2008, 11:13 AM
I've been to every state except North Dakota/Mississippi/Louisiana.

I've driven across the country 12 times.

As in from one coast to the other? Wow. That's one long haul.

klw
04-01-2008, 11:53 AM
Thule, Greenland


cool they named a place after the car carriers :D

Highlifeman21
04-01-2008, 11:53 AM
In Mexico
Ensenada
Puesta Del Sol
La Paloma
San Vincente
Camalu

In Canada
Kitchener
Hamilton
Port Hope (2 of them actually)
London
Grind Stone City

I'll have to think up the obscure US locations, there's been quite a few

RedRoser
04-01-2008, 12:23 PM
Delbarton, WV
Keavy, KY
Petros, TN
Shady Valley, VA

:D

OldRightHander
04-01-2008, 12:33 PM
Delbarton, WV
Keavy, KY
Petros, TN
Shady Valley, VA

:D

All in the last two months.

OldRightHander
04-01-2008, 12:36 PM
I've been to every state except North Dakota/Mississippi/Louisiana.

I've driven across the country 12 times.

The northwest is the only part of the country I haven't been to. I've been about everywhere else in the last six months and Mississippi and Louisiana are regular stops for me. A lot of freight down south.

bucksfan2
04-01-2008, 12:40 PM
Interlaken, Switzerland
Normandy, France

Falls City Beer
04-01-2008, 12:48 PM
Konigsberg, Germany (home of my hero Immanuel Kant)


I've been to many other cities, but this is the "smallest."

klw
04-01-2008, 12:52 PM
Interlaken, Switzerland
Normandy, France

I went to Interlaken with my family back in 5th grade. Pretty area.

BRM
04-01-2008, 12:55 PM
I can't believe I forgot to mention this one.

Vardo, Norway

vaticanplum
04-01-2008, 01:10 PM
Civitanova, Italy

If any of you have been there, we are probably related.

also: Derrygonnelly, County Fermanaugh, Northern Ireland. If anyone has been to Enniskillen, that's the closest "big" town.

flyer85
04-01-2008, 01:18 PM
Jennings, KS ... may not be the middle of nowhere but I sure you can see it from there.

stevekun
04-01-2008, 02:25 PM
Moscow Russia
Tokyo Japan

George Anderson
04-01-2008, 03:45 PM
Garryowen, Iowa
Elmira, New York

Also while in Russia I took a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow going thru several towns I couldn't begin to spell or pronounce.

OldRightHander
04-01-2008, 05:00 PM
Garryowen, Iowa
Elmira, New York

Also while in Russia I took a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow going thru several towns I couldn't begin to spell or pronounce.

I passed through Elmira early last month. Not much to write home about. Garryowen is one of those places I've also passed through a few times, but always on the way to somewhere else.

Rojo
04-01-2008, 05:00 PM
Gila Bend, AZ -- home of the Space Age Lodge.

Yet, I've never been to me.

RBA
04-01-2008, 05:05 PM
Lajes, Azore Islands (Portugal)
Adana, Turkey
Manama, Bahrain


Been there. ;)

RBA
04-01-2008, 05:05 PM
Gila Bend, AZ -- home of the Space Age Lodge.

Yet, I've never been to me.

Been there. ;)

RBA
04-01-2008, 05:06 PM
Normandy, France

Been there. ;)

RBA
04-01-2008, 05:08 PM
Belgium and the Netherlands in 5 weeks.

Been there.
Actually lived 2 years in the Netherlands. ;)

westofyou
04-01-2008, 05:22 PM
Porcupine Rim Trail- Moab

RBA
04-01-2008, 05:22 PM
Let's see:

Araxos, Greece
Iraklion, Crete
Aviano, Italy
Koln, Germany
Volkel, the Netherlands
Mildenhall, UK
Norwich, UK
Bodo, Norway
Birmingham, UK
Baghdad, Iraq
Entebee, Uganda
Kampala, Uganda
Dover, UK
Santorini, Greece
Disneyland Paris, France
Luxembourg
Prince Sultan Air Base, KSA
Eskan Village, KSA

to name a few

klw
04-01-2008, 06:54 PM
Let's see:

Birmingham, UK
Dover, UK




been there

klw
04-01-2008, 06:54 PM
Deep River, Ontario

deltachi8
04-01-2008, 07:33 PM
To hell and back.

VR
04-01-2008, 08:34 PM
I've been everywhere man, I've been every where

WMR
04-01-2008, 08:41 PM
London, England
Dublin, Ireland (On St. Patrick's Day, no less :beerme:)
St. Petersburg, Russia
Moscow, Russia
Several places in Mexico & Canada
Berlin, Germany

---------

Very interested in traveling to Australia & Hawaii.

Ltlabner
04-01-2008, 08:50 PM
Nowhere particularly exciting. The ones that have not yet been mentioned...

Banff & Edmonton, AB
Grand Cayman Island
Maastrict, Neatherlands
Calogne, Germany
Oelwein and Muscatine, Iowa
Wiggins, Mississippi

westofyou
04-01-2008, 08:59 PM
http://www.the2buds.com/pc/ca/CA_0249.jpg

VR
04-01-2008, 09:09 PM
http://cache.eb.com/eb/image?id=92827&rendTypeId=4

twice!

NoCalRed
04-01-2008, 09:10 PM
Been to most of the States except for some of the little ones on the east coast and Alaska, but pretty much everything in between. Also been to many countries, but probably the most unusual place I have been is Cape Horn, which is the southern most tip of South America.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Horn

deltachi8
04-01-2008, 09:22 PM
Banff & Edmonton, AB


my fiance' is orignally from Banff.

HeatherC1212
04-01-2008, 09:34 PM
In Canada
Kitchener
Hamilton
Port Hope (2 of them actually)
London
Grind Stone City

I've been to Kitchener, Hamilton, and London so you don't get those three. I was just in Hamilton last spring and I'm actually going there again in about three weeks. ;)

Cattaraugus, NY (for a friend's wedding)
Browning, MT
Glacier National Park (both in Canada and Montana)
Four Corners (where Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado all meet)

BCubb2003
04-02-2008, 12:57 AM
I've been everywhere man, I've been every where

But did you cross the deserts bare, man?

How about:

Buffalo, Ohio

Mexico, N.Y.

Holland, Mich.

Radford, Va.

Chauncey, Ohio

Ford, Ky.

Skaneateles, N.Y.

Byesville, Ohio

*BaseClogger*
04-02-2008, 01:12 AM
But did you cross the deserts bare, man?

How about:

Holland, Mich.

Been there :D

Dom Heffner
04-02-2008, 01:22 AM
Zephyrhills, Florida.

VR
04-02-2008, 02:08 AM
But did you cross the deserts bare, man?

How about:

Buffalo, Ohio

Mexico, N.Y.

Holland, Mich.

Radford, Va.

Chauncey, Ohio

Ford, Ky.

Skaneateles, N.Y.

Byesville, Ohio


breathed the mountain air, man

Hollcat
04-02-2008, 02:22 AM
But did you cross the deserts bare, man?

How about:

Buffalo, Ohio

Mexico, N.Y.

Holland, Mich.

Radford, Va.

Chauncey, Ohio

Ford, Ky.

Skaneateles, N.Y.

Byesville, Ohio

Been to Radford, VA. ex-gf graduated from there.

OldRightHander
04-02-2008, 06:50 AM
But did you cross the deserts bare, man?

How about:

Buffalo, Ohio

Mexico, N.Y.

Holland, Mich.

Radford, Va.

Chauncey, Ohio

Ford, Ky.

Skaneateles, N.Y.

Byesville, Ohio

Yes to the whole list.

HotCorner
04-02-2008, 11:00 AM
Salisbury, MD
Downingtown, PA
Enfield, CT
Scarborough, ME
Davis, WV (http://www.blackwaterfalls.com/)
Terra Alta, WV (http://www.alpinelake.com/)

RichRed
04-02-2008, 11:17 AM
Forgot about Sedgwick, Maine. Lovely town.

BRM
04-02-2008, 11:31 AM
Yes to the whole list.

You've been everywhere.

RichRed
04-02-2008, 12:00 PM
You've been everywhere.

Man.

sonny
04-02-2008, 12:14 PM
Petrodskavidsk, Russia

westofyou
04-02-2008, 12:18 PM
I've been in the middle of an earthquake, snorkeling with sea turtles, in Al Kaline's front hall, a George Jones concert in a barn, in the middle of the Badlands on foot and the Playboy Club in downtown Cincinnati.

freestyle55
04-02-2008, 12:25 PM
I'm not listing the US since there's way too much...

Mexico
San Miguel de Allende
Mexicali
Ciudad Juarez
Mexico City (wife was born there)
Taxco
Toluca
Cuernavaca
Monterrey

France
Avignon
Marseille
Paris

Belgium
Brussels
Antwerp
Battice

Netherlands
Arnhem (site of WWII battle, book/movie "A Bridge Too Far")
Apeldoorn
Amsterdam
Nijmegen
Deventer

Norway
Kristiansand
Birkeland

Denmark
Copenhagen

India
Taloja
Mumbai

Korea
Kim'Chon
Seoul
Busan

Japan
Tokyo

Italy
Rome
Pompeii
Messina
Naples

Greece
Athens
Santorini
Rhodes
Mykonos

Turkey
Ephesus

Germany
Aachen
Koln

RichRed
04-02-2008, 12:52 PM
I'm not listing the US since there's way too much...

Mexico
San Miguel de Allende
Mexicali
Ciudad Juarez
Mexico City (wife was born there)
Taxco
Toluca
Cuernavaca
Monterrey

France
Avignon
Marseille
Paris

Belgium
Brussels
Antwerp
Battice

Netherlands
Arnhem (site of WWII battle, book/movie "A Bridge Too Far")
Apeldoorn
Amsterdam
Nijmegen
Deventer

Norway
Kristiansand
Birkeland

Denmark
Copenhagen

India
Taloja
Mumbai

Korea
Kim'Chon
Seoul
Busan

Japan
Tokyo

Italy
Rome
Pompeii
Messina
Naples

Greece
Athens
Santorini
Rhodes
Mykonos

Turkey
Ephesus

Germany
Aachen
Koln

You should get out more.

SunDeck
04-02-2008, 01:20 PM
http://www.cambridgenow.ca/images/newsimage/Hell%20Freezes%20Oversml.JPG

And back, I might add.

pedro
04-02-2008, 01:37 PM
Malmo, Sweden
Roros, Norway

pedro
04-02-2008, 01:38 PM
I just got back from East Point, Georgia.

I saw where Outkast went to high school.

Roy Tucker
04-02-2008, 01:45 PM
Castalia, Ohio, home of the Blue Hole.

Spring~Fields
04-02-2008, 01:54 PM
I have been out in the backyard a few times. :(

Spring~Fields
04-02-2008, 01:56 PM
I'm not listing the US since there's way too much...

Mexico
San Miguel de Allende
Mexicali
Ciudad Juarez
Mexico City (wife was born there)
Taxco
Toluca
Cuernavaca
Monterrey

France
Avignon
Marseille
Paris

Belgium
Brussels
Antwerp
Battice

Netherlands
Arnhem (site of WWII battle, book/movie "A Bridge Too Far")
Apeldoorn
Amsterdam
Nijmegen
Deventer

Norway
Kristiansand
Birkeland

Denmark
Copenhagen

India
Taloja
Mumbai

Korea
Kim'Chon
Seoul
Busan

Japan
Tokyo

Italy
Rome
Pompeii
Messina
Naples

Greece
Athens
Santorini
Rhodes
Mykonos

Turkey
Ephesus

Germany
Aachen
Koln

So what is it like being a secret agent OOfreestyle55 ? :)

Rojo
04-02-2008, 02:05 PM
I'm surprised by how many people have been to Scandanavian countries. On my list, they'd be near bottom.

oneupper
04-02-2008, 02:45 PM
I'm surprised by how many people have been to Scandanavian countries. On my list, they'd be near bottom.

I've been to Iceland.

freestyle55
04-02-2008, 02:58 PM
Many of them were for my previous job deploying IT systems to their plants around the world...

Some of the European ones were on my honeymoon (Mediterranean cruise)...

Many of the Mexico ones are because I met my wife in Mexico City and we did some traveling within Mexico...

My goal is to hit every continent, including Antarctica...I just missed South America a couple times with work...things fell through, didn't get to go...same with Australia...

freestyle55
04-02-2008, 03:01 PM
I'm surprised by how many people have been to Scandanavian countries. On my list, they'd be near bottom.

Actually, Norway was one of the most beautiful countries I've ever seen...as well as not a bad place for people watching...of the female gender...

Beer's expensive though...Although I was there during the 2002 Winter Olympics and sitting in a bar when they won their first gold medal of the Olympics...a guy bought the bar a round...was a cool experience...

freestyle55
04-02-2008, 03:06 PM
I even forgot a couple outside of the US/Canada...

England
Manchester
Leeds
Liversedge
Wrexham
Chester (Ancient walled city)


South America is next on my list...my wife has visited Colombia, Argentina, and Chile...We would both love to see Macchu Pichu...

Rojo
04-02-2008, 07:38 PM
Actually, Norway was one of the most beautiful countries I've ever seen...as well as not a bad place for people watching...of the female gender...

I've heard that before.

I'm not trying to disparage, its just that there's so many places to visit. I've been to France, UK and the Netherlands. If I want back to Europe, I'd visit Italy, then Germany, Spain, Ireland, Russia. In short, I'd probably switch continents before I got up north.

pedro
04-02-2008, 08:37 PM
I'm surprised by how many people have been to Scandanavian countries. On my list, they'd be near bottom.

I spent the summer in Sweden with an exchange program when I was 12.

oneupper
04-02-2008, 10:43 PM
South America is next on my list...my wife has visited Colombia, Argentina, and Chile...We would both love to see Macchu Pichu...

Been there! :D

HeatherC1212
04-03-2008, 12:27 AM
Wow, I've never even been off the continent of North America and you guys really have been everywhere! I am very impressed. I really want to go to Australia and France but I think I'd settle for just going on a cruise through the Bahamas at this point to get me off the continent for the first time, LOL :laugh:

Handofdeath
04-03-2008, 12:54 AM
Bison, Oklahoma

RedsManRick
04-03-2008, 02:22 AM
Hiroshima, Osaka, Kyoto, and Tokyo, Japan.

Hollcat
04-03-2008, 05:34 AM
I'm not listing the US since there's way too much...

Mexico
San Miguel de Allende
Mexicali
Ciudad Juarez
Mexico City (wife was born there)
Taxco
Toluca
Cuernavaca
Monterrey

France
Avignon
Marseille
Paris

Belgium
Brussels
Antwerp
Battice

Netherlands
Arnhem (site of WWII battle, book/movie "A Bridge Too Far")
Apeldoorn
Amsterdam
Nijmegen
Deventer

Norway
Kristiansand
Birkeland

Denmark
Copenhagen

India
Taloja
Mumbai

Korea
Kim'Chon
Seoul
Busan

Japan
Tokyo

Italy
Rome
Pompeii
Messina
Naples

Greece
Athens
Santorini
Rhodes
Mykonos

Turkey
Ephesus

Germany
Aachen
Koln

Yes to all of those!

Hollcat
04-03-2008, 05:36 AM
Yes to all of those!

Just kidding, sorry. Actually Rhodes, Greece is the only one I can claim on that list.

One other that I forgot to list when I began the thread was Dubai, UAE.

reds2221
04-03-2008, 07:39 AM
Shoreham by the sea-England

pedro
04-03-2008, 05:09 PM
I was toting my pack along the long dusty Winnemucca road
When along came a semi with a high canvas covered load
If your goin' to Winnemucca, Mack with me you can ride
And so I climbed into the cab and then I settled down inside
He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand
And I said, "Listen! I've traveled every road in this here land!"

RFS62
04-03-2008, 09:20 PM
I usually get to interesting places a day or two after something bad happens there.

Quite a few of them make big news.

Hurricane Hugo, Hurricane Andrew, Northridge Quake, Loma Preida Quake, Hurricane Katrina, World Trade Center.... quite a few others over the last 30 years.

MaineRed
04-03-2008, 11:17 PM
Forgot about Sedgwick, Maine. Lovely town.

I live less than an hour from that dump. Brooklyn, Maine is right next door. In 5th grade basketball we had to travel down there to play the Brooklyn-Sedwick team. We listened to "No Sleep Til Brooklyn" the whole way there.

Of the places mentioned I would love to see Santa Cruz (the average house cost more there than anywhere in the US) and Banff in Canada. The golf course there was designed by Donald Ross and simply looks breathtaking.

Anyone been to Dornoch, Scotland?

NoCalRed
04-04-2008, 01:27 AM
Many of them were for my previous job deploying IT systems to their plants around the world...

Some of the European ones were on my honeymoon (Mediterranean cruise)...

Many of the Mexico ones are because I met my wife in Mexico City and we did some traveling within Mexico...

My goal is to hit every continent, including Antarctica...I just missed South America a couple times with work...things fell through, didn't get to go...same with Australia...

Been to Valparaiso, Chile and Perth/Freemantle Australia two very nice areas. People were very friendly as well.

In Perth I was having lunch in a bar and grill type setting and was talking with one of the locals when the question came up as to what part of the US I was from. I said that I currently live in California, but was born and raised in Ohio, it was obvious from his expression that he had no idea where Ohio was located. Since he knew where California was I started from there and told him it was a couple thousand miles east. "OH the east coast like where New York is?" No I said a little inland from the coast. And then he claps me on the back and proclaims "Ah you're from the bush eh mate!"..Sure why not. :)


I usually get to interesting places a day or two after something bad happens there.

Quite a few of them make big news.

Hurricane Hugo, Hurricane Andrew, Northridge Quake, Loma Preida Quake, Hurricane Katrina, World Trade Center.... quite a few others over the last 30 years.

Here I got one for ya. I was in the Philippines in June of 1991.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1f/Pinatubo_ash_plume_910612.jpg

westofyou
04-04-2008, 02:01 AM
Of the places mentioned I would love to see Santa Cruz (the average house cost more there than anywhere in the US)

Most of them aren't worth it either.

I went to school there, and most of the homes weren't worth a fraction of the price they are getting now, and if you ever lived in one you'd know why.

In fact I have a buddy who fled there with his family because paying 750 k for what was a beach house retreat in 1959 wasn't the slice of pie he was looking for in his American dream.

nate
04-04-2008, 10:11 AM
Let's see:

Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto (and Nara), Hamamatsu, Hamanako
Brazil: Sao Paulo, Rio, Vitoria
Germany: Regensberg, Eggmühl, Nuremberg
Austria: Salzberg
England: London, Leeds, Durham, Whitby
Scotland: Inverness, Edinburough, Glasgow, a bunch of small towns around Loch Ness I can't remember
France: Paris
Netherlands: Amsterdam
Canada: Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax

RichRed
04-04-2008, 10:43 AM
I live less than an hour from that dump. Brooklyn, Maine is right next door. In 5th grade basketball we had to travel down there to play the Brooklyn-Sedwick team. We listened to "No Sleep Til Brooklyn" the whole way there.


My wife and I went to visit our friend who originally introduced us and she grew up in Sedgwick. The town itself may not be much to write home about but her dad built a beautiful home right on one of the coves. It was probably the most relaxing trip I've ever taken. If we were looking for a bustling nightlife, then yes, we would've been disappointed, I'm sure.

klw
04-04-2008, 11:03 AM
Let's see:



Austria: Salzberg
England: London, Durham,
Scotland: Inverness, Edinburough, Glasgow, a bunch of small towns around Loch Ness I can't remember
France: Paris

Canada: Toronto, Montreal, Halifax


Been there