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What countries have you traveled to and what was your personal highlight of these countries?

What countries have you traveled to and what was your personal highlight of these countries?

Old Nov 18th, 2002, 03:18 AM
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What countries have you traveled to and what was your personal highlight of these countries?

What countries have you traveled to and what was your personal highlight of these countries?

Like this:
Belgium - Brugge
Bolivia - Salar de Uyuni
Botswana - Okavango Delta
China - Three Gorges
Costa Rica - Tortuguero NP
Czech - Charles Bridge
England - London
Germany - Cathedral of Cologne
France - Mont St. Michel
Iceland - Jokulsarlon
Jordan - Wadi Rum
Kyrgyzstan - Tianshan
Malaysia - Petronas Towers
Myanmar - Bagan
Netherlands - Zaanse Schans
Nicaragua - Leon
Peru - Inca Trail
Singapore - Chines Gardens
Spain - Barcelona
Thailand - Grand Palace
Vietnam - Halong Bay
Zimbabwe - Eastern Highlands

Old Nov 18th, 2002, 05:27 AM
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Long question - short answer!

US - Bryce
Canada - Banff
France - Paris
Italy - Tuscany

That's it, more to come!
Old Nov 18th, 2002, 05:30 AM
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France-only saw Paris
Germany-Munich-English Garden, totally blanking on name of museum in yellow house...
Switzerland-Jungfraujoch in the Alps
The Netherlands-Amsterdam, the canals and architecture
Italy-Rome/the Forum
Australia-Stradbroke Island
China-Great Wall, Hong Kong

Old Nov 18th, 2002, 05:53 AM
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For some places I have entered a particular site, for some a particular city or town or area, and for some, I have put in both:

England - York, Cotswolds
Netherlands - Amsterdam canals
Ireland - Galway, Connemara
Luxembourg - Lux. city defense system
France - Aix en Provence, St. Chapelle in Paris
Italy - Venice, Rome, Herculaneum
Switzerland - Lugano and around
Czech - Cesky Krumlov, Jewish quarter of Prague
Hungary - Sopron, spas in Budapest
Greece - Plaka in Athens
Portugal - Evora
Poland - Krakow
Spain - Salamanca, Thyssen Bornemiza (sp) Museum in Madrid

Old Nov 18th, 2002, 06:09 AM
uncle sam
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Uncle Sam

1. Scotland...Glen Coe

2. England...Big Ben & Westminster Abbey

3. France...anywhere in Provence

4. Holland...Rembrandt's "The Nightwatch"

5. Belgium...Brugges

6. Luxembourg...Lux city fortress

7. Germany...Burg Eltz and Mosel River

8. Switzerland...No specific..only drove or trained through

9. Austria...Salzburg, particularly the view from the Hohensalzburg

10. Czech Republic...Charles Bridge and Tyne Church in Prague

11. Hungary...Synagogue in Budapest

12. Poland...Krakov castle and square

13. Italy...Florence and "David" but there is too, too much in Italy!

14. Slovack Republic....just trained through

15. Lichtenstein...you're kidding, right...maybe the expensive car toll

Old Nov 18th, 2002, 07:47 AM
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Italy... Sorrento,Venice,Castello de Luzzano,Amalfi,Lake Como..ect...
France..Aigues Mortes and St. Giles
Mexico...Puerto Vallarta
USA...Seattle, Las Vegas
Old Nov 18th, 2002, 08:17 AM
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Shall I stay in Europe for this ?
Ireland: Book of Kells
Scotland: Edinburgh Festival
Wales: Harlech Castle
Sweden: Uppsala university dissection theatre
Denmark: the Tivoli
Spain: the Alhambra
France: Orleans, the Musee de Cluny, neck and neck
Belgium: The reliquary of St Ursula, in Bruges
Netherlands: The Lady Directors of the Old Men s House in the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem
Germany: The House at Checkpoint Chasrlie, neck and neck with the House of the Wannsee conference
Poland: Protestant Morning Service in German at 9.30 on Sundays in Wroclaw
Lithuania: The museum of prehistory
Latvia: The museum of the Occupation
Estonia: The area of Tallinn for folk dance festivals (for what it means)
Italy: The Grand Canal
Slovenia: The three way bridge in Ljubljana
Croatia: Dubrovnik, especially the InterUniversity Centre there
Yugoslavia: The main square of Novi Sad
Greece: The agora of Athens, and what it means
Bulgaria: The revival buildings of hilltop Plovdiv, neck and neck with the railway museum in Ruse
Turkey: The harem in Topkapi Saray
Romania: The hotel Imparator Romanilor in Sibiu
Moldova: Tiraspol
Ukraine: The Hotel George in Lviv
Hungary: The astronomical instruments in Gyor. Or the frontier west of Sopron, and what it meant
Slovakia: The Spiz towns, especially the main church of Levoca
Czech Republic: The window of President Havel?s office in Prague Castle

Ben Haines

Old Nov 18th, 2002, 05:51 PM
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James Johnston, Esq. Kirkudbright, Scotland, we we fortunate to meet Jimmy on our first visit, and on our last as well. The pints helped as well!
Old Nov 18th, 2002, 06:25 PM
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Hmmm, I like this idea; I'll go with "off the top of my head", which means they're the real highlights!
Iceland--Iceland. All of it that I've seen.
Russia--St. Basil's, talking with the people
Italy--Florence, esp. Michelangelo's slaves
France--the FOOD!
Spain--Alhambra, a five-sensory delight
Austria--the hills are alive....
Switzerland--Rosenlaui Gorge, hiking First to Planplatten
Greece--Mykonos, the Parthenon (of course)
England--taxis, plays, shops, Hyde Park
Scotland--Holyrood Castle
Ireland--Kilmanhaim Gaol, the lovely voices
Portugal--Castle of the Moors above Sintra
Netherlands--Aalsmeer flower market
Belgium--waffles on a rainy day (I wasn't there too long!)
Ukraine--getting found again after being lost
Turkey--Yerebatan (sp.?) Cistern, kilim, Princes' Island
Morocco--Marrakesh, mint tea
Israel--Masada, Red Sea
Brazil--Iguassu Falls, friendly Cariocas
Argentina--riding on the ranch horses on the pampas
Mexico--ancient Mayan ruins
Bermuda--pink, the railroad trail
Vietnam--overnight boat on HaLong Bay, Cu Chi tunnels
Cambodia--faces on the sculptures at the temples
Greenland--visiting a village of eight families, two hours from anywhere else

I've got the feeling that I've left someplace out, but these are some of my fondest memories!

Old Nov 18th, 2002, 06:32 PM
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These "listing" kinds of threads seem almost a bit trite, but if it's not beneath Ben Haines, then I can chime in as well.

Trying to do it roughly in chronologic order.

Canada - Niagara Falls
Bahamas - everything about Nassau
Italy - Pompeii, too many others
Vatican - St Peter's
Greece - Parthenon
Yugoslavia - the general friendliness of the people (1969)
Switzerland - Lake Lucerne
France - the Eiffel tower was first; Chartres went on to surpass
England - Westminster Abbey
Mexico - the Princess hotel, Acapulco
Belgium - Ghent
Holland - Edam
Germany - Burg Eltz
Luxembourg - darn near nothing
Spain - Seu d'Urgell
Andorra - actually France, driving back down from Andorra - - the road and view itself.
Portugal - a night at the "kill-free" bullfights
Monaco - the area right in front of the Casino
Bermuda - the general cleanliness of the place (whirlwind visit of one night)
Denmark - Ribe (which wasn't saying much; not a memorable stay)
Austria - Salzburg
Liechtenstein - a dinner at ?? Hotel (Felix) Real?
Ireland - the National Museum in Dublin
Australia - the Blue Mountains

and I have forgotten names of places in Malaysia (a very large mosque in Kuala Lumpur) and Japan (a temple adjacent to a shopping district in Tokyo); they were more or less just 24 hour stopovers.

Best wishes,

Old Nov 18th, 2002, 11:00 PM
John Litto
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Israel - My house
Italy - Venice canal
Austria - Vienna
US - Bryce
Holland - Amsterdam coffeeshop
France - Eiffel Tower
Old Nov 19th, 2002, 04:45 AM
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Spain - Mallorca and Grenada

Italy - Venice and the Lakes region

France - Ille de la Cite


Thailand - Phi Phi islands and Chiang Mai, NOT Bangkok (yuck, except for the palace)

Brazil-Trip down the Amazon to Ariau Towers

Mexico-Cozumel along the deserted East coast.

Bermuda-One of my favorite places in the world.

Canada-Old Quebec

Caribbean (I know, not a country)-Favorite place is Old San Juan.

USA-Love Northern CA coast, Big Island and Nantucket, but hopefully I'll have a new favorite after our trip to the Grand Canyon in April!

Looking forward to seeing Greece. Maybe within 5 years.

Old Nov 19th, 2002, 05:05 AM
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Finland: eating fresh peas by the harbor and thowing the shells on the ground
Sweden: bicycling through the countryside
Norway: the back of the Hurtigruten mail boat watching the midnight sun dip to touch the sea then rise up again.
Denmark: Odense
Holland: the canals and bridges of Amsterdam
Belgium: bicycling along the Damme canal early in the morning with the mist rising off the water.
Germany: Berlin
Poland: Auschwitz
Austria: attending an opera in Vienna
Slovenia: Lake Bled
Croatia: Walking the walls of Dubrovnik
Turkey: hot air ballooning over Capadocia
Greece: hiking Crete's Samarian Gorge
Malta: the busses
Italy: the food
France: the food and the wine
Switzerland: the Matterhorn
Spain: the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, the building not the collections
Lichtenstein: absolutely nothing
Luxembourg: the castles
England: the London theatre
Scotland: St. Andrews
Ireland: music in the pubs of Doolin
Northern Ireland: the Giant's Causeway

and although I know they're not in Europe:
New Zealand: bungy jumping off the Kawarau Bridge.
Australia: scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef

Old Nov 19th, 2002, 05:33 AM
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Switzerland - Lucerne, first place I was ever in Europe!
Austria - Pension Krystal-Salzburg
Germany - the small off the beaten path beer halls
England - Stratford on Avon - after the tour buses left
Ireland - Rock of Cashel, walking around Dublin at 11pm and it was still light
France - all of Paris, Burgundy
Italy - the Forum in Rome, Pompeii
Bermuda - all of it!!!!
Belgium - Brugges, Knocke Heist (sp?)

Old Nov 19th, 2002, 05:40 AM
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Wow, my list is pretty humble compared to many of you.

England - massed choir concert at Ely cathedral
Italy - passion play at Ravello, tied with St. Peter's tour given by member of congregation
Germany - Baden-Baden spa
Switzerland - hiking almost anywhere in the mountains
Southern France - the view of the Pyrenees from the start of the Galamus Gorge
USA - north shore Kauai, Hawaii
Canada - Kicking Horse Pass, the Rockies

Old Nov 19th, 2002, 05:44 AM
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Hmmm, Lichtenstein is getting quite the bad rap. I guess I'll cross that off my lists of must sees!
Old Nov 19th, 2002, 05:46 AM
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Ooops, forgot a few (some a long time ago, alas.)
Austria - Schonbrunn palace, Vienna
Netherlands - Rijksmuseum (sp?)
Bermuda - pink sand beaches
Barbados - the people
Old Nov 19th, 2002, 06:08 AM
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Israel - Jerusalem
Turkey - Blue Mosque, Bosphurus
Italy - Saint Peters and Sistine Chapel
Spain - Las Ramblas/Barcelona
England - Warwick Castle
Ireland - Beauty of women
Iceland - Geysir
Hungary - New York Cafe
Switzerland - Lake Léman all around
Andorra - The mountains
Germany - Das Mauer (not anymore)
France - Paris (whole city)
USA - New York City
Mozambique - Maputo
Angola - the bay of Luanda
Sao Tome and Prince Islands - the people and the jungle
Portugal - my home (not opened to the public
Old Nov 19th, 2002, 06:25 AM
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can i get credit if I say ditto to some of the above, and can I then plead with you guys to never do this again. I am getting dizzy going down the screen. I know you mean well, but ...
Old Nov 20th, 2002, 02:46 AM
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If you get dizzy stop reading and go on to the next thread. You are not obliged to read this thread, only people who want to and there are enough of them.


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