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Which are your top 3 favourite places?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • Jojo_the_TightfistedJojo_the_Tightfisted Forumite
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    Dartmoor.

    Never been anywhere I've liked better. Rain (there's lots of it), wind, snow, sun. Perfect. On horseback or at the top of a tor is the best of all.

    Next is on a boat heading out of Plymouth Sound. Different, but on a par for happiness with standing on the top of Ditchling Beacon in winter at midnight whilst it was blowing a hooley.

    3rd qualifies as favourite due to the atmosphere. Notre Dame cathedral in late summer, just at sunset when it was dark inside and the choir started practice. It was cool, dark, quiet and I listened to their polyphonic singing gradually begin to swirl around the building and start to carry upwards as the last rays of sun lit up the windows. I'm not religious, but the combination of the music and the acoustics of the place, designed specifically to carry voices upwards, made this sometime-sound engineer and full time geek extremely happy.


    Places I'm interested in visiting

    Norway
    Sweden
    Denmark
    Germany


    No interest in places that are full of people, have no wildlife, are massively hot/sunny or full of drunken holidaymakers. I prefer animals to most people, turn into a pile of ash if the sun comes out for ten minutes on a damp Wednesday in March and prefer travelling/staying places with a rudimentary appreciation of history and human comfort/civilisation.
    I could dream to wide extremes, I could do or die: I could yawn and be withdrawn and watch the world go by.
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    Yup you are officially Rock n Roll :D
  • colinwcolinw Forumite
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    Dartmoor.

    Never been anywhere I've liked better. Rain (there's lots of it), wind, snow, sun. Perfect. On horseback or at the top of a tor is the best of all.

    Next is on a boat heading out of Plymouth Sound. Different, but on a par for happiness with standing on the top of Ditchling Beacon in winter at midnight whilst it was blowing a hooley.

    3rd qualifies as favourite due to the atmosphere. Notre Dame cathedral in late summer, just at sunset when it was dark inside and the choir started practice. It was cool, dark, quiet and I listened to their polyphonic singing gradually begin to swirl around the building and start to carry upwards as the last rays of sun lit up the windows. I'm not religious, but the combination of the music and the acoustics of the place, designed specifically to carry voices upwards, made this sometime-sound engineer and full time geek extremely happy.


    Places I'm interested in visiting

    Norway
    Sweden
    Denmark
    Germany


    No interest in places that are full of people, have no wildlife, are massively hot/sunny or full of drunken holidaymakers. I prefer animals to most people, turn into a pile of ash if the sun comes out for ten minutes on a damp Wednesday in March and prefer travelling/staying places with a rudimentary appreciation of history and human comfort/civilisation.

    I am with you there, I much prefer nature and animals to concrete and people
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    edited 13 October 2018 at 6:24PM
    The above posts reminded me - a couple of years ago I took the 12 day 'Norwegian Coastal Voyage' on an old ship (MS Lofoten) when I got medically retired. I kept telling them that I wasn't that ill, but they wouldn't listen and pensioned me off anyway ..... anyway, during the trip I went Dog Sledding, saw The Northern Lights, and some Orcas when we went whale watching (afternoon, but dark as we were well into the Arctic).

    On my own as wife was working, but probably the best single trip that I've done. Got business class flights with BA to Bergen as well in a sale ...

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    That's the ship - no stabilisers and for a couple of days in The Arctic, we were in a Hurricane Force 5. Had to stay inside, water still came in, and they brought food to the cabins as everything in the restaurant kept flying everywhere. I admit to being scared ...
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    Sydney, Valencia and Llandudno. :cool:
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    mark1959 wrote: »
    Sydney, Valencia and Llandudno. :cool:

    Of those three, only been to Llandudno Junction Railway Station!
  • dirty_magicdirty_magic Forumite
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    I couldn't pick three from so many places I love for different reasons.

    I love Iceland for the dramatic scenery that's so different from anywhere in the UK.

    I love Italy for the charming rustic villages and laid back culture, not to mention the popularity of cute dogs.

    I love California for having nearly all of the best things that nature has to offer in one state.

    I love Budapest because it's two different places depending on which side of the river you're on.

    I love Switzerland because the scenery is more beautiful than anywhere else I've been. Switzerland just about beats Norway for me.

    I suppose that's my top 5 for now! :)
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    Dudley?!!! It's got some nice old council buildings and a zoo but I'm not sure what else there is to like.

    I believe I might have been being sarky with that one ;) but I am sure it does have things going for it! :cool::p
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    Sleazy wrote: »
    The above posts reminded me - a couple of years ago I took the 12 day 'Norwegian Coastal Voyage' on an old ship (MS Lofoten) when I got medically retired. I kept telling them that I wasn't that ill, but they wouldn't listen and pensioned me off anyway ..... anyway, during the trip I went Dog Sledding, saw The Northern Lights, and some Orcas when we went whale watching (afternoon, but dark as we were well into the Arctic).

    On my own as wife was working, but probably the best single trip that I've done. Got business class flights with BA to Bergen as well in a sale ...

    iu-2.jpg

    That's the ship - no stabilisers and for a couple of days in The Arctic, we were in a Hurricane Force 5. Had to stay inside, water still came in, and they brought food to the cabins as everything in the restaurant kept flying everywhere. I admit to being scared ...

    That sounds good :T I would love to see the Northern Lights :cool:
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    Dudley?!!! It's got some nice old council buildings and a zoo but I'm not sure what else there is to like.
    colinw wrote: »
    I believe I might have been being sarky with that one ;) but I am sure it does have things going for it! :cool::p

    Well, yow gets a black coontray accent fer starters mon!
    And it's prenownced 'Doodlay', speakin' proper loike. ;)
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    This week?
    There's a cottage in Wales I'm very fond of. In all weathers, and even with gaps between misplaced slates. (Wonderful what you can do with feed sacks & bailer twine.) That said, almost anywhere in the Brecon Beacons. Especially when seen from the back of a horse.

    Most libraries.

    California. There's a sequoia I want to go see again, though I doubt the ice-cream will taste as amazing as it did when I was five.
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