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    • JackCork
    • By JackCork 11th Oct 18, 9:19 PM
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    Which are your top 3 favourite places?
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    • 11th Oct 18, 9:19 PM
    Which are your top 3 favourite places? 11th Oct 18 at 9:19 PM
    Off the top of my head
    Worldwide

    New York
    Madrid
    Manchester
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th Oct 18, 11:34 AM
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    You were way more adventurous than me in your travel
    Originally posted by colinw
    Was in my younger days (between marriages).

    You've been places I wanted but haven't ... Australia ... USA ...
    I never got to South America either. In fact, I have never been to the Southern Hemisphere ....
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    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 13th Oct 18, 1:51 PM
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    Jojo the Tightfisted
    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.

    Yup you are officially Rock n Roll
    Originally posted by colinw
    • colinw
    • By colinw 13th Oct 18, 2:21 PM
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    colinw
    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.
    Originally posted by Jojo the Tightfisted
    I am with you there, I much prefer nature and animals to concrete and people
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th Oct 18, 6:12 PM
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    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 ...



    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 ...
    Last edited by Sleazy; 13-10-2018 at 6:24 PM. Reason: Picture of ship
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    • mark1959
    • By mark1959 13th Oct 18, 7:23 PM
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    Sydney, Valencia and Llandudno.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th Oct 18, 7:29 PM
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    Sydney, Valencia and Llandudno.
    Originally posted by mark1959
    Of those three, only been to Llandudno Junction Railway Station!
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    • dirty_magic
    • By dirty_magic 13th Oct 18, 9:11 PM
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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!
    • colinw
    • By colinw 13th Oct 18, 10:27 PM
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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.
    Originally posted by Organza_Lace
    I believe I might have been being sarky with that one but I am sure it does have things going for it!
    • colinw
    • By colinw 13th Oct 18, 10:28 PM
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    colinw
    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 ...



    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 ...
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    That sounds good I would love to see the Northern Lights
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 14th Oct 18, 6:47 AM
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    Sleazy
    Dudley?!!! It's got some nice old council buildings and a zoo but I'm not sure what else there is to like.
    Originally posted by Organza_Lace
    I believe I might have been being sarky with that one but I am sure it does have things going for it!
    Originally posted by colinw
    Well, yow gets a black coontray accent fer starters mon!
    And it's prenownced 'Doodlay', speakin' proper loike.
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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 14th Oct 18, 8:26 AM
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    DigForVictory
    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.
    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 14th Oct 18, 8:32 AM
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    martinthebandit
    A serious answer would be

    Yosemite
    Uluru / Ayres Rock
    Katherine Gorge
    Originally posted by colinw
    Never been to Yosemite but the other two are fantastic places.

    Devils Island
    Istanbul
    Ningaloo reef
    Last edited by martinthebandit; 14-10-2018 at 8:36 AM.

    If you don't find joy in the snow,
    remember you'll have less joy in your life


    ...but still have the same amount of snow!
    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Oct 18, 2:16 PM
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    colinw
    Never been to Yosemite but the other two are fantastic places.

    Devils Island
    Istanbul
    Ningaloo reef
    Originally posted by martinthebandit
    Did you snorkel Ningaloo? I have only ever seen it from above but what an amazing area it is in, if you can get to Yosemite, do so, it really is an amazing place with the right weather and clear air.
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 14th Oct 18, 2:25 PM
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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.
    Originally posted by Organza_Lace
    In all seriousness, the Black County museum is excellent and well worth a visit.
    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 14th Oct 18, 2:31 PM
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    martinthebandit
    Did you snorkel Ningaloo? I have only ever seen it from above but what an amazing area it is in, if you can get to Yosemite, do so, it really is an amazing place with the right weather and clear air.
    Originally posted by colinw

    Only snorkelled it, but it made me very tempted to take up scuba diving!

    If you don't find joy in the snow,
    remember you'll have less joy in your life


    ...but still have the same amount of snow!
    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 14th Oct 18, 2:36 PM
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    The Black Hills area of South Dakota, inc Custer State Park
    Vancouver Island/British Columbia
    Yosemite National Park
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    • happyandcontented
    • By happyandcontented 14th Oct 18, 3:31 PM
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    I really had to think about this!

    Venice, outside peak tourist season, just incomparable to anywhere, in my opinion.
    The barrier islands off Florida.
    Japan- The Sagano Bamboo Forest.
    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 14th Oct 18, 4:10 PM
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    I am with you there, I much prefer nature and animals to concrete and people
    Originally posted by colinw
    Ditto "........
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    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 14th Oct 18, 5:13 PM
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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.
    Originally posted by Jojo the Tightfisted
    Quite agree....
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread

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    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 14th Oct 18, 5:14 PM
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    Tarry
    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 ...



    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 ...
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Sod having no stablishers
    But sounds epic...
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread

    -I just love finding bargains and saving money
    I love to travel as much as I can when I can
    Life has a way to test you, it's how you deal with this that matters
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