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Old 2006-12-06, 22:07   Link #41
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What?!!! I thought I'd never see another person from Sri Lanka on this board Granted I have never lived there (though I have gone there a number of times for visits since most of my extended family live there), but...
Yes, I'd have to say it's pretty rare. Treasure the moment As for Japanese cars - I know they are available very easily and if you're visiting and have to travel probably more reccomended then taking a bus....which I had to do when I visited.....

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I can talk about Vancouver and a bit about the rest of Western Canada. Its a big country afterall.
Well that works out well, since I'm from Toronto.
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Old 2006-12-07, 02:59   Link #42
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Yeah, most people who can afford it get a car straightaway, from what it seems... Over here in Singapore even rich kiddos go home by bus and MRT, but over there it's quite different. Unfortunately that, plus the rather um... lacking infrastructure in built-up areas results in the usual congestion and tons of pollution to boot. A lot of those old nostalgic buses happen to vomit out a lot of soot and smoke and other stuff like that...

I have been on the buses there only twice in my entire life though. And it certainly is a very toughening experience. I can never seriously complain at the bus service over here after that...

And walking on the pavements for extended periods will probably be advised against unless you've got no choice, of course. Various of my elderly relatives have done that and come home coughing black phlegm (and when we first sent one of them to the doctor he was totally nonchalant because he's seen it so many times).
Ironically, though, going in a car/bus everywhere is precisely what contributes to the problem.

Really, the good parts of Sri Lanka are mostly in the less-inhabited outstations...
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Old 2006-12-09, 19:24   Link #43
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I'm planning to visit Sydney Aus sometime next year. Can anyone recommend things to do aside from the obvious tourist destinations? Also, what time of year is the best to get the best deal from an airline? Thanks
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Old 2006-12-13, 16:15   Link #44
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I would like to visit Hong Kong, and LA again. I was so lucky when I went to LA a few years ago because my mum's friend's brother lives there and he's VERY rich. So it felt like we were living in Hollywood or something.

I live in London, UK. Ugh. I know I'll have a bad opinion of it because I live beneath the surface, but I can not even BEGIN to understand why someone would visit here. It's the most ugly and depressing place ever.
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Old 2007-03-02, 09:47   Link #45
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I want to visit Singapore. Who will let me sleep in their bed?
ROFL; well this quote is kinda old, but if you still intend on coming here and need a guide, I'll be happy to show you around.
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Old 2007-03-02, 10:27   Link #46
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Hello.
"[THREAD=4837]Silly question, ~~~/THREAD "introduced this thread.

I am a college man in Japan.
I am writing sentences with a translation machine.
It apologizes if there is an expression not beautiful.

I visit Los Angeles from March 14 to the 20th.
As for "Los Angeles", I am not well informed.
However, "Anime" can be understood.

I want to learn for Anime how to have been treated.
I want to talk with Animefan of Los Angeles, and to participate in
Anime convention.

Where is wherever you like? Animefan of Los Angeles
What is the present pleased of a lot of Animefan?
Is Anime convention held for the period when I stay?
It is when and where if held?

Please teach me the answer if you do not feel irritation compared with dozen
questions.
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Old 2007-03-02, 17:41   Link #47
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For our 15th wedding anniversary, hubby and I will be renewing our wedding vows here, specifically in the "faerie knoll" you can see on their little map We'll be in Europe for 2 or 3 weeks as a "honeymoon", and tour Ireland, Scotland (I'm half Irish, 1/4 Scottish), Germany and England.

Other than that, we have to visit Japan, as my mother in law still has a few family members left, and we want to see her grave there (her remains are in Arlington Cemetery but her family's shrine also has something for her). Where specifically THAT will happen I'm unsure of, as we're having to very VERY slowly rebuild a relationship there, with those few who did NOT disown her for marrying a non-Japanese man and having children. My children are discriminated against as well, seeing as they're 1/4 Japanese.
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Old 2007-03-03, 04:49   Link #48
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Well, more on Malaysia. Like the others mentioned, it's a culturally diverse country and the capital is Kuala Lumpur, better known as just KL. Generally, most people in the city can speak English or knows someone who does, so communication shouldn't be any problem.

Hotel rates in KL and for the rest of Malaysia as well, is one of the cheapest in the region, if not the cheapest. I believe you can get 5-star accommodation for roughly USD60 per night. Food is also dirt cheap. You could easily survive eating out everyday for nearly a month for like USD100. And a taxi from the airport to KL is roughly only USD15. Don't pay retarded prices like USD100 which some people get cheated into paying by fake taxi drivers. If you for example, had a budget of 1000 Euros, you could probably live like a king for a few weeks.

However, that's the city. Malaysia is in the tropics and it's famous for its nature, greenery and wildlife. Malaysia is divided into two halves, the peninsula on the west which is more urbanized, and Borneo (the top portion) to the east which is more rural. KL is just like any other big city just with poorer public transport than you're probably used to. The more exotic aspects of Malaysia and its culture can only be seen outside the capital.

If you really like nature, then I think Malaysia is a really nice place to go. There are many national parks, where you can see monkeys, orang utans, hornbills and the most ginourmous ants in the world(seriously!). The world's largest flower, the Rafflesia, is also found here, although I've never personally seen it. Also there are plenty of pitcher plants and orchids if you're into those things.

The largest cave in the world, the Niah Caves, are located in Sarawak, a state here. Would be quite an adventure to see, I think. Don't forget your insect repellent!

And the tallest mountain in South East Asia, Mt. Kinabalu, a world heritage site, is in the state of Sabah. If you're really fit and adventurous, you can even climb the mountain. It's not very steep so you can walk to the summit. Sabah is also famous for its amazing diving spots.

Other than that, Penang is famous for its food and the Penang Bridge, Malacca for its colonial heritage and things even further in the past, Johore for being Singapore's crime-laden neighbor, Kelantan for its Malay and Islamic culture, Langkawi for its beaches and resorts, and Pahang for Genting Highlands, the only casino in Malaysia.
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Old 2007-03-03, 16:12   Link #49
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Saint Petersburg ( Санкт-Петербург ) is one place I want to visit . Though I am not an architecture student I simply love Czarian style architecture . Its littered with Romanov style buildings which are treat to see . Post Communism lot of Communist style buildings sprung up . Though these buildings are antics of bygone era there is something romantic about these drab yellow painted buidings . Its a blend of Old and New . it is one of the places I look forward to visiting in the future .
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Old 2007-03-05, 06:58   Link #50
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I'll be in Austria at the end of the month, in and around Salzburg. Anyone got any recommendations or anything?
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Old 2007-03-05, 10:10   Link #51
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Should anyone go mad and visit the southern shores of England..... Well actually most port towns along the south coast I could give a few recommendations... I've made regular trips to Mumbai (formerly Bombay) so I could also relay a few details about what you may want to see, what time of year to go etc. Unfortunately as I visited family there I have no idea as to prices for hotels. Other than that I'd love to travel around Europe, Eastern Asia and possibly eventually Australia, out of pure interest more than anything else.
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Old 2007-03-05, 11:26   Link #52
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Hi, I live in Atlanta, Georgia in the USA.

We are the number 1 homicide capital of the nation. Considering America has the highest murder rate of any 1st world country, you could call us the murder leader of the 1st world.
We're quite well-known for our nonsensical crunk rap, gangsterism, CNN, and Coca Cola.

Come to Atlanta. You might die though.
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Old 2007-03-05, 13:15   Link #53
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Hi, I live in Atlanta, Georgia in the USA.

We are the number 1 homicide capital of the nation. Considering America has the highest murder rate of any 1st world country, you could call us the murder leader of the 1st world.
We're quite well-known for our nonsensical crunk rap, gangsterism, CNN, and Coca Cola.

Come to Atlanta. You might die though.
Well Dorset can't claim to anything like that but we do have the highest repossession rates in England thanks to a high tax to wage ratio...
Come to Dorset, you may get your house repossessed.
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Old 2007-03-24, 11:35   Link #54
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I just booked a last minute holiday to Salou. I know it's not the most exotic of getaways but it was cheap as chips and me and my pal just needed to get out of this crappy country for a while, and quick!

I leave on Monday and it was so spare of the moment that all I know of the place is that it is home to - PortAventura theme park, which apparently has a massive rollercoaster...

Has anyone ever been? Any historical value to the place? Just any tips in general would be great.

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Old 2007-03-24, 12:02   Link #55
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If anyone wants to come and dance some tango at Latin America's official ass, come down to Buenos Aires and ask for some advice of mine--Argentina is a big, nice country when you've got the dollars.
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Old 2007-03-27, 22:25   Link #56
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Since there's nothing that special about my city alone, I'll talk a bit about the whole area, Hampton Roads, VA, USA

Jamestown - The first permanent English colony in the US which is celebrating it's 400th anniversary this year. The Queen of England is even going to visit in a few months
Williamsburg - Home to Busch Gardens Europe and Water Country USA
Norfolk - a tourable battleship as well as a naval base (see here for info)
Virginia Beach - As the name would imply, it features a beach (along the Atlantic Ocean). Also in relation to the Jamestown anniversary it's going to have the original Magna Carta on display starting this Friday.
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Old 2007-03-29, 06:47   Link #57
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Well, I got my plans ready and all ready to go.

Places visiting on a two week Greek vacation in the middle of November:

Athens, Mykonos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos, Heraklion, & Santorini.
Added in is a day trip to Delphi Oracle and the Osious Loukas Monastery.

Unfortunately I won't be able to go to Meteora orz
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Old 2007-03-29, 08:00   Link #58
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Indeed orz.

You're missing out a real sight. Delphi is just a lot of rocks, to be honest, and a nice party town (they have two, if not more major clubs) but Meteora is really a site no-one should miss when visiting Greece. Spending a night in that valley with a full view to the steep rocks and the lit up monasteries was truly something. Not to mention the monasteries themselves, and the views you're able to see from the rocks. I'll likely go back to visit sometime; it was that great.
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Old 2007-03-29, 09:23   Link #59
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i live in indonesia...east jakarta exactly, a really crowded city...but i really like it.
yeah i know theres a news that tell my country is so bad...full of terrorist, etc. i never want to deny that cause i dont know its true or not and bcause i living in here, i hope i never meet that bad guy.....

i really want to visit korea (bside japan of course...), if theres anyone from there? or even been there??
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Old 2007-03-29, 10:31   Link #60
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If anyone wants to come and dance some tango at Latin America's official ass, come down to Buenos Aires and ask for some advice of mine--Argentina is a big, nice country when you've got the dollars.
Argentina is one of my wish list to visit, my main problem are how expensive it will be for the cost of the plane ticket. maybe by Summer (Argentinean Summer in December) ill go there.

After all, I want to know the Country of my Favorite Band (I hope that the name Cadillacs rings a bell).
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