Recommend me a city

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Which City/Place should i head to?

Munich
2
15%
Seoul
0
No votes
Zurich
0
No votes
Sydney
0
No votes
New York
2
15%
Barcelona
3
23%
Tokyo
0
No votes
Buenos Aires
1
8%
Singapore
2
15%
Other (Comment)
3
23%
 
Total votes: 13

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Recommend me a city

Postby baldwin471 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 00:45 am

Right. I've got two weeks off work in late October and i fancy a trip away from riding. Will be nice to get my AirMiles up too. So, here is your task. Recommend me somewhere to go. Fire away my pretties.
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Postby Fru T Bunn » Sun Sep 23, 2012 06:31 am

New York. IMO the best place in the world

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Postby Hoopdriver » Sun Sep 23, 2012 06:58 am

I assume you want something a little different?

Montevideo, Uruguay - a lovely place, a real surprise.

Panama City - the old quarter especally. It has been very nicely restored lately an has a raffish cool feel that s a mix of mediaeval Barcelona and 1950s Havana.

Adelaide - great wines, lovely weather in October, great restaurants beaches and a thriving cultural scene, close to Kangaroo Island for sone superb wildlife spotting. Flinders Ranges, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and McLaten Vale all within range.

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Postby centimani » Sun Sep 23, 2012 13:29 pm

Hoopdriver wrote:I assume you want something a little different?

Montevideo, Uruguay - a lovely place, a real surprise.
Panama City - the old quarter especally. It has been very nicely restored lately an has a raffish cool feel that s a mix of mediaeval Barcelona and 1950s Havana.

Adelaide - great wines, lovely weather in October, great restaurants beaches and a thriving cultural scene, close to Kangaroo Island for sone superb wildlife spotting. Flinders Ranges, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and McLaten Vale all within range.


Spent a little time in Montevideo, it is a city of extremes (there again, what large cities are'nt), endless endless beaches, thriving city but some of it is very run down Didnt see too much myself but nice relaxed people in Uruguay.
I spent time further up river in the Colonia region, a wierd mix of old colonial style buildings, ramshackle houses, many many cars from the 50s, 60s and 70s, even occasional stuff from the 30s like old Model Ts and Chevrolet pickups.
Countryside up river is actually pretty much like the UK...i felt quite at home.

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Postby nickellis » Sun Sep 23, 2012 14:04 pm

Boston, MA.

Good food, good shopping Boston and neighbouring Cambride are a bit English with cars on the wrong side of the road. Plenty to do tourist wise. Freedom Trail, Old Ironsides, I recommend the duck boat tour. The drivers know their stuff.
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Re: Recommend me a city

Postby pdsalmon » Sun Sep 23, 2012 14:29 pm

Rome...

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Postby DesWeller » Sun Sep 23, 2012 14:37 pm

Tbilisi. Georgians are a great bunch; really friendly.

Or Samarkand.

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Postby KentPhil » Sun Sep 23, 2012 15:50 pm

I've been to Sweden recently; a lovely country
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Re: Recommend me a city

Postby Gizmo_ » Sun Sep 23, 2012 16:23 pm

Munich. Great food, excellent beverages, lots of stuff to do.
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Postby OffTheBackAdam » Sun Sep 23, 2012 17:41 pm

Dubrovnik.
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Postby verylonglegs » Sun Sep 23, 2012 18:28 pm

Another vote for Munich from me. It's the one city I will definitely visit again.

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Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Sun Sep 23, 2012 18:33 pm

Paradise City - Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty

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Postby Cleat Eastwood » Sun Sep 23, 2012 18:35 pm

Brazil, no, Scotland, no wait, that place where they make eccles cakes.
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Postby BelgianBeerGeek » Sun Sep 23, 2012 19:27 pm

verylonglegs wrote:Another vote for Munich from me. It's the one city I will definitely visit again.

Another vote for Munich. I could never tire of the place. Bavaria is one of the nicest places on earth, and at this time of year I would recommend it. Easy, fast travel to the sticks, hire an mtb for the day and bomb down mountains. Quaff some excellent beers after - pretty much heaven.

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Re: Recommend me a city

Postby CanalRider » Sun Sep 23, 2012 20:03 pm

Off to Dubai tomorrow... I'll let you know.
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Postby guinea » Sun Sep 23, 2012 20:52 pm

There is no city in the world I'd want to holiday in for two weeks in. Especially not a city with no real history (US, most of Middle East).

Mix it up a bit.

Beijing and Shanghai might be a good option to see the old and the new in both cities. Shanghai has the most amazing clubs you'll ever see while Beijing is culturally rich with lots of history and brilliant food.

Cheap as chips too.

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Postby dylanfernley » Sun Sep 23, 2012 22:22 pm

CanalRider wrote:Off to Dubai tomorrow... I'll let you know.


Don't bother -- its shite


as the OP wants to step up his carbon hoofprint, kiwi-- Dunedin on the south island, will be warming up by now, love the kiwis' attitude.

Havana for an antidote to commercialism, Port au Prince for contrast, Port of Spain in trinidad for good time , Puerto Limon costa rica, nice beaches, best weed in the caribbean .............

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Postby dw300 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 22:31 pm

Damascus.
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Postby RDW » Sun Sep 23, 2012 22:48 pm

San Francisco. Fantastic city in a beautiful setting. Small enough to walk across, diverse enough to keep you busy for months. Eat a buritto in the Mission, dim sum in Chinatown, chowder on the wharf. Drink at a dodgy bar in the Tenderloin, cocktails at a fancy rooftop bar. Get marooned on Alcatraz. Take the BART to Berkeley, the Tram to Ocean Beach, the cable car to Russian Hill. Hike to Coit Tower for a great view of the City. Plenty of High Art, and no shortage of low entertainment. Might have to suspend the 'away from riding' requirement to take a hire bike for a quick spin across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito (take the ferry back at sunset and grab a drink as you re-cross the Bay).

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Postby daviesee » Sun Sep 23, 2012 22:53 pm

guinea wrote:There is no city in the world I'd want to holiday in for two weeks in. Especially not a city with no real history (US, most of Middle East).

Mix it up a bit.

Beijing and Shanghai might be a good option to see the old and the new in both cities. Shanghai has the most amazing clubs you'll ever see while Beijing is culturally rich with lots of history and brilliant food.

Cheap as chips too.

Good point about 2 weeks in a city.
Pick somewhere with things that you are into within easily accessible public transport areas.
My pick - Bergamo.
It is where the Milanese go for the weekend, and other Italians go for a holiday. Very nice.
Once bored, there is easy train trips to Milan, Lakes Como, D'Iseo & Garda. Then there is Verona, Venice......the list goes on.
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