Recommend me a city

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Which City/Place should i head to?

Munich
2
15%
Seoul
0
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Zurich
0
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Sydney
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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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Re: Recommend me a city

Postby Hoopdriver » Mon Sep 24, 2012 05:16 am

dylanfernley wrote:
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 .............

Port au Prince? You're joking, right?

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Postby dylanfernley » Mon Sep 24, 2012 06:51 am

In some ways i am joking, but for me the contrast between an american 'sponsored state' and cuba , is staggering, the recent earthquake will obviously appear to have distorted things, so could always go to santa domingo on the other side of the island, still extreme without the rubble.

any of these places will be more memorable than a NY tick box trip

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Re: Recommend me a city

Postby ILM Zero7 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 08:41 am

Muscat - and take the bike - awesome cycling to the south of the city, and a stunning place
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Re: Recommend me a city

Postby Hoopdriver » Mon Sep 24, 2012 08:44 am

dylanfernley wrote:In some ways i am joking, but for me the contrast between an american 'sponsored state' and cuba , is staggering, the recent earthquake will obviously appear to have distorted things, so could always go to santa domingo on the other side of the island, still extreme without the rubble.

any of these places will be more memorable than a NY tick box trip

I won't argue with 'memorable' as a description of Port au Prince, but as a potential holiday destination for two weeks...?!

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Postby dylanfernley » Mon Sep 24, 2012 08:59 am

two weeks is stretching it a bit :wink: i think my points were , like yours that there are an awful lot of places to 'visit', but to get under the skin you either need to have an 'in' for a place or spend a lot of time there.

My b-in-law comes from the middle of jamaica, up country, its a poor place,but rich in spirit. I not sure about cycling there though, the way those route taxis drive you would be in constant peril.

For me cities are places to get away from, unless you are on the razz.

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Postby Hoopdriver » Mon Sep 24, 2012 09:07 am

dylanfernley wrote:two weeks is stretching it a bit :wink: i think my points were , like yours that there are an awful lot of places to 'visit', but to get under the skin you either need to have an 'in' for a place or spend a lot of time there.

My b-in-law comes from the middle of jamaica, up country, its a poor place,but rich in spirit. I not sure about cycling there though, the way those route taxis drive you would be in constant peril.

For me cities are places to get away from, unless you are on the razz.

So many of these places would be so cool to cycle through, in a visual and atmospheric sense, but for the manic bush taxis..

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Re: Recommend me a city

Postby dylanfernley » Mon Sep 24, 2012 09:26 am

Hoopdriver-- if i had the money i would go to cuba for a month, much less hectic.

Went to moldova for a football match this summer, travelled by train for the last leg, looks a very interesting place for a cycle tour, very little traffic in the country , nice climate, tis the poorest country in europe for GDP, but the people we met were humble, honest and a breath of fresh air.

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Re: Recommend me a city

Postby jc4lab » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:17 am

Fancy a trip to Japan that time of year.?..Just as popluar as cherryblossom is "Fall" in Japan.Has red maples as in New England..Bike friendly Kyoto (maybe fav city to visit)or MiyaJima island off Hiroshima is full of them colourful..Camera Mad Japanese fill the accomdotion in those locations.Mount Fuji tends to be cloud covered then though...

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Re: Recommend me a city

Postby Hoopdriver » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:23 am

dylanfernley wrote:Hoopdriver-- if i had the money i would go to cuba for a month, much less hectic.

Went to moldova for a football match this summer, travelled by train for the last leg, looks a very interesting place for a cycle tour, very little traffic in the country , nice climate, tis the poorest country in europe for GDP, but the people we met were humble, honest and a breath of fresh air.

Moldova? You get around!

Yes, I'd love to travel through Cuba before it all changes.

Have you been to Dominica? Not a great place to cycle but kind of cool and undiscovered.

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Re: Recommend me a city

Postby Jez mon » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:37 am

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


TBH, if you're a really motivated tourist, you could see a fair bit of Dubai in well under two weeks. Having said that, everyone I know who has gone there on holiday has always gone back, which seems a good recommendation, plus it shouldn't be too hot in October. Just come back from a few weeks there, and was freaking hot when we went out for bike rides! However, if you're going away for two weeks and going east, you can always use Dubai for a stopover, Emirates are a great airline, and generally fairly good value for money.

Personally, I quite like Toronto for city breaks, close enough to Niagara falls for a day trip, Ice Hockey mad and generally friendly place.
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Re: Recommend me a city

Postby dylanfernley » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:40 am

No, not been there , St Croix was the nearest i've been out that way, but that is a US 'protectorate'-- the eastern Caribbean looks very interesting on many levels, life is too short................

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Re: Recommend me a city

Postby MichaelW » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:33 am

Agree about 2 weeks in one city. I did a tour of some Spanish cities, Grenada, Seville, you could also add Cordova, Toledo, Salamanca and Madrid.

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Re: Recommend me a city

Postby Hoopdriver » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:40 am

dylanfernley wrote:No, not been there , St Croix was the nearest i've been out that way, but that is a US 'protectorate'-- the eastern Caribbean looks very interesting on many levels, life is too short................


By a pleasant bit of circumstance it looks like I will be spending good part of the next few months in the Eastern Caribbean doing a bit of work...

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Re: Recommend me a city

Postby y33stu » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:42 am

Vancouver. My favorite city in the world. Clean, friendly, safe, amazing standard of living and incredible scenery from any viewpoint. One of the few cities in the world I'd up sticks and move to tomorrow if I could.

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Postby dsoutar » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:53 am

y33stu wrote:Vancouver. My favorite city in the world. Clean, friendly, safe, amazing standard of living and incredible scenery from any viewpoint. One of the few cities in the world I'd up sticks and move to tomorrow if I could.


+1 for that. Stanley park, Gastown, Granville Island, Vancouver Island, Grouse Mountain etc etc etc

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Re: Recommend me a city

Postby finchy » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:31 pm

Vienna.

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Re: Recommend me a city

Postby Gizmo_ » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:47 am

johnfinch wrote:Vienna.

Means nothing to me.


Bergamo is nice, but it's a little spoiled by its airport, which is a toilet with a greenhouse on top.
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Re: Recommend me a city

Postby daviesee » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:06 am

Gizmo_ wrote:Bergamo is nice, but it's a little spoiled by its airport, which is a toilet with a greenhouse on top.

Fair enough, but I didn't hang around the airport. :wink:
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Re: Recommend me a city

Postby BelgianBeerGeek » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:36 am

dsoutar wrote:
y33stu wrote:Vancouver. My favorite city in the world. Clean, friendly, safe, amazing standard of living and incredible scenery from any viewpoint. One of the few cities in the world I'd up sticks and move to tomorrow if I could.


+1 for that. Stanley park, Gastown, Granville Island, Vancouver Island, Grouse Mountain etc etc etc

Rains a lot. A LOT.

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Re: Recommend me a city

Postby ILM Zero7 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:57 am

johnfinch wrote:Vienna.

Oh Vienna!
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