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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive, 3745 posts) 4 Apr '05 03:01

Sometimes it may be unavoidable. However, do you like to go back to the same places?

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4275 posts) 4 Apr '05 03:41

Depends on the place. :D

I've visited Lake Tekapo (in New Zealand) four times now, and that's not nearly enough. The differences that place goes through as the seasons progress are amazing.

As a rule however, I think I'd initially lean toward having to say no. Going back to a place I've been to before means that I'm not going to a _new_ place instead, and there are way too many beautiful new places in this world that I haven't seen yet.
Thinking this through however... There are only a very few places which I haven't grown to appreciate a lot more than I did initially by spending more time there. So as such, revisiting is always good, particularly when you get to a point where you really *know* a place, and can feel "at home" there.

Uhm, I guess that leaves my final answer as, "yes, as long as it doesn't have too much effect on me also getting to see new places." :)

3. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru, 5322 posts) 4 Apr '05 03:48

I go back to Italy as often as I can. I've been in Rome four times now, and I always end up doing something new each time, finding something I havent seen before. You can do that with cities I think. It's different if you go back to the same holiday resort three years in a row, I'd imagine. Once you've done it once, you've seen all there is to see. Although maybe I should shut up, having never been on a sun holiday.

There are a few places that I've been to that I'd really like to see again, e.g. San Fransisco, Slovenia and the Czech Rep., but I have a lot of other places I want to see first. Like Sander, I feel as if I'm "wasting" an opportunity to see somewhere new. So, for now they are going on the long finger. ;)

4. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru, 8468 posts) 4 Apr '05 03:53

Hehehe Eve, I feel the same way......I will do the sun holidays when I am too old and tired to take off for sights unseen;)

5. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru, 1026 posts) 4 Apr '05 04:01

I have made repeat visits to a few places (Thailand, Italy to name a couple) but try to visit new places within the country each time, or occassionally nip across the border for a few days just to get another country under my belt.

6. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru, 1556 posts) 4 Apr '05 04:39

I'm drawn to go see and experience new places. However, some places I like to visit repeatedly in Europe are Amsterdam, Prague, & Krakow in Europe. I also like to revisit Thailand, Nepal & Burma when in Asia. Places I'd like to return to: Tibet, Rio, Ireland, Russia, Turkey, the Great Barrier Reef, and Southern Africa (would go every year if I had the money). Large places like China and India I like to return to the country but to see different areas than previous visits.

Basically I think the places that would always have repeat appeal to me would be places with natural beauty and the African Safari Parks.

7. Posted by Wocca (Inactive, 3745 posts) 6 Apr '05 05:19

It would be nice to be always able to see new places. However, I don't mind retracing my steps occasionally. Minimal confusion in a place you've already been

8. Posted by noemagosa (Full Member, 355 posts) 6 Apr '05 06:40

No, I don't like to go back to the places I've been before. However I visited Germany twice, but I was each time in two different parts of the country... And I really would go back to Italy, but then again I would visit cities I haven't been to... Except the capital...haaaaaaaaa ROMA!!! (I agree with Samsara here, large cities have a lot of things to be explored...)

9. Posted by Dee1979 (Full Member, 83 posts) 6 Apr '05 08:48

There are some places I love to go to over and over again. Must stem from a childhood of going to the same place in the country and never getting sick of it.

I try to make little adventures along the way and find that the better I know the place the more I love it. Also I tend to meet more people and make good friends along the way.

Saying that I would like to see more places and try new things but I will still go back to the places I love.

Dee

10. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member, 272 posts) 6 Apr '05 08:54

Paris but not volunterely.

I'm debating about going back to China. I really miss it and especially the people and the raw power of the landscape. Plus of course the cultures......ok everything.

But it costs, and that money could be spent on experiencing other places.