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41. Posted by Sunniebgi (Full Member 67 posts) 11y

I'm from a little town called Sanford, NC. it's in Lee County which is the smallest county in NC and also the geological center of the state. While there isn't too much to do except to visit the Fairview Dairy Bar and have a great Ice Cream you can use Sanford and a great home base to see the rest of the state.

1/2 hour drive South down US 1 or 15/501 south you run into Pinehurst, known the world over as the St. Andrews of the US when it comes to Golf. 1/2 hours drive west on US 421 is Asheboro the home of the North Carolina Zoological Park. 1/2 hours drive northeast up US 1 you get to Raleigh, the state capital and can visit some great Museums, go to rockin concerts and see some great plays. Head east about 3 to 4 hours to the Coast and visit Wilmington on the South and off to Nags Head and Kitty Hawk (home of the first attempt at airflight). Head West to the Mountains and visit Ashville and The Biltmore House and Gardens, the nearest thing to a castle in the US or go to Boone and Blowing Rock and take in some of the Souths great ski slopes (of course in the winter is the best, but you can go in the summer and hike the Appalachian Trail.)

Kind of cool when you think about it, that my hometown can get me all those great things..

or you can visit my home town know if the Island of Barbados. Nuff said.

42. Posted by Sunniebgi (Full Member 67 posts) 11y

I'm from a little town called Sanford, NC. it's in Lee County which is the smallest county in NC and also the geological center of the state. While there isn't too much to do except to visit the Fairview Dairy Bar and have a great Ice Cream you can use Sanford as a great home base to see the rest of the state.

1/2 hour drive South down US 1 or 15/501 south you run into Pinehurst, known the world over as the St. Andrews of the US when it comes to Golf. 1/2 hours drive west on US 421 is Asheboro the home of the North Carolina Zoological Park. 1/2 hours drive northeast up US 1 you get to Raleigh, the state capital and can visit some great Museums, go to rockin concerts and see some great plays. Head east about 3 to 4 hours to the Coast and visit Wilmington on the South and off to Nags Head and Kitty Hawk (home of the first attempt at airflight). Head West to the Mountains and visit Ashville and The Biltmore House and Gardens, the nearest thing to a castle in the US or go to Boone and Blowing Rock and take in some of the Souths great ski slopes (of course in the winter is the best, but you can go in the summer and hike the Appalachian Trail.)

Kind of cool when you think about it, that my hometown can get me all those great things..

or you can visit my home town now of the Island of Barbados. Nuff said.

43. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 11y

Quoting WeeJoe

Er Dungiven....not widely known but a cracking wee place nonetheless, we got mountains, glens, a castle (which is now a hostel, coincidently), a river running through(The Roe), 4000 people and around 20 pubs. Its on the main road from Belfast to Derry (Northern Ireland). Feel free to knock on the door of the house accross the road from the Castle and my Ma will have you sitting down with a cup of tea in your hand and dinner in the oven before you can explain how you came to be there.

If you don't like drinking heavily, its probably not your scene though.....and its quite a political little place too. Mind your knees.....

Might I be able to get a Guiness or an ale with dinner. Not much of a tea drinker. But I would love to watch a soccer game and have a pint or four!

Cheers

44. Posted by Rock Chu (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y

Hong Kong is Hong Kong, or Hong Kong, China. My hometown is Hong Kong. If your tired of your expensive McChicken, you'll have to come to Hong Kong immediately because you can get it for US$1 here! Insted of fastfood, almost everything here is for budget travellers (except cars and the housing which is crazy!)and is in high quallity.

I've never seen graffiti in the far east of public transport.It is safe to travel by subway without any problems and that's what I like about Hong Kong. It is very convenient to move around in Hong Kong too.

I love Hong Kong!
http://www.discoverhongkong.com/login.html

45. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member 336 posts) 11y

Great Guinness available across the road in Jim McReynolds pub. You'll also get a lovely pint in James Murphy's pub halfway up the main street.

If your after something stronger, my Da keeps a stash of the wild stuff hidden. Just ask!

46. Posted by s_hoot (Respected Member 497 posts) 11y

My hometown is West, Texas. Where in West Texas you ask as its a big ol state. The name of my town is West. Its a small Czech town just 15 mile north of Waco, maybe you have heard of Czech Stop, our famous gas station slash bakery where you once stopped to try our fine Kolaches. If you like small towns and enjoy good hometown people then my town is for you. Our biggest event every year is our annual WestFest. Its a three day Oktoberfest type festival, except its Czech, with all the Pivo and Kolaches you can drink and eat. Visit us at www.westfest.com

So come on down.

Stephen

47. Posted by laughing24 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

Bentonville, AR. I would absolutely recommend visiting. we are 45 miles from Eaureka springs. 20 miles away from Beaver lake(a top 10 freshwater diving lake. 30 miles from Devils Den state park (awsome caves) just tons of stuff to do.

48. Posted by jandalonth (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y

I'm from Auckland, New Zealand.

The rest of NZ thinks Aucklanders are erm... what's the PC term for it? Hmmm - rhymes with bankers... ?

However - it's a beautiful city, and is particularly cool if you are into sailing/yachting. Multi-cultural, busy and thriving - and lots to see and do.

I live in Brisbane, Australia now - and this place isn't exciting, but it DOES have fantastic weather all year around. Got to love that?

49. Posted by renaderena (Budding Member 15 posts) 11y

Amsterdam, Holland is a great city with a terrible climate, but it's really worth visiting!

50. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

Quoting MissKylee

I'm from Auckland, New Zealand.
The rest of NZ thinks Aucklanders are erm...

The answer to that would be JAFA's