Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Bilingual, multicultural, packed with great restaurants and bars and museums, wonderful river port, the country side - where you can waterslide in summer and ski in winter - is an hour away, we get four complete seasons, a great mountain in the middle of the city...um....There's also political unrest, but it's generally very civil. We're a few hours from Quebec City, Ottawa, and Mont Tremblant. Being North America, overseas flights can be pretty expensive, although we're much less densely populated than most European cities. Did I miss anything...? Good selection of wine!
I live in Otley on the outskirts of leeds. It is a small market town, with a river running through it and a hill. If you are looking for fun dont come here..but if its natural beauty then Otleys ya place
well.i live in Beijing(peking)---the capital of China.compare with other cities in China,price level here is a little bit high.but for a foreigne traveller,beijing is still cheap if you don't wanna a high living or dining standard.
Youth hostel is good and safe place to live ,it costs only 80RMB(10DOLLARS)with a single room per day, 50RMB(=6.5dollars)/Bed in the Quadruple room. and the price of view spots ticket surely you can afford. there remains,eating costs is not a big deal unless you wanna have dinner in any resterant in Wangfujing !!!don't do anywhere there is made for foreigers for the price would be a disaster!
and traffic is convenient ,English exegesis is everywhere in the city .You don't need to worry about if getting lost in the city.People in beijing are warm-hearted
so,welcome to beijing~i can be your guide if we have some commons(for free)
I live in Watford, which is about 30mins by train North of London.
I wouldn't advise coming here though as it's a bit of a dump with not much to do!!
London is FAB though... the best capital in the world in my opinion
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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago!
You will never ever experience anything quite like Carnival here! Its amazing! Eventhough it is quite expensive to take part in it, it is worth every penny! The best party in the world! Plus J'Ouvert -(the start of carnival) is also highly amusing to take part in!
Party on in Port of Spain!
I was born in Yichang, China, along the Yangtze River where the three Gorges is.
And after graduation., i am now working in Guilin, in south China. in the border betwwen China and Vietnam, the city with beautiful scenery and various folk minorities.
I love the two places.
It's not where I grew up, but I couldn't tell you much about the village I grew up in, there are only cows and farmers.
Basel is sort of famous for it's architecture and art museums. Every year there is the "Basel World" one of the world biggest jewelery and watch fair as well as "ART" for modern art. In February/March there is the very traditional Fasnacht (carneval) which is worth to see. Football comes just behind Fasnacht for most locals. And Basel offers the Davidoff Tennis indoors cup every year. (Roger Federer lives here as well!!)
Best city in the world. Great nightlife, great shopping and loads of great places to visit.
Nice thread! I very much enjoy reading what people have to say about their home towns or cities.
My home town is called Hudson's Hope. It's on the mighty Peace River just as it departs the Rocky Mountains in the province of British Columbia, Canada, to wind its way to the Arctic Ocean.
The Peace is big, green and very cold at this point, flowing between 150-foot rock cliffs, with some pretty rock islands in it.
The town is maybe 1,000 people, situated on a bench of land above the river, but much below the surrounding plateau. It is a very quiet place, quite pretty and popular with deer, which hang around in the town as if they are domesticated animals.
This is the great, unspoiled northwest. People don't come here looking for restaurants and nightlife, or if they do they are disappointed. The best meal is the one you grill over a wood fire out in the bush by a lake full of fish, and no other people around for miles.