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21. Posted by nutsinger (Inactive 12 posts) 10y

Hey there, Aleah. My wife and I visited Basel just a few months ago and enjoyed it very much, in spite of it being very cold in late May!
We stayed with her brother in Klein Basel, and walked a lot. We visited a Matisse exhibition at the Beyeler Fondation in Riehen, (if I remember correctly), and went for a long walk in the hills up behind there that ended with a nice meal at a rustic inn in a town perched up on a hill above vinyards called Oetlingen.

On the way back from that outing, we looked into a big tavern in the train station to see about 200 people transfixed by a pre-world cup football match between Switzerland and Italy on a very big screen.

22. Posted by dwalker66 (Full Member 210 posts) 10y

Dubai UAE
Everyone has heard lots of different things about the place! If you've heard its one big contrusction site, or like Vegas on Speed, Blackpool on Coke, Its camper than Christmas - then you're right!

You spend hours getting from one place to another if you hit the traffic at the wrong time (best time to go anywhere is between 3-5am).

However, that said! House comes with the job, no tax, 4 months vacation a year and taxi's dead cheap - as is petrol and cigarettes (I know my priotities)!

If you want a vacation to lay on a beach and do not want to go anywhere but the hotel pool then this is the place to be!

I love it! Almost 10 years here now after my initial three day visit - I just never got back on the plane!

23. Posted by aleah (Full Member 400 posts) 10y

Quoting nutsinger

Hey there, Aleah. My wife and I visited Basel just a few months ago and enjoyed it very much, in spite of it being very cold in late May!

Wow, you've actually visited Basel! Not many tourist's do it seems, they always head to Interlaken and Zermatt or Geneva (don't know why, don't like that place). Yes, the Beyeler foundation is wellknown, many exehibiotions have been there from famous artists.

What I actually like most about Basel it's it location. France and Germany are just about 10min away and I like having friends there which I can visit regularly. "Visiting" 3 countries in a day is daily life to me!

Sorry I don't know Hudson's Hope. But seems to be a very nice, peaceful place!

24. Posted by belleli (Budding Member 26 posts) 10y

I live in Sanya, the unique tropical paradise in our China. There are the best beaches, clearest sea water, cleanest sand and tall coconut trees.

Highlight:

1) Famous tourist attraction: 108meters height statuary of Mercy Goddess on the sea, The End of The Earth, Wuzhizhou Island, West Island, Boundary Islet, Monkey Island...
2) Top brand hotels, such as: Sheraton, Hilton, Crown Plaza, Horizon, Holiday Inn...
3) variety of water sports, such as: shore diving, boat diving, reef diving, snorkelling, semi-diving sightseeing boat, dragging parachute, offshore fishing on platform, offshore fishing on yacht...
4) Top SPA: Mandarin Spa, Mandara Spa in Sheraton Resort...
5) Different kinds of seafood & tropical fruit: delicious & cheap
6) Local speciality & snack: Kuding Tea, Xinglong Coffee, Pearl Tea, Hou'an Rice Noodles...

Bty, recommend several nice websites about my place to you: www.chinasanya.com
www.hainandiscovery.com
www.hainan.net

Welcome to Sanya!

25. Posted by odettesr (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

I live in Playa del Carmen, (Mexican caribbean)
Probably you know it, (1 hour from CancunĀ“s airport)is excellent place to convine culture, diving, nature and lots of fun. We have mayan ruins closeby like Chichen Itza (2 hours driving), Tulum, Koba, that shows you the mayan culture, in fact you can visit the mayan villages around the area to meet native mayan people. There are "cenotes" (hole sinks) with fresh water and some of them are in caves. There is one hostel close to the town, and you have a wallmart just a few steps if you need groseries. Any way you can find a place to stay for 50 usd a day in a hotel close the 5th av, wich is the main comercial attraction, you will find restaurants, bars, hand crafts shops. And the night live is nice also at those bars on the beach. Suthern (3 hours driving)you will find a new place called Mahahual, there is nothing there.. just small hotels from 18 usd a night. Just to relax yourself and be with the nature.

Odette

26. Posted by rasberries (Inactive 154 posts) 10y

Aye.. I'm from Winnipeg,Manitoba, Canada.

Expect ridiculously hot weather from June to August and extremly cold winters from about Nov-April. Were talking -40 alot of the time.

But we have a funky little downtown area called osborne village with unique little shops, pubs and resteraunts. A new hockey arena, and we get lots of concerts and the exchange district and the Forks is a cute area to walk and we also have a great fring festival in July and our zoo isn't that bad and both Folk Fest and Folklarama.

I am sick of it here but got to finish school before i move away.

27. Posted by bagpuss34 (Budding Member 52 posts) 10y

Im from england...UK... Bedfordshire...

Its ok here... loverly country side, not the first place id visit if backpacking in UK... Go to london , which is an hour away from me.. x

28. Posted by Gerrit_BE (Full Member 83 posts) 10y

I live in Belfast, Northern Ireland (I see I'm not the only one here even ). I wish I could leave the Troubles out of it, but guess it is unfortunately something to be mentionned. The many murals and seperation walls are remainders of what used to be a very sad past, but the reverberated city centre with its many new pubs, shops, galleries and events is showing that the city tries to look forward. And one thing I can assure as an immigrant in Northern Ireland: people are very welcoming to foreigners here, at least that is my experience.

29. Posted by mostrim (Inactive 80 posts) 10y

I live in the centre of Ireland in a small town many countries would call a village. It's called Edgeworthstown and got it's name from the English landlords who once owned the area. Many locals call it Mostrim(a bastardised variation on the Gaelic name, Meathus Troim). Our town's claims to fame, the author Maria Edgeworth lived almost all her life here. Oliver Goldsmith was educated in the town and Oscar Wilde's sister is buried in one of the cemeteries, so lots of literary connections. Also a priest from this town was confessor to the French Royal family prior to the French Revolution. Otherwise we don't have much but we are central and a couple of hours will bring you to almost any part of the country, and we're on the main rail line to Dublin.

30. Posted by daspler1 (Budding Member 25 posts) 10y

I live in Toronto, Canada. Toronto is a very multicultural and lively city. You can visit different areas of the city and it feels like you've entered a foreign country. There is China Town, Little India, Greek Town and more. It's full of skyscrapers (the CN Tower), the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto is now becoming the Hollywood of the North. Since it's too expensive to film movies in the United States, many filmmakers have decided to come to Toronto. My mom actually just saw John Travolta working out at the same gym she goes to. As well, there are many events which occur here, such as concerts or the Toronto International Film Festival.

The people are friendly here, so if you want anymore info about Toronto, just let me know.