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1. Posted by orienteyec (Full Member 84 posts) 12y

who would be the one starts to tell us how amazing your own city is? and how do u like it?:) I hope to hear from others:)

2. Posted by U.S.BLUES (Full Member 15 posts) 12y

Live on long island,30 min. from manhattan "concrete jungle" the best city in the world.its a rat race & u have to be fast,sometimes i think its to fast but its what im used to....
Roy_NYC

3. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 12y

Montreal is a WONDERFUL city! They don't call it the Paris of North America for nothing! Outdoor terrasses, indoor and outdoor summertime festivals (and a few during the winter as well), many different ethnicities, big city without being too big, rich history, beautiful architecture, amazing food (gotta love the bagels and smoked meat - VERY montreal), I could go on forever about it's wonders!

That being said, the biggest problem we have is weather... if only it could be hotter! I wouldn't mind adding some european and american stores to our shopping repertoire (like Mango and Wet Seal), but one has travel for such things! But that does not take away from the beauty of the city. I would recommend Montreal to anyone! Anyone interested? You've got a guide in me!

4. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 12y

As Tamar, I'm also from Montreal! Yay!

I love it for everything; the culture, the sports, the shopping - you name it we got it, tee hee. Just reflecting on the whole Paris of North America thing (which it definately is!), I'm realising why I am so in love with Paris - it reminds me of home! (The Old Port part of Montreal anyways...) :)

For any of you wanting things to do in and around the city, I posted a "What to do in Montreal" blurb in the North America forum a while back, so here's the link!

http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=2570

As for the weather, I just want it to make up it's mind! One week hot, one cold - let's even it out already! lol

Cheers,
Katie ;)

5. Posted by sole (Full Member 208 posts) 12y

OK, so let's stick in a European city as well ;)

Copenhagen!!! I love it - though I would swap with Australia or Southern Europe if possible LOL - BUT: Copenhagen in the morning, cycling through town before it really starts to wake up. The sunrise here over the roofs of the city, the many churches you can see. The artificial lakes which I have to cross to go into town, sooo beautiful. As you say for Montreal, Copenhagen's got it all as well, there's a bit here for everybody. Good restaurants, cheap and expensive - I love food ;)

Only a short busride or cycle tour away there are big and small yacht harbours, go there in the morning to see the sun rise, that's just pure bliss, so quiet and only a few people out at that time of the day. That's probably my favourite time and then late afternoon, people coming home from work, sitting at caf├ęs, enjoying the sun - talking summertime here, my favourite time of the year LOL

AND of course all the music, outdoor and indoor festivals and concerts. Concerts at small bars. Our rickshaws, a fairly new element in town, quite a lot of them during summertime, and great fun taking a rickshaw "taxi"!! Try it if you go here.

Sole

6. Posted by anela1986 (Budding Member 13 posts) 12y

:)hi Panama City, Florida my little hometown! the weather is nice and so are the people. the beaches are good enough and it's a great place to live. another is Waikiki, Hawaii becuase it's a cool place to hang out and shop. i love to surf the waves and sneak into hotel resorts with my friends!

7. Posted by Quercus (Full Member 76 posts) 12y

I'm from Melbourne but grew up on the outskirts of the city.

Melbourne has so many great hidden assets - it's not known for architecture or its habour or history, but has great food, great people and great entertainment (the arts is quite strong and there are lots of music venues all over the place). Melbourne's strength is its multiculturalism, I love visiting places that are dominated by a culture from overseas - Vietnamese in Richmond, Italian in Carlton, Chinese/Vietnamese in Box Hill - it allows you to get a taste for the food of many places and a feel for the people, and adds to the richness of the city.

The other great thing about Melbourne is that it is situated in the middle of the state, with easy access to many wonderful national parks. Victoria has so many different vegetation communities and the landscapes are really rich.

- Lis.

8. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 12y

Quercus

I went there once, and was on the wharf at St Kilda, and I got conned into going on a yacht cruise to see the seals in the harbour. It was the middle of winter and the only thing I saw was a rat; actually, two rats if you count the boat owner!

But I went to some interesting places. I can't quite remember them all but I think Carlton was one (Italian restaurants?) and also some other places. Plus Melbourne had a free tram that went around the city centre in a circle, that was a good idea. I liked Melbourne quite a lot, and have some friends there.

I then went out to Ballarat and that was a great town.

9. Posted by orienteyec (Full Member 84 posts) 12y

Beijing

good things about Beijing:

1. Great combination of old and new
2. the city is an exact squar, surrounded by 5 "circle roads", it's so
difficult to get lost in such a city with very ordered overall arrangement
3. life convinient, food are fantastic, various nightlives, beautiful ppl
4. a city you usually describe as "vigorous" and "magnificent", for the acient architectures and fashionable new undertakings, and the breathtaking atmosphere in this city that ppl cannot say in words
5. a citiy will obviously become one of the most eye-catching cities in the world...
6. very safe

....

bad things about Beijing:

1. Terrible taffic
2. pollution
3. dense population
4. ppl are more arrogant , becuz Beijing has been China's capital for hundreds of years, Beijing ppl think they(we) are some kind of "noble" which is ridiculous
5. people don't ususally throw the garbage on the road, but they do spit on street:(
6. in some level Beijing is more like an American city, very modern outside....but it should be more historical than it is, some of the old culture of the city has been destoryed---acient Beijing's city lanes--HUTONG have been mostly pushed down for the construction of 2008 olympics:(
......

anyway...Beijing is very fantastic and attractive....YOU SHOULD GO!!:D:D

10. Posted by chilecota (Budding Member 7 posts) 12y

Hamburg

The most beautiful city of Germany!
There is a lot of green in the city, a very nice athmosphere and - very important - we have the harbour.
If you ever go to Europe you have to vistite Hamburg - you'll love it!

It's amazing that we all talk about our city in such an enthusiastic manner...