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21. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 12y

Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

I have a real love/hate relationship with Toronto. There are times when I think it (and city living in general) are the worst things in the world. Luckily for you all, I am in my "love" stage right now, and am totally grooving on Toronto.

Toronto is great because it is a very pedestrian friendly city. The weather in late spring-summer-early fall is ideal for getting out and walking and enjoying a beer on a patio. Toronto is lined with ravines and valleys, and thus you can quickly and easily get away from the crowds.

This weekend, for example, I went out walking. From my house I headed east over to the Don Valley and walked 6km on nature trails and paved bike paths down to the lakeshore, completely and totally away from any traffic (and often any other people). Then on my way back to my house, I walked up Yonge Street and was in the heart of the throbing masses of people. I love that you can get both things in one place.

Come and visit anytime!

Greg

22. Posted by yaara83 (Full Member 30 posts) 12y

NETANYA (Israel)

a popular city for french holidayers during summer.
netanya is a coastal city located about 30 minutes from tel aviv. during the summer months it is packed with tourists mainly from france, england and the US. it boasts a beautiful promenade along most of the coast with loads of cafes, retaurants and shops along the main road in the centre of town from the central bus station to the beach.
netanya is a great place to come to relax and enjoy the sun!

23. Posted by peregrinus (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y

Asheville, North Carolina, USA. Situated in the mountains, Asheville is a small but perhaps the most liberal of all southern cities. I've heard its similar to Burlington in Vermont, but I've never been there. And yeah, one still sees the rebel flag a lot. The downtown is populated by tourists and hippies, with many quaint shops and restaurants. What else... it was rated the 5th most mispelled city in America by the Christian Science Monitor (its the 'e'!), and also is renouned for being a haven for recovering drug addicts.
Asheville's the bomb.

24. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 12y

Also have heard that Ashville is comparable to Boulder. I've never been to Ashville, but I have been to Boulder, and if it's like Boulder that's a good thing!

Greg

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

I will certainly go to visit Toronto--actually I am thinking of moving to Toronto...and Metreal....I heard this city is very european:) love to see there..

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

I will certainly go to visit Toronto--actually I am thinking of moving to Toronto...and Metreal....I heard this city is very european:) love to see there..

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

I will certainly go to visit Toronto--actually I am thinking of moving to Toronto...and Metreal....I heard this city is very european:) love to see there..

28. Posted by remarcable (Respected Member 335 posts) 12y

San jose California is where I am from. Home of Silicon Valley!
California is Pretty laid back. Very liberal people and 8 months of sunshine. Only real drawbacks are earth-quakes and the cost of living. A must see in every intin. Check it out for yourself. Did I mention our Governor is movie star?!!

M.

29. Posted by jessianne (Full Member 54 posts) 12y

Dublin, IRELAND.
Because it's great. It rains a lot of the time, but then the sun will split the sky for a nano-second and it makes it all worth it again. If you know even the tiniest bit of Irish history it adds so much meaning to everything you see. Every time you walk through the city you notice something new, and even the places you think are dodgy the first time you walk through have their own charm. Dublin is constantly becoming more aware of itself, and there's a new stall, shop, bar, bridge, building, or mad person on every corner. Every time I come home from being abroad the first thing I do is go into town and stand in the middle of the ha'penny bridge and look down the river on my home city. I will miss Dublin when I'm away!

30. Posted by abcdf (Full Member 557 posts) 12y

Sacramento, California

i really hated growing up in sac-town. more and more i appreciate for it really is. a sweet laid back town with so much of nothing to do. it has many great secret places. you can get anywhere if you have a car. you can go camping, white water rafting, spelunking (i donno how to spell ; (., gambling, we have the great state fair, lots of cultural events, hiking.... the list goes on. of course the night life sucks... i dont know why i live here... he he. just kidding, not about the night life-- it sucks in sac. but san francisco is close and the clubs are always fun there. and its only an hour and half away. los angeles is six hours away and only an hour flight. Reno and Tahoe are close by if you like to ski or snowboard. the snow is awesome there. well... should get back to study.