The city I love leaving and can´t wait to get home to. Although norway is concidered expencive and is not prioritised by people coming to europe, the city has a lot to offer, starting with the charm of beeing a relatively small city (500 000) but so wanting to be a big city. It is however the biggest in norway, and can offer a huge cultural scene represented in many subcultural centers.
It is easy to get around, I have lived here for 24 years now, and my motto is that you can get anywhere within 30 min, anywhere in the city centre even by walking.
Nightlife is good, although you will have to search a bit if you don´t know where to go... Start in Grunerløkka (quite close to city center) and work your way south east...
Beatiful nature, great people loving to talk to tourists, acctually! And now with at least three budget-hostels.
My home city for 18 years is Birmingham in the UK.
It does have some things to offer but after 18 long years of the same place i find it is a bit boarig. I like the country side part as I live on the out skirts of the city. It is peacful most of the time and the hill allows me to sit there and look out on the world around me.
I will be moving away in the next few weeks to Gran Canaria and then i will be back packing around Europe in January for as long as it takes to get around.
Hope you all enjoy your trips
Thanks Greg I notice the last post on this thread was two months ago
Granite Falls Washington,
If you come in the summer time, it's a beautiful setting right at the base of the Cascade Mountains. It could nearly be classified a rain forest in the winter time, but that's what adds to the beauty you see in the summer, with moss hanging off the trees and the wide variety of other plant species sprouting out all over the place.
Feel free to come visit
I love the year round mild weather (I love the rain), not too big but not too small city, and of course the ocean and mountains.
I could go on and on, but I won't. No matter where I go, it will always be home- that's the feeling that matters.
- Straightens Collar*... On this very occation, I'd like to welcome you to my home city. Home of the first industrially based toilet seat production, twenty three take aways, and a crime rate increase of 57% this year... BLACKWATER !
My home city's unlike any other I've been to in the Uk. It's strange. It's millitary, yet its coutryside. It likes to big itself up to be the best. The government like to think they give their citizens freedom, and allow "free thinking", and yet, we're all the same around here. It's the same morning wake up call, the same concrete jungle it has always been, with small hints of culture, like the Jehovas Whitness center, casually placed (or misplaced) along the A30, inbetween a tatoo parlour and an Indian take away. That's what we're all about. Take aways. Joy.
Can't complain though. Most of the people are "okay". Some do think for themselves, and they're the ones I get on with them. Needless to say, I'd even class them as friends. Still: It's something to get up for in the morning. Weather it's the smell of the mushroom farm up the lane, or the London traffic beginning to wake up, theres always something new going on, or someone getting arrested for drug abuse next door.
I can't wait to get away. =)
Never go to Blackwater !
the city itself connects seas&lands
its a "unique" bridge between Europe&Asia and so many different cultures for ages (you should check the scene on 1 of 7 hills of the city)
culture,fun, history ,amazing food...
nottingham - well was my adopted city for 7 years until last wednesday, most famous son robin hood. the city is a good place to visit for the night life cultural diversity, a few things worth checking out, the galley of justice, the caves underneath the city, sherwood forest, lord barons pad (mansion in the countryside), the castle in the city centre, check this site out for the culture http://www.leftlion.co.uk would gave you a few more information on things happening around the city. alot of work to do to the city to improve its tourism appeal, but still worth checking out.
county donegal in the northwest of ireland
county donegal is a beautiful place to live. we have no cities so no mad polution (biggest town: letterkenny: pop.55,000). the air is clean and fresh and if you wanted to you, you could walk for miles in hills without meeting another person. we have the atlantic ocean all around our coast, which is also swept by the gulf stream, keeping our weather temperate. we don't have any severe extremes of weather. we do have a fair bit of 'liquid sunshine' but that's what keeps the county and ireland so beautiful. but the sun does shine from time to time!
we have many loughs (lakes) and rivers which are clean and lovely. there are many fabulous sandy beaches (for walking on as opposed to sunbathing on!). standing on the top of slieve league (the highest sea cliffs in europe) on a breezy day is absolutely wonderful - really clears out the cobwebs.
i suppose home is where the heart is, as is clear from all the other postings here too - and i'm happy to call county donegal my home.
I don't really have a city to call "home" for now...
I had been living during 8 years in Montreal before coming here (I never spend more than 9 years in the same place)... And I sure loved it, but at the end I couldn't stand the city life anymore: overcrowded, stressing, poluted etc... Now I am living in the Niagara region, Ontario (close to the falls), I find it nice during the summer, but during the winter your occupations tend to be quite limited if you don't have a car... So the city life did have advantages in that sence: I could live without a car in Montreal, since the buses and metro are serving well every part of the city.
On the other hand, I do feel more relaxed here. I breath better it seems! During the summer we (my husband and I) can bike along the canal from the lake Ontario to lake Erie... And who would have thought that there are vineyards in Canada?!?