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21. Posted by Napoleon_U (Budding Member 34 posts) 9y

I'm from Wigan. Home of Pies, Wigan Athletic, Wigan Warriors and Wigan Pier

22. Posted by malmn (Full Member 45 posts) 9y

I'm from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Montreal is located on a large island on the Saint-Lawrence Seaway. By car, Montreal is about 5 hours from Toronto and New York City, and is 6 hours away from Boston. The American border is less than an hour away. It snows on average more in Montreal, than Moscow, Russia. Our winters can drop to -30C and go as high as +35C in the summer! Beginning in 1642, Ville-Marie, formerly Montreal, was a centre for the fur trade and a base for further French exploration in North America. Today, Montreal is a cosmopolitain city. The CMA population is 3.6 million and is mostly French speaking. Besides French there are many English, Italian, Greek, Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, Creole, Potuguese, and Vietnamese speakers. Montreal is home to maple syrup, tourtiere, poutine, smoked meat, lots of great restaurants, an exciting night life, a wild sex scene (for North American standards anyways), Cirque du Soleil, the International Jazz Festival, Molson Beer, the Bronfman family, Pierre Trudeau, Oscar Peterson, Celine Dion, William Shatner, Dick Pound, Vito Rizzuto, Gilles and Jacques Villeneuve, Maurice Richard, and the Montreal Canadiens, winners of 24 Stanley Cups. Montreal also hosted Expo '67 and the 1976 Olympic Summer Games. :)

[ Edit: Edited on May 7, 2007, at 6:49 PM by malmn ]

23. Posted by roxymayhue (Budding Member 20 posts) 9y

I'm from Southern California. Land of movie stars, traffic jams, lattes, beaches, mickey mouse, street gangs, salads, wildfires, smog, and oh so much more! I currently live in Charleston, SC where the air is clean and the seafood can't be beat!

24. Posted by cruisegirl (Respected Member 244 posts) 9y

Hello Opospa!

I am from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. "Steeltown, Canada" It's a large city located about 1 hour from Toronto and 45 minutes from Niagara Falls. We are a rather nodescript city, very blue collar and hard working, with a few steel factories and very little tourism. The few things we do have are Dundurn Castle (the former home of one of Canada's Prime Ministers), the Museum of Steam and Technology, The Royal Botanical Gardens and some other beautiful parks. We are also the location of Canada's VERY FIRST Tim Horton's coffee shop!!! Hamilton is situated right at the tip of Lake Ontario (hence the joke that we are the "armpit of Ontario"). On a very clear day you can see across the bay and see the CN Tower in Toronto. And of course having Niagara Falls less than an hour away.... well, it's one of the most amazing things to see! The area surrounding Niagara Falls is very rich soil and produces amazing fruits and of course: WINE!!! There are many wineries surrounding the area. We are fortunate to have many cultures in the city, resulting in many delicious, ethnic restaurants... Indian, Caribbean, Polish, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, etc.

Our weather is very similar to that of Montreal. Our winters can be bitterly, bitterly cold and our summers suffocatingly hot. Our downside is that because of the factories and the big cities, the summers are a struggle because the air quality can be terrible, very heavy and smoggy.

Beer? Well, we are the home of Lakeport Brewery. Nothing too special, just Canadian beer! We have other local micro-breweries around us too. But being so close to Niagara Falls and Wine Country, it's the wines that are more impressive.

Now I'm sure I didn't make Hamilton seem too impressive, but we do have a lot to offer in the area!!!


25. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 9y

Born in Malaysia, Johor Bahru where there really isnt much to see, but spent more than half my life overseas, travelling and studying. theres not much in way of beers, but for food u cant beat the hawker centres or mamak stalls for price and authenticity

26. Posted by BlankFrack (Respected Member 280 posts) 9y

From Ayrshire in Scotland. Full of sheep and not a great deal else.

27. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 9y

I am originally from Iran (Persia).
Now I do live in the USA.

28. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 9y

I'm from Vail, Colorado - USA. It's a ski resort town and I can't say we really have our own "local food", but we have a lot of European influence, specifically from Germany, Austria, France and Italy. So we have some really good restaurants run by people who have moved here from there.

Those restaurants are geared primarily towards the tourists though. The rest of us just ski a lot then go eat stuff like nachos and chicken wings while we drink a bunch of Coors Light (which is from Colorado).

Other than skiing, we're just a good fun town in the mountains. Summers are awesome, which we're heading into right now, so that means things like hiking, kayaking, rafting and drinking more Coors Light.

I was actually born here, which surprises a lot of people, as I suppose it does for most people that come from resort areas. I still love it, but feel like I might need to get out of here for a while, as 30 years is a long time to be in one place!

29. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Originally lm from a village in Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland called Magheramason - where about 150-200 people live -small - so small that we dont even have a pub - just a church and a shop!

Now l live in Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland.

We have some great cuisine and some down right awful too - Ulster Fry (bacon, eggs, sausages, beans/tomatoes, soda bread, potatoe bread, mushrooms, black & white pudding), champ, Irish Stew.

The down right wrong (and l think this can be applied to Scotland as well) DEEP FRIED MARS BARS/CREME EGGS - ie creme egg/mars bar dipped in batter and deep fried for a couple of minutes - HEART ATTACK!

Local beer - tenants, harp, smitwicks were all brewed in Northern Ireland - those days have gone l think!

Cultures - well we do like a parade or two in northern ireland in and around 12th July - and the night before we like to burn bonfires - all very sophisticated!

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