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31. Posted by yolandac8 (Respected Member 159 posts) 9y

I was born in Bilbao, in the Basque Country, Northern Spain. I live there until I was 18 and then moved to Vitoria, in the Basque Country too. I am currently living in Madrid.

The Basque Country in terms of landscape is very similir to the greenest Ireland but with lots mountains!!!

Gastronomy is one of our great wonders!!! Two of the world's best restaurants are in the Basque Country, the Mugaritz and Arzak Restaurant (not me who says... but the experts: http://www.theworlds50best.com/2007_list.html)

We like our local festivites when we all go out, drink a lot of wine and beer, and foremost, we like eating. We are said to be a bit close, but when we open ourselves you can have a friend for the rest of your life.

You can see more here, but the best way to know it is to VISIT IT!!!! http://www.euskadi.net/turismo/sit_i.htm

Yolanda

32. Posted by sachman (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

I am a newbie and from Sydney Australia. The building I work is within walking distance of the Sydney Harbour bridge. It's getting towards the end of May, deep Autumn yet it's quite pleasant, still t-shirt weather. This is a pretty cool forum and will be checking back often! :)

33. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

I was born in Paris, where the cheese comes from.

I was brought up in beautiful Cumbria, UK near the Lake District, in a village at the confluence of two major roads. The most famous food of Cumbria is a type of curly sausage (called "Cumberland Sausage"), followed by a type of redcurrant sauce (called "Cumberland Sauce"). Our most famous traditions are a fantastically camp form of wrestling ("Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling"), and pulling silly faces - the world gurning championship is held at Tebay, Cumbria.

I currently live in Brighton which I like very much. It's mostly famous for the gay community and dirty weekends, but actually it's a rather fab little city with lots of nice little eating and drinking places and cultural stuff happening. It's oh so alternative.

I'm about to move to London, 'cause of the career y'know.

34. Posted by sublimer (Budding Member 18 posts) 9y

Austin Texas - I'm 100% Texan. :)

Local food: Tex-Mex which is about as unhealthy as it is delicious. Everyone around here eats Enchiladas and Tacos a few times a week. I drink a lot of Mexican beer - DosXX or Corona but most of the locals drink Bud Light or Miller Lite.

Austin has a reputation of "Live music capitol of the world," it doesn't matter when you show up there are literaly hundreds of bars you could go to on any given night and catch some live music.

35. Posted by steed01 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

HI!

I'am a new guy from Shanghai, China. I have no idea whether you here have seen any chinese. But here I am.

Shanghai is one of the most developed cities in China, probably the most one. It is a great mix of old chinese culture and international cosmopolitian culture. BTW, you can also find a lot of western style buildings here.

Glad to join here.

36. Posted by rach13 (Inactive 17 posts) 9y

hi everyone.

i was born in Harare Zimbabwe, but live in Cape Town, South Africa now. apart from the political situation in zim, there is so much to see and do, it is not very commercialised and a short drive out of town and you really are in the bush. the best beer in zim has to be bolingers.

cape town has far more to offer in terms of being a more built up city, it also has some spectacular scenery, but you dont really feel like you are in Africa when you are here. the best beers are castle and black label.

local beer in zim is called chibuku. its definetely an aquired taste but worth a try, be prepared to want to gag tho. :)

37. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 9y

Lancaster, Pennsylvania. USA

Home of the Amish. Enough said.

38. Posted by erin164 (Budding Member 24 posts) 9y

Melbourne, Australia for me!

The best city in the world!

39. Posted by omnistaffs (Budding Member 20 posts) 9y

I am from Makati, Philippines
We have lots of great views, beaches, locals food that you will like..
beer? whew!!! Sam Miguel beer products...rhums...hehehehe

40. Posted by S_Paradise (Full Member 65 posts) 9y

USA. Born and raised in Alabama, but lived in New England (Connecticut and Maine) for more than a decade. Lived in Cape Town for a while. Currently reside in Washington DC.