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1. Posted by pilotka24 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

I live in a city where we have a 800+ year old castleon the hill... The name of the city is Celje, Slovenia, EU.

I wonder what is your city known, special or famous for?

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2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

Well, let's see. What is Las Vegas famous for? I guess being the self described: 'Entertaiment Capital of the World!!' would be a start. How about being world famous for being 'Sin City'? Or having more 1st class hotel rooms than any other city on the planet. How about being able to walk from the Eiffel Tower at 'Paris Hotel' to the Roman streets & Colosseum at 'Caesars Palace' to the Egyptian Pryamids at 'Luxor' to the exotic beauty of the south seas at 'Mandalay Bay' to the Lake Como area at 'Bellagio' to a mid-evil castle at 'Excalibur' to the streets and canals of Venice at 'The Venetian' to the pirate haven at 'Treasure Island' to the carnival midway at 'Circus Circus' all on the same street? How about the world's most powerful light at the Luxor or the world's largest project screen, Viva Vision at the Fremont Street Experience. Over 12 million synchronized LED bulbs in conjunction with 550,000 watts of sound projected on a 1,500 ft screen. A must see when visiting Vegas.

I could go on, but why? Las Vegas is world famous, rightfully so. I invite all TP members to visit Vegas as soon as possible. This will help stimulate our sagging economy and line the pockets of all those who live and work here.

3. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 7y

Mine has one of the highest crime rates in Canukistan!

Beaver Pelt Theft, Igloo Arson, Grand-Theft-Dogsled, and Assault with a deadly dohnut.

4. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 7y

Oasis. (which is a bit of a con cos they actually come from the suburbs)

oh and gun crime probably...

Well it's my city for the moment...

if we're taking London then I'd be here for ages but i'm happy to plump for Peter Stringfellow and jellied eeels me old china plate

5. Posted by Erik85 (Respected Member 274 posts) 7y

Melbourne:
- Home of Australian Rules Football
- A large, modern, multicultural city amidst what is a natural heaven (great beaches, flora and fauna)
- It's erratic and changeable weather - in summer you can experience 4 seasons in 1 day

6. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 7y

Liverpool - the Beatles! although there is a lot more to Liverpool than the Beatles but it seems to be the first thing people say when I tell them where I am from.

Well that and the reputation that Liverpool is the UK's capital for car crime!

7. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 7y

the best Icecream in the Netherlands.

8. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 7y

World's tallest free standing phallic symbol......still....on the grounds that the competition doesn't look enough like a phallic symbol.

9. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Secret hiding place of Beerman and Isa!!!! Plus 3 bars, 2 churches and 1,200,863 cows - we live in a dairy state after all. There are also 750 residents but only 2 belong to TP so the rest don't really count. Oh, and there's always our best known attraction... The Lair of the White Worm! (Okay, so it was a movie... I can dream, can't I???) And, we're a village - not even a town or city - just a bunch of houses grouped together to make it look like a town. They have a dinner theater... No one goes because the dinners are too expensive but they do have state funding and bake sales. They even moved the main highway so it bypasses the bars and churches. Gotta love progress...

So, this phallic symbol, Q... Where are the pictures so we can judge for ourselves? We only have your word on it...

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 18, 2008, at 10:54 AM by Isadora ]

10. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 7y

Ha gotta be Singlish...the 'lah'!

Also the merlion, which most locals dislike. Our fines for every single little thing - littering, spitting, feeding birds, etc. And the chewing gum ban

On a more serious note, I would say it's how cosmopolitan the place is, and you can't find another place in the world where regulations welcome foreigners and businesses so much. And many would also point out our 'lack of human rights' and 'draconian government'

Oh, don't forget the first ever F1 night race!!!