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31. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 4y

Quoting Peter

Would be kind of interesting if people all decided to post comments like that on Twitter in a coordinated attempt. Would really mess up their algorithms :) But yeah, I'm only saying nice things about the US from here on in. Flights are booked for our trip there in a few months. I love America!

Agree with that. Been there twice now and had a great time during those road trips. Haven't had any problems with customs, TSA or any other institution, felt safe, friendly people, great scenery and wildlife and surprisingly enough also some really nice and beautiful cities. Ok, it's not the culture and history of European cities, but I was pleasantly surprised with the 3 San cities: Francisco, Diego and Antonio.
Think it's time to join that TP meeting in Chicago

32. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 4y

You guys need to visit the 3 great cities of the Pacific Northwest - Seattle, Portland and Vancouver

33. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 4y

Quoting Rainer Dynszis

Quoting Isadora

I realize nothing posted in this thread has been 'out of order' in any way.

I'm not aware that I said or implied any of that either

Rainer, you haven't said anything of that type. It was just a subtle heads-up to everyone to keep things civil and lively. Most of the members responding have been around for quite awhile and know such discussions can take a negative turn quickly. So, please understand my comment was not directly aimed at any one particular member.

My apologies if you took it personally as it was not my intention.

Again, I return this thread to the intended topic! ;)

34. Posted by Peter (Admin 5813 posts) 4y

Quoting Daawgon

You guys need to visit the 3 great cities of the Pacific Northwest - Seattle, Portland and Vancouver

Only been to Seattle so far, but definitely enjoyed it. Felt the most like the kind of city that I could live in myself.

Quoting Utrecht

Think it's time to join that TP meeting in Chicago

Yes! Definitely!! To be consistent with your previous cities, does it mean we need to add a "San" to it though and start calling it San Chicago?

35. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 4y

Quoting Peter

To be consistent with your previous cities, does it mean we need to add a "San" to it though and start calling it San Chicago?

Actually, that might be appropriate, since Chicago has a sizable Mexican population along with an even larger Polish community. Not recommended in winter - think North Pole temps!

36. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 4y

Quoting Daawgon

Quoting Peter

To be consistent with your previous cities, does it mean we need to add a "San" to it though and start calling it San Chicago?

Actually, that might be appropriate, since Chicago has a sizable Mexican population along with an even larger Polish community. Not recommended in winter - think North Pole temps!

haha, or at least search for a small town near Chicago starting with 'San'...;)

It's pretty 'warm' now in Chicago by the way, compared to for example the Netherlands: -10, windchill -20 now! And Poland for sure: -30! Celcius that is..

37. Posted by Peter (Admin 5813 posts) 4y

Wow, that is cold for the Netherlands!

I do remember, last time I was in Chicago it was around April and it felt REALLY cold. Going to need to take a coat I think.

38. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 4y

Quoting Peter

Wow, that is cold for the Netherlands!

I do remember, last time I was in Chicago it was around April and it felt REALLY cold. Going to need to take a coat I think.

Check the Dutch Weather online if you want. There is a map with current and windchill temps..;)
Pretty nice weather actually

39. Posted by flat5263 (Budding Member 8 posts) 4y

plastic, antiseptic, all-the-same macdonalds to walmart towns and cities where life is the MALL. welcome to usa.

40. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1992 posts) 4y

Well, there are lots of the "plastic, antiseptic, all-the-same-macdonalds to wallmarts towns"--but there are also lots of more interesting places--which is why we have this North America forum--so we can tell you about them and have you head there instead.

New York, New Orleans, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Cancun, National Parks (in the US, Canada, Mexico and in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands), and other places along the Mexican Riviera, in the Caribbean or in Hawaii all make for interesting alternatives

[ Edit: Edited on 18-Feb-2012, at 04:17 by Calcruzer ]