Let's talk about our home cities:)

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11. Posted by irene1979 (Budding Member 8 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

i haved lived (on and off) in rotterdam (holland) for the past 10 years and i have really started to appreciate the city. it's starting to grow on me... so it's not sydney or paris or london, but it's not a bad place. the people are great, it has a rich history and a an even better future.

12. Posted by nieck (Full Member 24 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

again i must mention hamburg,

this city is special it's so amazing and if you think you know all of it... BLAM... all of the sudden there's something that you hadnt discovered until now. even i get to experience new aspects almost every week even though i have lived here practically all my life.
have chance to come here? DONT MISS OUT - as i wont miss out to come to y'all's home-town as well.
greetz, nils

13. Posted by Prue (Budding Member 6 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

as i type this post im sitting at my desk in SYDNEY looking out over the cystal blue ocean, not a cloud in the sky. A slight breeze. Hey, is that a whale tail????!!!! Its the middle of winter, but i'll probably just wear a t shirt when i take my walk down to the markets on the beach to pick up some bargains and grab a cappuccino in a few hours.Sydney is the best place on earth!! I have lived in Spain and France and travelled to so many places but i love my home city so much. It can be full of wankers, though, and as a single girl, let me tell you, there isn't alot to choose from. All the guys are either gay, taken or the leftovers, but i still wouldnt swap it for anything. It has space, vibrancy, great shopping, incredible food, the harbour, beachs, multiculturalism... i could go on for days. Having said that, i am middle class university educated, gainfully employed and can enjoy all of the great things we have here. not so good if you are a refugee living in a sweltering detention centre on the outskirts of the city..

14. Posted by hayanna (Full Member 46 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Kuala Lumpur.. truly Malaysia...
though it's not my mother land.. but it's like my real home now..
well combination of fab buildings and scenic skyline plus
with lots of trees.. great combination of merdernized building plus nature.. great food.. great people.. thousand words can't describe it..
really worth a visit ..

15. Posted by kody (Respected Member 234 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Penang Island, Malaysia.

Penang Island is such a beautiful place located at the north of Peninsular Malaysia. The people here are friendly and I've never bored on the foods here. They have the most delicious foods around and best, it tops when it comes to food heaven.

It's also a combination of old and new culture of living style.
An island that covered mainly by hills and sandy beaches.
A morning walk down the busy market, crowded by young and old, enjoying a cup of hot coffee for breakfast really freshen me up. Do a lil shopping in the mall at noon, and walk along the beach before dusk, and esplanade during the late evening before reaching for a night supper. It's so satisfying especiall it's on Saturday night.
That's all what I will do on the WEEKENDER!


16. Posted by nvbirdman (Budding Member 42 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

OK, I'll throw this in to the discussion. I enjoy shooting guns. I live in northern Nevada, USA, and there are VERY few restrictions on how many or what kind of guns I can own. My local gun club owns a range ten miles from my house that is free and always open.

17. Posted by Lestat (Budding Member 2 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hi guys,

Talking About Guns, civil war ... I live in Beirut and I can assure you that you would have to expect the unexpected .
very nice mix of Eastern Western culture.
Lots of partying around, full of Bars, Clubs and special events (lots of top range DJs).
Wonderful beaches and siteseeing in and around Beirut. Very diverse nature in such a small country (cedars, Pine treas, Ski resorts...)
Great, great food.
People are friendly and are really willing to help you out.
In two words: Come along !


18. Posted by hael0 (Full Member 31 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Twin Falls

I'm from the Idaho desert, heres a quick discription of a lovely place I like to go swimming at. Its in the form of directions I gave to a friend, but if you're in the neighborhood....

Listen up, its like this: Heres the flat dry desert. You're in the Garden of Eden. Just before Eden, Idaho. Right past the alfalfa field. Follow the cow pies, turn left at the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (mind the snakes), then a right just past the Tree of Life. Continue forward and step up onto The Rock. Upon which no one has yet risen to heaven, but we're keeping our fingers crossed, and over which no Dome has yet been built, but we're always busy in the kitchen making goods for a fund raising bake-sale. From this vantage point you'll see The Lake. Deep in a canyon, 500 feet down, filling up a hole sliced out of the desert rock. You continue on, taking note of the pillars of salt, reminding you not to look back or to make eye-contact with the cows licking away, lest the brutish bovines bounce, beating the bloodly hell out of you. Down the cliff you climb, till you come to The Valley of Tall, Thick, Thorny Plants With Little Yellow Berries On Them. Machete in mind and only beach towel in hand you push your way through a trail. This one obviously couldn't have been made by cows, given the cliff, so we'll just say that its a goat trail on account of the small, cloven tracks. And yes, the half-man half-goat figure dancing to the tune of his flute is only a figment of your imagination, just keep on truckin'. By now you've made it to the rocky shore. Take a left to move on to the far shore across the 2x4 bridge. Or take a right over a tall rock outcropping to the diving cliffs. I prefere right. Over here you can hike farther back to the source of the f-ing ice cold lake, which is called Vinyard lake, by the way. Over the little waterfall and up the little stream, through the cursed stinging nettle and you find yourself in the most amazing place on planet Idaho. The lake is fed by an underground river which pokes its frosty head out of the canyon wall not 100 feet from the lake. But the thing is, it doesn't come out all at once from one spot. It seeps through the basalt from hundreds of spots at various heights. This creates an amazing wall of wet mossy green rock. Thats not all. Right below that is a small pool of cristal, clear water above flawless white sand. White quicksand where more water oozes out of the ground and flows down toward Vinyard. Not Never Ending Story quicksand, but gentle sand that your feet slowly sink into. Amazing. F-ing Amazing. The frogs are a plus too.


19. Posted by goldenfool (Budding Member 2 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

okey people london!
not exactley my home city but im close enough;)
lots of history first off and just rammed with people nearly all the time.some lovley parks and the public transport there is actually pretty good.its got a huge cultural mix and i find it to be quite a friendly place.
on top of that its a good place to base your self and day trip to other places especially on the coast as the trains arent to bad :)

again not exactley my home town per say but im half irish and my mums from galway (co galway) eire wich is in the westcoast of ireland and the whole of the west coast is beautiful especially all the small islands off the west coast (my mums from inishbofin) wich is also where i have met a huge amount of travellers stayinmg and working the summer through. very friendly place and great night life to boot.

20. Posted by Plannersis (Budding Member 2 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

My home city for 19 years - Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment....we are a high and dry desert...about 5800 feet above sea level, about 500,000 population, tri-culture of Hispanic, Native American and white people. Lots of enlightenment-minded folks, lots of people who love the outdoors and mountains, lots of old-fashioned politics and not much high society or fashion or uppity types. I truly recommend it for anyone wanting to experience and learn about southwest USA. Tourism (because Santa Fe is only one hour away) is biggest industry here; this State is not very rich, but people are very friendy!