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Paris; lovely at any time of the year, nice walking city, plenty to do and loads of history to see.

London is a good walking city too, although the bikes are brilliant and cheap for getting off the beaten track and round the parks; cycled across the Abbey Road zebra crossing :)  Loads of history around every corner and great for shopping.

Washington DC; driving in is surreal, over the Arlington Memorial Bridge with it's white marble and gold statues, then you come to the Romanesque architecture of the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument in the background, it's like driving into a Roman movie set.

Venice, another surreal and beautiful place like nowhere else, history over every bridge and round every corner, eyes a-poppin' at the sights usually seen in magazines. Tight alleys full of wee bars and restaurants.

Los Angeles, fantastic weather and so much to experience, from mountain to city to sea, love it... going back later this year. B|

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A bit further afield but 

Have family in BC Canada so spent a bit of time in Victoria and Vancouver over the years. Both cracking cities IMO. So many options and the surrounding area is spectacular. 

Spent a bit of time on holiday down under last year. Melbourne and Brisbane were highlights. Friendly modern cities, very easy to get around and so much to do. 

In Europe a place I’ve always enjoyed is Palma in Majorca. Even on lads holidays to Magaluf we always made a point of going for a day even if we did spend it drinking.

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Riga was good.

Prague lovely in snow if not practical.  Unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell brewed in house was lovely. 

Didn't like Frankfurt.  Train from there to Köln  along the Rhine was great.  Full size pizza and Franziskaner in a proper glass.  

Belfast is interesting in a bit off a fecked up way.  Got taken to a Apprentice Boy club which was interesting. 

Dublin alright. Liked the Gaol.

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3 hours ago, Squirrelhumper said:

I liked Gdansk, although I was on a stag so I'd like to go back.

Warsaw is lovely too.

Mmmm. Surprised at Warsaw.

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1 hour ago, Joe said:

Istanbul a few year back. Fascinating, busy, culture.

Also a bit of tension with undercover security in Taxim square. That was before Syria properly kicked off.

Would love to go again 

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Missed ou Istanbul! Fantastic place. Huge. We were on a cruise and woke up to being right in the centre of the city. Sat on out balcony astounded by the views.

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Great: New York, Berlin

Good: Denver, Miami, Amsterdam, Strasbourg, Dublin, Cologne.

S**te: London, Cardiff, Paris, Valetta.

Hitting Prague, Bruges, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vegas this summer. Can't wait.

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Different strokes for different folks probably. @Scooter loved LA for example, whereas I hated it.

Las Vegas (or Paradise for the pedants) is another place I think it's worth experiencing - you can't describe it to people who haven't been and do it justice. 

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3 minutes ago, Scooby_Doo said:

You driving @mathematics? We did that, starting in Vegas, going through Yosemite and Death Valley, up to SF and then up to LA. Magic. 

Aye, (well, Mrs Mathematics will be). Got a wedding in Vegas, then driving to Los Angeles, SF, Death Valley, back to Vegas and then home. Been researching all the top spots, like the Polanski/Tate house, the LaBianca house, ...

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8 minutes ago, mathematics said:

Aye, (well, Mrs Mathematics will be). Got a wedding in Vegas, then driving to Los Angeles, SF, Death Valley, back to Vegas and then home. Been researching all the top spots, like the Polanski/Tate house, the LaBianca house, ...

At least you'll have another Killie fan for company.......

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31 minutes ago, mathematics said:

Aye, (well, Mrs Mathematics will be). Got a wedding in Vegas, then driving to Los Angeles, SF, Death Valley, back to Vegas and then home. Been researching all the top spots, like the Polanski/Tate house, the LaBianca house, ...

Death Valley was mental. Stayed there one night, went to the pool in the hotel and it was 46 degrees Celsius. Had to brush my teeth with warm water as the 'cold' tap was nothing of the sort. 

You could also go to the salt flats and use the worst toilet ever. It appears OK from the outside, but it being desert, there is no plumbing and it's really a festival toilet. So a pile of s**te festering in 40 degrees plus.... :33:

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28 minutes ago, Scooby_Doo said:

You could also go to the salt flats and use the worst toilet ever. It appears OK from the outside, but it being desert, there is no plumbing and it's really a festival toilet. So a pile of s**te festering in 40 degrees plus.... :33:

Sounds amazing.

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Done Valletta , Florence ,Barcelona , Rome , Salzburg , Munich , Marseille , Monaco , Nice ,Amsterdam ,  . One of the nicest places scenery wise I’ve been is defo Calvi in Corsica . 

Berlin , Italy again probably soon . 

 

Calvi...

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1 hour ago, mathematics said:

Aye, (well, Mrs Mathematics will be). Got a wedding in Vegas, then driving to Los Angeles, SF, Death Valley, back to Vegas and then home. Been researching all the top spots, like the Polanski/Tate house, the LaBianca house, ...

If you like houses, you should consider visiting the historical landmark that is Nitt Witt Ridge in Cambria. Built by recluse Art Beal over 50 years out of garbage and stuff he picked up locally and on the beach. The locals hate it but it's worth a visit.

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4 minutes ago, Scooter said:

If you like houses, you should consider visiting the historical landmark that is Nitt Witt Ridge in Cambria. Built by recluse Art Beal over 50 years out of garbage and stuff he picked up locally and on the beach. The locals hate it but it's worth a visit.

Mrs Mathematics likes Charlie Manson more than she likes houses.

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2 minutes ago, mathematics said:

Mrs Mathematics likes Charlie Manson more than she likes houses.

Hence the living in a tent...

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2 hours ago, Scooby_Doo said:

San Francisco. Great place. 

Agreed. Alcatraz, the trolley cars, Mel's  Diner from American Graffiti, helicopter under some big bridge, Giants stadium... bit windy though.

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3 hours ago, Squirrelhumper said:

Why?

Just thought id read that it was mostly modern and a bit soviet style rather than lovely. But you'll know better if you've been there.

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