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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Machu Pichu, Chichen Itza, The Grand Canyon in Arizona

    Many more, but those are on top of the list, I think.

    Not much interested to see the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben clock or The Colosseum in Rome or other European sites since I've been to Europe. Would be nice to go back, but not a priority.

    I'd like to see Petra in Jordan & the Sphinx, but I don't like sand and the Mid East in general.
    The Sphinx and the great pyramids at Giza are definitely worth the trip. Mind blowing in reality. Do the King Tut museum in Cairo while you’re at at it.
    I travelled by boat from Cyprus and the entry to Alexandria from the sea is also quite breathtaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    The Grand Canyon in Arizona
    Just a suggestion, for you and others.

    If you do visit, do it along the Colorado River (white water rafting) with the Hualapai Indian tribe (you want to see it with locals).


    For our second trip with them (planned in June), we’ll be doing the 2 day trip.: https://www.grandcanyonwest.com/

    No. That picture above isn't a local
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    Maybe I'll go some place worth a travel thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    I've now got enough air miles with Oman Air to get a night in a Muscat hotel. (its taken 3yrs)

    Livin' the dream eh

    Try and get the The Chedi, a Gin Fizz was a mouth watering $20 a decade ago but a stunning Belgian Architect great pool onto one of the few beaches my wife found the sea too hot !!

    Beware like Malaysia a bacb with a metre is rare, an airline hotle should inc free transfer and you can buy duty free on arrival.

    If you can drive rent a car for the day fuel is peanuts get up to Nizwa and see the real Oman
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    Worth a visit
    Lapland
    Green deserts of Salalah
    Nearby Socotra be great once Yemen safe
    Alpuharras Mts of Andalucia where you can see Africa
    Essouiria and La Rache Morocco
    Inishmore Ireland
    Isle of Lewis Scotland
    Leticia Colombia on the Amazon
    Vinales Cuba
    Big Sur California the whole route 1 if reopened after rock falls

    Cities

    Copenhagen
    Prague
    Ho Chi Minh Tranh's Jazz club
    Kyoto
    Funibashi area Tokyo
    Biratnagar Nepal
    Tahiti
    San Luis Obispo
    Gainesville Florida
    St Catherine Ontario
    NoHo
    Constantine Algeria not safe for solo women I'm advised today

    My favourite San Sebastian-Donosti
    Harlingen Friesland
    Talin old Town capital of Estonia
    Moscow
    Port Stephens NSW
    Tavistock Devon
    Brecon Wales
    Turky / Abo Finland
    Napier N Island NZ and Te Papa museum in Wellington Harbour

    Attractions
    Santxeno Sculpture Park Baztan Spain
    Malham Tarn Yorkshire
    Modern Art Linrary Edo/ Tokyo
    Shinjuku at night
    Tskiji Fish Mkt
    Pintxos Donastiak old Town S Sebastian
    Newtown Sydney
    Teheran Market
    Taksim Sq Istanbul
    North BEach S Francisco (not a Beach Little Italy Boho shops clubs etc)

    Wright's Pie factory Stoke on Trent
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    ^ wow! You've been around. :thumbs up:

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    Cologne was a romantic winter getaway in 2009, temps below -8....great for holding hands in the parks by the river in the evenings. Great live music venues

    Not sure what its like now... thousands of mostly male immigrants have invaded since then

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    Time, I believe we could all agree that we could use a bit more. As for myself I'd like a bit of free time before mine is spent.
    I've been west as in Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, Nevada, New Mexico, and some points in between.
    In retrospect the best days of my life were spent with my grandparents in Rhinelander Wisconsin.

    Setting sails, spinning tails, and fishing for whales with a lady that they both enjoyed. .......




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    Never seen Bremerton. How about you snubbs? Pics to follow?

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    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    Re: the Mid East, the reason I'm not keen on it is that there are many places which aren't safe for a single woman (or even a group of women). Also, in many places, we'd have to cover up from head to toe. Re: safety during travelling, I've read about a Chinese-Australian girl who cut her hair & dressed as a boy while travelling to the more remote & dangerous parts of the world. She was featured on BBC or CNN, I think. Kudos to her for doing that trek alone.

    SLandreth - I hope you post pics of your Grand Canyon trip. I've enjoyed your trip reports - esp the Machu Pichu and Mongolia/Tibet (?). I saw that you went to Cebu in PI - will you be posting pics from that? Cheers & safe travels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Also, in many places, we'd have to cover up from head to toe.
    ...aside from Saudi, which doesn't allow tourism (yet)...no mid-east tourist location requires foreign women to do more than dress modestly, i.e., cover the important bits, legs to the knees and tops to the elbows. In fact, dress as you ordinarily would for work. As for dressing as a boy...well, you might be in greater danger...
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    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post
    Maybe I'll go some place worth a travel thread.
    With all the members on here from around the globe, there is always an interest in a members locale.

    You'd be surprised at what's in your local area, get your camera out and start snapping then sharing.

    All the best

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    Cornwall's great. A simple bus ride to Falmouth goes through some stunning scenery and villages that have centuries of history.

    Falmouth itself is a lovely town, cobbled streets, markets, pubs and restaurants looking out on the English channel. 2nd best fish and chip shop in the UK. (NOT Rick Steins place)

    Luckily no chink tourists have got there yet.




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    Lovely.

    My mother loves Cornwall, She was thinking of retiring there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...aside from Saudi, which doesn't allow tourism (yet)...no mid-east tourist location requires foreign women to do more than dress modestly, i.e., cover the important bits, legs to the knees and tops to the elbows. In fact, dress as you ordinarily would for work. As for dressing as a boy...well, you might be in greater danger...
    So much for addressing the myths that so many follow, intuitively - based on cycling ignorance, less experience.

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    Falmouth a great pub crawl Jacobs ladder to the Chain Locker did a lot of sailing and work there in the last century.

    My favourite before the fire the Pandora Inn at Restonguet where we did the yard of Ale on a stag night.

    Pub itself has a BOUNTY FULL AND magical history SEE BELOW



    When you visit the Pandora Inn, it’s easy to forget you’re in the 21st century. Its spectacular setting on the edge of Restronguet Creek is timeless.
    Steeped in history, parts of the Inn date back to the 13th Century. With its flagstone floors, low-beamed ceilings and thatched roof it’s not difficult to believe that little has changed since that time. In the 13th century, there was a farm on the site. In 1488, the Restronguet Estate Accounts state that the rent was 8s 4d a year.

    The building later became known as the Passage House. Lake’s ‘Parochial History of Cornwall’ (141) states: “There is a passing-boat kept there, it being the post-road and by much the nearest cut from Falmouth to Truro.” For centuries, this remained one of the main roads until the Truro turnpike was opened in 1828.
    The inn changed its name – this time to The Ship, and its tenant, Joseph B Collins, paid the landlord, Colonel Tremayne, £13.0d annual rent. A clause in the lease stated that “no intoxicating liquor shall be sold on the Sabbath” – a clause that was later removed – fortunately!


    HMS PandoraThe inn was re-named in memory of the HMS Pandora, the naval ship sent to Tahiti to capture the mutineers of Captain Bligh’s Bounty. Unfortunately, the Pandora struck a remote part of the Great Barrier Reef in 1791 and sank with the loss of many crew and mutineers. The captain, Captain Edwards, was court-martialled on his return to Cornwall where he is reputed to have bought this inn.


    Devastating fire
    On 24 March 2011, the Pandora Inn suffered a devastating fire. The whole of the first floor was destroyed and only a few charred timbers remained. No one was hurt and once the shock of the fire had subsided, it became apparent that the blaze had given the owners an opportunity to give the Pandora a ‘quality’ facelift. Ugly 1970s partitions and additions were destroyed in the fire and, with its Grade II listing, the Pandora could only be restored with traditional materials and building methods.

    Re-thatched
    In accordance with current building regulations, the building was completely re-thatched and the chimneys re-built so that the all-important log fires could ensure a warm welcome for customers again.

    The first floor dining room has been transformed and is now a stunning vaulted room with traditionally pegged green oak beams. The green oak is beautiful – traditional and yet contemporary, while a new glass screen at the top of the staircase provides a light and spacious addition to the room.

    John Milan and Steve Bellman, who have been at the helm of the Pandora since 1999 were determined that the Pandora’s history was faithfully recorded. Two windowsills, scorched and blackened, have been retained and a small section of burnt beam has been carefully mounted on the ceiling alongside its modern replacement. These damaged sections serve as reminders of what has been lost. The fire of 2011 is just the latest chapter in the very long life of the Pandora Inn…



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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    no mid-east tourist location requires foreign women to do more than dress modestly, i.e., cover the important bits, legs to the knees and tops to the elbows. In fact, dress as you ordinarily would for work
    Yes.. you are right. I wore knee length or just below knee length skirts, and shirts that went to the elbow when I worked in Kuwait. Many foreigners also wore shorts (not short shorts), and short sleeve shirts.


    Europe is on my bucket list (France, Italy and Spain).. I've only been to the England/Scotland. I'd also like to visit Ireland.
    Laos is high on my list.
    Malaysia
    Hawaii
    Peru
    Costa Rica

    Not sure I'll be able to get to all of these before death.

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    Edinburgh, Scotland. Spending a few days there next month.

    Will be nice to visit Scotland for a holiday, and not work for a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    the Mid East, the reason I'm not keen on it is that there are many places which aren't safe for a single woman (or even a group of women)
    I've been to many places in the Mid East and have felt safe enough, katie. I've been to Dubai, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, and Kuwait.. and have felt pretty safe. Riding a bus in Kuwait is a bit scary as there are no women on the bus. The women are driving the cars and the men take the local bus. I usually always took a taxi around and even had my own taxi driver. Jordan is very touristy and you will be fine there. Even Saudi these days, has many foreign women who live and teach there (not something I want to do though).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Edinburgh, Scotland.
    Edinburgh is so awesome! I took the train from London up to Edinburgh. Enjoy!

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    Mongolia and the stans
    Antarctica by ice breaker
    Philippines
    Belarus
    French Polynesia
    Bora Bora
    New Zealand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    I've been to many places
    ...but...have you ever been to you?...

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    ^Or sipped champagne on a yacht.?


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