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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    To be honest, we probably wouldn't want you and your guns anyway.
    Sensitive? Seems I’ve touched a nerve. Would you like a warm bottle?

    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Couldn’t pay me enough, even if you tossed in the best accommodations to step foot in the UK/London. I will even avoid transiting through a UK airport.
    I’ve had a change of heart.

    If that Fleabag woman would accompany us during our stay in the UK/London and overnight in an adjoining suite, I might consider a short visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eaglesgift View Post
    Yep, I love Bangkok. As you say, it's a proper city - you can feel it as soon as you arrive. From an expat perspective, Chiang Mai is a bit like Eastbourne, only with no sea and a lot more pollution.
    How do you rate Bournemouth and Yeovil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    Because they're both brilliant cities and many people would think of them as the 2 best in the world?
    Pfffft . . . narrow-minded thinking.

    You've been in South America . . . Buenos Aires is amazing . . . Tokyo, Berlin, Paris, Madrid, Rome, Sydney etc . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    How do you rate Bournemouth and Yeovil?
    I don't think I've ever been to either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecollector View Post
    I love Tokyo but I have heard it is better to live in Kyoto/ Osaka and just visit Tokyo when you want to.

    depends where you are i think. my cousin lives in roppongi hills which is pretty good. ive never been to Kyoto, and i wasnt blown away with Osaka. Kobe better in my opinion.

    i used to live on the shonan coast which while technically not Tokyo still part of the mess/ mass. Its like Tokyo's seaside resort. that was a really nice area around enoshima, kamakura, ofuna.
    and only 30-40 mins to Tokyo station (on the right trains)
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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented View Post
    depends where you are i think. my cousin lives in roppongi hills which is pretty good. ive never been to Kyoto, and i wasnt blown away with Osaka. Kobe better in my opinion.

    i used to live on the shonan coast which while technically not Tokyo still part of the mess/ mass. Its like Tokyo's seaside resort. that was a really nice area around enoshima, kamakura, ofuna.
    and only 30-40 mins to Tokyo station (on the right trains)
    Thanks for this information mate, my daughter is planning on spending her gap year in Japan and then the degree she hopes to do will be one year in Kyoto. Japan gives a really good 1year work/ study and travel visa to some select countries. She will take two courses at a Japanese language school, get a job, travel, live with a old Japanese couple and she hopes to pick up learning a Japanese instrument to further her cultural learning. Sorry a bit of topic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Pfffft . . . narrow-minded thinking.

    You've been in South America . . . Buenos Aires is amazing . . . Tokyo, Berlin, Paris, Madrid, Rome, Sydney etc . . .
    That's the idea of the thread, to gauge opinion.

    I had always put NY at the top of my bucket list and it didn't disappoint.

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    i realized i fibbed and forgotten i had visited Kyoto for a day once. and it was very nice, but I'm no expert. Think Cyrille went relatively recently

    good luck to her, I'm sure she will enjoy it immensely.
    just warn her that it feels like all the houses are made of cardboard so it gets freezing in winter, and earthquakes isn't no thing (usually)

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented View Post
    i realized i fibbed and forgotten i had visited Kyoto for a day once. and it was very nice, but I'm no expert. Think Cyrille went relatively recently

    good luck to her, I'm sure she will enjoy it immensely.
    just warn her that it feels like all the houses are made of cardboard so it gets freezing in winter, and earthquakes isn't no thing (usually)

    I went to Osaka and then onto Kyoto for a few days.

    Osaka was alright, but it was no Tokyo. I love Tokyo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    Osaka was alright, but it was no Tokyo. I love Tokyo.
    Pretty clear what you like so back to square one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented View Post
    i realized i fibbed and forgotten i had visited Kyoto for a day once. and it was very nice, but I'm no expert. Think Cyrille went relatively recently

    good luck to her, I'm sure she will enjoy it immensely.
    just warn her that it feels like all the houses are made of cardboard so it gets freezing in winter, and earthquakes isn't no thing (usually)
    tx mate! she is psyched about the next five years, her room is full of Kanji on post-it notes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Pretty clear what you like so back to square one.

    Maybe we should open things up by listing our top cities on each continent...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    What's so great about Istanbul?

    It's one of the places my Mrs can fly to at short notice without prearranging a visa.

    Costs. Their inflation has killed the Lira.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    Maybe we should open things up by listing our top cities on each continent...
    Asia – Tokyo
    Africa - Cairo
    North America - Miami
    South America - Cusco
    Europe - Rome
    Australia – Cairns


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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    Maybe we should open things up by listing our top cities on each continent...
    My oldest son 14 years studying in public high school is doing very well I'n his Japanese courses. Reading ,writing and speaking. I would like to think that this half aussie half Lao son . Sparked of his interest in learning another Language( besides English and Lao) as a result of a trip we made to Japan and took him along. Didn't take his little bro. To young then he stayed with granny. Oh slightly of topic we only done a day trip to Kobe from Kyoto and was shown around by an Aussie mate who lived there. Seemed like a great little city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Australia – Cairns
    Joking surely?

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    ^Nothing wrong with Sydney.......


    but I would prefer Cairns.

    It’s a nice little place AND less great whites (white tip below).


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    Personal preference and all that.
    Cairns just strikes me as a backpacker and tourist hub to the Great Barrier Reef.

    More of a resort town than City.

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    We are all too old for Cities now.

    Bingo down Weymouth with the blue rinse brigade is where its at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg Dingle View Post
    We are all too old for Cities now.

    Bingo down Weymouth with the blue rinse brigade is where its at.
    Chitty could get on the pull too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Africa - Cairo

    You've gotta be joking, haven't you?!??!??! Egypt is a great place, but parts of Cairo and much of the area around the Pyramids are bloody hellholes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg Dingle View Post
    Bingo down Weymouth with the blue rinse brigade is where its at.
    Speak for yourself, I'm shaking 20/30 year olds off with a stick









    Tbf all his suggestions in each of the continents were pretty ludicrous.
    No offence intended Landreth, it's all about personal preference.

    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    You've gotta be joking, haven't you?!??!??! Egypt is a great place, but parts of Cairo and much of the area around the Pyramids are bloody hellholes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Speak for yourself, I'm shaking 20/30 year olds off with a stick


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    Sire you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    You've gotta be joking, haven't you?!??!??! Egypt is a great place, but parts of Cairo and much of the area around the Pyramids are bloody hellholes.
    A friend from Miami lives full time in S. Africa now and has been wanting us to visit. So, until that visit it’s going to be Cairo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg Dingle View Post
    We are all too old for Cities now.
    Amen to that. Give me a nice quiet village with a relatively warm climate and I am happy.
    Burned out on city living years ago.

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