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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by Elder statesman » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:26 am

My top 5 world wide destinations:
Galápagos, Argentina, New Zealand, Vietnam, Barbados
Favourite European city, Budapest
Just love travelling.

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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by CaptJohn » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:28 am

Heathclaret wrote:Tarkwa bay, Lagos , Nigeria, 1972ish.Sunrise on a deserted beach. Just me, my brother and my father. The waves lapping on the beach, the beached jellyfish and us three. We saw something that morning, that no longer exists.
It must have been nice back then. Not any more unfortunately. I was there in about 2007 and whilst it's still nice there's a lot of rubbish around.

Lake Louise in the Rockies was pretty spectacular but if I'm being honest there are some great places in the UK. The Lake District and Snowdonia National parks are beautiful.

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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by bodge » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:42 am

I'm with mybloodisclaret on this one, Sydney for me.

Had the good fortune to live there for 5 months, what a place !

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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by jrgbfc » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:11 am

Magaluf strip.

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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by Dyched » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:19 am

Los Angeles. Hands down. Its a ******* shithole. But its the greatest place on earth imo.

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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by BurnleySYS » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:24 am

Woodtop beer garden on Accy Rd. Is there a more beautiful sight than a beaming sun over the top of Farmfoods glazing onto the beer garden ? I dont think so ?!
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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by 1968claret » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:45 am

Tough question, so many beautiful places.
In this country I would have to say the Langdales in the Lake District.
But the place that really took my breath away was Rime and in particular the Forum and Collisseum.

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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by Joey is no kant » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:50 am

Coma pedrosa ,andorra.

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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by Dawlishclaret » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:50 am

The tiny island of Halki - an hour or so away from Rhodes and, nearer to home, Littondale.

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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by The Enclosure » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:55 am

South Island New Zealand driving through Arthur's Pass en route to the Franz Joseph Glacier.

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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by Blackrod » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:30 pm

1. Singapore
2. Jamaica
3. Switzerland
All for different reasons.

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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by Tribesmen » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:37 pm

BFCmaj wrote:Golden Temple in Amritsar, India.
Image

My god i have been twice and it's an unreal place .
Sitting upstairs people watching fantastic . Also when they bring out the holy book at 10 pm each evening something else .

My top 3 are
The great barrier reef
The Grand Canyon
and the Golden Temple of Amritsar .
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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by Im_not_Robbie_Blake » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:39 pm

Wengen, Switzerland

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Post by aclaretinstevenage » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:16 pm

Norway! 9 day trip Bergen up to Trondheim driving through the Fjords. Absolutely wonderful places en route.

Ireland - Coumshingaun lake in the Comeragh Mountains so isolated and so serene. Also the drive through The Connor Pass out of Dingle.

Paris would be my favourite City - once you get away from Gar Du Nord closely followed by Rome.

Cuba was fascinating but didn't see enough of it outside of a Wedding resort and a day trip to Havana.
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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by BleedingClaret » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:26 pm

Kefalonia - Particularly Myrtos Beach at Sunset
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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by Dazzler » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:41 pm

In the UK:
Favourite city: Edinburgh
Favourite region/county:Argylle & Bute.

Overseas:
Favourite city: Hamburg
Favourite region: North Rhine Westphalia

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Post by Erasmus » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:04 pm

Such a subjective thing isn't it? I lived in LA for four years and loathed the place.

I think my no 1 would be South India, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, but I know some would hate it there.

I also like Venice but dislike Rome, power masquerading as sanctity in the latter case.

And then you have to include the Cornish coast and Devon river valleys that make one love and long for England when you live abroad.

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Post by Dyched » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:13 pm

Erasmus wrote:Such a subjective thing isn't it? I lived in LA for four years and loathed the place.
A lot of people do who live there. The traffic plays a massive role Im sure.

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Post by Dyched » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:14 pm

Dazzler wrote:In the UK:
Favourite city: Edinburgh
Favourite region/county:Argylle & Bute.

Overseas:
Favourite city: Hamburg
Favourite region: North Rhine Westphalia
Im tempted to go hamburg for a few days. Seen some super cheap flights. Havent a clue whats actually there though. Any advice?

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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by claret wizard » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:17 pm

A few of mine....

Sunrise at the Taj Mahal.
Cliviger Gorge
Heading north on the 101 into San Francisco, you come round the freeway for your first view of the City, breathtaking.
Passing Whernside and through Deepdale heading to Dentdale, it's like driving off the edge of the world.
John Muir Woods in Northern CA.
Flying into Kai Tak in the 80's past the Forbidden City.
Mount Fuji views from the Hakone Shrine with the prayer gates.
Death Valley
Sisteron Citadel
The Acropolis

Have a few places that I want to get to, I should be out in Monument Valley later this year. Want to spend more time in South America, Santiago was an incredible City, but not great views. Rio and Machu Pinchu ( though maybe a little too touristy). Also some of the abandoned City's in Cambodia look incredible.

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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by Croydon Claret » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:20 pm

Elder statesman wrote:My top 5 world wide destinations:
Galápagos, Argentina, New Zealand, Vietnam, Barbados
Favourite European city, Budapest
Just love travelling.
What do you like about Budapest? It's on my "maybe" list for the next couple of years so anything you can say to turn that into a "definitely" would be appreciated

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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by Wilsdenclaret » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:29 pm

Kashmir curry house Bradford, failing that Sorrento or most parts of Denmark

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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by piston broke » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:42 pm

aclaretinstevenage wrote:Ireland - Coumshingaun lake in the Comeragh Mountains so isolated and so serene.
The like was for coumshingaun which I do with it's neighbour Crottys Rock. here's a photo of both.
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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by Dazzler » Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:07 pm

Dyched wrote:Im tempted to go hamburg for a few days. Seen some super cheap flights. Havent a clue whats actually there though. Any advice?
Surely you've heard of the Reeperbahn ? :) ;)

I was last in Hamburg in 85 and at a guess I would say quite a bit has changed since.
But what I believe hasn't changed is the warmness of the people and the place.
It was just a fantastic city for nightlife,shopping;the harbour area is a must.

What I fondly remember most is when we were in a bar chilling out before going to the Big Apple nightclub,we got chatting to some local chaps and when I informed them I was from Burnley that was it;
I never got to the nightclub that night but I didn't spend another pfennig.
2 of them had come over for the Hamburg game.

I'm led to believe the Big Apple nightclub is still going.

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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by Joe Buck » Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:13 pm

Climbing via feratta in the Dolomites the best place in the world

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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by karatekid » Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:40 pm

I went on a day trip to Santorini whilst on holiday in Crete. Without doubt one of the most beautiful and tranquil places I have ever been. Spent the day strolling around the narrow streets of the town and having a few Mythos beers in some fabulous tavernas. The view from the hilltop down to the harbour is something to behold. Wonderful piece of planet earth.

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Post by holdyourfire » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:36 pm

Lily beach Maldives.

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Post by jackie1971 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:11 pm

Meteora, Greece.

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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by shulgin » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:21 pm

Just got back from three brilliant days with friends in Hamburg. What a friendly and lively city. Never been before but some great bars just off the Reeperbahn and in Sternschanze. The harbour also good, plenty of ships passing while enjoying Astra beer. Weather 33 degrees too. Missing it already. Love Germany.

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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by Top Claret » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:27 pm

Cyclone club in Dubai back in 2003. Tell you what boys that place was heaven

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Post by IanMcL » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:08 pm

Five Sisters of Kintail

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Post by Rayaforspain1875 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:09 pm

French riviera.

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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by califclaret » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:28 pm

Red Rock Canyon just out side Las Vegas, beautiful drive and wonderful scenery.

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Post by Man of Kent » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:31 pm

Kent, of course!
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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by tybfc » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:44 pm

Goa - I could quite easily live there given the chance and Turf Moor relocated.

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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by FactualFrank » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:54 pm

Best place I've stayed has to be the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro. The main hotel in Rio. Marble flooring, everything on tap. I asked for an ironing board, as my shirts were creased to hell... tap on the door literally 2 minutes later. Amazing. I think my room bill came to about £500 and all I did was have a few mars bars and bottles of water.

And the place itself is amazing. Christ the Redeemer is a landmark where I had to queue to get a photo, and that's all day every day.

The downside? The flight. You have to be there for 3 weeks to make it worth the journey over there.

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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by chipbutty » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:14 am

Climbing up El Castillo at Chichen Itza (Back when you could), Climbing to the top of The Basilica at The Vatican, the eeriness of The Coliseum.
The house where Bob Marley was born, not the Kingstown commercial site. Went in 98 and hired a taxi for a day who took us on a rural trip of his beloved Jamaica.
Whale watching in the Dominican in January. The female whales venture to warmer climes to have their babies.
Blue Mountains in Australia where my wife took some lovely pictures of The 3 Sisters, as she was one of 3 sisters, unfortunately she lost the youngest 8 years ago at only 35 due to cancer.
We live in a beautiful world, which I fear is being less appreciated as we progress...

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Post by Nonayforever » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:24 am

piston broke wrote:Up the valleys from InterLaken. Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen.
My favourite walk ever was the funicular, now replaced by cable car, up from Lauterbrunnen. Then a flat walk along to Murren, with the Eiger, Monsch and Jungfrau all across the valley.
At Murren you can take a cablecar up to the James Bond revolving restaurant. Then descend from Murren back to the valley floor and back to the car with the sound of waterfalls and cowbells to accompany you. Bliss.
Been there many times. On a winter's morning walking through the village I imagined Hanzel & Gretal appearing from around a corner holding hands.
A beautiful fairytale place.

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Post by Rayaforspain1875 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:26 am

Where do you guys get the money to go to these exotic places..? Hmmm..

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Post by chipbutty » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:50 am

Rayaforspain1875 wrote:Where do you guys get the money to go to these exotic places..? Hmmm..
Most of us get it through working for a living

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Re: Best place you have ever visited?

Post by bfccrazy » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:52 am

Seen a lot of awe inspiring places but the one that always sticks in my mind just for being in the moment was in Ibiza.

Got a Catamaran and made sure we were the furthest boat out and had a clear view of the sunset - sat on the front with a bucket of beers and a jug of sangria with some chilled out beats watching the sunset and hearing the faint cheers from the distant beach behind us - perfection!

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Post by Rayaforspain1875 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:53 am

chipbutty wrote:Most of us get it through working for a living
Yea, selling things I'd guess.

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Post by bfccrazy » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:55 am

Rayaforspain1875 wrote:Yea, selling things I'd guess.
yes, I make a fortune selling the Blackburn 2011-2012 season review DVD around Burnley.

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Post by bfccrazy » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:06 am

Rayaforspain1875 wrote:Okey coke.y. Just avin the crack. Bet you've got a face like a smack.ed arse.. :)
You need to up your game if that's the angle you're going to use horsing around on here.

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Post by Rayaforspain1875 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:22 am

bfccrazy wrote:You need to up your game if that's the angle you're going to use horsing around on here.
Damn you quoted me! :)

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Post by Let'sChaseTheDragon » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:47 am

Some great suggestions- inspired to see Cornwall as an adult, when back in England. Top 5 for me:
Torres del Paine, Chilean Patagonia.
Cusco, Peru.
Rio, Brazil
Queenstown, New Zealand.
Pacific North West, USA.

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Post by CharlieinNewMexico » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:05 am

Branch off from Virginia on I64 to West Virginia heading towards Beckley.

Travelled that road hundreds of times and every time I think "damn, I must buy a place out here someday"

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Post by fatboy47 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:44 am

If I thought any of the exotic places I'd visited around the world were so amazing, and had so much more to offer than what you can find around the UK, then I'd go and live there.

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Post by Lord Beamish » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:03 am

Rick_Muller wrote:This country...

Kynance Cove, on a warm sunny day you can’t beat it - it’s like another country down there.

Abroad...

I have fond memories of the Rhine valley from a school trip - not sure exactly where though
Another vote for Kynance Cove. A truly beautiful place. Take a picnic and supplies, switch of your phone, then wait for the tide to cut you off for the next six hours. Bliss.
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