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Old 08-17-2011, 10:27 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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After visiting the US, the ones I have the fondest memories of are New Orleans, Boston and, oddly enough, Los Angeles. They just seemed to stand out as the most unique/with the coolest vibes. In LA it was more neighbourhoods like Little Tokyo, Venice or Pasadena or Los Feliz/Griffith Observatory that I miss, as well as Downtown (especially Olvera Street), rather than Hollywood or West Hollywood even though those were cool. I didn't care much for Hollywood Blvd itself. Like Vegas it was one big tourist trap. New Orleans had a vibe I found nowhere else, of course, and I could imagine it being more like Havanna than Minneapolis. It just felt like another world. New York was awesome but oddly enough I don't miss it as much. I think after about 9 days I'd already had my fill of the Big Apple and the crowds. Brooklyn was interesting, though. Boston had really nice architecture and a nice/gardenlike feel to it and it would be the kind of place I'd feel at home in. Kind of like England I'd imagine. What about you?
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Atlanta the Beautiful
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Atlanta, Georgia
Providence, Rhode island
Newport, Rhode island
Savannah, Georgia
Los Angeles, California
Chico, California
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I have never been, but I have some problem because I am very fond of Seattle.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:22 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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NEW ORLEANS for me. I've been there 3 times total, twice for Mardi Gras and have some amazing memories there. I love that city and it just has so much character and soul to me.

San Diego as well since I really enjoyed living there and miss it a lot now.

Honolulu as well since I've been going there since I was 5 and love that place.
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NYC
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I have very fond memories of the summer I spent working with my uncle in Philly. I was introduced to cheesesteaks, some good people and it was my first experience living away from my immediate family for over a few weeks. I felt all independent at 19.
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:54 AM
 
Location: San Leandro
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Glen Ellyn, IL.

It was and still is the suburban dream.
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:58 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Glen Ellyn, IL.

It was and still is the suburban dream.

Really? Glen Ellyn? All the way from Sacramento?
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:22 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I have many fond memories of summer vacations visiting family in Honolulu. Ill accompany some with personal photos.
-Sitting by the side of the road eating a plate of garlic shrimp from Giovannis shrimp truck.

-Shaved Ice/Azuki bowls from Waiolas

-Driving to Kailua beach to lay out and do nothing and be completely happy

-Having a plate lunch at the Rainbow Drive In

-Walk down Kalakaua at night to people watch

-Hanging out on the lanai and enjoying the view

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Old 08-18-2011, 05:02 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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^ Beautiful pics, Nightscape, makes me want to go to Hawaii even more!
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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By far, the city I feel the most nostalgia over is Boston. Growing up, my family visited Boston SO many times. Even thought I've never lived in Boston, I feel very much at home there because of all the great memories there.

I am very nostalgic towards Chattanooga, TN. We went there when I was very little, and it's one of my earliest memories. Definitely my earliest memory of a trip. I don't remember much about the town itself but I remember the hotel we stayed at. We stayed at this hotel that had this awesome ball pit/swimming pool hybrid. I remember having so much fun there.

During college, I lived abroad in Paris and Buenos Aires during college, so I'm very nostalgic towards that city as well.

I lived in San Francisco and Chicago, so I'm nostalgic towards them. Lots of friends and memories in both cities.

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