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Old 08-23-2019, 11:39 AM
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I have two, both in the US. Key west, I would like to visit Hemingway's home and New Orleans, which has fascinated me for a long time.
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Old 08-23-2019, 01:52 PM
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Originally Posted by tijlover View Post
As far as Chernobyl, expect more of these accidents to happen in the future, and then you may not have to travel so far to see the results.

Oh, I want to see Russia anyway. And Ukraine. Mostly Ukraine.

I also want to learn to speak Russian. After that, Ukrainian will be easy.
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Old 08-23-2019, 03:08 PM
Location: Eastern Washington
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Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post
I know I shouldn't but ever since the HBO special I've been thinking about Chernobyl and the Exclusion Zone. Apparently the place is overrun with tourists and tours these days. To do the entire tour takes about 11 hours, they say. Wear closed toe shoes because you'll be stepping on broken glass. Oh, and take a roll of toilet paper since there is none on site. And bottled water.

It would be a different kind of vacation, that's for sure.

It's OK, I have already been there, 3-4 times. Helped write some improved Emergency Operating Procedures for Unit 3, which was still running at that time. It does help to speak/read at least some Russian. For extra credit, learn to speak Ukrainian, which is related to Russian but different. At least learn the 12 catch phrases of Ellochka the Cannibal from the classic novel/movie "The 12 Chairs":


There are many excellent restaurants in nearby Kiev. And many sights to see, the old city gate, a World's Fair exhibit with miniatures you look at through binocular microscopes, stuff like gold horse shoe type shoes on a flea, an electric motor claimed to work about the size of a grain of rice, many old churches and other buildings.
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Old 08-23-2019, 03:16 PM
Location: New Mexico
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Places I have not visited but would like to at some point:
Quebec City and Montreal
Pacific Northwest - Oregon & Washington
Charleston, Savannah, maybe Brunswick
Camino de Santiago - Spain

Places I'd like to revisit:
Peru - but the northern part
Umbria (Perugia)
Las Vegas - a weekend
Montana (fly fishing)

I'm going to Ireland next year.
I seem to have little interest in some places in Asia and even Europe.
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Old 08-23-2019, 04:13 PM
Location: Florida
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Enjoy it while you can, every day you get a little older. At 85 &84 we have retired from travel.

I have visited 18 countries and my wife 16. We enjoy the reminisces.

There are places that we visited that are not countries but interesting none the less. The Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Gibraltar are British, Martinique is French, Majorca is Spanish.

I wished that I had been able to take my wife to the UK, Greece and Hawaii. I have been to them but not with her.
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Old 08-23-2019, 04:29 PM
Location: SoCal
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Just renewed my passport, hopefully I get 10 more years to travel. Maybe by then I will hang up my long distance traveling, or maybe not.
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Old 08-23-2019, 05:45 PM
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Alaska and Cornwall for me, and maybe the rest of the British Isles. My husband would like to also see Japan and Australia and New Zealand. (He already spent quite a few months in Alaska when he was in the Air Force and loved it.)

We doubt if it will ever happen, though, but we are just fine with that because we have been on many beautiful vacations already, we are retiring to a beautiful location, and we are basically homebodies at heart.
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Old 08-23-2019, 07:38 PM
Location: Southern Most New Jersey
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let's go see them aliens !
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Old 08-23-2019, 11:24 PM
Location: Pennsylvania
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Originally Posted by NJBoy3 View Post
let's go see them aliens !
Roswell, NM?
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by PAhippo View Post
Roswell, NM?
Dulce, NM.
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