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Old 08-30-2010, 07:17 PM
 
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And since I was guilty of the same reaction (dissing a town instead of talking about one we enjoyed):

I was reminded while reading an article earlier of a city (town) that fits this thread.

Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

When we first went there we were not sure at all about what to expect.

After visiting we returned numerous times and are planning on going again.

Great place to visit and if you go over Memorial Day weekend (or thereabouts) they have a great Blues festival.
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:22 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I'm game to go just about anywhere, so have never had deep reservations about a place, but I wasn't as thrilled about seeing Australia as I was about seeing some of the more "exotic" destinations on our list. I figured it would be too much like the states maybe, what with similar histories and such.

I absolutely fell in love with it though--spent 3 months and camped all the way thru and would go back tomorrow if they'd let me. I'd move there if it wasn't so far from home. It was neat seeing all the different wildlife--kangaroos and koalas and platypuses and turtles laying their eggs on the beach. The birdlife was amazing. The scenery? Out of this world. It was plenty exotic after all.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:14 PM
 
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I do not think I have ever traveled somewhere with the pre-conceived notion that I would not like it then discover I did like it. However, more than once I have avoided restaurants simply because of what they looked like from the outside, then when someone finally gets me to go, I fall in love with the place.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:07 PM
 
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I do not think I have ever traveled somewhere with the pre-conceived notion that I would not like it then discover I did like it. However, more than once I have avoided restaurants simply because of what they looked like from the outside, then when someone finally gets me to go, I fall in love with the place.
Been there, done that!!
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