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Old 12-01-2011, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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The Yucatan Peninsula and Mayan Riviera. We went to Tulum specifically to avoid the Cancun scene, but weren't expecting much beyond a laid back beach escape. We were more than blown away by the incredible beaches, but that was just the start of it. Where to start: the Mayan culture is infused in everything in the Yucatan, ancient historic sites are everywhere, crystal clear cenotes, a lush jungle, amazing food, etc... It was so much more than we ever expected!
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:08 PM
 
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This may seem strange because it's such a popular destination, but NYC! I had to go to NJ on business and had never been to New York before, so I decided to spend the weekend in NYC. I had always avoided New York City because of all of the TV shows, news reports, etc. that said NYC was dangerous and scary. I thought would get mugged (or worse) if I stepped foot there. I also heard that the people there were mean.

I absolutely loved NYC. I took a tour of the city, and found the architecture and neighborhoods to be beautiful there. And I found the people to be rather nice. While I was cautious and paid attention to my surroundings, I did not feel unsafe there. Great experience, and hope to go back soon.

On a less surprising scale, Tulsa was a great place. I actually lived there for a while. Before I went, I thought Tulsa was just tumbleweeds, tornadoes, and dust storms. I got the tornadoes right but it's very green there. Very nice people, and a very comfortable city.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:26 PM
 
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On a less surprising scale, Tulsa was a great place. I actually lived there for a while. Before I went, I thought Tulsa was just tumbleweeds, tornadoes, and dust storms. I got the tornadoes right but it's very green there. Very nice people, and a very comfortable city.
I would agree with you about Tulsa. I really was surprised by the number of art deco skyscrapers in the downtown area. It was not comparable to Chicago or New York but it was impressive on a smaller scale. And add in the Will Rogers museum in nearby Claremore, OK.
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I'm never "pleasantly surprised", because it never surprises me to find that a place is pleasant.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:13 PM
 
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The Mojave desert and Death Valley. Growing up I used to see westerns with cowboys suffering and dying in the baking heat and constantly attacked by rattlesnakes and scorpions and thought I would never want to go there but once I got to actually travel through the area, I was pleasantly surprised by the stark beauty of the desert.
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Surprisingly, Dallas, TX. Just booked a cheap deal down there about a month ago or so and couldnt believe the friendliness and how integrated the city was in terms of diversity! Completely the opposite of what one would expect when visiting Texas
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