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Old 12-15-2011, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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In order....

Hawaii.
Roswell, New Mexico
India.
Brazil.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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For a short trip, fly to L.A. on the earliest flight, ride their new light rail trains all day, take a late night flight back.

For longer flights: Bogota, Colombia.

Israel/Jordan-Patras has long been on my list, but I think it's getting too late for that, as I'm 61, and 17-18 hours of flying no longer appeals to me, unless I break it up with 2 stopover points coming and going.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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For a short trip, fly to L.A. on the earliest flight, ride their new light rail trains all day, take a late night flight back.

For longer flights: Bogota, Colombia.

Israel/Jordan-Patras has long been on my list, but I think it's getting too late for that, as I'm 61, and 17-18 hours of flying no longer appeals to me, unless I break it up with 2 stopover points coming and going.
Wow, Bogota? Can you tell me why?
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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maybe our next two...

take the Empire Builder to Glacier NP for a couple days, continue on to Bellingham, WA, take Alaska Ferry up to Ketchikan and return the way we came.

drive the Great River Road south from MN, hitting classic river towns along the way and end up touring antebellum mansions in LA and MS.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:38 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
(I really want to go to Japan)
New York City
Alaska
Thailand
Brazil
Australia
Canada
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Wow, Bogota? Can you tell me why?
I've been to most of the South American countries but I missed Colombia. I also can't endure heat/humidity, and Bogota, at 8600 feet, with 60's for daytime highs and high 40's for nighttime lows, sounds perfect to me!

I also love the Andes mountains and I want to take some bus trips, while there, to different parts of the country, and to see those famous salt sculptures outside Bogota!
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I've been to most of the South American countries but I missed Colombia. I also can't endure heat/humidity, and Bogota, at 8600 feet, with 60's for daytime highs and high 40's for nighttime lows, sounds perfect to me!

I also love the Andes mountains and I want to take some bus trips, while there, to different parts of the country, and to see those famous salt sculptures outside Bogota!
Well, that makes sense, thanks for explaining
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I've been to most of the South American countries but I missed Colombia. I also can't endure heat/humidity, and Bogota, at 8600 feet, with 60's for daytime highs and high 40's for nighttime lows, sounds perfect to me!

I also love the Andes mountains and I want to take some bus trips, while there, to different parts of the country, and to see those famous salt sculptures outside Bogota!
Bogotá was my favorite city in Colombia, you would definitely like it, although I would recommend speaking Spanish if you go, the crime rate is pretty dang high there, it is nothing to take lightly. Just about every traveler I met there was robbed. Although, I suspect the people who were robbed were not using common sense, because I didn't have any problems at all. Bogotá is definitely not something to miss out on if you go to Colombia.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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With 12 trips, over the years, to South/Central America, yes, it's happened, but early on my travels there, as I got wiser each trip. As we all know, education can be a bit pricey at times!

Carrying a big bulk of my $$ in zip-lock bags, in the bottom of my socks, with heavily-laced tennis shoes helped. You get used to it, those plastic bags you feel in the arches of your feet, and other burial spots on my clothes, like hidden pockets inside my pants.

Last time I got mugged in Quito, they got $10, and No ID/credit cards in my wallet! Don't spend it all in one place now!

Shockingly, surprisingly, 5 trips, riding nothing but chicken buses in Central America, no incidents there, where I faslely expected it to be the most unsafe! And, no, never made it to Costa Rica!

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Old 12-21-2011, 07:56 PM
 
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East Asia, Oceania, North America, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia.
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