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View Poll Results: Which city and its surroundings, would you visit for a one week vacation (According to thread specif
Rome, Italy 24 42.86%
New York, USA 3 5.36%
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5 8.93%
Cape Town, South Africa 4 7.14%
Tokyo, Japan 7 12.50%
Sydney, Australia 13 23.21%
Voters: 56. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-09-2014, 05:34 PM
 
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Let's imagine the following. Suppose you won a contest on some reputable game-show in your respective country, and the prize was a trip of a lifetime. The length of the trip excluding airfare time, was exactly one week or 7-days, 7-nights, however, you could only visit one of the following cities during the duration of your week stay: New York, Rio De Janeiro, Rome, Cape Town, Tokyo or Sydney. While at your destination city, you are not allowed to go further than 2-hours outside of the city limits for exploring during the duration of your visit. Which city would you then choose to visit, and why?

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Old 09-09-2014, 05:50 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Capetown.

Why? Because it's the only city on my list I have not yet visited.

I was born in NYC and have revisited it hundreds of times. Rio I've been to 4 times, Rome 3 times, Tokyo twice, and Sydney once.
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Old 09-09-2014, 05:55 PM
 
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It wouldn't be a trip of a lifetime as I've been there, but I'd choose Rome. There is so much to see and do there that I never get tired of visiting.

I wouldn't go to the others because I'm from New York and that's "going home" as opposed to taking a vacation, Tokyo and Sydney are just too far to go for only a week. By the time you got over your jet lag it would be time to leave. Rio just doesn't interest me all that much. I'm not comfortable with crime rates in Cape Town right now.
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:11 PM
 
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Sidney.
Why? It's the only city on the list I have not visited.
However, being limited to the city is not my idea of a trip of a lifetime. And if anything was deemed "a trip of a lifetime", I would have been there already. If I go to Australia, damned if I am going to spend all my time in Sidney, and I don't need to win a contest to travel. So my ultimate choice would be no thanks.
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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I'll take Tokyo, and ask the contest coordinator to book the plane tickets so I've got an extra week there to explore on my own dime. (Apparently it's a common enough request with travel contests, and they generally go along with it as long as your dates don't go into contest blackout periods)
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:37 PM
 
Location: World
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New York. There are so many places to see there. More tourists come to NYC then any other city in the list.
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:24 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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New York. There are so many places to see there. More tourists come to NYC then any other city in the list.
True, but - believe it or not - the #1 tourist visited city in the world is Bangkok, Thailand.
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan
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I chose Rome, we spent a week there last year and only saw a fraction of the city.

Because of travel time Cape Town, Tokyo and Sydney are out, I would need at least 3 weeks for a vacation in these locations.

Visited Rio once, don't feel the need to return

NY ... yaaawwwnnn
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:18 PM
 
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The only city I would actually want to visit on that list is Tokyo. I have already been to New York City multiple times and I have already been to Rome twice so it doesn't really hold any appeal to me. While I would not mind visiting Australia generally speaking I would need more than a week just to adjust/get rid of jet lag.
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, KY
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There are a couple more that should definitely be on that list, especially Paris which could be the one I would vote for. In addition there is London, Berlin, Moscow, Munich, etc. the choices are endless but I think there are many that are much better choices in the ones you listed.
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