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Old 04-07-2013, 10:22 PM
 
Location: HERE
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Would you be willing to visit a D or F climate if you won an all expense paid trip (you couldn't redeem it for cash or transfer it to another person so it's either take the trip or get nothing)? The key is that you'd have to visit the location in the worst time of the year. E.g. if you hate heat and humidity, you'd have to visit Singapore in August. If you hate the cold and snow, you'd have to visit Anchorage in January. You'd be staying a 3 star hotel and you'd be taking those guided walking tours (no rental car or cab fees provided) where you'd be spending some time outside sightseeing with the group so there's no option of hiding in air conditioned or heated cars and indoor attractions the whole time.

 
Old 04-07-2013, 10:38 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Absolutely. In fact, I'd like to visit places like Arizona or Nevada at the height of summer even though I don't like sunshine or excessive heat. It'd be interesting to experience.

I've been to the deep southeastern US several times during the summer and wouldn't hesitate to go again at that time of the year.
 
Old 04-07-2013, 10:44 PM
 
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Not on the cold end. On the hot end, possibly.
 
Old 04-07-2013, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Singapore
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Of course. I would go to Vostok in July, Dallol in July, Faya-Largeau in May, Attu in any month, Norilsk in January, etc.

And then I would top it off with a pleasant visit to Walvis Bay in January to relax.

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Here's my trip:
March/April: Bangkok
May/June: Faya-Largeau
July: Dallol
August: Vostok
September/October: Attu
November/December/January: Norilsk
February: Walvis Bay

Last edited by Candle; 04-07-2013 at 11:58 PM..
 
Old 04-08-2013, 02:23 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Yep sure would. Always like a vacation, especially of the all expenses paid variety lol.
 
Old 04-08-2013, 02:43 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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To somewhere like New Orleans or Miami, sure. To somewhere like Brownsville or Key West, probably not. Basically, if I have prior interest in the place, I will visit it regardless of the climate - I loved my time in Spain, even if it was hot. Barcelona is just beautiful.
 
Old 04-08-2013, 03:09 AM
 
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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Absolutely, provided it wasn't for too long. I am interested in extreme climates but the important distinction I'd I'd happily visit such a place but never live in it. Besides it'd be a reminder of what I was missing back home (ie appreciate my climate more)
 
Old 04-08-2013, 04:39 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Yep sure. I have visited St Petersburg in early November where the weather was pretty much my nightmare conditions - around 3C, heavy rain, very windy, overcast. Didn't stop me from enjoying the city. Very cold temps might be an issue (i.e. Alaska) but with proper clothing I'm pretty sure I could handle it. My father (a WWF) went to Siberia this January and told me -31C actually didn't feel that bad and it didn't prevent him from spending most of the day outside.

For some reason I always end up travelling at the worst time of the year anyway eg. Bangkok in August, Delhi in June (43C), Russia in November...
 
Old 04-08-2013, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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For some reason I always end up travelling at the worst time of the year anyway eg. Bangkok in August, Delhi in June (43C), Russia in November...
I suppose one advantage of that is that you can often get cheaper accomodation as you're visiting in the low tourist season.
 
Old 04-08-2013, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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With the appropriate clothing and in my case,
hand and foot warmers, (face warmers? space suit? )
I'd be happy to try visiting Antarctica even mid-winter.

Unprepared, I suffer badly at 43 F/ 6 C.
But I know how to survive -36 C... I can probably survive -72 C

Emperor penguins might be fascinating to watch.

I would rate Antarctica's climate between F--- (when it's sunny ) and Z-
but I would still like to see it.
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