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Old 01-04-2018, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Sydney Australia
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Fair enough, I know what you mean about it being removed from the modern world. It is a popular destination for Aussies, especially those with little kids so I guess it feels more in the normal range to me. But we were in New Caledonia last year and it is exotic in its own way. Maybe you went there on your cruise too. It is a lot wealthier than Fiji because it is actually part of France and French pay and conditions are supposed to apply. The Melanesian population wear their own dress, as I think they still do in Fiji. They speak a lot less English than you find spoken in France and many of the tourists where we were staying were Japanese. So it did feel exotic to us, more so than Fiji.(Especially when DH ended up driving on the wrong side of the road, only once as he said!)
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Old 01-05-2018, 01:18 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I knew an Iranian woman who moved from Iran to the US in the 80s. She first moved to Ohio before coming to Albuquerque.

She claims that southern Ohio is exotic. Albuquerque, on the other hand, she said reminds her of Iranian cities in some ways.
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Old 01-05-2018, 03:14 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I knew an Iranian woman who moved from Iran to the US in the 80s. She first moved to Ohio before coming to Albuquerque.

She claims that southern Ohio is exotic. Albuquerque, on the other hand, she said reminds her of Iranian cities in some ways.
Yes, it's all relative. I consider Eastern Europeans to be exotic.

Romania is probably the most exotic country on earth.
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Old 01-05-2018, 05:31 PM
 
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Marrakesh is quite exotic to Westerner.
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Old 01-05-2018, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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I knew an Iranian woman who moved from Iran to the US in the 80s. She first moved to Ohio before coming to Albuquerque.

She claims that southern Ohio is exotic. Albuquerque, on the other hand, she said reminds her of Iranian cities in some ways.
Iranian cities and towns are maybe the most beautiful in the world. You drive in from the desert, and suddenly you are in lush green parks, every street lined with shady trees, all well-tended yards full of flowers.

I needed to have a tire repaired, and stopped in a shop in a little town. Everything in the car repair shop was tidy and clean, the floor swept, the windows sparkling clean, the tools wiped clean of work grime. I felt like I had walked into a new shop that just opened for business that morning.

My hotel rate in Tabriz included a complimentary car wash. Nobody said anything, I just went out in the morning and my car was sparkling clean.

I have nothing but absolutely wonderful memories of everything in Iran and the Iranian people.

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Yes, it's all relative. I consider Eastern Europeans to be exotic.

Romania is probably the most exotic country on earth.
You should have seen it before Ceausescu's urban renewal projects. Every town as a picture postcard from a storybook. Several different styles of folk architecture, from one Romanian region to another.
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Old 01-07-2018, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Nyon, Switzerland
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Ouarzazate, Morocco is especially exotic for a Swiss.
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Old 01-07-2018, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Iíve been to all 7 continents, so I donít know that Iím most qualified to speak on this, but with some experience from an American perspective, that Iíve personally been to, on each continent. Exotic being different, out of ordinary from most things there.

North America: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala (though in part just to the humbling nature of witnessing the depravity/desperation of many people there.)
South America: Rio de Janeiro (for good and bad reasons. Other places may not have been as stunning visually, but also felt more stable.)
Africa: Iíve only been to Tunis. It didnít feel as different as I thought it would, but it definitely felt different.
Antarctica: Has to be a leader in general
Oceania: Nadi, Fiji town. As far as ANZ go, probably Dunedin was most distinctive.
Asia: Ruins of Ephesus, Turkey (best ruin site Iíve been to. Only been to Asia Minor though)
Europe: Santorini, Greece (just a surreal level of beauty and distinctiveness there)
Wow if youíve seen all those places you are very fortunate.

Iíve been throughout North America and parts of Europe and never saw anything ďexoticĒ. Iíve seen beautiful and fascinating places however. When I think of exotic I think of places like Tahiti or Nepal.
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:55 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Wow if youíve seen all those places you are very fortunate.

Iíve been throughout North America and parts of Europe and never saw anything ďexoticĒ. Iíve seen beautiful and fascinating places however. When I think of exotic I think of places like Tahiti or Nepal.
That is because exotic is relative. People from Tahiti and Nepal may well consider their homelands to be beautiful, but certainly as mundane and 'everyday' as you consider your hometown.
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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The most impressive geographical scenic feature I've seen is the karsts in south China.

The most impressive man-made feature are those of upper Egypt. Luxor, etc.
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Old 01-29-2018, 04:09 PM
 
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Variability on reference of coordinates. For my own life from North America technically, my recent entrance is with Fes Morocco. Incredibly random unique individuals on flight route between Seville Spain Andalusia via land arrivals literally less than one hour out. Area 51 Planet Mars. Never even familiarizing this town even exists forever. Let alone way further than 300,000 citizens labels. In the top 10 nationals. Extreme dichotomy between ultra modern space age dreamy easy access districts versus Persian Carpet type saturation of ancient maze labyrinths. Favorite hotel ever with the name of Hotel Ramada. Immaculately fancy practical dream inside. Exotic aliens at every corner. Yeah, I am a fan.
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