what interest you most about places you've been?

@16031981 (449)
Jamaica
June 2, 2008 4:46pm CST
of all the places you have been to what interests you most of all? how many different places you've been to in one year or in your life time?
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@jerzgirl (7977)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
2 Jun 08
I love Europe for several different reasons. The first place I went to was Paris. It was a whirlwind Memorial Day weekend trip, but I saw so much! My favorite part of the city was the Latin Quarter - I absolutely LOVED that they didn't feel the need to tear down 1000 year old buildings and replace them with modern monstrosities. There was just so much PERSONALITY there!! And, the people were very nice - I've heard it said that the French are rude, but I didn't find that there. Some were maybe a bit more standoffish, but rude? I didn't see it. I find MORE people rude here in the States on any given day than I ever saw there. No one felt compelled to make comments about people they saw on the street who didn't conform to their idea of dress, behavior, whatever. In the US - people go out of their way to tell complete strangers what they think - if it were only nice things, I don't think it would be an issue. But, they'll tell people that they are dressed wrong, aren't speaking properly (or English), are displaying inappropriate social behaviors (even when no one else has noticed). That bothers me so much!! But, not in Paris. Live and let live - and all is well. The overall atmosphere of the city is so different than any city I have ever been in here. I'm sorry, all of you who are also US citizens, but our own people can be so darned arrogant and snobbish! I found the opposite over there. Even in Germany - where there is maybe a bit more tendency to be "orderly" (for lack of a better phrase), I found antiquities to be considered assets that should be preserved. I loved the whole feeling when I was there. I never felt like a "stranger in a strange land." I hope I can go back to Europe again soon!
@16031981 (449)
• Jamaica
3 Jun 08
wow! its amazing to see how places you have been to. there is a little caribbean island called jamaica you can check that out. its like a home away from home the people there are freingly and they welcome you with an open arm. thanks for responding
@jerzgirl (7977)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
3 Jun 08
I would love to go to Jamaica! And, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Bermuda, Turks and Caico, Curacao, Trinidad, Aruba - all of them!!! I lived in Venezuela when I was a child and I just LOVED the Caribbean - the water was so clear blue and clean, the people there so friendly and warm (criminals aside), and the entire nation just clean and beautiful!! I would definitely prefer our Caribbean sites to going to Hawaii.
@16031981 (449)
• Jamaica
3 Jun 08
wonderful
@maximax8 (27344)
• United Kingdom
3 Jun 08
I am interested in meeting the local people, watching the native animals, seeing fasinating sites and having an adventure. I adore going to a tropical beach with gently waving palm trees, a golden sand and a blue ocean. I love to go snorkeling to see colorful coral and beautiful fish. I like to go walking along coastal or country paths, see great views, take photos and climb up mountains. Typically on a trip I go to at least five different places, flying into an airport and then traveling around on local buses and trains. I think that it is the scenery that I am most interested in and I treasure all my travel photos of the many different countries that I have been to. In 2007 I went to Portugal, in 2006 I went to Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Bulgaria and Romania. In 2005 I went to the Maldives, in 2004 I went to Turkey, Belgium and the Seychelles. In 2003 I went to Croatia, Montenego and Slovakia. I went on a long trip that began in 2001 and ended in 2002 and on that I went to the USA, French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, New Zealand and Samoa. In 2000 I went to Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore. In the years before that I did lots more traveling, including an around the world trip that began in 1993 and ended in 1994.
@16031981 (449)
• Jamaica
3 Jun 08
it seems you have been travelling al your life. this i pretty amazing to see how many places you have been to, there is this little island called jamaica its very beautiful its a home away from home. you will be glad you did. thanks for responing.