Which places in your local area would you show a visitor from another country?

@Porcospino (16206)
Denmark
March 8, 2011 9:46am CST
If I had a visitor from another country I would take him or her to some of the old streets in the middle of my town. Some of the houses are from around 1700 and the streets are very narrow. Those streets are my favourite part of the town, but I also like the area around the old mill. The mill is from 1820 and it has recently been renovated. I would also like to show my visitor other parts of the island like some of the castles and a big park full of sculptures. My favourite museum tells the story of the servants in the past, if my visitor is interested in history I would show him/her that place. If my visitor is interested in art I would show him/her the art towers and some of the galleries around the island. If you had a visitor from another country and he or she asked you to show them your favourite places in your local area, where would you take him/her? And why?
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@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
13 Mar 11
I had visitors from England and Switzerland here last year, online friends actually. We started with going to see the rock carvings (helleristinger) which are about 20 minutes from the airport. Late neolithic I think, so about 2-3000 year old. Then we stopped at Hell at our way into town. Can't not stop at Hell :-) We spent one day walking around in town, saw the cathedral (Nidarosdomen), the museum just buy and it the Crown jewels (except the ones that you haven't given back yet! :-) ). Then we saw the botanical garden around the musical instrument museum. As it was in autumn (september), the musical museum was only open on Sundays. The island in the middle of the fjord has an interesting museum, but it closes in early September. The very small maritime museum was only open on Saturdays, and on Saturday we drove to Røros so instead we saw the Røros musuem, the old mining part of Røros, the heaps of slag and an old mine. And since the mine is only open on Saturdays, we had to go then :-) Then we drove down from Røros between the Norwegian and the Swedish mountains. White mountains, golden birches and sunset! Very nice. On Sunday only one was left, then we went to the outdoor musuem. Stave church, old ruined fort, lots of old houses. And of course, only open on Sundays after mid August. I don't think this country wants tourists in winter unless they have skies ...
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@Porcospino (16206)
• Denmark
14 Mar 11
It sounds like you visited some interesting places with your friends. You mentioned a lot of places that I hadn't heard about. I have been to Bergen, but I have never had the chance to visit other parts of Norway. In Denmark I think it is a little easier to find museums that are open during the winter months, but there is no doubt that the "real" tourist season is in June, July and August. Sometimes it takes a lot of planning to travel around in the low season when many places are closed, but it sounds like it is even more difficult in Norway.
@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
15 Mar 11
I suppose it's easier in Oslo, and maybe Bergen. The museum by old warehouses there is probably open all day. I've been once in Bergen, for about 3 hours. I had lunch with my aunt so I didn't see anything of the city. I'd like to go there at some point, if I can cope with the dialect :-) Those r's, they're just not pretty. Not as difficult as some Danish dialects, but it sounds weird ;-)
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• Bulgaria
9 Mar 11
I live in Bulgaria - i dont know if all of you know it.my city is plovdiv,it is the second biggest city in the country.And it is one of the oldest cities in Europe.So if a tourist comes to my country I will bring him to the Old Town - it is a magical place with houses from 500 years ago and more.Every each house is a tiny museum and you really get into the atmosphere.There are shops for antiques and you go from place to place through the nicest old rock paths.I had got used to the atmosphere through the years and for me it is just a part of the city bbut i will never forget the feeling i got the first time i went there and i will recommend it to everyone who is a guest to my coutry.
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@Ci__Ci (45)
• China
9 Mar 11
i would like to go your mainland , wow really a amazing places which i am long to go since in my childhood, hope one day i can reliase my dream ..
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@Porcospino (16206)
• Denmark
9 Mar 11
I went to Bulgaria last year. I was planning on visiting Sofia, Plovdiv and and a few other places, but I got ill while I was in Sofia, and I didn't get the chance to visit Plovdiv. I would like to visit Bulgaria again and Plovdiv is among the places that I hope to see next time It sounds like a really interesting place. I like old houses and I would love to see the old town in Plovdiv. It must be an amazing feeling to walk around there.
@maximax8 (27060)
8 Mar 11
If an overseas friend visited my home country I would meet him or her at London Heathrow Airport or London Gatwick Airport. Then we would spend a couple of days in London because it is the most exciting place for a foreign visitor. I would show him or her Ben Ben, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. We would have a ride on the London Eye. Then we would take a tube train to Tower Bridge and we could see the River Thames. On the next day I would take him or her to Greenwich to have a look at the Cutty Sark which is an old ship and the Maritime Museum. The following day we would take a train to the seaside town that I live at. Here I would show him or her Weston-Super-Mare Pier, Sand Bay which is a rural beach ans Uphill which is a village with a gorgeous view from the churchyard. The next day I would take him or her to Glastonbury to walk up the Tor and have a look at the abbey. He or she might like to look around the local shops there: crystal shops and book stores. The following day I would take him or her to some museums and art galleries in Bristol. I am sure my friend would find it enjoyable to visit all these different places in my home country.
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• China
9 Mar 11
i like UK very much. but i've never come to UK. I hope one day i can visit UK. i'm a fan of the UK barclays premier league. I watch the Europe football game. The football in my country is too poor and i never watch, by the way, i'm in china. i like the Chelsea Football Club most. If i vist London one day, i would watch the football game in the Stanford Bridge Stadium. Maybe i can take photo with Frank Lampard
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@Porcospino (16206)
• Denmark
9 Mar 11
I think that you have a lot of interesting places in the UK. I have been to London a couple of times, and I have seen many of the famous places, but there are still lots of other places in London that I would like to explore one day My husband and I would like to visit England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland one day, and we are going to spend some time in London, because my husband has never been there. We would like to travel around for one month, so we have to save up the money first. The town where you live and the other plaes where you would take your friend also sound interesting.
@msdivkar (1904)
• India
10 Mar 11
Hi porcospino, I am from Goa in India, a place famous world over as a touristic place. It is famous for its beautiful beaches, Old religious places both Hindu temples and Christian churches. I would first take him to the hillock on the top of Fort Aguada located on the shores of Arabian sea. The base of this fort is located slightly above the sea level with its roof and protective walls extending above the hillock. By the side of this fort lies a towering light house which has been guiding the sea voyagers for centuries.From this place you can see the vast expanse of Arabian sea on one side and the glimpse of capital city Panaji from the other. The big boats parked all around into the sea looking like toys. Little distance from this place lies beautiful Calangute beach which is thronged by tourists all round the year. If the person is of religious nature I would take him to 16th century Saint Xaviour church complex, old Goa or beautiful equally old temples of Hidu daities little further apart which numbers in hundreds.
@Porcospino (16206)
• Denmark
10 Mar 11
I have heard about Goa, and I know that it is a very popular place, but I have never had the chance to visit it myself. I like your description, it sounds like a very interesting place to visit. I am sure that the view from that place is amazing I have always wanted to visit India, it has been one of my dreams ever since I was a child. The plane ticket from my country is quite expensive, but I really hope that husband and I will be able to visit India one day.
@ajamiro (161)
• Philippines
10 Mar 11
If a visitor come from other country then i'll show him/her my hometown philippines and the best place to chill that I want them to visit is the pearl farm beach resort.
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@Porcospino (16206)
• Denmark
10 Mar 11
That sounds nice. I hope that I will get the chance to visit the Philippines one day. My friends here on MyLot have told me many interesting things about the Phillippines that I didn't know before I joined the site, and I already know some of the places that I would like to visit when I finally manage to save up the money for my trip. That will probably take a while, but I hope that my wish will come true one day.
• Saint Lucia
9 Mar 11
If i had to show a visitor a place in my country i would show him/her our drive-in volcano.This is unique and the person can never experience this anywhere else but here.Its a volcano which the wall on one side collapsed a long time ago.People who visits takes sulpur baths there.Its a cool sight. Or i would show them our twin peaks known as the pitons.They are two volcano-shaped cones in the sea on the west coast of the island.They are called gros piton and petite piton(big and small).People actually climb them to see the breath-taking views there.This is exciting and fun especially for adventurous people. We have other wonderful places to see here.But these are the some of the unique places and are must sees here.
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@Porcospino (16206)
• Denmark
10 Mar 11
The volcano sounds like a unique experience, and I think it could be really interesting to visit that place If I visited your place I would also like to climb the pitons and enjoy the view. In my country we don't have any volcanos and there are no tall mountains. The highest points are about 170 meters, so it could be interesting for me to see a place like your country.
• China
9 Mar 11
i live in Wuhan, a city in the middle of china. in my hometown,there is nothing need to mention but snack. My hometown has the best snack i think. if a visitor from other country come to my hometown, i would take him or her to eat the delicious snack, i can bet he or her would never eat such snack before. In additon, there are many lakes in my hometown. And in summer, it's very hot. When i was young, i swim in lakes with so many people together, this is very funny. I think swim in lakes is more interesting than in natatorium. I would take my visitor to swim in the easten lake in our city. But i'm not sure if he or her has the same fun as me.
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@Porcospino (16206)
• Denmark
9 Mar 11
I think it is a nice idea to introduce your visitor to the snacks from your hometown. When I travel I like to eat the local food in the places that I visit, and I think it interesting to eat some of the food that isn't available in my own country. When I have a visitor from another country I also like to introduce him or her to the local food from my country. They don't always like the food, because it is different from the food that they are used to, but they still like to taste it. Swiming in the lakes also sounds nice. In my country it is often too cold for that.
• Canada
9 Mar 11
I live in Toronto, Canada and there are so many cool spots to choose from. The obvious being the CN Tower of course and maybe Casa Loma, but I like to think that the best spots are the ones less known. The Scarborough Bluffs are a great example. They are beautiful and have so much history. The original settlers in the area came across from NY state on a ship and as they reached the shore they saw these huge chalky cliffs towering above the water, hence the name scarborough.
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@Ci__Ci (45)
• China
9 Mar 11
i do live in China , if i had friend coming from far away , frist i wanna show him to our local here the resturant , then until we get full, i can show him anywhere he like, becoz he never come to my mainland, everything was new for him. so why not special to choose a place ?
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@Porcospino (16206)
• Denmark
9 Mar 11
That is true, if your friend has never been to China before everything is new and interesting. I hope that I will get the chance to visit China one day. I have a friend who has been to China some years ago, and she enjoyed her visit very much. It was interesting for me to hear about her experiences. My husband and I have talked around saving up money for a trip in Asia, I would love to visit many different places in Asia.
@cream97 (29179)
• United States
8 Mar 11
Hi. Porcospino. I would take them to the downtown area. I would let them see the old buildings. Some of them were built before I was even born. It has to be about 50 years old or more older. I think that this will fascinate them so much. It has a lot of history in these old buildings. Many people can shop and walk on the new sidewalks that they have. I call it cobble stone sidewalks. They have water falls and benches where one can sit. They have done some improvement, since the years have went by. I myself, have found it to be very interesting. I think that they would enjoy taking a tour around our new down town area. There is also a painting that has been painted on the brick outer wall. I have always loved this painting. It seems magical and alluring. I thought that it was a real picture. If you look at it closely, you will think that you are actually in the picture. It has that affect.
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@Porcospino (16206)
• Denmark
8 Mar 11
That painting sounds really interesting, I would love to see that Your description reminds of a painting I once saw in Poland. When I saw it I found it hard to see what was real and what was the painting, it was really amazing the way that it had been painted. The downtown area also sound very interesting. I like to see old buildings and I like to learn more about the history of the buildings that I see. Many old buildings in my country have been demolished and many of the really old buildings were destroyed by fire in the past, but fortuneately some old buildings still exist.
@Dinoman90 (230)
• Denmark
8 Mar 11
I live in small town and what I would show a visitor from another country is our local pizzaria. In my oppinion it's the best pizzaria, atleast the best I've ever been to. I've even been to Italy and try pizzas but these are even better, as hard as it may seem. Another place I would like to show visitors is the beautiful nature we have in this area. We have some very nice forrests and landscapes created during the last ice age.
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@Porcospino (16206)
• Denmark
8 Mar 11
I just moved to another part of the country, and there are some pizzarias here as well. I didn't visit them yet, but I hope that we will also one find a great one. I like to visit beautiful nature, and there are still some places in my own country that I didn't get the chance to explore yet. There many small islands in the area where I live, in 3 or 4 months when the weather gets warmer I would like to visit some of them.
@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
8 Mar 11
If someone from other country visited my country the first place that i am going to show them is my hometown. My hometown is one of the most popular city here in my place. It is called the country's "summer capital city" because of it's cold weather. There tourists loved the scenery,the parks,flowers all around and of course the weather. Then,if visitors are from country's that having always cold weather,i would take them to the famous beaches and resort too. The Hundred island will be first in the lists. Are you coming to visit my country so i can show you the beautiful places here ?
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@Porcospino (16206)
• Denmark
8 Mar 11
I would love to visit your country The Philippines is on the list of countries that I hope to visit one day. I have never been to Asia, but hopefully one day... I am from a country where the weather is cold, and I think that it could be nice be see your beaches and islands. When I look out of my window in Denmark I still see snow. I like my country in many ways, but the Danish weather is one of the things that I don't enjoy very much. It is so cold here and I have always had a dream about visiting countries with a different climate.