Are there many tourists in your area and which places do they visit?

@Porcospino (18396)
Denmark
May 6, 2011 7:21am CST
I live on an island and I moved here some months ago. In a few months I will spend my first summer here, and I know that there will be a big difference between the summer season and the winter season. A lot of tourists are going to visit my island in June, July and August. Most of them want to spend time at the beach, but some of them also visit my town where there are shops and restaurants, a museum, an old mill etc. In the village where I lived before there were no tourists at all, because there weren't much to see. There were a lot of farms and one supermarked and that was it. Are there many or few tourists in the area where you live? Which places do the tourists visit? Is there a big diffence between summer season and the winter season in your area?
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@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
6 May 11
Lough Erne here in Northern Ireland is virtually on my doorstep,it's one of the UK's largest inland waterways and has been developed into a system that is now linked to the Republic's River Shannon,so you could travel almost the length of Ireland by boat if you had the time! There are many boat hire locations up and down the system,with options for bringing your own water craft along.There's nearly 200 Islands in the system,some of them large enough to have a restaurant or holiday chalets for hire,or residents living on them year round,while others would only be populated by wildlife.There's several cruise boats that'll take around 50 passengers on day trips or dinner cruises,and ferries to the larger Islands and Historical monuments from way back when water travel was the most practical means of getting around here..Working in the tourism business,we see all nationalities enjoying the amenities in the area,but Typically we see French,Spanish,German,and Scandinavians (Not to mention many English,too!) There's an international fishing festival coming up this month,only one of the events that take place.The season here typically runs from Easter to October,at which time some of the tourist attractions will close,(Boat hire,Marble Arch Caves)though visitors will come here year round.Enniskillen,the County town,was built on an Island itself,and the town's main shopping centre and the Local theatre have Jetties for those visitors getting around by boat!
@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
7 May 11
That sounds like an amazing place I think that it would be a nice experience to hire a boat and sail around in that area. It sounds like something that I would like to try. I have never been to Northern Ireland, but my ex-boyfriend had been there several times and he told me about his experiences and showed me some pictures of the places that he had visited. I have been to London a couple of times, but I hope to visit other places in the UK one day.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
7 May 11
I've posted some photos from the area and some of the attractions on my profile and other discussions on here..you could check out a local tourism website www.fermanaghlakelands.com if you'd like to see more
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
8 May 11
Thanks for the link , I had a look at it and I also visited your profile. It looks like a beautiful and interesting place. On the website I noticed that there was a sculpture trail, I would like to see those sculptures, I am an artist and I love to see other people's work.
@picjim (3003)
• India
6 May 11
There are good number of tourists but not too many in the place where i live.I live in Hyderabad located in the southern part of India.The places to see here are the Charminar(built 400 years ago to commemorate the eradication of plague).There is the Golconda fort(now in ruins).There is an excellent museum built by a minister in the erstwhile ruling family of Hyderabad namely the Nizam.The uniqueness of this museum is that it was the collection of a single Individual(Mr.Salar jung).There are several lakes to enjoy a serene atmosphere.Plenty of good hotels and restaurants which cater to all types of food and beverages are available.Handicrafts,pearls and other items which one would like to take back as a souvenir can be purchased.The summer season from March to mid June can be hot.Temperatures can go as high as 43-44 degree centigrade during this season.The best time to visit would be from November to February when the temperature is suitable to those coming from outside the country.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
6 May 11
43-43 degrees that would be very hot for a person like me who grew up in a country with a cold climate. I don't think that I have experienced more than about 30 degrees celcius. In my country the best time to visit is in June, July or August (and sometimes May or September) I would not recommend the months from November to February because the weather is too cold at that time, so the climate in my country is very different from the climate in your area. I would like to visit the South of India one day. I have a friend from Chennai who has invited me long time ago, but because my work, studies and financial situation is hasn't been possible to far. The museum that you mentioned sounds interesting, I like to visit places like that.
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@picjim (3003)
• India
7 May 11
I accept that the summer temperature here would be oppressive.But the season i've mentioned November to Feb would be a mild winter especially for those from cold countries.The temperature at that time would be around 10 degrees minimum and 30-31degrees maximum.I would like to add that there is an excellent sound and light show every evening at the Golconda fort giving the history and life and times of the Golconda rulers.The description is by a famous Indian cine star(MR.Amitabh Bachchan). The local zoo here is a big one where the animals are kept in the open barricaded from the visitors by a moat.There is the safari enclosure where one is taken in a van with steel window grills and one can see The Elephant,tiger and lion enclosures where they roam free within a specified area. Within a radius of 150 kilometers from here there are 2 dams,Nagarjuna sagar and Sri sailam.The first one is quite a huge dam and a hill which is a center of Buddhist attraction.Sri sailam also has a large dam an excellent Shiva temple and a tiger reserve.When you decide to visit your friend in chennai,please make a visit here and i would be glad to show all the places I've mentioned and more.Chennai also will be pleasant around Pongal i.e mid January.You can arrive here in the first week of January complete Hyderabad and then visit Chennai when your time and finance permit.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
7 May 11
That is very nice of you, I would love to see the places that you have mentioned I am interested in many different things: History, architechture, nature, animals etc and Hydarabad sounds like an interesting place to visit. For a very long time I have had a dream about visiting India. My husband knows that, and we often talk about it. The temperature from November to February sounds very nice. Actually it sounds pretty much like the Danish summer. Our winters are much colder than yours and we usually get snow. I don't like the Danish winters, I always wear a big coat, a scarf, a warm hat and gloves, but it is still very cold outside.
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@CarlHalling (3629)
• United Kingdom
6 May 11
My area is about 12 miles from the centre of London. My town has no tourists that I am aware of; it is an ordinary suburban small town. But a short distance away; maybe 5 minutes in a car, and in the summer there are a lot of tourists, because of the Thames River and various famous landmarks: a famous area of London.
@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
8 May 11
12 miles from the London, that is very close. I don't live that close to the capital in my country, it takes a couple of hours by car. I have been to London in the past. My first visit was many years ago when I was still a teenager and my last visit was 6 years ago. There are still plenty of places that I haven't seen, so I would like to visit London again one day.
• United Kingdom
8 May 11
Yes, it's pretty close, I was born there. I used to visit the centre of London a lot, until about 2008. Since then, I've only been twice! It's so peaceful out here, and just a short drive away, you have a massive major suburban area which is effectively London out of London!
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@06MLam (622)
6 May 11
Tourists go to Hong Kond around the whole year because their main interests in Hong Kong are shopping and eating around. Therefore, it does not matter at tall when they come here and the season in Hong Kong is not that extreme as some other places in the World. However, if people want to see the Chinese culture in Hong Kong, they will probably choose to come here in February as it is usually the period of Chinese New Year and they can experience what we do and eat during the Chinese New Year. Also, there will usually be a firework display above the Victoria Harbour the day after the Chinese New Year Day.
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@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
6 May 11
Oh, I have to say that I would really love to go to Hong Kong one day! So I totally understand that you have so many tourists there :)
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
7 May 11
I think that it would be interesting to visit Hong Kong during the Chinese New year and learn more about the Chinese culture. I read somewhere that you have a lot of international restaurants in Hong Kong, I love to eat food from around the world, and I think that it could be interesting to visit some of those restaurants. In your response and the other responses in this discussion I got a lot of new inspiration and added some places on my travel list, too bad that I don't have much money to spend on travelling at the moment
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• Philippines
6 May 11
i live in one of the province here in the philippines. and some provinces are visited by tourist when there is a fiesta. most of the tourist goes to the famous beaches or resorts here like Boracay. summer is the best time for most of the tourists.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
7 May 11
I have heard about Boracay before. I think that the beaches in the Philippines are very different from the beaches in my country. I imagine that the temperature is more plesant. In my country the water is always quite cold even during the summer months. I often go swimming in Denmark, but I have never experienced a situation where the water wasn't cold. Sometimes I don't stay in the water for more than 5 or 10 minutes, because it is too cold. When I finish swimming I always get dressed really fast
• Philippines
7 May 11
hope you can visit our country. the weather here is so hot. you will surely enjoy the summer. you can swim all day as long as you want.
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@petersum (4525)
• United States
6 May 11
I live in Athens, Greece. There should be thousands of tourists here, but there aren't. The Greeks have f**ked themselves! Too many strikes leaving no ferries, no bus, trolleys or trams, and even the airport closed. Who would come here? Then what would the tourists see? Did you know that the ancient Greeks used cement and concrete to build their temples and stuff? Even red clay bricks? Yes, it's all fake! Do tourists want to be chased around by policemen all day long? Greece - forget it!
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
6 May 11
I have never been to Athens, but my husband and I recently visited Thessaloniki. Some of my friends warned us about the practical problems in Greece, but our visit went okay. Actually the language was a bigger problem, because we were unable to read the signs. We arrived around midnight and we immediately got lost We tried to find the street where we had a hotel reservation, but we walked around for a very long time, because we couldn't read the names of the streets and we couldn't find a taxi.
@petersum (4525)
• United States
6 May 11
Definitely not a good place to be walking the streets at night! I'm glad you survived.
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• India
6 May 11
I live in India, my state Karnataka and i lived in city MYSORE. In my city there are lot of tourist places to see firstly i like to say about the Vijayanagar Empire they ruling our state i.e., Wadiyar Family they lived in Mysore they constructed old Mysore Palace which was after sometime it catch fire and it was destroyed then again New Mysore Palace was constructed. Near by there is Chamundi Hill their we have temple which is worship place of Goddess Chamundeshwari. God Sriranganatha Swamy temple in the Srirangapatna. K.R.S Dam now called BRINDAVANA GARDEN . K.R.S Dam was constructed by Dewan Sir M. Vishwevarayaiah. Mysore is famous for DASARA Jumbo Savari. Mysore Zoo were animals are conserved . Bird Sanctary were Birds are conserved . Bandipur it is a Forest. Karagi Lake is for boating. For Mysore city tourists come from allover the World. Mysore City is famous in India it is best tourism place.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
6 May 11
Welcome to MyLot and thanks for your description of Mysore You told me lots of things that I didn't know and Mysore sounds like an interesting place where there are lots of things to see. I have a dream about visiting India and I would love to travel around a visit many different places. At the moment I am reading a Danish novel about a trip India, it is very interesting, but it would be even more interesting to visit India myself.
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• China
14 May 11
i love in China,a city name Lanzhou,your place is so beautifu,if i have time,i will visit there.
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@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
7 May 11
I now live in Austria and we do get many tourists visiting the country. They usually like to go and visit the big cities, like Vienna, or Salzburg, but it basically depends on the time of the year. If it is winter, then everybody is interested in visiting the skiing areas in Tirol or Carinthia, both of which are very nice indeed.
@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
9 May 11
I haven't had to the chance to see much of Austria, but my husband has visited Vienna, Salzburg and some of the other places in Austria. He likes Austria very much and he has showed me many beautiful pictures from his trips to Austria. I know that many Danes like to visit the skiiing areas in Austria in the winter. Denmark is not a good place to go skiing, so the Danes visit other countries like Norway or Austria when they want to go skiing.
• India
7 May 11
well... the place i live in therz no as such long difference btwn summer nd winter... coz it has a very pleasent weather throughout d year as say... all time tourist season well itz a place bit out of city area so calm and so peacful touurists wold luv diz place... the only problem is markets are very far away, but still the most healthiest place to stay ever surrounded by greenry... all over
@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
9 May 11
The climate in your country sounds very different from the climate in my country. I can't say that we have pleasant weather all year. The summer months are nice, but the winter is very cold and we often get snow. Your place sounds like a peaceful place since it is away from the city. The village where I lived before was also very peaceful, but it was far away from the shops and it was hard to live there without a car.
• Philippines
7 May 11
Actually, people from nearby cities troop to mine during the Christmas season, basically for all the shopping. It's all cool but I think we can create more spots worth visiting after all we have a very rich history. When my city was able to make the biggest pair of leather shoes in the world, foreigners often came to take pictures but we should really come up with other draw factors.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
8 May 11
I can imagine that many tourists want to take pictures of those shoes. I am curious how they look. On my island tourists don't do christmas shopping. We have some shops, but most people prefer to do their christmas shopping in one of the bigger places. I think don't that the shops earn that much in the winter months, because there are few tourists here when the weather is cold.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 May 11
We get people visiting the areas around here mostly in late spring - autumn, and we get people traveling to the mountains in the winter. It's not a big tourist destination here, but we do get tourists.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
8 May 11
The mountains sound nice. That is one thing that I miss about Italy, my own country is very flat. Our "sky mountain" which is only 147 meters is a big attraction
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
6 May 11
hi porcospino I am in the US in the state of Southern California and six miles from New Port Beach and the Pacific ocean Summer time tourists are thick on our beaches as are our own Californians too. winter we still have lot of tourists who love the beach. in california are the Redwoods which is full of tourists come summer.laguna beach gets the tourists who love art as its an art colony and also s great geach. California has so many places tourists love theres the misson where the swallows return to Capistrano. there are beaches galore northern california has a wonderful city with all sorts of attractions for tourists and shops well it would take pages to tell all the tourist attractions in California
@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
7 May 11
I can imagine that you have lots of tourists in California. Laguna beach sounds especially interesting to me, I am an artist and would love to visit that place if I get the chance to go to California. I am Danish and I would also like to visit the city Solvang that was founded by a group of Danes 100 years ago and of course the Californian beaches and the some of the other places that I have heard about.
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@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
6 May 11
Yes, very much so. I live in a big city, with great beaches, so in June, July, August and even September each year, there are tons and tons of tourists here. It can be a bit annoying at times, but for the most part, I don't really mind it. The beach does get kind of dirty though, which is a shame, of course.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
7 May 11
I wonder what the beaches on my island will look like in a couple of months. Compared to the beaches in other countries the beaches in my country aren't that great and the water is usually cold, but many Danes still like to spend their summer at the beach. The most popular beaches will probably get quite crowded when the big groups of tourists arrive. The most popular months are usually July and August because that is the time when the children don't have to go to school.
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@hnaboro (113)
• Uganda
6 May 11
quite a number, they mostly visit the source of the nile, it is the landmark around here
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
7 May 11
I can see that you are from Uganda. I would like to know more about your country. I only know that your capital is Kampala and thing about the Nile that you just told me.
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@Moesha99 (38)
• Barbados
6 May 11
There are several visitors in my area. They mainly visit the beaches.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
7 May 11
I visited your profile and I can see that you are from Barbados. I know that your country is an island, but aside from that I don't much about it. Could you tell me more about the place where you live?
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• United States
6 May 11
Oh, there are many tourists! I live in Florida, the Sunshine State, and people from different places are always coming and going! We have Universal, Disney, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, etc. All of these theme parks drag a lot of people in. But I kind of like it. I live in a very urban place, right next to Universal and not too far from Disney so you get to meet all kinds of people!
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@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
6 May 11
I used to live in a village just three miles from Canterbury. I saw lots of foreign tourists in the historical streets and along the picturesque river. They liked to see the cathedral. Many of tourists were French because it is closer to France than it is London. Dover is where the cross channel ferries went over to France. Tourists loved to visit magestic looking Dover Castle and further along the coast Deal Castle. London was of course the most popular tourist draw. Now I live in a sea side town which is popular with British tourists. It has a golden sandy beach, a lovely looking pier and a big wheel. A lot of tourists visit at Easter, July and August. Due to mud and a dangerous tide swimming isn't possible. There is a dog ban on the town beach from May 1st to 30th September. Outside that season the beaches don't have many people on them. I love a walk on the beach at any time of year. I don't like it when it gets very crowded.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
6 May 11
I have seen pictures of the Canterbury cathedral, but I haven't had the chance to visit it in person. The castles that you mentioned sounds interesting, I would like to visit them. I live on an island and during the summer months many people rent a house near the beach. So far the beaches aren't too crowded, and it is a nice place to go for a walk. I wonder what the situation will look like in a few months, I guess most of the beaches will be quite crowded. I am happy that I live close to the beach, in the past I always to drive to get to the beach.
@hnaboro (113)
• Uganda
6 May 11
We have no winter or summer, it is either rainy season or the hot
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@macayadann (1235)
• Philippines
8 May 11
Tourism is one of our dollar earner in our country and we have lots of places to visit most especially beaches during summer, we do not have winter. We have many get-away islands,resorts, each province has their own food specialty and hand-made souvenir items. We have many unexplored sites protected by our government and is now open for public viewing. My country is Philippines.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
10 May 11
I didn't know that each province in the Philippines had their own food speciality. It think that is nice. In my country there are some food specialities in certain parts of the country for instanse in the southern part of the country, but in most cases the food is more or less the same in different parts of the country and many of the differences that excited in the past have disappeared today. I would love to visit some of the different parts of the Philippines, both the beaches and some of the other interesting places.
• Philippines
11 May 11
You are most welcome, we are known for being hospitable. You will like in here. We have low cost package for all our visitors.
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@Kalyni2011 (3503)
• India
17 May 11
I live in Sambalpur in Orissa, india, there are many temples here, the longest earth dam of asia, the hirakud dam is here, visitors do come from abroad and india different states.. some come for bird watching, there are gardens, parks, mini zoos here thanks for this discussion kalyani, namastey
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
22 May 11
Your area sounds interesting. I would like to visit the parks, the mini zoos as well as other parts of the area. I have never been to India, but it has been one of my dreams for as long as I can remember. My husband and I sometimes discuss the possibility of visiting India in the future, because he knows that it is one of my big dreams.