Have you found a favorite place?

@maximax8 (28559)
United Kingdom
October 10, 2011 4:41am CST
I found my favorite city, Sydney in Australia, when I was 20 years old. I don't think that I will ever be able to find a place I love more than that. I visited San Francisco when I was 29 years old and for a few years it stayed my second favorite. In the last few years thing have changed because Cape Town because my second favorite place when I was 36 years old. Then San Francisco became my third favorite place but not for long because when I was 37 years old I found my third favorite place, Vancouver. Have you found your favorite place yet? Are there places in the world that you are keen to visit? What do you like about your favorite places?
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• United Arab Emirates
11 Oct 11
My favorite place is the Grotto in Baguio City Phils. I used to go there whenever i am on a month vacation. It is a resting place for me. Although i haven't been there for 4 years now i would really love to go back.
@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
12 Oct 11
I think that the grotto sounds lovely. I hope that you will be able to go back there in the future. When working somewhere for a month or so it is wise to go out exploring the local area and a little further afield.
• United States
11 Oct 11
My favorite place is where I've grown up, where I'm from. I was born in the Ukraine when I was a baby but before I was even one years old I was adopted to the United States, in Rhode Island. I've grown up all my life in the same house in Rhode Island. I can't imagine being as content or as happy as I am living anywhere else. Everything I have experienced in my life has been me living in his house. My second favorite place would have to be New York City or Brighton, London is also a close second because it is a lot like New York. I think I would have to say Brighton, Sussex UK is my second favorite place in the world that I have been to other than anywhere else in the US.
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@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
12 Oct 11
It was lovely that you were adopted from the Ukraine to a loving family in the United States. It is amazing since then you have lived in the same house on lovely Rhode Island. New York City sounds like a very exciting place to visit. I have been to Brighton in the United Kingdom my home country.
@billant8 (48)
• Greece
10 Oct 11
My favourite city is definitely London. Ok, it is not THE single most beautiful European capital, but it is a very vibrant one, full of life and uncountable things to do and see. Different areas of the city offer a completely different atmosphere: cosy, classy, funky, cosmopolitan, pop, London has it all. Ideal for young people, whether they are interested in walks, sightseeing, clubbing, arts, or shopping - London is a city for all tastes.
@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
12 Oct 11
I am delighted that London is your favorite city and it does indeed have lots of things to see and do. You are right about the different areas and what they have to offer. Oxford Street is the best area for clothes shopping and Charring Cross Road is superb for cheap books.
@HosmanF (93)
• Belgium
10 Oct 11
Good evening dear mylloter friend maximax8 , i am pretty much a personne whome likes pretty much to travel more by train then airplane ( i know its much cheaper , less time consuming and the rest good reasons , but i love TRAINS LOWL ) , so pretty much my travel place are those where trains pass lol , seriously my last train vaccation , was three years ago , when i've made a trip from Roumania , Bucharest to Holland, Amsterdam , a trip wich by plane would normally only take me Two and a half hours , it tooked me five days to arive in Amsterdam and five days back , but it was sooo worth it , plus with the train , we stoped for three hours wait in Austria,Wien and had two hours of a little wienois sandwich on a three quarters of hour of stretching legs walk. Ones of the place that i would love to visit and it is on my to go and visi List are the Dominican Republic and the Madagascar , a trip wich i plann to have it in a few years , and i am pretty damm sure that i'l take the plane since it would be an eighteen hours flight at least to arive to Madagascar from Belgium,Bruxelles. Well there might be place for improovement in my place to visit , but i guess it will be for another time. I wish you an awsome and great evening.
@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
12 Oct 11
Hello Hosman. I hope that you will have a very enjoyable time when you visit Madagascar. I think that the Dominican Republic has some stunning looking palm fringed beaches. I really liked reading about your train rides from Romania to the Netherlands. I am glad that you took a number of days to reach your destination, stopping off along the way. I wish you a superb evening.
@vasumathi (438)
• India
10 Oct 11
Even i too adore and admire about the beauty of australia. But switzerland tops in my list.
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@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
12 Oct 11
I love the beaches of Australia, its stunning national parks, amazing wildlife and interesting cities. Yes, Switzerland is a very beautiful country.
@mivvvy (174)
• Netherlands
10 Oct 11
I have found my favourite place or rather my favourite places. 1. Paris. Many years ago I lived there for one year when studying French 2. London. After Paris I went to London to study English. 3. Greece. First holiday together with my future husband (but did not know then that I was going to marry him) 3. The Hague, Netherlands. I got married there and lived there most of my life 4. Turkey. First far-away country we went to with our young children 5. Indonesia. Strong bond between the Dutch and Indonesia because of the colonial past 6. Goa, India. Long stretches of golden sand and aquamarine ocean. The perfect place to be in the European winter. 7. Prague. The city where our son lives. I have been to many other places, but I like to come back to these 7 again and again.
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@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
12 Oct 11
Thanks for your excellent response. It was lovely that you got married in the Hague. I went there when I was studying for four months in the Netherlands. Yes, I noticed Dutch people find it very easy to travel in Indonesia. I would love to visit Goa in India. It is superb that your son lives in Prague. Good luck with traveling in the future.
@olivere99 (221)
• Sweden
10 Oct 11
I was in turkey when I was three, very long time ago. But A few weeks ago I went to Turkey again, but not the same hotel, that hotel was much better, It's the best hotel/place I been in since..never! It was five stars hotel and everything was great, I loved it. But sadly I don't think I'll never travel to that hotel again, maybe not even turkey again, cause i been there two times and I am not such a traveler. Regards oliver
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@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
12 Oct 11
Hi Oliver. I am glad that you had a wonderful time in Turkey. I notice that you are not such a keen traveler these days but you have happy memories of Turkey. I am pleased you stayed at such an excellent hotel.
@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
10 Oct 11
No I don't think I found my favourite city or place or country (yet). I love to travel and the countries I visited (plus their places) have all something I like. Which is a good reason to return back there. In Hungary I love the pusta (my house over there too), the food, the people, the way of living. Same with Africa. Both countries I visit a few times a year. I do like Budapest but cities are not really my favourite place to stay, although I must admit Budapest is a great city. Not only crowded and international but also river, mountains (I prefer Buda most of it). I also like Malta. No sand/beach, mostly rocks, dry, less plants, interesting climate. I don't know if I can say I am keen on visiting places but I do like to visit some more places (so not always spending every vacation at the same place). Next year I will see where I will go that year next to the places I will visit anyway.
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@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
10 Oct 11
Hello Wake Up Kitty. I hope that you will find your favorite place in the future. I really enjoyed visiting Hungary in 1990 when I was 18 years old. I found Budapest to be a very beautiful city, one of the best in Europe. In those days it had bargain prices. I visited Malta in 1996 and fell in love with Gozo. It has a sandy beach on its north shore. I hope that you will visit some lovely places next year.
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@GemmaR (8526)
10 Oct 11
I went to New York City back in 2006, and I can honestly say that it has been my favourite place in the world ever since I first stepped off that plane at the airport. There's just something about it that I think is absolutely amazing. I don't know whether it's the business of it, or the fact that everything's so tall, or even just the fact that Central Park is in the middle of so many tall buildings, but there's just something about it that makes me want to go back. I hope to go back there in the next couple of years, because it's just so amazing it's actually untrue.
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@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
10 Oct 11
Hi GemmaR. I think that New York sounds like the most amazing place and I am happy that you have been able to visit it. I like the sound of Central Park. One day I would like to see the Statue of Liberty. I have seen New York in many movies so I am sure if I ever visit it then it will feel a little familiar. I hope that you will go back there soon.
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• China
10 Oct 11
waa, sounds great. and traveling is my favorite hobby. however, for a long time I have not had just one holiday, which is a pity. And I dream to make a visit to the outback of Australia. some day it does happen in the near future. and now my favorite place is my hometown, a small village with clean river and green mountains and of course every day I can feel the fresh air. at sunrise or at sunset, I could take a seat with my family beside the river bank or at the foot of the mountain. so pleasure.
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@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
10 Oct 11
I hope that you get to visit the outback in Australia. I think that you would like Alice Springs and Ayers Rock. It is charming your favorite place is your own hometown which sounds to me really picturesque.
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11 Oct 11
Rome is still my favourite place! I will be going back hopefully someday but, I am not sure yet when that will be! I also love Paris too and as my husband hasn't been yet I hope to take him one day!
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
11 Oct 11
I love the Mountains where every they are. I find them so peaceful and relaxing.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
11 Oct 11
I have been to sydney three times, and yes, it is exciting. I absolutely love the harbor and the zoo (taronga park). I really can't think if I have a favourite city. I have been to San Francisco and Vancouver and was impressed with both. I found London interesting too. To be honest, my favourite place is probably Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island, a tiny little village.
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
11 Oct 11
I haven't found a favorite place. I think i still have yet to find myself a nice place that i love, and some place that is very accessible, not known to a lot of people and that i would find it peaceful. i guess if i did i would love that place.
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• United States
11 Oct 11
I have yet to find my favorite place, there are so many places that I need to see, luckily I am still young and I have still have my whole life ahead of me. I have started traveling, I have been going on cruises to various caribbean islands. My dream however is to be able to go to Frane, Italy and all those beautiful different places.
@doggydimon (1372)
• Philippines
11 Oct 11
I love sunsets! So if there are places that has astonishing sunsets, that would be my favorite place in the world... Usually I find it at beaches here in my country. And to every beach I go here, it becomes my favorite place...hehehe... But there is this particular place that is different from the rest. I found it in Siem Reap. Somewhere around the moat of Angkor what, you will find a spot that is so beautiful and jaw dropping. You can lay by the grass as you watch in awe while the sun is setting behid the towers of Angkor Wat and you will see the facade of the temple and the moat in front of you. What a beautiful sight!
• United States
11 Oct 11
I went to London when I was 18, and I fell in love with the place. I'd love to live there for a year or two; it's so full of culture and history! I also love the architecture. I'm a bit of a European history buff, and it's amazing to be surrounded by artifacts that I previously had only seen or heard about in textbooks. I also really like Taipei. I'd never want to live there, but I have a lot of family there, and it's a fun place. Plus, there's tons of delicious, inexpensive food. Mmmm. In the future, I'd love to live in Seattle. It's not somewhere I'd necessarily want to visit, but it has everything I want in a home. It's such a beautiful, eco-friendly place - definitely right up my alley! I still have so many places I want to go! I'm sure my list of favorite places will expand and change as the years go on as yours has :)
@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
11 Oct 11
Every place has something good about it. San Francisco is a foodies paradise. There are so many wonderful places to eat. You could eat out at a different place every day and never go to the same place twice. I loved San Francisco when I lived there. I lived down town were the weather was great. I was there for ten years and loved it. Tel Aviv is a great place for holiday. The beach is great. I love the beach, but it's hot and humid, so I wouldn't want to live there. Not that I could afford to live there. It's way to expensive. It's only 2 hours away, so I can go whenever I want.