your FAVORITY CITY, and why?
October 3, 2008 8:28am CST
I work as a flight attendant and one of the perks that I'm enjoying is traveling for free. Although, our Europe flights was canceled even before I joined the company (but hopefully, will resume next year, wish, wish, wish), I've had a chance to layover in some very wonderful cities. My favorite is Sydney, oh my gosh, I walked for an hour along St. George st going to the Sydney Opera House, and I'm just surrounded by beautiful people from different cultures. Babies, teenagers, men, women... even the older locals are beautiful and such fashionistas! This is the only place I've seen where ladies wear dresses and spiky heels in trams and buses! Beat that! I even saw one exceptionally looking woman walking as though she just came straight from a cover shoot! And this guy working at a convenience store looked like Enrique Iglesias! I barely stopped my self from having my picture taken with him... lol... I love everything about Sydney, I especially like the vibe, it's casual, laidback and the weather, it's just perfect. So after 2 hours of walking (we kept asking if the Harbor bridge is near and they kept saying it's just a 10minute walk), the Sydney Harbor Bridge finally came into view! Then the Sydney Opera House! And it was like I was in the movie Finding Nemo! Hehehe... So what about you? What's your favorite city? And why?
3 Oct 08
Lucky you, getting to go on trips for free. I have a girlfriend that is a flight attendant and she just informed me that she can get me a buddy pass for really cheap. So we, her, me and three other flight attendants, are planning a trip to Hawaii in January. It will only cost me $80 for the flight, return, and $15 a night for a hotel room. I guess flight attendants get rooms for cheaper too since that is so cheap. I am so excited to go. We are all single ladies, the four of us, and so it should be a really good time. We are only going for 4 nights but that is enough time to relax on the beach and enjoy the weather as where I live it will be the middle of winter then, and our winters are really cold so it will be a good break from it. We plan on going on a lot of trips next year since we are now all single, we all just broke up with our boyfriends or husbands so we need to get away and meet some new people. What fun that will be!
4 Oct 08
Good for you! That sounds like a lot fun. We have flights to Honolulu and so I was able to go around the island. Since, it's small, you can go to a lot of places in one day. I rode the pink trolley from my hotel, which is the Ala Moana, to Waikiki beach. Yup, we get hotel discounts too! I saw some locals walk around the city in their swimsuits! :) The weather is sunny but lots of air circulating, and you can smell the ocean anywhere and the water on the beach is cold! Just perfect!
5 Oct 08
I've never been to Australia but I would love to visit it someday. :) My favorite city is San Francisco, California. I like the abundance of public transport, the cool climate, picturesque sites, mix of nature attractions with modern ones, variety of activities. In the mood for some culture? Go to the museums or watch a live performance in their theaters. Want to do some shopping? No problem; there are plenty of malls within walking distance from your hotel. Want to do some sightseeing? Hop from one Muni bus to another and check out their Victorian style houses, stroll down Haight and Ashbury streets to see some hippie stuff, or visit the parks and Pier 39.
5 Oct 08
Yes, San Francisco is also included in my personal best top ten cities. I fly to SFO about once in two months and I have mostly done the activities you've listed including eating the best clam chowder at fisherman's wharf. San Francisco for me has a small city feel which I like and the people are so nice. More than a couple of times I have been greeted by strangers.
4 Oct 08
That sounds like a fun job and getting to travel a lot sounds nice. I traveled a little around Europe when I was young. I loved Rome the best I think. It just seemed such a nice relaxed fun city. I found Sydney so crowded when I was last there that I did not want to go back, Melbourne is nice but I also like Mexico City and London. Venice was wonderful and fascinating as a place that has no cars. So many cities are nice.
4 Oct 08
My husband and I was actually planning on a cruise to Mexico this November, but I got pregnant, so that plan was canceled. I'd love to see Venice, it's supposed to be the most romantic city in the world. I think Rome, is a wonderful place and I'm including it in our planned Europe backpacking tour that we were supposed to do next year but is now again canceled. I think we'll wait until the baby's a little bit bigger.
4 Oct 08
Lucky you.. I wish it were easier to get a flight attendant position near where I live. I'd ve all over that. My favorite city is Seville (Sevilla) in Southern Spain (Andalucia). It's a small city, and very academic, not far from the Mediterranean coast and the weather was very warm. I also enjoyed Barcelona, Lisbon in Portugal and Florence, Italy.
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3 Oct 08
My favorite city is Sydney and I fell in love with it when I went there in 1993. Wow! I flew on a plane over the opera house and the harbor bridge. The immigration officer welcomed me to Australia and the bank clerk got me so brochures about areas he thought I should go to. I loved going for a stroll in the botanical gardens seeing all the friendly parrots. I enjoyed going to Circular Quay and catching a ferry over to Manly. I got a superb view and later walked that way to discover Shark Bay and Watson's Bay. From there I did a lovely coastal walk out to the South Head. I also walked from Spit Head to Manly, an all day walk. Most of all I liked going to Palm Beach and seeing a light house with views of a national park and ocean. My second favorite city is San Francisco because of the Golden Gate Bridge. My third favorite city is Prague because of its historical architecture. Other cities that I adore because of the buildings are Budapest, Dubrovnik and Salzburg. I love to see a stunning setting and nothing impresses me more than that.
4 Oct 08
Wow! You've been around a lot! I had only 2days to go to Sydney so I wasn't able to go around as much, but next time I fly there for work, I'm going to try all the things that you did. Thanks.... and as always you are full of helpful information.