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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:01 pm    Post subject: Best and worst countries you've visited and ones that you want to visit

Best: Singapore

Worst: Indonesia (Bali)

Want to visit: Sweden, Japan.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:04 pm    Post subject:

Best: India

Worst: Canada

Want to visit: China, Japan, France, Italy, Germany
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Best: Japan

Worst: St. Lucia (more like not best than worst)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:55 pm    Post subject:

India, Singapore, and Japan on the best list. Strange crowd.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:56 pm    Post subject:

Best: Spain, France, Taiwan, Canada, Fiji, Jamaica, Peru, UK

Worst: Mexico, Japan, South Korea

Want to visit: China (the non-HK places), Singapore, All the countries I was supposed to visit before my Europe trip got cut short: Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Austria, Greece, Turkey, Netherlands, Hungary. Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Scotland, Poland, Montenegro, Monaco, Denmark.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:18 pm    Post subject:

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India, Singapore, and Japan on the best list. Strange crowd.


What's wrong with Japan and Singapore?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:19 pm    Post subject:

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Omar Little wrote:
India, Singapore, and Japan on the best list. Strange crowd.


What's wrong with Japan and Singapore?
. Nothing. Nothing wrong with Irvine either. Just doesnít make my best cities list.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:26 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
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India, Singapore, and Japan on the best list. Strange crowd.


What's wrong with Japan and Singapore?
. Nothing. Nothing wrong with Irvine either. Just doesnít make my best cities list.


I can see why you don't like Singapore, but isn't Tokyo one of the most exciting cities in the world?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:28 pm    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
India, Singapore, and Japan on the best list. Strange crowd.


What's wrong with Japan and Singapore?
. Nothing. Nothing wrong with Irvine either. Just doesnít make my best cities list.


I can see why you don't like Singapore, but isn't Tokyo one of the most exciting cities in the world?


Itís not exciting in the way that I would call exciting. Interesting, overwhelming, bustling, frenetic yes. But on the scale of fun and enjoyable? Not touching the great fun cities Iíve been to. But cool if others think so. Just interested to know what specifically ranks it tops with them.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:46 pm    Post subject:

Best: Italy and Mexico

Worst: Bosnia and Herzegovina
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:52 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
India, Singapore, and Japan on the best list. Strange crowd.


What's wrong with Japan and Singapore?
. Nothing. Nothing wrong with Irvine either. Just doesnít make my best cities list.


I can see why you don't like Singapore, but isn't Tokyo one of the most exciting cities in the world?


Itís not exciting in the way that I would call exciting. Interesting, overwhelming, bustling, frenetic yes. But on the scale of fun and enjoyable? Not touching the great fun cities Iíve been to. But cool if others think so. Just interested to know what specifically ranks it tops with them.

That's still pretty nebulous. What is your distinction between exciting and interesting/frenetic/bustling?

I mean, I'm more excited for Kyoto than either Tokyo or Osaka on my upcoming Japan trip, but I suspect your issues with Tokyo are different than mine.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:57 pm    Post subject:

I can say the worst country I've been to is easily India, but basing it off of Patna and Delhi is like judging America off Detroit or something. Kind of an unfair comparison but that's where my relatives are, so those are where I go.

Idk about best because I haven't been to too many places in recent years, and using family trips from when I was 12 is probably not a good measure. I will say that my favorite stop in Spain wasn't Barcelona but Seville.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:02 pm    Post subject:

tox wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
India, Singapore, and Japan on the best list. Strange crowd.


What's wrong with Japan and Singapore?
. Nothing. Nothing wrong with Irvine either. Just doesnít make my best cities list.


I can see why you don't like Singapore, but isn't Tokyo one of the most exciting cities in the world?


Itís not exciting in the way that I would call exciting. Interesting, overwhelming, bustling, frenetic yes. But on the scale of fun and enjoyable? Not touching the great fun cities Iíve been to. But cool if others think so. Just interested to know what specifically ranks it tops with them.

That's still pretty nebulous. What is your distinction between exciting and interesting/frenetic/bustling?

I mean, I'm more excited for Kyoto than either Tokyo or Osaka on my upcoming Japan trip, but I suspect your issues with Tokyo are different than mine.


I think the exciting isnít entertaining so much as just busy and crowded. Lots of tech, but food entertainment art things I would rate as being of interest to me arenít as good as other places. I guess I would say Tokyo is a spectacle more than a broadly great experience. Japan is too culturally cold for me to find it topping my list as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:59 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
tox wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
India, Singapore, and Japan on the best list. Strange crowd.


What's wrong with Japan and Singapore?
. Nothing. Nothing wrong with Irvine either. Just doesnít make my best cities list.


I can see why you don't like Singapore, but isn't Tokyo one of the most exciting cities in the world?


Itís not exciting in the way that I would call exciting. Interesting, overwhelming, bustling, frenetic yes. But on the scale of fun and enjoyable? Not touching the great fun cities Iíve been to. But cool if others think so. Just interested to know what specifically ranks it tops with them.

That's still pretty nebulous. What is your distinction between exciting and interesting/frenetic/bustling?

I mean, I'm more excited for Kyoto than either Tokyo or Osaka on my upcoming Japan trip, but I suspect your issues with Tokyo are different than mine.


I think the exciting isnít entertaining so much as just busy and crowded. Lots of tech, but food entertainment art things I would rate as being of interest to me arenít as good as other places. I guess I would say Tokyo is a spectacle more than a broadly great experience. Japan is too culturally cold for me to find it topping my list as well.

Ah ok I see what you're saying. Yeah, that does make more sense. It doesn't help that a lot of things are hidden behind the language. Not sure if you've ever seen a rakugo performance but it's a really interesting piece of Japanese culture & entertainment. But if you don't speak Japanese you're SOL.

And yeah, the culture thing is a turn off for sure. I don't find it surprising that pretty much every story of one of my friends intermingling with the locals involves alcohol.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:28 am    Post subject:

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Best: Italy and Mexico

Worst: Bosnia and Herzegovina


What's so bad about Bosnia and Herzegovina? I kind of want to go there or Albania just because they seem like the most random countries...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:55 am    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:32 am    Post subject:

tox wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
India, Singapore, and Japan on the best list. Strange crowd.


What's wrong with Japan and Singapore?
. Nothing. Nothing wrong with Irvine either. Just doesnít make my best cities list.


I can see why you don't like Singapore, but isn't Tokyo one of the most exciting cities in the world?


Itís not exciting in the way that I would call exciting. Interesting, overwhelming, bustling, frenetic yes. But on the scale of fun and enjoyable? Not touching the great fun cities Iíve been to. But cool if others think so. Just interested to know what specifically ranks it tops with them.

That's still pretty nebulous. What is your distinction between exciting and interesting/frenetic/bustling?

I mean, I'm more excited for Kyoto than either Tokyo or Osaka on my upcoming Japan trip, but I suspect your issues with Tokyo are different than mine.


Kyoto is awesome.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:24 am    Post subject:

I've enjoyed every country I've visited, but it's a short list, i.e. Canada and Mexico. Not that they're all that great, I just dig seeing how other cultures live. I'm planning on going to Europe this summer. Any suggestions?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:51 am    Post subject:

Whats wrong with Canada? Everyone I typically talk to loves it.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:36 pm    Post subject:

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Whats wrong with Canada? Everyone I typically talk to loves it.


I love Canada. I spent quite a bit of time there one summer living in campgrounds.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:47 pm    Post subject:

Czech Republic i.e. Prague. Brussels is up there too.

Worst...tough to say, I have enjoyed the places I've traveled too -- I guess Paris. Parisians are complete see you next tuesday's if you don't have a local with you/come across as American. But even then, the city is beautiful, the food is great, very vibrant, etc --- just stereotypically snooty. I didn't have a great time in Berlin, but I was sick so I won't read much into it - the rest of Germany was fun.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:31 pm    Post subject:

Best: United States, Canada, Italy, Germany, Japan, Czech Republic, Spain

didn't get to see Florence or Frankfurt. prefer kyoto to tokyo but then again I didn't give tokyo its fair shot, time-wise. Spain I was in for less than a day

Worst: Mexico, The Philippines
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:49 pm    Post subject:

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Whats wrong with Canada? Everyone I typically talk to loves it.


I love Canada. I spent quite a bit of time there one summer living in campgrounds.


I just love the cheaper prescription medications.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:58 pm    Post subject:

Best is Canada, imagine spending week camping on a lake and seeing no one but the friends you went with.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:24 pm    Post subject:

tox wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
tox wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
CandyCanes wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
India, Singapore, and Japan on the best list. Strange crowd.


What's wrong with Japan and Singapore?
. Nothing. Nothing wrong with Irvine either. Just doesnít make my best cities list.


I can see why you don't like Singapore, but isn't Tokyo one of the most exciting cities in the world?


Itís not exciting in the way that I would call exciting. Interesting, overwhelming, bustling, frenetic yes. But on the scale of fun and enjoyable? Not touching the great fun cities Iíve been to. But cool if others think so. Just interested to know what specifically ranks it tops with them.

That's still pretty nebulous. What is your distinction between exciting and interesting/frenetic/bustling?

I mean, I'm more excited for Kyoto than either Tokyo or Osaka on my upcoming Japan trip, but I suspect your issues with Tokyo are different than mine.


I think the exciting isnít entertaining so much as just busy and crowded. Lots of tech, but food entertainment art things I would rate as being of interest to me arenít as good as other places. I guess I would say Tokyo is a spectacle more than a broadly great experience. Japan is too culturally cold for me to find it topping my list as well.

Ah ok I see what you're saying. Yeah, that does make more sense. It doesn't help that a lot of things are hidden behind the language. Not sure if you've ever seen a rakugo performance but it's a really interesting piece of Japanese culture & entertainment. But if you don't speak Japanese you're SOL.

And yeah, the culture thing is a turn off for sure. I don't find it surprising that pretty much every story of one of my friends intermingling with the locals involves alcohol.


I spent two and a half years in japan. No axe to grind, enjoyed it, but it ainít anywhere near the pinnacle of places to be. Not even in Asia, where Thailand, the Philippines, and even Seoul were way more fun.
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