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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:30 PM

I would love to see the Mayan specifically  Chichen Itza-one of the most popular Mayan pyramid sites. Mayan culture has always fascinated me

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:20 AM

In no particular order:  Canada, Australia and N.Z.,  almost about anywhere in Europe, Costa Rica, Panama, Belize, Equador.

These countries seem relatively safe and interesting so why not? I guess I think their culture fits well with my own personality.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 01:41 AM

I would really love to visit the UK, especially England!!!!  I have ancestors that came from Derby, in the early 1600's!!!! I have always
been facinated with England's history!!!  I learn as much as I can about it!!!  Hopefully, one day, I'll get to go there!!!!  I want to
check out ancient castle ruins, experience real British food, visit the Mary Rose exhibition and so much more!!!!


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:35 AM

View PostEuphorbia, on 25 January 2013 - 09:17 PM, said:

There are many countries that I would love to visit, but the country where my father's ancestors immigrated from is Wales. I would love to see where my families roots are from.

I would love to see the towns and meet the average people from the non-touristy areas. I would also love to hike all through the countryside and walk the shoreline. This is something I've wanted to do for a long time. Maybe during the warm season, (is there one?)

After that I would make a swing north to Scotland where my Mother's ancestors came from. Hopefully, I could get through all of the accents.

Anyway, my last name in Wales is as common as Smith or Jones is here in the US.

Ahh, I forgot Wales!! My dad is from Wales and I wanna go!

View Postthe-Unexpected-Soul, on 25 January 2013 - 11:01 PM, said:

turkey seems interesting

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:25 AM

The Seychelles, I think. I love island cultures that haven't been totally destroyed by tourism or "progress", where the indigenous cultures are more or less intact. I've been to most of the Hawaiian islands, Palau, & Bali, Saipan. Warm water, sandy beaches, trade winds, lagoons, coconut palms, all works for me.

Scotland would be the other place, because my ancestors were part of the Highland clan system before emigrating to the colonies.


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:03 AM

I've only been through western Canada and the western States, southern Mexico, England, Scotland, Wales and the Emerald Isle. They're all fantastic places. (Eastern Canada is on the bucket list.)

I'd go to Australia and New Zealand in a heartbeat, just for all the difference. You'd probably have to forgive me though. I'd lock myself in your bathroom for the first night, with a case of Fosters and watch your toilet go backwards. :)


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:50 AM

I too would choose England for it's rich history, quaint villages, and golden heritage...
I have family in England who I've never met, and am of english decent..

Aparently one of my ancestors "Lord chief Justice Jefferies" Hung over a thousand english peasants and sent over a thousand from the english shores to the colonies in America.. This was because of an uprising against the King of England "The western rebelion"

I have in my posession "somewhere" a book with all the names of those whome my ancestor "the hanging judge" sent to America.

View PostQuiteContrary, on 25 January 2013 - 06:46 PM, said:

I have a list, but I'll choose one.
The English countryside. It just looks so idyllic to me. I love the rolling green hills and stone walls and small villages and mom and pop stores. (and Hobbits)
So, for it's beauty. And rich literary heritage. I just love it! I could retire there.
I'd visit all the castles and literary places and battle grounds.
At least that is my take on it, never having been there.
Plus, I could easily visit many other countries from there.
Scottish and Irish countryside apply too.
I am of English, Scotch-Irish descent on one side, so that is part of it.
Apparently an ancestor was part of a plot to kill the King of England and was instead of killed or imprisoned sent to American to fight the Indians and then given land to start a new town in Ohio.



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:18 AM

View PostProfessor T, on 26 January 2013 - 05:50 AM, said:

I too would choose England for it's rich history, quaint villages, and golden heritage...
I have family in England who I've never met, and am of english decent..

Aparently one of my ancestors "Lord chief Justice Jefferies" Hung over a thousand english peasants and sent over a thousand from the english shores to the colonies in America.. This was because of an uprising against the King of England "The western rebelion"

I have in my posession "somewhere" a book with all the names of those whome my ancestor "the hanging judge" sent to America.

You should share with your local archives. :)

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:10 AM

View PostProfessor T, on 26 January 2013 - 05:50 AM, said:

I too would choose England for it's rich history, quaint villages, and golden heritage...
I have family in England who I've never met, and am of english decent..

Aparently one of my ancestors "Lord chief Justice Jefferies" Hung over a thousand english peasants and sent over a thousand from the english shores to the colonies in America.. This was because of an uprising against the King of England "The western rebelion"

I have in my posession "somewhere" a book with all the names of those whome my ancestor "the hanging judge" sent to America.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

France, Paris, you know just to walk around and sit in a cafe. Then to find some serious sales.

South of France to see the Gypsy festivals and visit the beaches.

Tornonto, Canada, it seems beautiful and I want to see the buildings and check out a band or two.

Tokyo to see the cherry blossoms in the park and their Christmas lights (two trips required).

Palestine to offer a limited assistance to the people.


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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

I'd love to visit all sorts of places.. preferably warm ones,  but i'd really like to spend some time in Ireland.  My Grandpa was conceived there and born in U.S.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:26 AM

View PostLikely Guy, on 26 January 2013 - 05:03 AM, said:

I've only been through western Canada and the western States, southern Mexico, England, Scotland, Wales and the Emerald Isle. They're all fantastic places. (Eastern Canada is on the bucket list.)

I'd go to Australia and New Zealand in a heartbeat, just for all the difference. You'd probably have to forgive me though. I'd lock myself in your bathroom for the first night, with a case of Fosters and watch your toilet go backwards. :)

You'll have to bring the Fosters with you, No one drinks Fosters in Australia. In fact I've only ever seen Fosters on TV, never in person. :D

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:31 AM

I'm going to Phuket, Thailand in May. Planning on adding The Philippines, Malaysia and Bali to the trip too. Only been to Bali, the other places will be all new to me.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:55 AM

France - Specifically Paris...there's something about the Parisian streets that gives me shivers, I love their narrow and sometimes macabre design.

Several places in Africa - I love the continent a lot and despite being a hater of hot weather, I still would like to go and see the Savannah's and tropical rain forests etc. Plus the native music is amazing too.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:47 AM

I would have to say Russia,have always been fascinated by its history.Though i would have to bring some bourbon with me.I find vodka disgusting.

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