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post #61 of 247
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I'm going there on my european trip next summer, I am reading Alan Richman's book and basically he said he loved the city but hated the food... hopefully I don't have that experience.
post #62 of 247
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1.  London 2.  Rome 3.  NYC 4.  Naples 5.  Venice 6.  Chicago 7.  Amsterdam I'm surprised more people haven't mentioned Naples - beautiful setting, interesting people, amazing food, great museums, great shopping, etc.
I'm sure I can see why may people did not mention Naples, its very dirty. I personaly don't mind that though.
post #63 of 247
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Just saw something on TV showing postwar Sarejevo, that place is apparently starting to be rebuilt but is still pretty messed up. Unfortunate, when I was in grade school, we had a guest lecturer that showed us a slide show on Sarejevo, saying it was one of the prettiest cities in Europe... it was quite nice... pretty sad.
post #64 of 247
1. Ann Arbor, Michigan 2. San Francisco 3. Toronto 4. Montreal
post #65 of 247
seattle-dark ambience vancouver, b.c.- same, but with a much better seaside. berlin- relaxing, home to some of the greatest musicians and producers in all the world. new york- america's answer to itself paris- no particular reason, but it feels very much like home. hmm...more like a top 5. johnny.
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Anyone climb diamond head before?
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Surely you mean afternoon tea. High tea was more like a supper -- a substantial evening meal usually involving meat, generally (forgive my saying it) applied to the evening meal of the lower orders. It's a common misnomer to call "afternoon tea" "high tea."
I think that the context makes that clear. Personally, I prefer high tea, with pasties and real, substantial food, to finger snadwiches and biscuits. But then again, maybe I am, in the words of ernest, "country."
post #68 of 247
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read: farmer
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Just so. High tea was definitely for the working class. Those of us who are 'county' rather than 'country' find that afternoon tea does us very well.
post #70 of 247
In no particular order (except for London, which is my definite first): 1. London 2. NYC 3. Paris 4. Rome 5. Singapore 6. Tokyo 7. Las Vegas (albeit I'm too young to truly enjoy it) 8. Honolulu 9. Amsterdam Don't know about 10.
post #71 of 247
In no particular order: San Francisco Toronto NYC Dublin New Orleans London Venice Paris Marrakesh Sydney Bejing okay - I needed 11. there are many cities I haven't visited as yet , and the list is subject to change when I do. I'd love to make it to St. Petersburg, Vienna, Budapest, and Glasgow.. someday I will.
post #72 of 247
any particular order San Francisco Paris Milan Sienna Amsterdam Antwerp Florence Geneva
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1. Vienna - One of the few unbastardized European tourist spots left. Everything is gorgeous. I'll add Gratz and Salzburg as subordinates. My favourites. 2. Paris - In some ways I love it a lot, but the realities of the city, the gypsy pick pockets, the smells in some areas, the tourism... ruins a place that has literally everything I like (best museums, art galleries, food, shopping, my FAVOURITE hotel).
Don't you exagerate the gypsies in Paris? I really think you have more in Vienna than in Paris.
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-best subway system in the world -newest technology -low crime -no official 'last call' at the bars -large quantity of high end clothing boutiques -large variety of food and drink -if you are white/european/tall, you will get laid. -schoolgirl uniforms -fascinating mix of architecture -generally nice people -sort of like NYC, but bigger, cleaner, and with a better subway.
Very exepensive city Food better than in Europe? Nobody speaks English Only Japanese or almost If you are white = you face strong racism Hypocrisy of people (you need something, people think "no" but say "will see" smiling as if it was "yes")
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim,Nov. 25 2004,17:43
-best subway system in the world -newest technology -low crime -no official 'last call' at the bars -large quantity of high end clothing boutiques -large variety of food and drink -if you are white/european/tall, you will get laid. -schoolgirl uniforms -fascinating mix of architecture -generally nice people -sort of like NYC, but bigger, cleaner, and with a better subway. Very exepensive city Food better than in Europe? Nobody speaks English Only Japanese or almost If you are white = you face strong racism Hypocrisy of people (you need something, people think "no" but say "will see" smiling as if it was "yes")
If you are eating at the nicest places and staying in the 5 star hotels - yeah its expensive, but I've been there on a budget before. I had a great time. The food there is better than SOME places in Europe. Quite a few people there speak English - They are required to study it in school from a fairly young age Yeah, its mostly Japanese people in Japan. Who would have thought it possible? I bet the majority of people in Paris are French too... White people who don't tread all over the local culture and customs aren't (IMHO) treated with much racism. Its the same story anywhere you go - if you treat the people there with respect and make an attempt to deal with them in their comfort-zone you won't have any problems I see no intentional hypocracy in that, its more that its considered pretty rude to just tell someone "no" in a formal setting. They would rather be polite and give the impression that they are considering your request. They do it to each other too - not just white people. Its a cultural thing. Many businesses are run with a very similar mindset. I know, I work for two of them. I'm curious as to how you have drawn these conclusions. Have you spent any time in Japan? Or are these just second hand opinions? BTW this is Tokyo, not Mnemonic. I just happen to be using the computer at J and Mnemonic's house - and forgot to log Mnemonic out.
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