: Have you Traveled in your life and where to if not where would you like to visit



ThumperPup
02-07-11, 02:07 PM
have you traveled the world or just the country where you live
do you like to take trips is it for pleasure or Business

where have you goen where have you lived

if you haven't do you have anywhere you would really like to visit or live in your lifestyle if so where

for me

I have traveled
every summer when i would come home from School
i would spend a week or 2 at home then off to a summer camp in the jersey mountains for 6 weeks then the last 2 weeks of summer vacation would be spent in Israel on a kaboots
i did this every year that i could remember from the age of 8 to 17
then after 17 i would jot go to summer camp anymore but would go ever year for 2 weeks to Israel in the summer
this would be recently until about 3 years ago when i stopped traveling as mouch

I also from the time i was 20 till i was 28 i went to China Every year for the Chinese new year to visit with my friend who is not with us in this world anymore
it stopped when he past away
but that was one of things i looked most forward to ever year

I have visited the Philippines i spend 2 months on the beach in Manila back in 2002 and 1 week in 2004

Hong Kong with dad on business trips when i was younger he would sometimes take me if i had time of school and no where els to be

Egypt i was there ones
Naples Itally every year for 1 week from the time i was 3 until about a year ago when my aunt passed my fathers brothers wife was from there and we went to visit her family ones a year would go for her birthday that week

so how about yall where have you been or where would you like to go

Below are just a few pictures of places i have been things i have doen
i figure you know im not gona talk about stuff anymore without showing proof just figure its easiest way not to be called a Liar

the one i remember the most would be Israel 2004 june i broke my ankle that day feel 10 feet and rolled 28 feet walking down a famouse mountain called Masada
went to the clinic triage then ER then that same night my father flew me home what an ordeal that was flying 11k to NYC then transferring to another plane to come back to Ohio with a broken ankle omg if it wasn't for the percocets the beer and the whiskey not sure i would have made a close
to 23 hour trip lol

77CDV
02-07-11, 03:31 PM
I've managed to see most of the continental USA, some of Mexico, and some of Canada. I also got to see some of Eastern Europe just after the Berlin Wall fell. Prague was one of the most beautiful cities I've ever seen.

At some point, I'd enjoy seeing the British Isles, Spain, Italy, Australia, and New Zealand.

ThumperPup
02-07-11, 03:35 PM
I've managed to see most of the continental USA, some of Mexico, and some of Canada. I also got to see some of Eastern Europe just after the Berlin Wall fell. Prague was one of the most beautiful cities I've ever seen.

At some point, I'd enjoy seeing the British Isles, Spain, Italy, Australia, and New Zealand.

if you ever make it to Italy make sure you make it to Naples in the Spring or Late Summer

orconn
02-07-11, 04:38 PM
I've managed to see most of the continental USA, some of Mexico, and some of Canada. I also got to see some of Eastern Europe just after the Berlin Wall fell. Prague was one of the most beautiful cities I've ever seen.

At some point, I'd enjoy seeing the British Isles, Spain, Italy, Australia, and New Zealand.

If you make it to the British Isles, by all means see Edinburgh. The city was spared heavy bombing in WWII and thus retains a lot of the its' bygone charm. And if you only visit one castle be sure to make it Edinburgh Castle. The food is good in the city and the people are friendly and greet you with a good sense of humor. If you like Prague you will love Edinburgh!

ThumperPup
02-07-11, 04:42 PM
When i was younger like 16 i wanted to go to Prague and Cheq Republic
there was a rally going on and a bunch of other cool things at the time 4 of my friends where going with 3 other ppl that i didn't know but they knew
and i wanted to go but mom put her foot down for some reason said no

i still want to travel there one day

Submariner409
02-07-11, 04:53 PM
Lived in Naples (Soccavo, Epomeo, via Nicolo'Garzilli, not far from the Agnano crater and Pozzuoli) for 3 years from 12/67 to 11/70 - U.S. Submarine staff and NATO war room. Traveled the entire Med circumference and SW Europe. Missile patrols out of Rota, Spain. Gibraltar. Tangiers. Istanbul and Izmir. Navy London. Hong Kong. Saw VietNam and Murmansk through a periscope. (close enough). Navy sub duty and sailed the entire Caribbean including Curacao, Bonaire and Martinique. Lived in Nassau for 6 months. Kittery, ME; New London, CT; Chevy Chase, MD; Kent Island, MD; Norfolk, VA; Charleston, SC. Sailed all the Great Lakes and 3 Bermuda races.

Pup, do you remember a wine from south of Naples called Vesuviano ? Drop-dead red spaghetti wine.......and some of the stuff from the Sorrentine peninsula was to die for.

ThumperPup
02-07-11, 05:44 PM
Lived in Naples (Soccavo, Epomeo, via Nicolo'Garzilli, not far from the Agnano crater and Pozzuoli) for 3 years from 12/67 to 11/70 - U.S. Submarine staff and NATO war room. Traveled the entire Med circumference and SW Europe. Missile patrols out of Rota, Spain. Gibraltar. Tangiers. Istanbul and Izmir. Navy London. Hong Kong. Saw VietNam and Murmansk through a periscope. (close enough). Navy sub duty and sailed the entire Caribbean including Curacao, Bonaire and Martinique. Lived in Nassau for 6 months. Kittery, ME; New London, CT; Chevy Chase, MD; Kent Island, MD; Norfolk, VA; Charleston, SC. Sailed all the Great Lakes and 3 Bermuda races.

Pup, do you remember a wine from south of Naples called Vesuviano ? Drop-dead red spaghetti wine.......and some of the stuff from the Sorrentine peninsula was to die for.


Sub are you talking about the Vineyard in Nola ?
if so yes i do remember that wine
i cant say that i ever enjoyed it i did taste it ones it was ok but for me i don't do reds i haven't ever been able to stomach them really i try them sometimes but its not really something that i can handle
but if it is the one in Nola se of napples then yes i think agro Nalona perhaps

if we are thinking of the same one but maybe we are not


now we are on the topics of wines o my all time favorite is a pino santa marita or santa marghertia some pronounce it slight different

ThumperPup
02-07-11, 06:12 PM
repost double hit ok this internet slowness of the site is killing me

Submariner409
02-07-11, 06:12 PM
Have no idea which vineyard(s) it came from - the wine is a varietal grown on and near the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius - I ran across it in a little trattoria outside old Pompeii and then again in a shop in Pozzuoli, 10 km north of Naples.

(Life is too short for white wines.)

ThumperPup
02-07-11, 06:14 PM
Have no idea which vineyard(s) it came from - the wine is a varietal grown on and near the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius - I ran across it in a little trattoria outside old Pompeii and then again in a shop in Pozzuoli, 6 miles north of Naples.

(Life is too short for white wines.)

my aunt and mom say that all the time
for me my life has always been said it might be short lol

gary88
02-07-11, 08:54 PM
I've been to Poland six or seven times since I have family there in Krakow.
http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/5261/img2912d.jpg

http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/9437/img2648m.jpg

In addition to that I've been to France (Paris)
http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/6053/img9899m.jpg

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/6923/img9384y.jpg

Slovakia (Liptov region/Vlkolinec)
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/8931/img1370my.jpg

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/3088/img1531x.jpg

and Italy (Rome/Florence)
http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/8652/img1668dh.jpg

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/410/img2474w.jpg

ThumperPup
02-07-11, 09:10 PM
now one of those pictures look famliare i know that building int he back i have wanted to go to rome but have not had the chance to all my times in italy and never been to rome before

ben.gators
02-07-11, 09:30 PM
Prague was one of the most beautiful cities I've ever seen.


Oh, yeah! What a beautiful city, and I should add Czech people were as beautiful as the Prague, specially chicks! :D

ThumperPup
02-07-11, 09:43 PM
Oh, yeah! What a beautiful city, and I should add Czech people were as beautiful as the Prague, specially chicks! :D

i knew there was a reason why i still want to go there lol
and i swear it has nothing to do with the movie hostel lol

Destroyer
02-07-11, 11:36 PM
if you ever make it to Italy make sure you make it to Naples in the Spring or Late SummerIs the pizza fresher?:p

ThumperPup
02-07-11, 11:40 PM
Is the pizza fresher?:p

u really just are that desperate to see if you can get a rouze out of me arent you ? u make me LMAO but dont look lol

and no its the weather the season and the comfort but i bet u would no more then me since u have probably been there more then me correct ?

Destroyer
02-07-11, 11:46 PM
u really just are that desperate to see if you can get a rouze out of me arent you ? u make me LMAO but dont look lol

and no its the weather the season and the comfort but i bet u would no more then me since u have probably been there more then me correct ?

Actually I have been out of the country several times. Paris, Greece (most major cities and several islands), Italy, Mexico, Caymen, Haiti and some various cruise locations that all look the same.

ThumperPup
02-07-11, 11:57 PM
Actually I have been out of the country several times. Paris, Greece (most major cities and several islands), Italy, Mexico, Caymen, Haiti and some various cruise locations that all look the same.



Pictures ?

Destroyer
02-08-11, 12:09 AM
Pictures ?You know, I don't have many and the ones I do have I don't share because I never focus on scenery, instead it's pictures of my family and I NEVER post those online. I usually don't take pics when I go on a cruise, maybe some of the kids but not many. Perhaps it's because cruises bore me or whatever. Last time I went to Europe there was no such thing as a "digital camera" (been awhile) and I don't have any pics but I know my parents have some. I am Greek and I have much family there. I will take pictures when I go there this summer with my kids (first time for them). :bouncy:

ThumperPup
02-08-11, 12:18 AM
You know, I don't have many and the ones I do have I don't share because I never focus on scenery, instead it's pictures of my family and I NEVER post those online. I usually don't take pics when I go on a cruise, maybe some of the kids but not many. Perhaps it's because cruises bore me or whatever. Last time I went to Europe there was no such thing as a "digital camera" (been awhile) and I don't have any pics but I know my parents have some. I am Greek and I have much family there. I will take pictures when I go there this summer with my kids (first time for them). :bouncy:

yeah they ahve scanners and im not sure who has a printer these days that cant scan you seem like a business man so u telling me no old 9mm or 35mm film that you can scan ok ok well just take the time and when you get them be sure to post ok :bsflag:

Destroyer
02-08-11, 12:43 AM
yeah they ahve scanners and im not sure who has a printer these days that cant scan you seem like a business man so u telling me no old 9mm or 35mm film that you can scan ok ok well just take the time and when you get them be sure to post ok :bsflag:Really? Hell maybe I am bullshitting, what do I know? Maybe I'm Mexican............:bouncy:

ThumperPup
02-08-11, 12:44 AM
hey dude be nice watch your language what your saying is bad

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-08-11, 12:44 AM
I know Nick's last name and it's definitely Greek.

Destroyer
02-08-11, 12:51 AM
I know Nick's last name and it's definitely Greek.Chad, you are the man!!!:thumbsup:

thebigjimsho
02-09-11, 12:07 AM
m00bs!

Jesda
02-09-11, 12:11 AM
My brother did a whole tour of Europe one year and got his camera stolen on a bus in Denmark. He brought back nothing for us to see. Kind of pisses me off.

Mom was the most annoyed since she paid for it.

GizmoQ
02-09-11, 03:11 PM
Well my goal is simple. I want to set foot on all 7 continents before I die. (bucket list). Over the last 5 years, I've been able to get the current number up to 6. I keep applying for jobs in Antartica, and as soon as I get one the list will be complete. I've already picked out my "lottery winner" retirement home on an island in Greece. The Threadgill's outbid me on my dream house in Austin,TX. I prefer Milan to Venice; Oahu vs main island; Bangkok vs Delhi; Marseilles vs Paris; and Brazil vs Argentina. Locally, I have lived in 40 of the lower 48 states and visited them all as well as Canada, Mexico, and several Caribbean islands.

There are several specific places I have yet to see like Angel Falls, Carnival, and the Great Tomato Festival, but this year those are on hold because I just love to drive my XLR. So this year I will be criss crossing the US cruising and having fun.

orconn
02-09-11, 04:01 PM
Gizmo, I definitely agree with some of your preferences: Oahu over "The Big Island;" Bangkok over Delhi; Milan vs. Venice and Brazil over Argentina. I would also add Edinburgh over London; Paris over London, Ethiopia over Congo; Hawaii over the Caribbean Islands; Italy over Greece; New Mexico over Arizona and anywhere over Tokyo! I haven't seen Angel Falls, but would like to. After three Carnivals in Brazil I'll pass on any more. Would love to visit Spain again but could do without the tomatoes. Wouldn't mind another trip to Santiago, Chile!

77CDV
02-09-11, 04:50 PM
Can you explain about Spain and its tomatoes? I find that juxtaposition intriguing.

ben.gators
02-09-11, 05:20 PM
France.... If I can have just one more trip for the rest of my life I would go to France!

GizmoQ
02-09-11, 05:45 PM
Can you explain about Spain and its tomatoes? I find that juxtaposition intriguing.

31 August 2011, The world's biggest food fight takes place at the Plaza Del Pueblo in the small town of Buņol in eastern Spain (http://www.spanish-fiestas.com/spanish-festivals/la-tomatina-tomato-battle-bunyol.htm).

orconn
02-09-11, 05:51 PM
Can you explain about Spain and its tomatoes? I find that juxtaposition intriguing.

Each year, since 1945, the Spanish town of Bunol holds its' "La Tomatina Festival" where the festivities begin with a breakfast of chorizo and plenty of red wine. This is followed by rockets loaded with tomatoes being fired and exploded above the town. From there a tomato flinging bash (literally as the tomatoes being flung at your fellow citizen mush be smashed prior to flinging) ensues with everyone pelting everyone else with smashed tomatoes. After the tomato bash there is an arts festival and everyone has a great time cleaning up the mess caused by the tomato fight!

thebigjimsho
02-09-11, 07:07 PM
There are several specific places I have yet to see like Angel Falls, Carnival, and the Great Tomato Festival, but this year those are on hold because I just love to drive my XLR. So this year I will be criss crossing the US cruising and having fun.
It's been over 6 years since my last fully cross country trip. Even if I do it alone, I may take the V this summer for one...

RightTurn
02-10-11, 01:03 AM
It's been over 6 years since my last fully cross country trip. Even if I do it alone, I may take the V this summer for one...

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcROA7XByb7tF5UqAvHqW_CWNGnBY0aL6 6hgjOdBF9q-kJ_ciQek

thebigjimsho
02-10-11, 02:46 PM
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcROA7XByb7tF5UqAvHqW_CWNGnBY0aL6 6hgjOdBF9q-kJ_ciQek
Yes.

Art Tidesco
02-12-11, 05:30 AM
Awesome thread !

I was lucky when I was born in Germany I didn't get the silver spoon but I did get the ticket to ride by the time I was 4 I had allegedly lived in Germany, England and Cyprus, by the time I was seven I remember visiting most of the countries bordering the Med from Egypt round to Greece with a few islands thrown in.

In 1966 when I was seven my Mum & Dad and I drove from Athens back to London in a lil' Austin A40 Countryman (http://www.austinmemories.com/page8/page15/files/page15_9.jpg) like the one in the linked photograph. Round this time I lost count of how many countries I had visited.

After three years in the UK My old man went off to Zambia in Southern Africa and my Mum and I took a boat down to Durban, South Africa where we hooked up with Dad and drove our new Ford Escort Estate through South Africa and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) into Zambia visiting several game parks and Victoria Falls along the way.

I had 8 years flying back and forth between Zambia and boarding school in England clocking up something like 750,000 plus air miles, a couple of times we drove up through Tanzania into Kenya visiting the Ngororo Treetops & Tsavo game parks. We walked up Mt Kilimanjaro and spent some time on the Indian ocean at Mombassa.

By the time I was 18 I swore I'd never get on an aeroplane again, but it was not long before I started flying back and forth mostly to Germany then one mad weekend when I was working for VW with instructions to put miles on a departmental Passat (Quantum) I and a couple of US trainees drove from Wolfsburg to Munich then on to Innsbruck, Austria, to Bolsano, Italy and Davos, Switzerland. We rounded out the weekend by passing through Lichtenstein on our way back to Wolfsburg ! I think that was around 1600 miles Friday night to Sunday evening!

That summer I also hitched hiked from Wolfsburg to Avelino in Italy... twice !!

In '88 on my way to a wedding in Toronto I took in NY, NY and made it down to the Indy 500 the following weekend before returning to France and seeing the Le Mans 24 hours the following week ! That cost my months annual leave.

The following year my partner and I jumped into our 17 year old Volvo 240 DL and drove through Belgium and Holland to Amsterdam, across to West and the East Germany to Berlin 12 months before the wall came down on to the Eifel Mountains for a lap of the 14 mile Nurburgring through Luxembourg and down into France to a City called Nancy then back to Belgium.

I also made an abortive trip to India, the flight included a stop over in Moscow, when we arrived in New Dehli we were surprised to hear that tanks had been engaged in firing at the Russian Parliament building while we were sitting in Moscow airport transit lounge ! Unfortunately soon after arriving in India my partner got ill and after ten days in hospital she decided we should return home.

Soon after that I spent a year in Barcelona studying for my MA I loved the place so much I only left the city limits once to go to Madrid for a couple of days.

Work continued to take me to France and especially Germany, the biggest trip I did recently was after I won a couple of tickets to go and see the Aarons 499 in April '09 thanks to rowdy.com (http://www.rowdy.com/). You can see my ten minuet movie of the day here (http://www.youtube.com/user/MarbleheadsFC#p/u/21/T4iIjsqddlc).

The last trip I did was to go to Germany a couple of years ago to go see the Steep Canyon Rangers and Friends (http://www.youtube.com/user/MarbleheadsFC#p/u/10/-dzXwMx1xNE) an amazing night despite the arctic temperatures outside.

Have it mind to precure an RV one day and take in a whole 36 race Sprint Cup season who knows if it never happens I think I can rest easy :-)

Cheers

Art Tidesco

Bristol, UK

http://psychoontyres.blogspot.com/

thebigjimsho
02-12-11, 01:43 PM
Quantum!

Art Tidesco
02-12-11, 02:46 PM
Quantum!

I think that is what the 5 door hatchback VW Passat on the B2 platform was called in the US, 'ours' was powered by a 130 hp 5 cylinder motor based on the engine that was used in the Audi Quattro but without the turbo !

It sounded awesome doing 120 mph on the German Autobahns and shooting up some of the back roads in the Alps :-)

orconn
02-12-11, 03:04 PM
Yes, the eighties version of the large VW was known as the "Quantum." It had a stubbier version of the first generation Audi 5000 sedan. I know that 5 cylinder engine was used on several U.S. Audi models. I know my 85 Audi 5000S Avant had the 5 cylinder non turbo engine. It really ticked me off that that a VW agency (Ialso had an 83 VW Scirocco at the time) wouldn't do an oil chance on the Audi, at a savings of about 50%, verses an Porsche/Audi dealer, even though the Quantum and the Audi 5000 had the same engine! The Quantums weren't popular in the U.S. in the '80s; i.e. too expensive for a VW (as was most of the VW line at the time).

thebigjimsho
02-12-11, 03:21 PM
Yes, the eighties version of the large VW was known as the "Quantum." It had a stubbier version of the first generation Audi 5000 sedan. I know that 5 cylinder engine was used on several U.S. Audi models. I know my 85 Audi 5000S Avant had the 5 cylinder non turbo engine. It really ticked me off that that a VW agency (Ialso had an 83 VW Scirocco at the time) wouldn't do an oil chance on the Audi, at a savings of about 50%, verses an Porsche/Audi dealer, even though the Quantum and the Audi 5000 had the same engine! The Quantums weren't popular in the U.S. in the '80s; i.e. too expensive for a VW (as was most of the VW line at the time).
Audi 5000s were quite teh shizz in the 80s...

hueterm
02-12-11, 04:49 PM
I thought so too...but don't get Orconn started on his...

thebigjimsho
02-12-11, 05:21 PM
I thought so too...but don't get Orconn started on his...
That was before he became a frosty old curmudgeon... :bouncy:

orconn
02-12-11, 05:30 PM
You got that right!

EChas3
02-12-11, 08:25 PM
I guess PupFromCleveland never heard of the risks of posting personal info online. Odds are, he will.

Jesda
02-12-11, 08:58 PM
I'd like to visit Austria

http://www.q45.org/gallery/gallery3/var/albums/soundofmusic.jpg

orconn
02-12-11, 09:02 PM
Enamoured of mountains? Try New Zealand, Jesda!

Jesda
02-12-11, 09:06 PM
Whoops. Photoshop must have cut off Gary's watermark when I pasted it into the canvas. Did not mean to do that.

GizmoQ
02-12-11, 10:33 PM
I'd like to visit Austria


In '99 I visited the town where "Sound of Music" was filmed.

thebigjimsho
02-13-11, 12:13 AM
I'd like to visit Austria

http://www.q45.org/gallery/gallery3/var/albums/soundofmusic.jpg
I'd like to visit Liesl...

Art Tidesco
02-14-11, 06:59 AM
The Austrian Tyrol is a must, NZ is on my list of things to do.

A little reminder of how beautiful that VW / Audi 5 cylinder sounds on a stage of the Monte Carlo Rally still raises the hair on the back of my neck after 25 years or more the action starts at 1m 41 secs with Walter Rohrl at the controls :-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLBfgImiRGo

gary88
02-14-11, 12:54 PM
Whoops. Photoshop must have cut off Gary's watermark when I pasted it into the canvas. Did not mean to do that.

We're not friends anymore.

Jesda
02-14-11, 01:13 PM
That's okay. You suck at giving directions. :D

gary88
02-14-11, 01:15 PM
http://i.imgur.com/j5UUn.jpg

ThumperPup
02-15-11, 12:53 AM
I guess PupFromCleveland never heard of the risks of posting personal info online. Odds are, he will.

what the heck are you talking about ?