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Your best place you've been to

Which is the best country/city/area that you've been to, and why?

Last reply: 6th Sep 2016 / 102 replies / Post by Bernard

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maria

Posted by: maria
Posted: 29th Apr 2010

maria says: Too many places to just mention one!
Alaska is just awesome. Quaint towns, beautiful scenery.
Canada, the south island of New Zealand and Switzerland have the most spectacular views......mountains, lakes, glaciers.
The Amalfi Coast in Italy with its mountain hugging roads, and homes embedded in the rocks complement the beautiful, blue Mediterranean Sea.
Have just returned from a Panama Cruise which apart from experiencing a world engineering wonder, meant visiting countries with cultures, and history far removed from our own. A real eye-opener! Reply

wilhamina

Posted by: wilhamina
Posted: 24th Nov 2010

maria says: Too many places to just mention one!
Alaska is just awesome. Quaint towns, beautiful scenery.
Canada, the south island of New Zealand and Switzerland have the most spectacular...

wilhamina says: I found Switzerland one of the best places for scenery. Made Geneva my place to stay, and went on day tours from there. The food was fantastic, and I enjoyed walking along the lake every morning. The cathedral with all they have found beneath it, was a great delight, as were some of the villages with their wines and cheese making. I had never tried Swiss wine before, and found it light and delightful. Reply

Kelly

Posted by: Kelly
Posted: 15th Dec 2010

maria says: Too many places to just mention one!
Alaska is just awesome. Quaint towns, beautiful scenery.
Canada, the south island of New Zealand and Switzerland have the most spectacular...

Kelly says: Yes I agree with you Maria too many nice places. We have been to Bali in 1988 and it was very different to now no cement road etc. it was wonderful. We have been the Fiji and that was very relaxing we went their for our honeymoon. We have been to Hawaii and I loved that as well. I am latest trip was Thailand and we loved it there as well and I would go back to all these lovely tropical places. As you can see I like the nice tropical places that are warm and friendly. Reply

PGS

Posted by: PGS
Posted: 8th Oct 2011

maria says: Too many places to just mention one!
Alaska is just awesome. Quaint towns, beautiful scenery.
Canada, the south island of New Zealand and Switzerland have the most spectacular...

PGS says: After the current trip, Shanghai would be my biggie - got to go back for longer.
China itself is fascinating, and I only did 2 places... Reply

maria

Posted by: maria
Posted: 9th Oct 2011

PGS says: After the current trip, Shanghai would be my biggie - got to go back for longer.
China itself is fascinating, and I only did 2 places...

maria says: Was really happy to see this, as we are off on our first visit to Asia shortly. Two weeks in China and then a 2 week cruise from Shanghai to Singapore which visits Naha, Keelung, Hong Kong and 3 ports in Vietnam. Reply

PGS

Posted by: PGS
Posted: 9th Oct 2011

maria says: Was really happy to see this, as we are off on our first visit to Asia shortly. Two weeks in China and then a 2 week cruise from Shanghai to Singapore which visits Naha, Keelung, Hong Kong and 3...

PGS says: Hope you enjoy it - Shanghai's night life just doesn't seem to stop. I was in "the bund" area, about 1/2 way between the airports.

Had a week in HK a few years back, I'd only go back there if I was being paid. So far it's the only place I've been to in Asia I haven't liked.
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tuzah

Posted by: tuzah
Posted: 30th Mar 2013

maria says: Too many places to just mention one!
Alaska is just awesome. Quaint towns, beautiful scenery.
Canada, the south island of New Zealand and Switzerland have the most spectacular...

tuzah says: hey maria i was just wonderring where about i \n new zealand did you go and visit?and what did you love the most about new zealand? Reply

maria

Posted by: maria
Posted: 30th Mar 2013

tuzah says: hey maria i was just wonderring where about i \n new zealand did you go and visit?and what did you love the most about new zealand?

maria says: On our first trip, we did a 19 day tour of both Nth and Sth islands. We went as far north as Cape Reinga, and as far south as Dunedin. We visited Paihia, Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown, Milford Sound and lots of places in between. I loved the people, scenery, relaxed lifestyle............. Reply

swartz

Posted by: swartz
Posted: 22nd May 2014

maria says: Too many places to just mention one!
Alaska is just awesome. Quaint towns, beautiful scenery.
Canada, the south island of New Zealand and Switzerland have the most spectacular...

swartz says: Yes i agree Maria...i have been to NZ on numerous occation.i been all around the north and the south.I loooove the south its just so beautiful....cant wait to visit again...i love the hot baths in the north island especially in the winter time.. Reply

Deano

Posted by: Deano
Posted: 29th Apr 2010

Deano says: Its WA a great state to visit and possible to live any where along the sea but one place i found was a small place called Kalbari just above Geralton 30 miles of the main road to the sea side it was great a real little holiday place wearth the travel to get there just a great place to relax and take it easy Reply

uruz

Posted by: uruz
Posted: 23rd Nov 2010

Deano says: Its WA a great state to visit and possible to live any where along the sea but one place i found was a small place called Kalbari just above Geralton 30 miles of the main road to the sea side it...

uruz says: Hey Deano, did you ever get a look at the HMAS Sydney Memorial in Geraldton. My fathers name is on that memorial and I grew up in the country around Geraldton before I joined the army. Reply

Deano

Posted by: Deano
Posted: 24th Nov 2010

uruz says: Hey Deano, did you ever get a look at the HMAS Sydney Memorial in Geraldton. My fathers name is on that memorial and I grew up in the country around Geraldton before I joined the army.

Deano says: We stopped in Geralton but only for an overnight stay and a quick drive round Reply

uruz

Posted by: uruz
Posted: 24th Nov 2010

Deano says: We stopped in Geralton but only for an overnight stay and a quick drive round

uruz says: Okay, thanks for the reply. If you ever go over there again, I recommend you have a look at the memorial. It has to be one of the best I've seen in Australia. Unfortunately, Geraldton is a sad place these days. Reply

wilhamina

Posted by: wilhamina
Posted: 24th Nov 2010

Deano says: Its WA a great state to visit and possible to live any where along the sea but one place i found was a small place called Kalbari just above Geralton 30 miles of the main road to the sea side it...

wilhamina says: Yes, W.A. is a great state with plenty of spectacular scenery. I lived in Kalgoorlie as a girl, and visited towns as far afield as Leonora and Gwalia.Then visited the South West, which is spectacular. The wild flower tours out of Perth, in a good season are stunning. As it is my home state I have a lot of wonderful memories about it.
Was very glad to see that draconian law about the police stopping and searching anyone, has been thrown out by the High Court. Could not believe that Barnett could be that foolish. That is the stuff of dictatorships, not Australia. Reply

turkeyknees

Posted by: turkeyknees
Posted: 14th May 2010

turkeyknees says: kangaroo island is just amazing.the wildlife there,caves,places to stay,restaurants and the people are just so friendly.its a tourist attraction and gets lots of visitors.i would recommend to anybody to take a holiday there. Reply

Micky

Posted by: Micky
Posted: 28th May 2010

Micky says: I agree with South Island of New Zealand. But I also think you need to consider the best place from the friendliness and helpfulness of the people in the places you visit. On that basis Bali 20 years ago was incredible thanks to the beautiful people I met who would invite you back to their very basic accommodation to meet their families and share what little they had. Reply

Hedgehog

Posted by: Hedgehog
Posted: 9th Jun 2010

Hedgehog says: Southport, in the far south of Tasmania (near Cockle Creek).
To get there you go through numerous small river-side communities, see incredible views that get wilder as you go further south. This area is the 'gateway' to the South West wilderness country-and it feels like it! The little township of Southport has plenty of history that you can discover by talking to locals- not tourist guides working to a schedule. It feels so far from civilization, so quiet and peaceful; do your own thing, curl up in front of a log fire ambience.

When I feel like 'running away from home', this is the place I have in mind. Reply

Jade Simpson

Posted by: Jade Simpson
Posted: 21st Jul 2010

Jade Simpson says: I love going to Disneyland and Disneyworld. It really is the most magical place on earth. Reply

flyingace

Posted by: flyingace
Posted: 29th Aug 2011

Jade Simpson says: I love going to Disneyland and Disneyworld. It really is the most magical place on earth.

flyingace says: I have never being to disneyland or disneyworld but one day I would like to go. I have visted the one in Queenland the dreamworld and that was good Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 19th Aug 2012

flyingace says: I have never being to disneyland or disneyworld but one day I would like to go. I have visted the one in Queenland the dreamworld and that was good

says: there are 6 disneylands i guess which was 1 started in hong kong and then to some other country but some really are going low and some are really worth to visit so if u get oppourtunity you must go Reply

flyingace

Posted by: flyingace
Posted: 19th Aug 2012

flyingace says: thanks aksis its amazing how many disneylands there are and they are very expensive to get in. Reply

dougo

Posted by: dougo
Posted: 2nd Aug 2010

dougo says: There are so many places that I've loved travelling to, but the one that brought tears to my eyes was Venice - so amazing, so different and I thought it was just beautiful.

I loved Scotland and felt "at home" there and also loved Turkey. The richness of the culture, the colour in the markets, the people are friendly and Istanbul has such an extraordinary city scape compared to our cities in Australia.

Our first foray into SE Asia really woke us up and made us feel very grateful for our way of life - I'm full of admiration for the people of SE and their resourcefulness - such amazing people. Reply

Paulie

Posted by: Paulie
Posted: 13th Aug 2010

Paulie says: Puerto Vallarta, in western Mexico, was one of the best. Beautiful seaside city, with access to remote towns nearby, by bus, boat and horseback. We included it in a six-month RTW trip last year. Definitely one of the major highlights.

PV is fast becoming the 'Bali' of BC, Canada. Most of our fellow passengers were escaping the cold of northern winter for the warmth, food and beer of Mexico. Amazing how we picked up so much more Spanish than we did in Spain. Friendlier people, perhaps?!~

Swimming in crystal-clear mountain streams, descending from the Sierra Madres, was a blast, particularly when we discovered gold dust twinkling in every sandbank, all the way down to the sea.

We're going back to Mexico!!~ :) Reply

knockers

Posted by: knockers
Posted: 19th Aug 2010

knockers says: Tasmania its awesome, spent 3 weeks there camping but not long enough. A month in each sector would be the way to go. Best spot Macquarie heads on the Southern ocean, payed just $5.00 o/n bit cold but the views on the beach just amazing. Reply

gdobe

Posted by: gdobe
Posted: 1st Sep 2010

gdobe says: I love Tasmania also. Spent a magical month there a few years ago. THey have magnificent craggs. I spent a day doing a 3 pitch climb at Freycinet over the ocean. FANTASTIC! Wine Glass Bay is gorgeous. Cradle mountain has some fantastic hikes. Want to get back to nature - Tassie is the place to go! Reply

flossy

Posted by: flossy
Posted: 19th Mar 2012

gdobe says: I love Tasmania also. Spent a magical month there a few years ago. THey have magnificent craggs. I spent a day doing a 3 pitch climb at Freycinet over the ocean. FANTASTIC! Wine Glass Bay is...

flossy says: Yeah must admit Tassie is beautiful - dosen't matter where you go there is something to look at. I love a little place called New Norfolk absolutely stunning views along the Derwent River & found the most amazing antique shop there called The Drill Hall Emporium a must see for Vintage & Antique lovers! Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 6th Oct 2010

says: Mission Beach Queensland Australia. We were there in August and the weather was warm, sunny and very comfortable. The beaches were clean and the water warm and clear.
It's only a cheap and quick boat trip to Dunk Island for water sports and exploring.
We loved the quiet and laid back approach to the area. It's the best mid year break I have had for a very long time. My husband took his first skydive and the view and experience were amazing.
It's a very affordable holiday and only a 2 hour bus trip south of Cairns. Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 17th Nov 2010

says: Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays, Qld. Fantastic beaches,beautifull Scenery . Great hotels. Just the best place for total R-R, go try it for you self, eat great food and get pampered every day. Reply

Woody

Posted by: Woody
Posted: 17th Nov 2010

Woody says: I fell in love with Vancouver & Whistler. The day we arrived in Whistler it started to snow, it was so beautiful I was moved to tears of joy. Big fat white fluffy snow falling all around me, truly a winter wonderland. Reply

wattle

Posted by: wattle
Posted: 17th Nov 2010

wattle says: yes I also think ALASKA& CANADA are great places this year I spent 92 in europe done a river cruise 28 days it was very good I learened a lot of history that I never knew about Reply

neety

Posted by: neety
Posted: 17th Nov 2010

neety says: The best place of all is Australia, but all the other places I've been - Europe, NZ, USA, New Caledonia - are great as well, they just have different aspects and things to do, so they are all great in their own way. Reply

Littlelegs

Posted by: Littlelegs
Posted: 17th Nov 2010

Littlelegs says: We went to Quoin Island just off the coast near Gladstone in Queensland for our honeymoon 16 years ago. This was a lovely place with all the meals included and nothing you had to worry about. Unfortunately this resort is no longer there. A real shame! Reply

winspaz

Posted by: winspaz
Posted: 17th Nov 2010

winspaz says: East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Tai Wan, Korea, Japan etcetc)
Super cheap food and accomodation, as well as cheap shopping!! I mean, most things we get over here (in sydney) are made in china anyway. So shopping there is about 10% of the price here! AND the shopping goes on way into the night, unlike here where things start to close at 4...5pm -_-.

Food is also amazingly good and cheap!!! esp in places like malaysia, thailand, china etc. can't wait to go again! Reply

winspaz

Posted by: winspaz
Posted: 17th Nov 2010

winspaz says: East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Tai Wan, Korea, Japan etcetc)
Super cheap food and accomodation, as well as cheap shopping!! I mean, most things we get over here (in sydney) are made in china anyway. So shopping there is about 10% of the price here! AND the shopping goes on way into the night, unlike here where things start to close at 4...5pm -_-.

Food is also amazingly good and cheap!!! esp in places like malaysia, thailand, china etc. can't wait to go again! Reply

uruz

Posted by: uruz
Posted: 23rd Nov 2010

uruz says: I've not had the luxury of spending holidays over seas except for China and I would hardly recommend it. My favourite places are Tasmania and the outback.
There is nothing quite like loading up the ute and heading off into the scrub with just your dog for company in my view but each to his own.
Tassie is such a beautiful state and one I could easily live in if I didn't have certain committments. Reply

shir

Posted by: shir
Posted: 25th Nov 2010

shir says: new zealand is the most beautiful country to visit the scenery food and wine are beautiful we go there every year Reply

super88

Posted by: super88
Posted: 27th Nov 2010

super88 says: The cleanest country Switzerland.
The friendliest Bali & Greece.
The best pubs England.
The most relaxiing (for me) Kathmandu.
More often than not it's the people I'm with or the people that I meet on the way that make a place great to visit.
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kattjovi

Posted by: kattjovi
Posted: 21st Dec 2010

kattjovi says: I loved going to Fiji. I stayed in an area that no one had ever met a white person before. It was quite an interesting experience. The people were so friendly, the climate was lovely. Their whole culture is so different to ours. It was a fantastic experience. Reply

giznjack

Posted by: giznjack
Posted: 28th Dec 2010

giznjack says: I love Bali, the main reason is the people. They are gentle, friendly people with a beautiful and facinating culture. I am always treated wonderfully well, I love the food, and the relaxing holiday that you get from the moment yopu arrive.
My second favourite is a small seaside town called San Clemente on the coast of California USA. It is a gorgeous town that still has old town charm, a fantastic restaurant on the pier and only a short drive to DIsneyland. The place we stayed had a spanish history and it was so cute. Reply

MACCA5

Posted by: MACCA5
Posted: 13th Jan 2011

MACCA5 says: Having been married to travel agent, i have travelled to nearly every corner of the globe. When it comes to the best, it really depends on what you are looking for. Fiji or Austria for freindly people, South Island NZ or Whistler Canada for skiing. Vietnam for hiking. Venice or Paris for romance. Rome or a Greek Island if you are looking to find a new friend. Europe overall for it's culture & heritage. But without doubt the best place i have ever been was to a private Game Reserve in South Africa where i got to within 3-4 feet of all the animals which gave a real buzz of excitement and fear.








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shorty

Posted by: shorty
Posted: 15th Feb 2011

MACCA5 says: Having been married to travel agent, i have travelled to nearly every corner of the globe. When it comes to the best, it really depends on what you are looking for. Fiji or Austria for freindly...

shorty says: I came originaly from Europe, returned there after 39 years later to be a turist. We traveled from Germany, Hungary, Croatia, Italy, Austria and Swizerland. Out of those countries Hungary's Budapest was one of the nicer cities that we explored beating Venice by miles.
Ulm in Germany houses the tallest church for climbing with some of the nicest castles, botanical gardens and foods. Croatian islands house some of the ancient fortresses that you have to climb to see. Views were spectacular. Italys Mt.Vesuvious worth the climb and see the smoke puffing from within of Vesuvious. Austria's mountains and sound of music all gouges. Loved being the turist in every country i went. Dont get me wrong I love Australia and the country side from Queensland to Victoria that I've seen so far. The rest of the states I plan to visit in my older years. Reply

Jade Simpson

Posted by: Jade Simpson
Posted: 25th Jan 2011

Jade Simpson says: I love going to America. Last time there, went up north on the highway from Los Angeles about a few hours up and visited the Sequoia National Park. When we were driving up the mountain a bear, it wandered out in front of us. There were deer walking across the road later on, and squirrels, even saw some real live woodpeckers. Great fresh natural place to go. Reply

SarahEC

Posted by: SarahEC
Posted: 3rd Feb 2011

SarahEC says: I'm torn between the two coasts of the US. New York is a fantastic place with everything you could possibly want within a few steps of your apartment, and some of the most amazing cultural experiences in the world. But I always visit San Francisco and am struck by its laid-back, socially conscious lifestyle, the ease of getting wonderful, healthy food (a real hassle anywhere else in the US) and the beauty of the Bay Area. I think I'd like to live in SF and holiday in NY - but only if I had enough money not to be screwed over by the horrible US health care system. Reply

Kiwi chick

Posted by: Kiwi chick
Posted: 8th Feb 2011

Kiwi chick says: I love NZ especially the Coromandel but out of the overseas countries I would have to say Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. Friendly people, beautiful lagoon, and good restaurants.
Fiji would be a close second but the political situation makes it dangerous. I was there during the second coup and it was very unnerving.
For something different Niue is great but a week is probably plenty.
It is best in Bali to stay away from Kuta for safety reasons as well as to see the real Bali. Lombok is a good option.
I have also lived on Praslin Island in the Seychelles. If this is your choice you need to be on the East side of the island at either Cote D'or, Anse Lazio or Anse Takamaka as those are about the only beaches that are deep enough to swim in. Also they don't have the seaweed that gets washed up making swimming unpleasant Reply

Mitchy

Posted by: Mitchy
Posted: 14th Feb 2011

Mitchy says: I have been to bali recently in transit for a day and a half. I just loved it, the people, the service and the place.
I will have to travel there again, and this time with my adults children, to show them this great place & the great people. Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 15th Feb 2011

says: I loved Norfolk Island. Its so pretty and unspoiled. No litter, no crime, friendly people and a slower more relaxed lifestyle. There was plenty of interesting and fun things to do. We particularly loved the Island fish fry, Culla and Co horse and cart ride and swimming at emily Bay Reply

Barney

Posted by: Barney
Posted: 20th Feb 2011

Barney says: I recently experienced the amazing view from the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world in Dubai. Reply

youi

Posted by: youi
Posted: 21st Mar 2011

youi says: I have been to many different places in Australia and find them all very interestingbut i really like Thailand having been there about 11 times.Teir culture is very different to Australia and takes some getting used to at 1st.Having relatives there makes it so mush easier.have travelled there extensivly and find the people friendly.Pity about all the politiical unrest. Reply

Duji

Posted by: Duji
Posted: 27th Mar 2011

Duji says: Have travelled extensively in the past and lived in the U.K. and U.S.A. but the place I keep going back to visit is Greece. The Greek Islands are amazing and the weather in summer is great with very little humidity. Reply

sandylee

Posted by: sandylee
Posted: 19th Apr 2011

sandylee says: The best county is Australia Reply

Casey_I

Posted by: Casey_I
Posted: 6th Feb 2012

sandylee says: The best county is Australia

Casey_I says: I've been to Australia a few times, my grandparents live over there, use to own a hotel in Beach Comber on the Spit in Mooloolabar, so we would go over there and visit them quite often! Also been to Norfolk Island, loved it there, such a small but nice community.

I've also been to California, America, loved it there! Hollywood and LA aren't all they are cranked up to be though, loads of tagging and rubbish floating around, also lots of homeless people.

Went on a cruise to Norfolk Island, Lifou, Vanuatu and Noumea, awesome snorkeling around those spots! Reply

Casey_I

Posted by: Casey_I
Posted: 6th Feb 2012

sandylee says: The best county is Australia

Casey_I says: I've been to Australia a few times, my grandparents live over there, use to own a hotel in Beach Comber on the Spit in Mooloolabar, so we would go over there and visit them quite often! Also been to Norfolk Island, loved it there, such a small but nice community.

I've also been to California, America, loved it there! Hollywood and LA aren't all they are cranked up to be though, loads of tagging and rubbish floating around, also lots of homeless people.

Went on a cruise to Norfolk Island, Lifou, Vanuatu and Noumea, awesome snorkeling around those spots! Reply

jedi80

Posted by: jedi80
Posted: 20th Apr 2011

jedi80 says: I think it would be the great and lively city of Singapore. It has 24 hour food courts and vast shopping centres a stone's throw away from everywhere. The shopping is fabulous and the food extremely delicious yet cheap. Reply

Phoebe

Posted by: Phoebe
Posted: 19th May 2011

Phoebe says: I have been to Japan which was AMAZING! This was my first time overseas so the culture change was hugely interesting to me. Since then I have been to Vanuatu on a cruise which was beautiful. Spain (Madrid only) was very cold when I went and I personally found the people to be a bit rude. Very beautiful architecture and the shopping was great. I then went to Bangkok which is my fav so far! I loved the muggy conditions at the time I was there. On one street it was very poverty stricken but then around the corner was a huge department store. It was a massive wakeup call but I loved every second of it! Shopping is very cheap and you can bargain! But when travelling to tourist areas such as temples you will get people pestering you non stop and tellin you it is closed when it isnt to get you to go to their tourist area. Reply

kerrz

Posted by: kerrz
Posted: 16th Jun 2011

kerrz says: I have not been a traveller, as being a student means that I have studies to attend to. I have travelled out of the country once when I was 16 and I must admit, its going to be hard to beat this location in the future. I was selected as one of three students throughout New Zealand to go down to Antarctica, this place is amazing there is no smell and no noise apart from the areas with wildlife and the noise that we humans create. I have lucky enough to do the polar plunge, do a 150kg sled haul (like shackleton) and I was lucky enough to get entry into three of the huts. its amazing to see a place so stopped in time, it felt like the men had just left the hut to go down to the supermarket. If anyone EVER gets the oportunity to go down there please take it with open arms Reply

007

Posted by: 007
Posted: 16th Jun 2011

007 says: Where i live is good place to visit the south island of New Zealand its got spectacular views Mountains with snow on it lakes,the nice green grass the whole environment is good it such quiet peaceful place and we are quite friendly.The city i liked which i visited not so long ago was Sydney Australia it quite an attractive city visiting the wildlife,zoo,aquarium,and the city itself,its just got marvellous views espcially in the harbour its so beautiful.But ive only been to 3 countrys so yea i would like see the rest of the world im sure theres alot more spectacular countrys out there. Reply

chester

Posted by: chester
Posted: 19th Jul 2011

chester says: I spent a week on the Greek island of Syros a couple of years ago as an extension of a visit to Athens. It was amazing - what a wonderfu, relaxed lifestyle. I would go back there at the first opportunity Reply

Nefertari

Posted by: Nefertari
Posted: 22nd Jul 2011

Nefertari says: They've all got something going for them...New Zealand is a lovely place with excellent scenery and really friendly people.....USA is very spectacular too with so much to see and do!
But when you get right down to it there is absolutely no place like home.....Australia has some of the most magnificent scenery ...from the tropical north down to the skifields in the south and all across this great country Reply

lauri

Posted by: lauri
Posted: 18th Aug 2011

lauri says: Bled in Slovenia. Its a beautiful lake with an island in the middle with a wee church. You take a gondola type ride over to the island (no motor boats allowed so its so quiet!). There is a castle to walk up to in the town - if you walk around the side and don't mind a bit of a rock climb then you can sit on a rock in front of it and look over the lake. For the adventurous there is a luge ride and plenty of places to try the local Bled Cream Cakes and Radler beers (with fanta would you believe!) Reply

Carol-Lynn

Posted by: Carol-Lynn
Posted: 26th Aug 2011

Carol-Lynn says: I haven't been many places but one place that I think will always stay in my mind is Petra, in Jordan. Have you ever seen Indiana Jones, the holy grail one? The place where the holy grail is kept in the movie, at the entrance, that is Petra. I has this beautiful gully with the stone all these different colours & when the light is shining on it, it glows this rose colour. The gully leads to the Treasury, as its called, which is the bit shown in Indiana, which then leads on the the rest of Petra. Reply

Paulie

Posted by: Paulie
Posted: 2nd Nov 2011

Paulie says: Nova Scotia was a surprise. We've visited most Canadian provinces... and NS is up there with BC and Alberta. Enjoyed most of the cities and towns, but Lunenburg is just spectacular. Would be pretty chilly in winter, but I'd rate it in my Top Ten... Reply

cheekymaltesa101

Posted by: cheekymaltesa101
Posted: 5th Nov 2011

cheekymaltesa101 says: Italy was the best place. It does depend on where you go though. the scenery is beautiful in rome but it is very dirty in Napoli. but the lifestyle is the best thing of all. Reply

dannellia

Posted by: dannellia
Posted: 14th Nov 2011

dannellia says: new zealand west coast queenstown hokitika all of west coast south island is just buetiful its so natural and well looked after.... you gotta check it out Reply

paradox

Posted by: paradox
Posted: 14th Nov 2011

paradox says: I have two favourites: #1 favourite is Tamania and in particular Wine glass bay and St Helens. Whenever we visit there we make Launceston our base and do day-trips or hire a Camper-van for travelling. Stanleys Nut is another of the places we visit as is Cradle Mountain. So far we have been lucky with the weather at Cradle mountain and clear views of it and the lake.
#2 is: Shanghai/ China especially the back streets and small family businesses and restaurants. The people are amazing and friendly, the food is absolutely delicious and may lack a bit of sophistication. You will need to have a trusty guide to communicate your intentions as you could be quite easily misunderstood. i had a brilliant time of it and want to go back some day. Reply

RobynCo

Posted by: RobynCo
Posted: 16th Nov 2011

RobynCo says: So far the best has been the Rocky Mountains in Canada - just spectacular. I have had many other great experiences scenery wise, but this one I think just outweights the rest. Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 27th Nov 2011

says: I hate flying, so don't usually venture far. However I did spend 10 days in Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia, and it was the most relaxing holiday I have ever had.
Every 2nd day I stayed at the resort or in the town, and on those other alternate days I had an adventure .....Great Barrier Reef, the Rainforest, Cairns, etc etc.

I'd love to go back one day. Reply

Rammohan

Posted by: Rammohan
Posted: 3rd Jan 2012

Rammohan says: I have visited many places in different countries so far and currently live in Melbourne. Out of all, I like Swis as the best country to visit irrespective of cities. Reply

mel

Posted by: mel
Posted: 9th Feb 2012

mel says: THE COOK ISLAND /RAROTONGA WAS JUST BEAUTIFUL THE HOSPITALITY WAS GREAT ,THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS ,ILOVED THE PEOPLE WOULD BE A PLACE I'D LOVE TO LIVE .. COULD'NT GET ENOUGH OF THE WATER. Reply

gg

Posted by: gg
Posted: 18th Mar 2012

gg says: kunming then Sinapore both great howecer Singapore very very clean and wonderful people Reply

gg

Posted by: gg
Posted: 18th Mar 2012

gg says: Singapore Kunming Reply

jjdrer

Posted by: jjdrer
Posted: 5th Jul 2013

gg says: Singapore Kunming

jjdrer says: I have relatives who live in Singapore and apart from missing their families who are aging and some having medical problems, I don't think the young ones are in any hurry to return to Aust. to live. They also reckon it is very clean...and safe - well in the day time anyway. Reply

flossy

Posted by: flossy
Posted: 19th Mar 2012

flossy says: I think The Whitsundays is absolutely beautiful - Whitehaven beach is paradise. If you can get accomodation high up on the hill at Airlie Beach the views are spectacular but I think the best time is off peak not so many people. Reply

dave

Posted by: dave
Posted: 8th Apr 2012

dave says: NZ south island is really nice and cool Reply

jjdrer

Posted by: jjdrer
Posted: 5th Jul 2013

dave says: NZ south island is really nice and cool

jjdrer says: We went to NZ a few years ago and joined on a great coach tour. We loved it !!
We saw a lot of scenery that the general public would not be aware as the Coach Captains have permits for entry to the areas that others don't. I so loved Christchurch. I was distressed when I learnt of the shock earthquakes and so many aftershocks that we, the public weren't told about in Aust. A relative of mine...by marriage... has relatives over there so they get periodic reports from them. In another area (I think it was Fox Glacier) we had part of a glacier slide down a mountain within a km from the motel we were staying in overnight. Another spot we loved was the area that had so much to do, jet boating, motor museum, berautiful scenery etc. We needed at least an extra free day there (we only had one).
We "tossed up" between both islands of NZ or Qld, Aust. It was cheaper to enjoy NZ for a fortnight than it was to go to Qld for a week. We went to Qld a few years later. We definitely enjoyed NZ by far the most ----and it was a lot cheaper too, (Money was a bit tight at the time). I am glad we went to NZ first the scenery and hospitality "was out of this world". It was so diverse - so different within just a few km, unlike many areas of Qld which we did a few years later by which time my Mum was not able to cope with the extra travelling for so many days. Reply

nil

Posted by: nil
Posted: 5th Aug 2012

nil says: I have been to so many amazing places but the one which sticks out the most is Egypt. It was a place that always fascinated me and I wanted to see and it did not disappoint! Their culture is so different to Australia's which is one of the things I loved the most, not to mention the historical stories and features. Reply

Ewen

Posted by: Ewen
Posted: 9th Aug 2012

Ewen says: I think my favourite country of those I've visited so far has been Vanuatu. That was a magnificent trip. Every single person there was just out for a good time, and I felt welcome everywhere. It was a blast. Really laid back and relaxing, I'd visit again in a heartbeat. Reply

Diana

Posted by: Diana
Posted: 14th Aug 2012

Diana says: I went to the United Kingdom last year, with the aim of living in London. However, I took a tour up to Scotland and fell in love with the place. I ended up living there for over a year and meeting my current partner! Edinburgh in particular is beautiful with it's Gothic Architecture, and the people are incredibly helpful (and hilarious!). I will definitely be going back there as soon as I can. Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 19th Aug 2012

says: i have been once to switzerland it was really great oppourtunity for me to learn new language and some diffrent culture as well.and the city was luzern which was really worth to visit its just near to zuric.i have been there for my study trip for some choclate factory and also for cheese factory. Reply

TimberAngel

Posted by: TimberAngel
Posted: 29th Aug 2012

TimberAngel says: UAE- Dubai, went for our honeymoon and was amazed. Such a lovely place, has something for everyone, old and young. I even applied for a job there after I came back home, got the offer but too little money! never the less, if you go at the right time, its awesome! Reply

Brendidas

Posted by: Brendidas
Posted: 29th Aug 2012

Brendidas says: In terms of scenery I do not know which is the best country that i have been to, but without a doubt, the best country in terms of "vibes" would have to be South Africa. Yes there is a lot of conflict among the different races, but there is also the element of standing together as one, and when the nation comes together for something relatively big like a rugby game, or football game, it is as if everyone is united... South Africa, the place to be! Reply

Sports_Freak

Posted by: Sports_Freak
Posted: 11th Sep 2012

Sports_Freak says: Haven't been to that many places at all but if I had to pick one, I'd say the Gold Coast. Been there 3 times with each trip memorable for the weather, opportunity to party and of course the theme parks Reply

Jeollie

Posted by: Jeollie
Posted: 13th Sep 2012

Jeollie says: I really aren't that well travelled as such, but I have been to New Zealand and loved both islands but must say the South island is slightly more scenic. Roturua is a must see if you want to experience the most unreal and unstable place on earth!! The first time I visited I was amazed at how steam holes were just popping up anywhere, (peoples backyards, parks, side of the road etc!) but since visiting some 10 + years later, it has been really modernised as to the unlikely spots of the steam holes. It, somehow, has been pipelined to use the natural steam for energy, somehow!? So the best place to see the phenonomum is the Maori parks, the names are too long and hard to spell, so goggle that one!!
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Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 2nd Oct 2012

says: i was 20 years old before i left melbourne my home :( but i always wanted to go to darwin and so i did. best thing i ever did me and my partner loved it that much up there we lived there for nearly a year.
darwin is beautiful all over
i loved jingili in darwin it was close to casarina which was pretty much the only big shopping centre. Reply

Jillhud

Posted by: Jillhud
Posted: 19th Feb 2013

Jillhud says: Alaska- scenery and wilderness. Out there.
Croatia- unrivaled beauty
Egypt- history and more
Paris- the romance and wine
Hawaii - island time! Reply

Sunshine52

Posted by: Sunshine52
Posted: 29th Mar 2013

Sunshine52 says: I love Singapore. The hotels are fairly inexpensive if you know how to search and be patient on the internet. The food is amazing. Its safe and I find the people quite helpful. There is an atmosphere that is continually buzzing and lots of fun not to mention the shopping. Getting around is so easy by MRT as well as being prepared to walk. I often stay in Little India which seems central and convenient to other destinations such as Bugis. I to sit and watch the word go by as well. Quite lovely around the Esplanade. Reply

tuzah

Posted by: tuzah
Posted: 30th Mar 2013

tuzah says: well i'm not really a traveller but i do know i would love to go to america and visit family and friends and to explore every state in america especially their food and fashion store.but i can say that my all time favourite places to go for the holiday is new zealand,their food is da bomb!!the weather is amazing if you like being surrounded in cold wheather,the view of the mountain and so on is the best view you could ever see.well australia in the other hand i would say for those who have'nt been there is that you must straight away go to the beach because australia is very famous for their beaches and everything else you would have to experiences yourself.but i know for sure that i finally did the big move to the land down under!!haha and loving every moment of it. thank you for listening... Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 3rd Apr 2013

says: The best place is Boracay island which is located in the Philippines. If you're a beach lover i will suggest Boracay Philippines, It has white sand, refreshing air, crystal clear water. At night you can choose many restaurants. Reply

emaddison

Posted by: emaddison
Posted: 9th Apr 2013

emaddison says: The best place i have ever been to is Bali. Honestly it is my most favourite place in the world. Everyone is so friendly there and everything is so cheap. i would defenitely recommend this for a holiday destination. I love it so much i want to live there! Reply

Chewie

Posted by: Chewie
Posted: 16th Apr 2013

Chewie says: My favourite holiday ever was in Palm Cove Northern QLD. Small idealic town, beautiful beaches and hotels but not run over by development just yet. Tonnes of water activities to book into. Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 2nd Jul 2013

says: I would say Turkey. I had to travel to Israel on business so I thought I would see Turkey beforehand. Being a Muslim country I was very skeptical about their many "rules". I found Istanbul very depressing and the people very aggressive but Turkey is a big country and as we travelled out of the city and went to other areas like Capridocia, Kusadasi and many other places I found the people very engaging and relaxed and accommodating. I also found out that although they say they are predominately Muslim, no one I met practices nor do they pray or nor do they expect anyone else to follow any particular way of life. It was different in every area, fascinating ruins, of Gallipolli is a must see. I will return one day although there is much unrest atm Reply

di

Posted by: di
Posted: 5th Jul 2013

di says: While I loved Canada, I think Cambodia and the wonders of Angkor Wat hands down is the most amazing place I have visited. I think Siam Reap has a great deal to offer travellers. The food, history, culture, cost and temples are amazing.
I have travelled all over the world but Cambodia was the most interesting. Reply

lozminka

Posted by: lozminka
Posted: 8th Jul 2013

lozminka says: I've been to a fare few places but my top 2 would have to be Bora Bora in Tahiti and the Isle of Pines in New Caledonia. Both very expensive holidays but both so worth it. A Cruise around the pacific would be most preferred for accessing these 2 locations in one holiday. Reply

suzienewbury7

Posted by: suzienewbury7
Posted: 10th Jul 2013

suzienewbury7 says: Id love to leave the country, have never had the opportunity, but id love to go to places like Thailand and Malaysia, Would love the Carribean too.

Within Australia, without a doubt Mount Tamborine in SE Queensland, and the Hunter Valley in NSW, just to experience the differing wine regions. Im lucky enough to live 40 minutes from the Barossa Valley, so experiencing what other places have to offer would be fantastic. Reply

antzy

Posted by: antzy
Posted: 18th May 2014

antzy says: So far, Seoul has been my favourite because I can relate to it more (interested in the culture, language and entertainment), but Japan has been pretty fun too. Reply

swartz

Posted by: swartz
Posted: 22nd May 2014

swartz says: I love fiji...firstly the people are so friendly and relaxed.The weather is awsome and the night clubs in the western area...oh my...amazing....i met my husband in fiji Reply

valie

Posted by: valie
Posted: 27th Jul 2015

valie says: DARWIN Reply

cintaaam

Posted by: cintaaam
Posted: 22nd Aug 2015

cintaaam says: Newcastle Australia. Born and bred novacastrian Reply

jasia

Posted by: jasia
Posted: 11th Sep 2015

jasia says: There are far too many wonderful places to mention - I have been very fortunate, but one that stays with me always is Kyrgyzstan - I first went as part of a team helping with orphans and displaced children...have been back several times to continue that work and also to see the absolute beauty of the country. Experiencing the culture each time and the wonderful simple life of the people. Reply

Lastcardlouis

Posted by: Lastcardlouis
Posted: 6th Oct 2015

Lastcardlouis says: Last year (2014) we spent five days on the island of Moorea, which is just a 30-minute ferry ride from Papeete, the capital of Tahiti. Moorea is magnificent, tranquil and just perfect for doing very little or a great deal. The mountain scenery is stunning, the waters are crystal clear, the locals are very friendly and helpful. For us it was just perfect relaxation, balmy weather and no crowds - so different from Europe and many other popular destinations. Reply

samchan

Posted by: samchan
Posted: 31st Jul 2016

samchan says: i really likde BKK , the food is nice, people are most friendly, the life is relaxing there Reply

Steve30342827

Posted by: Steve30342827
Posted: 3rd Sep 2016

Steve30342827 says: Rarotonga - restful, not filled with shops to explore, but just enough to get what you need and a few nice things. People are friendly and the whole atmosphere is relaxed. If you need to you can stay at resorts that offer packages for entertainment (including kids), otherwise there are places to stay that are literally that. Reply

margaretjulia

Posted by: margaretjulia
Posted: 6th Sep 2016

margaretjulia says: I think Budapest is a lovely city with a real mix of many cultures and buildings. From the roman times, when turkey was there and a wonderful european history also. The Buda hills contain great communities and the Pest side has the CBD. Reply

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