Countries you want to visit before you snuff it.....

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Ireland (both of them)
Scotland
Japan
Austria
Switzerland


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Tummer wrote:
06 Aug 2020 16:07
Ireland (both of them)
Scotland
Japan
Austria
Switzerland
Southern Ireland is very pretty, especially the South West coast.


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BanosSwan wrote:
06 Aug 2020 14:24
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06 Aug 2020 13:21


Fair enough, you obviously can then but, fascinated though I would be, I think this would put me off

"Ukrainian officials have suggested that Pripyat will not be inhabitable for another 20,000 years. Whether or not you consider any possible impact on your health to be worth the risk of proximity will depend on how much you want to see a place that has become not just a time capsule but a remnant of the Cold War era beyond the scope of anything that can be created in a museum."

I am quite interested in abandoned towns but for that reason, Pripyat wouldn't be as high on my list as places like Belchite (Spain) ,Craco (Italy) or Epecuén (Argentina) and I will probably visit the first 2 of those in the next few years when I'm in the area.
Apparently you're exposed to more radiation on the flight over.
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Tummer wrote:
06 Aug 2020 16:07
Ireland (both of them)
Scotland
Japan
Austria
Switzerland
The West coast of Scotland is stunning further up Tummer, you'd love it. Start or end in Edinburgh, the golf isn't bad either if you play.

Have you done the Southwest national parks ? Incredible scenery, we started at the Grand Canyon and then did Monument Valley, Moab for Arches, Canyonlands and Dead Horse Point before going to Page for Lake Powell, Big Bend and the Antelope slot canyons and finally Zion NP before finishing off in Vegas. A fantastic experience, every day had something special and most people would recognise many of the locations.



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Tummer wrote:
06 Aug 2020 16:07
Ireland (both of them)
Scotland
Japan
Austria
Switzerland
I'm assuming you've already been to Wales?



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FieryJack wrote:
06 Aug 2020 20:21
Tummer wrote:
06 Aug 2020 16:07
Ireland (both of them)
Scotland
Japan
Austria
Switzerland
I'm assuming you've already been to Wales?
Yes - from Dec 24-27, 2015. We came to see the Swans play West Brom. Then we spent Dec 28-Jan 3 in London and Manchester to go to two more Swans fixtures. Best trip ever. My Avatar is a pic of me (in red/black Swans shirt) and my better half with someone we met at a pub on Wind Street on Christmas Eve (pub was Jack Murphy's maybe?). Wish I remember the guys name.
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WxmJax wrote:
06 Aug 2020 19:51
Tummer wrote:
06 Aug 2020 16:07
Ireland (both of them)
Scotland
Japan
Austria
Switzerland
The West coast of Scotland is stunning further up Tummer, you'd love it. Start or end in Edinburgh, the golf isn't bad either if you play.

Have you done the Southwest national parks ? Incredible scenery, we started at the Grand Canyon and then did Monument Valley, Moab for Arches, Canyonlands and Dead Horse Point before going to Page for Lake Powell, Big Bend and the Antelope slot canyons and finally Zion NP before finishing off in Vegas. A fantastic experience, every day had something special and most people would recognise many of the locations.
I've been to Grand Canyon twice - first time was on a long driving trip from San Antonio to the California coast, and we went to the South Rim of the GC after stopping in Las Vegas. The South Rim is amazing, no photos can really capture it. Second time was a helicopter trip from Vegas, which was great but didn't take us to a part that was quite as spectacular as the view from the South Rim.

Embarrassed to admit I've never been to any of the others. Big Bend is considered arguable the most beautiful spot in Texas, but it's kinda out of the way. Still plan on camping there someday. Would also love to see many of the others you listed; I've been to Utah several times but it was always to go skiing (best snow and trails in the USA IMO).


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Japan
South America
Norwegian Fjords cruise
Niagara Falls
African safari



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Japan is well represented here.



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WxmJax wrote:
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The West coast of Scotland is stunning further up Tummer, you'd love it. Start or end in Edinburgh, the golf isn't bad either if you play.
Am I missing something? Edinburgh's on the East Coast, is it not?



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Tummer wrote:
06 Aug 2020 20:33
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The West coast of Scotland is stunning further up Tummer, you'd love it. Start or end in Edinburgh, the golf isn't bad either if you play.

Have you done the Southwest national parks ? Incredible scenery, we started at the Grand Canyon and then did Monument Valley, Moab for Arches, Canyonlands and Dead Horse Point before going to Page for Lake Powell, Big Bend and the Antelope slot canyons and finally Zion NP before finishing off in Vegas. A fantastic experience, every day had something special and most people would recognise many of the locations.
I've been to Grand Canyon twice - first time was on a long driving trip from San Antonio to the California coast, and we went to the South Rim of the GC after stopping in Las Vegas. The South Rim is amazing, no photos can really capture it. Second time was a helicopter trip from Vegas, which was great but didn't take us to a part that was quite as spectacular as the view from the South Rim.

Embarrassed to admit I've never been to any of the others. Big Bend is considered arguable the most beautiful spot in Texas, but it's kinda out of the way. Still plan on camping there someday. Would also love to see many of the others you listed; I've been to Utah several times but it was always to go skiing (best snow and trails in the USA IMO).
How many big bend are there ? I meant the one near Page Az that's always on some type of screenshot for Microsoft or Samsung. I took someone's picture while they stood on the edge of the huge drop and was scared just taking it.
I fancy visiting Galveston just because of the song, even though I know it's about Vietnam. I remember seeing you at Old Trafford for the cup win but never got to speak to you. Maybe next time.



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WxmJax wrote:
07 Aug 2020 17:54
Tummer wrote:
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I've been to Grand Canyon twice - first time was on a long driving trip from San Antonio to the California coast, and we went to the South Rim of the GC after stopping in Las Vegas. The South Rim is amazing, no photos can really capture it. Second time was a helicopter trip from Vegas, which was great but didn't take us to a part that was quite as spectacular as the view from the South Rim.

Embarrassed to admit I've never been to any of the others. Big Bend is considered arguable the most beautiful spot in Texas, but it's kinda out of the way. Still plan on camping there someday. Would also love to see many of the others you listed; I've been to Utah several times but it was always to go skiing (best snow and trails in the USA IMO).
How many big bend are there ? I meant the one near Page Az that's always on some type of screenshot for Microsoft or Samsung. I took someone's picture while they stood on the edge of the huge drop and was scared just taking it.
I fancy visiting Galveston just because of the song, even though I know it's about Vietnam. I remember seeing you at Old Trafford for the cup win but never got to speak to you. Maybe next time.
Big Bend National Park is where the Rio Grande "bends" in West Texas.

https://www.nps.gov/bibe/index.htm
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Much of West Texas is pretty bleak, but BB is supposed to be really beautiful.


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Tummer wrote:
08 Aug 2020 21:01
WxmJax wrote:
07 Aug 2020 17:54


How many big bend are there ? I meant the one near Page Az that's always on some type of screenshot for Microsoft or Samsung. I took someone's picture while they stood on the edge of the huge drop and was scared just taking it.
I fancy visiting Galveston just because of the song, even though I know it's about Vietnam. I remember seeing you at Old Trafford for the cup win but never got to speak to you. Maybe next time.
Big Bend National Park is where the Rio Grande "bends" in West Texas.

https://www.nps.gov/bibe/index.htm
Image

Much of West Texas is pretty bleak, but BB is supposed to be really beautiful.
Big Bend National Park...

Sounds a bit dodgy to me 👀


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West Coast of America
Sri Lanka - Was due to go next month
Mexico
Japan
Russia

Highly recommend South Africa and India.



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Anyone done Iceland/northern lights. Worth a trip or not ?



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