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    I live in the south of Sweden and have lived here all of my life. As for travels I have been almost all over Europe; Denmark (which is only 45 by train away), Germany, Holland, Belgium, Luxemburg (if this counts it was a traffic jam all over the country), France, UK, Ireland, Italy, San Marino, The Vatican State, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Greece. Outside of Europe (or maybe not, they're borderline Asia) it's Turkey and Cyprus. I have been to the US once, I was in New Orleans for four weeks when I was 18, with a quick visit to Mississippi (and layovers in Memphis and Detroit)

    I love travelling, but a lack of money and time in the past years have kept me and Mr. Fatale from doing much travelling. So I'd pretty much go anywhere, I love discovering new places. (But I guess New York would be fun!)

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    This is so much fun! I'm really digging getting to know this about you-all. My daughter is in Barcelona at the moment. Her French Club trip next year will be to Paris and Barcelona, so she will be old hat on the second leg of the trip. People wanting to travel to Hawaii, I'd like to recommend Maui. You should also know that everything there is very expensive. I mean, even a cup of coffee. My friend who was married there ended up moving there and raising a Hawaiian foster child from infancy to about 7 or 8. So go at your own risk! You may fall in love and stay! As for travel in the states, I've been to New York City about 10 times, DC 3 or 4, all the New England States, Disneyland in California before Disney World was built, all the other main attractions in California (SF, SD, Chico, the whole drive up the coast to Washington and Oregon - redwoods), Denver, all up and down Arizona as a college student, (never to Vegas - not a gambler), Chicago many times, all around Ohio, Indianna, West Virginia, Tennessee. Had grandparents in Pittsburgh and Erie, so spent much time in those areas. Pittsburgh airport used to have a kiddie ride area my grandmother would take all the grandkids to. Chautauqua NY was our summering place so have been there dozens of times. I never got to go to New Orleans which was my one big US dream destination.
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    another swede! well im not really swedish in terms of my parents, but i lived there. so you are close to malmo? i lived in Umea. so. cold.

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    Oh Gut...even if you're not a gambler you have to go to Vegas...the sights and shows are wonderful....the extravagance of each individual casino is mind boggling...and the buffets are out.of.this.world!!!

    I also agree with you about Hawaii being expensive. I've visited Oahu twice and things are quite pricey but Hawaii is a absolutely beautiful place. If you've seen pictures of the ocean with all the different colors of blues and greens and think they've enhanced the pictures...well they HAVEN'T! It really is that color!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbnbama;2217576;
    Ok...since it looks like alot of us want to visit Australia....let's have the next FORT convention there!!!!
    Having the next FORT convention in Australia is fine with me, bbnbama.

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    I was born in and currently live in Toronto. During the earlier portion of my life, though, I've lived in San Francisco; Salisbury, Rhodesia (now known as Harare, Zimbabwe); and London, England. There are a lot of place I would love to visit (Iceland, Patagonia, France, Viet Nam), but I have intense acrophobia and milder claustrophobia and ochlophobia, so I will not be getting on a plane at any point in the forseeable future. However, Mr. Rattus and I have been seeing North America by car, which has given us some great experiences, my favourites being getting lost in the Great Dismal Swamp, being hungover and eating beignet on the Mississippi levee in the Vieux Carre, cycling around Lake Tahoe, sitting in Carre St-Louis in Montreal and watching life happen, stopping at a tacky little flea-market in the Shenandoah Valley and catching a blue-grass band doing their stuff in the backyard next door, wandering about the sea caves at the Ovens, just south of Lunenberg, being told that the accent on my "Je suis tres desole. Je ne pas parle francais" was so good that the Quebec City sidewalk jewellery vendor thought I was yanking his chain, getting connubial in the parking lot at Mount Rushmore (we were in a motorhome ), and fortunately not being able to talk Mr. Rattus into picking up a snake north of Parry Sound (it turned out to be a rattler - whoops!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgefilm;2217793;
    another swede! well im not really swedish in terms of my parents, but i lived there. so you are close to malmo? i lived in Umea. so. cold.
    I haven't seen geek the girl for awhile now, but she's definitely Swedish...I think.... and isn't fredlun a Swede too?

    Yeah, there's a fair few of you guys on this board, I think Sweden places right after America, Canada, and the Phillipines!
    ...And the strange boy continued to weave in and out of her life, leaving her with a sense of wonder and amazment, but also, a feeling of loss, knowing that life might never be the same again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11sstephanie;2218245;
    I haven't seen geek the girl for awhile now, but she's definitely Swedish...I think.... and isn't fredlun a Swede too?

    Yeah, there's a fair few of you guys on this board, I think Sweden places right after America, Canada, and the Phillipines!
    Yep, they're Swedes too.

    Quote Originally Posted by jorgefilm;2217793;
    another swede! well im not really swedish in terms of my parents, but i lived there. so you are close to malmo? i lived in Umea. so. cold.
    I live in Lund, but I lived in MalmŲ before. I was in UmeŚ last fall, but it was nice and warm then

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    I currently live in Adelaide, capital of South Australia, but I am moving to Brisbane, Capital of Queensland in three weeks. I was born in Burnie, Tasmania, moved to Geelong Victoria when I was 4, lived there until I was 21, spent a year travelling the UK and Europe before I went back and settled in Melbourne, lived there until I was 31 then moved to Syndey, spent 9 years in Sydney before I moved here and have been here for 4 years
    When I was 24 I spent six months in the USA and Canada travelling around (LA, San Francisco, Vegas, Seattle, Vancouver, Banff, Calgary and a few little places along the way) Then six years ago I did it again (LA, New York, Toronto, Regina, Chicago, St Pauls, Atlanata, and some place in Southern Carolina that I can not remember the name of but spent a lovely week there)
    Have also been to Singapore, Bali, Malaysia, Fiji and New Zealand

    If you are looking for the perfect place for a convention in Australia I can strongly recommend Brisbane, if you want guaranteed nice weather and plenty of things (theme parks, great beaches, casinos) to do or Melbourne, if you want great shopping, great food and a truely beautiful city
    While most people tend to go to Sydney and it is ok, Brisbane does have better weather and Melbourne better shopping and food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucynda;2219222;
    While most people tend to go to Sydney and it is ok, Brisbane does have better weather and Melbourne better shopping and food.
    I went to both Sydney and Melbourne last year (separate trips) and also visited Geelong. All were gorgeous to visit...but I enjoyed Melbourne so much more than Sydney--the sights, the shopping, the cafes and restaurants, it was everything I expected and more. I'd go back in a heartbeat!

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