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    Default Places You Want to Visit


    Kyoto, Japan


    Slovenia


    Prague, Czech Republic


    Lake Garda, Italy


    Istanbul, Turkey

    And one I have definitely no chance of seeing in real life:


    Persepolis, Iran

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    "I won't kill for money, and I won't marry for it. Other than that, I'm open to just about anything."

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    Svalbard, Norway.

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    Exy, I've always wanted to visit Svalbard as well, since I knew it existed.
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    Glacier national park

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    You know, I'm perfectly aware Svalbard is a real place, but I can no longer think of it without imagining an empire of armoured bears.

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    If I ever went to Svalbard, I would only be disappointed by the lack of Iorek Byrnison.

    Glacier National Park is one of the most gorgeous places in the whole freaking country.

    I also wouldn't mind spending some time here:


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    Edinburgh



    Vienna



    Venice




    Zurich





    ORUAL I TOO WISH TO GO TO KYOTO, WE SHOULD TOTALLY GO TOGETHER.
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    Quote Originally posted by Myrnalene View post
    Vienna

    I know this was not your intent, but my initial thought was: "Myrna wants to visit Vienna in the year 1904?"


    Quote Originally posted by Myrnalene View post
    ORUAL I TOO WISH TO GO TO KYOTO, WE SHOULD TOTALLY GO TOGETHER.
    YES. YES WE SHOULD. WE WILL STAY IN A RYOKAN, AND ADMIRE TASTEFUL GARDENS WHILE COMPOSING SMUTTY HAIKU.



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    I want to go to Botswana. I've been reading novels set there and the country has been calling me.



    I also want to see Egypt.



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    The Moonlight Bunny Ranch. Yeah, I'm a scumbag.

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    San Jacinto, TX



    Groton, CT



    Fall River, MA (Though I've been here once before.)



    Quincy, MA



    Bikini Atoll



    Kwajalein Atoll



    Portsmouth, UK



    Belfast, Ireland



    St. Petersburg, Russia



    Talcahuano, Chile



    Philadelphia, PA



    Oslo, Norway



    Stockholm, Sweeden



    Yokosuka, Japan



    Chicago, IL



    A nice, well-rounded range of intersts, don't you think?


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    Quote Originally posted by jali View post
    I want to go to Botswana. I've been reading novels set there and the country has been calling me.!
    Is it the books about the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency? Those are a hoot!
    I'd also like to visit Africa - Botswana or South Africa, or maybe Tanzania.



    Quote Originally posted by jali View post
    I also want to see Egypt.
    Oh my, yes. I want to see Alexandria





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    Quote Originally posted by OtakuLoki View post
    Quincy, MA


    I can't see your boat but yeah I want to go to Quincy too and see the Adams family homesteads and stuff.

    Quote Originally posted by jali View post


    My favorite city out of the ones I have been to.
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    Quote Originally posted by OtakuLoki View post
    Been here, several times! It's pretty fun!

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    OtakuLoki, what about Mobile Al.?

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    Quote Originally posted by Glazer View post
    OtakuLoki, what about Mobile Al.?
    Well, I'd been on her sister ship, Wisconsin while she was still in commission in the 90s. Much more recently than I was on Massachusetts. I'd enjoy seeing Alabama, but I don't have the same sort of questions about her than I do for most of the other ships I posted.

    Not that I'm about to turn down an invitation.

    ETA: Whoops. Alabama isn't an Iowa-class ship.
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    Doha, Qatar

    More realistically, The Isle of Skye, Scotland


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    ... I think I've been on that very hunk of rock on Skye.

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    I've read all of "The #1 Ladies" series, and I have all the episodes of the HBO show in my itunes library.

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    I've read a lot of Alexander McCall's novels. The ones set in Scotland are pretty good too.
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    Quote Originally posted by Myrnalene View post
    but yeah I want to go to Quincy too and see the Adams family homesteads and stuff.
    Since I grew up two steps from there, it is really hard to think of Quincy as a tourist destination in any capacity.

    For me if I had travel cash to spare I'd like to go on a road trip with no particular destination, and just see where it leads. Can't really show a picture of that.

    Of course there's always my favorite summer destination, Provincetown, MA (which is the very tip of Cape Cod, for those unfamiliar). Both for Commercial St. This appears to be during Pride Week. Never been to that:



    and for the beaches:


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    Dimmuborgir:

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    Shark Bay:


    I'd also like to wander around Asia for a while.

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    Quote Originally posted by Cluricaun View post
    Dimmuborgir:
    Hells yes! I just first read about that place the other day, it looks fucking awesome.

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    Quote Originally posted by Exy View post
    Hells yes! I just first read about that place the other day, it looks fucking awesome.
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    Dimmuborgir (dimmu "dark", borgir "cities" (or "forts"); pronounced [tɪmʏpɔrcɪr]) is a large area of unusually shaped lava fields east of Mývatn in Iceland. The Dimmuborgir area is composed of various caves and rock formations, remnants of volcanic activity that are perhaps reminiscent of an ancient collapsed citadel.

    In Icelandic folklore, Dimmuborgir is said to connect earth with the infernal regions. In Nordic Christian lore, it is also said that Dimmuborgir is the place where Satan landed when he was cast from the heavens and created the apparent "Catacombs av helvelte" which is Icelandic for "The Catacombs of Hell".

    The Norwegian black metal band Dimmu Borgir takes it name from the Dimmuborgir area. In late 2004 they played a benefit gig in the area for sufferers of cerebral palsy.
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