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Old 04-16-2015, 07:32 PM   #71
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Would love to see Canada and Australia too , not entirely sure where to start as they are big countries but definitely on my To Do list .
Australia's big but a lot of it is desert (per vague memories of my school geography lessons).

This is one of the latest population maps.
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Makes interesting viewing.

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Old 04-16-2015, 07:45 PM   #72
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Have you been to Liverpool at all MC ? So much more than your generalised dismissal of nowt but them pesky Beatles . I do love Klimt and was fortunate enough to go to a Klimt exhibition at the Tate in Liverpool .
I went to the Klimt exhibition too. I was a teensy bit disappointed that it was so small but loved what there was.

I think I'm the only person in the world that the Beatles passed by almost unnoticed. I was brought up on jazz and swing from an early age so when my contemporaries were huddled under the bed clothes secretly listening to Radio Luxembourg on their transistor radios, mine was tuned to jazz and dance band music on the BBC!

In the popular press the Beatles seem to be the only thing that Liverpool is famous for despite its history and culture. I was being a bit naughty!
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:00 PM   #73
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Australia's big but a lot of it is desert (per vague memories of my school geography lessons).

This is one of the latest population maps.
The most detailed map of Australian population density ever | News | The Guardian
Makes interesting viewing.
There are 2 interesting trains rides in Australia. The Ghan, which I believe runs North and South between Adelaide and Darwin, and the India Pacific which runs between Perth and Sydney. There is a 250 mile stretch of track that is absolutely straight!
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:01 PM   #74
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Thank you Addie, you have a good point. The link to our travel stories is:
Travels Around the World With Steve & Kathy
I've read Steve and Kathy's journals. It's an amazing read....well written, nicely detailed, and great photos. I pretty much felt I was there.
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:21 PM   #75
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As long as you don't come this year (things are a bit chaotic Chez Henrietta at the moment) you'll be welcome to spend a few days with me...
That is a very kind and generous offer, MC! I probably won't ever be able to take you up on it, so don't wash the guest linens yet.


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I've been lucky enough to travel overseas quite a bit in my life......I love traveling, talking to people we met along the way, trying the food and drink. Wonderful.
GG, those food photos were are delicious-looking! You've had quite a few fun experiences. Nice.
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:30 PM   #76
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Takes me back to the old Dinah Shore commercial: "See the USA, in your Chevrolet."
Now that you mention it, I remember that, too!
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Old 04-17-2015, 03:16 AM   #77
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I went to the Klimt exhibition too. I was a teensy bit disappointed that it was so small but loved what there was.

I think I'm the only person in the world that the Beatles passed by almost unnoticed. I was brought up on jazz and swing from an early age so when my contemporaries were huddled under the bed clothes secretly listening to Radio Luxembourg on their transistor radios, mine was tuned to jazz and dance band music on the BBC!

In the popular press the Beatles seem to be the only thing that Liverpool is famous for despite its history and culture. I was being a bit naughty!
We used the Klimt exhibition to show visitors around the city and have a cultural weekend , so we did the Art Gallery , Museum, maritime history, ferries , good restaurants etc but we did also throw in a visit to John Lennons house as most people are quite interested . I think a few people did like them I was too young myself .


You could always go into business doing whistle top tours of the British Isles for those who aren't interested in details . Just point to the North and shout Bagpipes, At Liverpool shout Beatles (muttering utter breath never liked them myself) , Wave your arms a lot around in the middle and shout Hills , more hills, leeks , daffodils somewhere , then point to the South and shout Big Ben .

I think there is a gap in the travel industry market you could clean up .
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Old 04-17-2015, 03:22 AM   #78
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I don't really plan to turn up in the likes of Australia looking at some deserts , I have seen a bit of desert in Peru and I think they all look the same . I would probably look for populated areas which look interesting and a bit lively .
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Addie,

Every time I see the TX Rangers play the Boston Red Sox, I'm so amazed at how nice the Boston Fans are.

I really would love to see the Green Monster in person one day and watch some totally excellent baseball. Any game at Fenway would be a good game, really.
We've been to Fenway Park just once and had a great time. Love the location,the park itself and, the people were great.
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Speaking of road trippin' in the United States, check this out: http://www.foodandwine.com/slideshow...st-road-trips/
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