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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11650 posts, RR: 15
Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1050 times:

Recently, I had the opportunity to spend a day and a half in Salt Lake City. I finally found something non-Mormon to do:



I did go to Temple Square. From an engeneering point of view, the Conference Center is amazing and SLC sucks for spotting. After Salt Lake City, I was dispatched to Sparks, Nevada so I got all excited because I got to go through Winnemucca. Just one of those things.

So, what are places you get excited about that other people think you are wierd for wanting to see?

GO CANUCKS!!


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User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1039 times:

Does the local bar count?


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User currently offlineCsavel From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1363 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1033 times:

I like to go to supermarkets, suburbs, and the like - to see how ordinary people live. I also *have to* ride on the subway/metro/trolly whatever, if the city has one, being a New Yorker.

I tend to find abandoned industrial factoreis kind of peaceful, and great opportunities for photos, although a friend said it was creepy of me to feel that way - it was sort of like taking pictures of cadavers, since the dead factoreis meant lost jobs and dead dreams.



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User currently offlineMbmbos From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1029 times:

I love going to grocery stores and drug stores in foreign countries or even in other states. I find commercial/graphic design interesting and am fascinated about how products are packaged. So, I guess that qualifies as being a bit odd-ball.



User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3625 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1027 times:

I also like to go to the local grocery stores.

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1025 times:

A ride with the local subway is a "must do" when I am in another country/city. I also like to go to supermarkets to check out the local soft-drink assortment, somehow I am a big soft-drink fan and many of my favorite drinks I discovered in foreign countries, for example: Sprite Ice, Fanta Strawberry, Mountain Dew Code Red, etc.

Patrick

Edit: Of course I do not neglect the local beer brands, I taste them all at the bar in the evening  Big thumbs up.

[Edited 2004-10-28 23:32:36]

User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14026 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1012 times:

When I get to a new place, I usually spend at least one day just walking around, crossing a city by foot.
I go looking for how people live, I´m not afraid to enter places described as dangerous.
I like to see things I can´t see back home, even if locals think I´m crazy.
The first time I was in the Philippines, I wanted to see sugar cane fields and jungle. My ex-in-laws thought I was crazy and my ex wanted to show me their shopping malls to show how advanced the country is. Well, I´ve seen enough shopping malls at home.
Usually I stay away from touristy places.

I actually prefer to live and work in another country for a while to sample the everyday life of the locals, but visiting a local family is also nice. I´m looking forward to my first trip to the Filipino island of Mindanao, maybe next year to visit my girlfriend´s family.

Jan


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1010 times:

but visiting a local family is also nice

I agree absolutely. I spend two long summer holidays in California, it was cheap for me because my buddy has family there and we could stay at their houses for free. I enjoyed it very much to see how the locals live and I met a lot of people through them, I had never met so many locals when I had been there as a normal tourist who is staying in hotels only.

Patrick


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1006 times:

Edit: Of course I do not neglect the local beer brands, I taste them all at the bar in the evening

Foolish! You should be doing that all day long  Wink/being sarcastic



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1003 times:

Foolish! You should be doing that all day long

Unfortunately I have a girlfriend  Big grin. Otherwise I would love to do it in combination with trying out the local kinds of weed or hash  Big thumbs up.

Patrick


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 998 times:

Sabena332, Germans can get girlfriends?  Wow!  Wink/being sarcastic
German women dont drink? Give her some money then, she goes shopping, you go drinking



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 996 times:

"I also like to go to the local grocery stores."

Count me in for that too...for some reason I find this very fascinating (only do this in other countries though, not in a different state)...

Greg



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 984 times:

Sabena332, Germans can get girlfriends?

When they are not from the UK, why not? All others have a good taste  Big grin.

German women dont drink? Give her some money then, she goes shopping, you go drinking

The problem is that my chick likes both, drinking and shopping, even more expensive  Sad.

Patrick


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7106 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 975 times:

Looking around at the airport is what I like. Many find that really weird and strange. Also, when I am overseas, I take pictures like crazy. That's not very normal too.

User currently offlineOO-VEG From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 1081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 923 times:

subways.. they are cool. And somehow I always must go to some place high (tower, hill, vantage point).

User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 921 times:

I go to German heavy-metal bars and drink enough beer to fill a bathtub.


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User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 917 times:

I was forced to go to that Heavy-metal bar too Big grin
That was pretty cool  Big thumbs up
But the thing I actually likes most is going to the local groceryshop as well. Especially in the US. There are so many cool things there that we don't have here in Europe.


User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 914 times:

I like to check out local shops and even license plates on the cars when I'm in a different country. Of the three days I spent in London, one day was basically spent in the non-Touristy areas like Wembly and some other places who's name I no longer remember (hell it was only a 3 day trip!). I also like listening to the local radio stations as well...if there are any in English that is.

[Edited 2004-10-29 19:40:51]


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User currently offlineTristarenvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 897 times:

I like to try the local eateries. Avoiding anything I can find in my own backyard. Had some of the best Indian Cuisine in London. I'll go shopping for clothes, or stuff that also isn't found in my neck o' the woods. Car dealerships, especially, if I am out of the USA.


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User currently offlineLtbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13113 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 886 times:

If flying, I like to find the lowest fare online. Like some of you, I too go into department stores, smaller speciality shops, supermarkets on many of my travels. I frequently visit food stores for beverages, snacks, something for lunch (like some sliced meat, cheese and a roll). If the weather is nice, I like to eat outside in a park or some nice off the road viewpoint. I like to spend time at art museums, especially in Europe. I like to stay in small guest houses, bed-and-breakfasts, youth hostels in my non-US travels, so to be able to meet people, trade stories, travel tips. I usually consume local foods and beverages including beer and wine. In Europe (other than in UK and Ireland) I use train passes rather than a car. I use local mass transit. I often make my first stop in a city or town at the tourist office for a map. I like to walk a lot in cities, towns and villages and try to find suggested tourist intineraries. I like to go off the beaten path, places just off the usual tourist locations, drive down 2 lane rural roads and walk in less touristed areas of cities. I like to see government capital buildings and important monuments. I avoid tourist traps. I try to find ticket deals for attractions (did that recently in Seattle). I try to find some small club or bar with local entainers for my evening entertainment. I try to wear clothes and carry things that doesn't scream "AMERICAN" when in Europe. If in a non-english speaking country, I try to learn some common expressions or words to at least show some courtesy.

User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11650 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 856 times:

I do all that stuff too: supermarkets, local pubs, etc. In fact, the night the above pic was taken, I saw a concert by a band called St. John the Baptist. I just happened to wander into the bar to use the ATM. That was cool.

An addendum to the origional question, I drove a load from SLC to RNO to MFD so I had the opportunity to stop in Elko and Winnemucca. I am also looking forward to the day I get to visit Pismo Beach. I really want to go! Is that wierd?

GO CANUCKS!!



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 849 times:

Go to a bar, then another bar, then another bar, then go back to my hotel room.. Sleep it off, go to a restaurant that has a good bar, then stumble home. Wake up, find a good view of the city, ride the subway, find a bar, find another bar, etc etc for the length of my stay.



User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 831 times:

find the local skateshop, and find some people to skate with. Its always neat to see what the other skateboarding scences in other cities are like. I also must find the local underground/indepindent music stores, becuase theyre probably better than the 3 in Cleveland. I also like to catch a concert at one of the clubs if someone is playing that I want to see.


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 789 times:
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This heavy metal German bar wouldn't be the Weissbaer in Duesseldorf Altstadt would it?


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User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 788 times:

I also like to visit local shops and markets. I love elxploring downtowns and cultural districts. I like to visit the parks, museums, etc. Probably the most fun experience I ever had was in a "bad" part of downtown Kansas City at night where I found what seemed to be a genuine Irish pub. Lots of fun, and lots of rough looking guys with accents. Me and my GF had a blast.


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25 JGPH1A : I like to visit local markets (especially street markets). I walk a lot when I'm off touristing, far more than I do at home, just exploring, seeing wh
26 Post contains images GKirk : Go to a bar, then another bar, then another bar, then go back to my hotel room Wrong answer EGGD, you always visit the Hotel bar before you go to your
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