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OLIAS
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0 posted 06-24-2000 07:33 PM       View Profile for OLIAS   Email OLIAS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OLIAS

I have read all your posts and guess what? put on your kevlar flack jackets America is heaven compared with England. I find the service in the states to be 200% better than anything we could ever have over here. Try serving in a bar when its 6 people deep and everyone is threatening to rip your head off. Or when you pay for a drink the bar maid throws your change at you. We dont have people to pack our bags over here we have to do our own, and I cant remember when I saw a smile from anyone who has served me, I feel like i'm doing them a favour handing over my money lol. If this is a pet peeve never ever ever come to England

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1 posted 06-24-2000 07:37 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I've been there and would love to return. I never had bad service while there though.. could it be that service is better to tourists?
OLIAS
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2 posted 06-25-2000 02:24 PM       View Profile for OLIAS   Email OLIAS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OLIAS

Point well taken PD. I think probably tourists recieve better treatment in a lot of cases, it maybe a case of a prophet is never recognised in his own land (lol). I'm glad you liked it over here, me I prefer Iowa.

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3 posted 06-25-2000 05:07 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Iowa? Where else have you been?  

Where has everyone gone that they loved?

I took a trip to England and loved every minute of it..

I've been to Vegas (blech!) I don't gamble and don't drink so...

and New Orleans..cool!...didn't care for the food but loved the atmosphere, the history and the music

Nashville (blech!) don't like the country western music, but got a chance to see the 'Oak Ridge Boys'..they were very good...

Been to California - I loved the ocean..I could sit and watch it all day!

Been to North Dakota - it was my first real trip out of Michigan when I was a kid..I don't know what excited me more, the buffalo or the prairie dogs!

Yellowstone Park - saw a bear on the side of the road..very cool!

So! Where in the world have YOU been?
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4 posted 06-26-2000 12:41 AM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Being used to a small town and small town folks, you all might be surprised to hear that the nicest people I've ever met [outside of WV, of course!   ] were in Washington DC. I mean, I just stood on a park bench in front of the Washington Monument and screamed "DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET TO THE METRO", and about 10 people came and gave us detailed instructions. It surprised me that people were so nice in a big Northern town. I've been to Syracuse, New York, and people there are mostly stuck up, although we did encounter some nice people on campus.


Oh, and I would kill to get to go to Europe, especally Paris! I just thought everyone should know that!  



"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
"The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief" -Shakespea
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5 posted 06-26-2000 02:06 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Ok, I have been to Paris On my honeymoon, and I must say " I loved it"

But my favorite place in the world, at least the part of the world I've seen, is Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Some of the most beautiful mountain scenery my eyes have hed occasion to glance upon

All my love,
Jeffrey

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6 posted 06-26-2000 02:15 AM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

You've been to Paris??? (And not Paris, Texas, right?)

Wow, I feel like I should bow to you or something!  

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
"The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief" -Shakespea
JP
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Where have I been that I loved?  Wow, big question.

My dad was career Army, I was career Army (actually that should say "was going to be..") consequently I have lived and visited a lot of places.

I have never been someplace I have not loved, have been in some areas of places that sucked. But in general, have found the beauty of everyplace.  All states of the U.S. have seen my passing, though I especially loved Hawaii (4 years of bliss).

I love the Orient and anyplace tropical, and when the seasons are right, I like Europe and other Northern places.

Want desperately to visit England, Italy, and Australia.


Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
JP

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Kit McCallum
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8 posted 06-26-2000 09:58 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

I've never been to Europe ... but hope to visit in the next few years.  My havens so far have always been the cottage country of the Muskokas in Canada or Florida in the US (about 15 vacations there by now).  Over the last few years, I've been very lucky in my work, to travel back and forth from Ontario Canada to Michigan, Ohio, Texas and West Virginia.  Got to admit ... we've visited WV several times working on a coalbed methane project there ... wonderful people .. salt of the earth, just loved everyone there!  Amazing country, the US .. love it!

[This message has been edited by Kit McCallum (edited 06-26-2000).]
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Um...hmmm...that's a toughie...  Let's see.  I've been pretty much all over Texas, and in 1990, I went to Europe with an ESL team.  Hit London, but didn't have time to see anything before moving on to Vienna.  From there, we spent a month in Budapest, then 2 weeks traveling around central and easternn Europe, going through Zagreb, Croatia; Venice, Italy; Salzburgh, Austria; Berlin, Germany; Sopot and Krakow, Poland; and Prague, Czech Republic; before heading back to Vienna for the plane back to the States.  Now, this past year, since November, has been one of interstate travel, driving from Texas across to California, bisecting New Mexico and Arizona; from LA, I drove north through Oregon to Portland.  Then, in March, I took the bus through Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, cut the corner on Indiana, finally coming to rest outside of Detroit, Michigan.  While here, I've seen much of the thumb area (see Michigan map for details)...and, I still have this wanderlust.  Hmm...I gotta wonder where the road or rail will lead next...

Alicat, the Persnikitty  
Colin
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I must say, I agree with Olias 100% here. The level of customer service I found when I visited Oregon was miles ahead of the usual standard I have found here in britain.

We brits laugh a bit about the americans habit of saying "Have a nice day!" in the shops but I realized when I was out there, the people actually mean it! It makes such a difference to know the person serving you appreciates your custom rather than viewing you as just another imposition on their valuable time.

*stepping off soapbox and dusting it off, ready for the next person*

AND another thing... (added during the edit) these brit keyboards keep spelling words wrong and I have to go back and edit them!

AND.... (added during second edit) I just realiSed I spelt realiSed with a Z (and we say "zed", not "zee") and that's quite enough sillyness from me for one morning I think!

Eric.

"We are the music makers and we are the makers of dreams." - Willy Wonka.




[This message has been edited by Eric Williams (edited 06-28-2000).]
 
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