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    A question about the town you live in

    The great thing about Conceptart.org is the variety of people from all over the world. I would love to visit some of the places that I see next to people's UserIDs. My question is, if I were to visit your town, what is the thing to do? The food to eat, the place to see, whatever.
    For San Diego I would have to say, try a carne asada burrito or carnitas, since we are so close to Mexico its the best mexican food I've tasted in the U.S. But thats my opinion.
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    I live in a town called Woodinville. It's a small, quiet and prosperous town. It's in the pacific northewest, so there are evergreens all over the place. There isn't too much to do. The main area of the town has stores and restaurants, but that's about it. It's more of a nice place to live in then to visit.

    It's right next to Redmond, which is a similar type of town, but bigger and more prosperous. There's a lake right next to there, so if you have a boat, jetski, or canoe, you could go there. There's an expensive restaurant in town that's owned by a chef who used to work for the princess of Monoco. Good food there.

    What I like to do is go to the Cascades. I like to ski and hike there.

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    Indianapolis. best thing to do around here? go watch cars drive around really fast in circles, and occasionally crash. that's about it.

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    bothell. it's very residential.

    if you live here and you want to go somewhere cool, you go to seattle. the city is beautiful, so no matter what you like doing, it's a cool place to be, even just to walk around. there's plenty of gigs to go see, water to boat in, coffee shops to be trendy in, and bars to drink yourself stupid. me, when i go down usually i end up seeing an indie movie, sitting at a coffee shop or meeting people downtown. my parents go there for fancy restaurants and kayaking

    if you're vegetarian, it's the place to go. there's meat, too if you're into that. lots of those little unique privately owned restaurants to go to.

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    Reykjavík, Iceland.

    You could come and eat icelandic hot dogs at Bæjarins Bestu (THE best hot dogs you will ever eat) and drink milk like crazy (THE best milk in the world). You could drink water from the tab (THE best water in the world). You could go clubbin g here (THE best night clubs in the world). Iceland is actually THE best country in the world. And to think that some people think that some icelanders are full of themselves. No, I'm kidding.

    You could go on the "Golden Circle" which is Gullfoss (waterfall), Geysir (apparantly the most powerful hot spring in the world... ooohhh) and shit like that. Actually icelanders find iceland very uninteresting like most New Yorkers find New York uninteresting.

    Ohh... you could go and see the smallest train system in the world. Our train system is about 7 meters all in all

    I'm going to leave you with two thoughts.

    "If you don't like the weather in Iceland, just wait 2 minutes." (all kidding aside, this is actually true. It's a major disadvantage, you have no idea how to dress, it can be freezing cold, but in 5 minutes, you'd have to be wearing shorts and a t-shirt to survive


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    i live in a small town in northern bavaria in germany.
    you know bavaria... oktoberfest, weisswurst, munich, lederhosen

    up here, it's a bit more quiet since i live basically in the middle of the largest continous wood in germany.
    fun thing is, next to every small village has its own brewery and beer is handled like religion. its not rare to find people discussing things like ths brewmaster of village a working for village b now and village a brewery being sold out by village c brewery like it were politics. pretty fun.:chug:

    obviously, you will have the best overall beer experience here. nah, this does not mean we're drunk all the time but we know how to make beer well.

    other than that, i guess here is a nice place to hang out and relax but nothing fancy.

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    Ruhrgebiet, Germany

    Well, actually I'm living in one of the "middle towns" of the Ruhrgebiet (former steel & coal area, now there's almost nothing left of this industry), called (please don't laugh, and please don't ask how it's pronounced ) Castrop-Rauxel. It has about 80,000 inhabitants and is sort of "sandwiched" between the larger cities Dortmund (almost 600,000 inhabitants) to the east and Essen (about 500,000 inhabitants) to the west.

    However, being born and raised in Dortmund, I consider myself a child of the whole area and not just a single city. I have worked in Dortmund, Castrop-Rauxel, Gelsenkirchen, Essen, Mülheim and Oberhausen (all in the area) and it's great to have one of the largest economic and cultural centers at your doorstep. Thus, I can't say where to go!

    There are gorgeous restaurants from cheap to expensive ones with stars (Michelin) all over the place. Almost every city/town has theatres and museums (arts as well as historical and archaeological). I have at least four multiplex cinemas within less than 30 minutes drive around. There are universities in Dortmund, Bochum, Essen, Duisburg. Though not as various and diverse as in Bavaria, we have several local breweries around (greetings, gekitsu! :chug: ). The Ruhrgebiet offers many historical remnants like castles, Roman remains, Stone Ages settlements and so on.

    We have a minimum of five or six zoos and lots of parks and swimming pools and baths around. Plus: It's very green, despite so many people living here (I think it's almost 4,000,000 in the whole area and Dortmund, for example, prides itself with having 49% of it's whole space being green!). Within half to one hour drives you can be either in the Münsterland (flat country) or Sauerland (highland country where you can even go skiing in winter). You see, it's really a place to be.

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    Woodinville, wa, usa. Right next to the guy that said bothell. This town sux, im moving back to LA a real city!
    Oh yeah , Seattle is amazing too.
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    I have 2 homes right now:

    Utah - The vast outdoors. So much to do outside here. Go dirt biking on sand dunes or camping in the mountains. people from all voer the world come to utah to see national parks, etc

    Florida - florida has the ocean which is beautiful, beaches, some cool things to see..

    those arent really "towns" but there arent a lot of things like that in smaller towns..

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    I am from Estonia, Tallinn. Best chicks in the world. seriously! Lot's of good food. Lots of trees. Wether sucks tho. It gets quite cold in the winter. Thats why I took a break and am in australia right now.

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    Im in seattle....i think seattle explains itself, only thing that sucks about seattle is everyone seems depressed and there is starbucks on basically every block

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    San Clemente, CA...all we do here is surf, eat, drink, art, and party. Seriously, San Clemente is one of California's last little sleepy surf towns on the edge of Orange County. IT IS NOTHING LIKE THAT STUPID ASS SHOW O.C. That stupid show was made by a bunch of morons from L.A.


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    Seattle was cool when I visited

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    Boston is just about the last livable city in the Northeastern U.S. (though it's getting so blessed expensive since people figured that out). If you were to come for a visit, there's only one thing I'd recommend: a late night beer binge at the Black Rose down by City Hall. There's just about always a great Irish trad band playing and just as often a crowd of college hotties looking for someone to buy them drinks (there are 11 colleges and universities within Boston city limits, and at least as many more within a 10-minute radius).

    It's a great town, but we're moving in two weeks. Maybe I'll you how West Hartford, Conn., compares.

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    i'm from a town known as derry, new hampshire. The best thing to do here is leave.

    when i'm in school i reside in the small town of new london, nh. the town consists of mostly ederly retirees who can't seem to remember which one is the gas and which one is the brake.

    the white mountains are nice. too bad the old man fell down though.
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    funny....someone here likes boston. i am of the opposite feeling...there are no livable towns in the northeast...lol...i only say that cuz i hate wintertime and bad roads...and i just love mexican food...so boston is not the town for me.

    worst weather of any place ive ever lived...worst roads in the country....though the mfa is great...and while newberry street is for the ultra riche it is fun to go down and people watch....lots of art...expensive restaurants...expensive everything.

    but...im moving to austin...escaping winter....so i will speak of that town....there is a cool little place to sit and draw called the spider house. the roads are great if you like to drive. its hot as hell..but so is the mexican food. gotta love the southwest....i do anyhow.


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    I'm from Sydney, Australia.

    if you're here, you should eat in the little resturants in Chinatown, & hang around Kings Cross if you're into fashion &/or sexually confronting counter-culture. there are some great bars & sweet people down there.
    avoid the hip Bondi Beach areas. unless you're a hipster, of course.

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    don't bother with atlanta, georgia unless you love sitting in traffic and going to the mall. the only culture you'll find here is hidden downtown but dont bother unless you have $$$.

    the best placed i've lived was the music city, nashville TN. many a good coffee shop, good music stores, lots to do downtown

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    Re: A question about the town you live in

    Originally posted by cityworker
    For San Diego I would have to say, try a carne asada burrito or carnitas, since we are so close to Mexico its the best mexican food I've tasted in the U.S. But thats my opinion.
    Yeah baby! Casa de Pica!!

    If you're ever in Northwest New Jersey... leave. There's nothing here. It's a quiet beautiful place to live, but... there's nothing touristy to do. Go to NYC and check out a museum, or head west in PA and go visit Frazetta at his house in Stroudsburg.
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    Originally posted by pconsidine
    If you were to come for a visit, there's only one thing I'd recommend: a late night beer binge at the Black Rose down by City Hall.
    The Róisín Dubh?! I loved that place! Haven't been there in dog's age though. Nice dark woody Irish joint. Loved it.
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    Originally posted by Jason Manley
    worst weather of any place ive ever lived...worst roads in the country....though the mfa is great...and while newberry street is for the ultra riche it is fun to go down and people watch....lots of art...expensive restaurants...expensive everything.
    I guess it's all relative. I went to college in Rochester, NY, which had far worse weather by far. Something like 78" average precipitation (mostly snow) and all of 6 weeks of sunlight in the year.

    Before that, it was NYC, where "expensive" takes on a whole new meaning. But you're right –_in the 10 years that I've lived here, it's gotten completely out of control. That's why we're moving to Hartford.


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    CHICAGO: well...the winters suck of course. but other than that...it's nice. it's got everything you want in a big city. lots of great bars and music. good museums. great food (oh man...the pizza...try Barcellos). for night life: rainbow, goldstar, clubfoot, hungry brain, empty bottle is a great music venue. nice parks and a great beach on the lake.

    everything is affordable and you get big city life. pretty OK so far.

    Ha. i know so many people moving to Austin right now. i probably would to if i didn't live there for so long. Jason...tell'em Keith from Gut sent you.:p

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    Talking

    Hollywood ( imp: ), California.

    We are so messed up we got a famous actor, a porn star, a midget, a guy who smashes watermelons, a billboard bimbo, and the founder of a adult magazine company running for governor.

    Enough said.

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    I grew up on the Big Island, Hawai'i. I recommend going to the top of Mauna Kea and checking out the observatories. Fill a cooler full of snow, then drive down to the bottom of Waipi'o valley and have a snowball fight on the beach. Camp there with a big ass bonfire while you get drunk and rowdy. Wake up at the crack of dawn and surf.


    Now I live in the Mission, San Francisco. We have good burritos. Yeah.

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    Brisbane, Australia. don't listen to that guy from sydney - theyre all just migrating up here anyway. there's a mango tree out my window! enough said!

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    And I live in Krakow, Poland. I can`t say much `bout that place because I`ve just moved here

    It is said to be Polish city of culture, artists and students. I think that`s true, they are everywhere (including me).

    Here you can see a lot of photos of Krakow:
    http://www.krakow.pl/kultura/prezent...ki/zdjecia.htm

    with Wawel Castle and Market as most famous places:
    http://www.krakow.pl/kultura/prezent...liki/wawel.htm
    http://www.krakow.pl/kultura/prezent...liki/rynek.htm
    http://www.bosz.com.pl/f-krakow.html
    http://www.krakow.pl/kultura/prezent...liki/droga.htm

    Here is some architecture:
    http://student.uci.agh.edu.pl/~pietk...ow/page_01.htm

    Uhg, let`s end this Krakow is a beautiful place. There`s lot of foreign tourists every summer, so it`s not only my opinion

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    I come from, and live in Sundsvall, in the middle of Sweden. A very borish middle-sized, small-minded town.

    Founded in (hmmm, I think it was) 1649. Its claim to fame was that it was the major woodmilling city of Sweden in the 1800eds. In 1888 the whole shebang (made of wood...) burned down, but because all the major players had over-insured their properties, the whole city was rebuilt, this time in stone. Because of that, the whole city has one of Swedens best selection of late 19th century stone-buildings.

    Now-a-days, this city has some heavy industries (wood-pulp and also swedens only aluminum plant) but mostly it is a big place for different branches of the swedish state and all kinds of insurance companies.

    The city has about 100.000 inhabitants. And I usually say - all the curses from major cities AND small villages at the same time! O_o
    Crackheads at the busstation, open drugtraffic, yugoslavian mobsters, knife-stabbings to death in school, as well as an "everybody knows everybody", and "no-one are worth anything", "U cant be a prophet in your home-town", usual jelausy, kinda feeling - it can all be found here.

    Sundsvall is very badly placed betweeen 2 small mountains, making the gasses from the industries and cars not blow away, but rather be trapped here, in a kind of "pot". Due to this, this is the most air-polluted town in sweden, despite its vewry small size. The city councils answer to this - they dont meassure air-pollution - what U dont know...

    I would recommend anyone to avoid stopping here - instead, do as most people do, go a bit outside of town and visit the IKEA-mall...


    Oh - my compliments to cityworker for starting this good thread, very fun and interessting reading. :chug:
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    I live in Honolulu, Hawaii and since we're so tourism oriented there's a lot of stuff you could do. The beach is one...

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    Bawlmer, hon'!

    Baltimore's a weird city, pretty cool, pretty scary. Definitely has a personality all its own. If you ever visit, be sure to try steamed crabs in Old Bay. Trust me, it's great once you turn your brain off to tearing the crabs open and feasting on their juicy insides.

    Krakow looks awesome, by the by.

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    In Belgium, an awfull village named Olne...
    I think there's still witch, vampire, werewolves and others creature. Nothing to do(count the cow?) apart drawing or sculpting(fine... need to eat tonight )

    I think this night village people will try to burn me again... heeeeeeeeeeeelp!

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