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16 November 2005 @ 11:13 am
Five potential vacation destinations.  





Josh Santangeloendquote on November 16th, 2005 11:36 am (UTC)
I of course know nothing about those places, but they all look awesome. After I do NYC and Japan in a couple months, I want to start going to random places like that. The major metros all look the same after a while.
Jose Martinezjamzjamz on November 16th, 2005 11:41 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've done an awful lot of big cities already. Every city on this list is someplace that I've wanted to visit for years, but when I look at them all together, they certainly seem to be of a whole. They're all medium to small waterfront cities with spectacular old architecture.
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Jose Martinezjamzjamz on November 16th, 2005 12:01 pm (UTC)
Did you go over there w/ Riz? I vaguely remember that trip.

it's also well-known for its bogs, in a good way.

The toilets or the swamps?
sdrdollysriremala on November 16th, 2005 04:02 pm (UTC)
The pink City
my vote is Jaipur of course!
I have been there twice, and was blown away each time.
Jose Martinezjamzjamz on November 16th, 2005 10:41 pm (UTC)
Re: The pink City
Yeah, it seems pretty amazing! They're all appealing to me, though. And I already have tickets to Salvador in seven weeks.
nora poschimonk on November 16th, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC)
but i know you are aimin for Salvador!

I'm going to costa rica in february... i have yet to visit anywhere tropical.
Jose Martinezjamzjamz on November 16th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Jaipur
Yeah, I already have my tickets for Salvador. I almost didn't include it because I'll be there in seven weeks...
(Anonymous) on November 16th, 2005 11:36 pm (UTC)
That's my vote. Visited a few times. Plus you'll be close to other gems; Jaisalmer, Pushkar, Udaipur, Dilwara, Jodhpur, etc. Plus a whole lot of other smaller towns and beautiful desert. Best bet is getting out of the towns altogether and staying wherever you can...if you have time.

Then again, if you're visiting India, why not consider Gujarat, or my favorites, Karnataka and Kerala? A little less of a beaten path than the northern greatest hits, and filled with more wonder than I'd ever know what to do with. In Kerala you'll get your waterfront, something Jaipur--being dead in the middle of the desert--kind of actually lacks.

If Tallinn is anything like its Baltic neighbor Riga, I'd push that down the list. Pretty, interesting, but I'm not sure I'd make a trip just for that. Then again, when I was there it was still officially the CCCP so what do I know?

Ecuador for me in a month. Woot!

Erikakaeri on November 17th, 2005 03:42 am (UTC)
Dubrovnik is really beautiful, I was there about 1.5 months ago... Nice feel to it, the marble, worn down streets are amazing. Suprisingly no signs of war, except for the memorial w/ photos of soldiers who died defending the city..

I`ll be in Jaipur sometime in the next 4 months, comment my journal if you`re heading there!