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    What do you consider the most exotic locale you've ever set foot in?
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    I'll go with Tunisia, but you can throw in Bulgaria, Romania, Georgia, Albania, and basically anything the touches the Mediterranean Sea. Climbing the Rock of Gibraltar was another fun one. The military gets you into some interesting places.
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    Like DVDNeal I've made it to Tunisia (got to go on a tour and see where some of the Star Wars stuff was filmed while my friends were busy playing army guy out in the desert) and I've been all over Europe and Asia (is "The Orient" still okay to say because that's where I was). I'd pick King's Landing in Westeros and Qarth in Essos Dubrovink, Croatia - such a gorgeous and historic city. Heck, it's even a UNESCO World Heritage Site! The entire Dalmatian Coast in Croatia just blew away my expectations in terms of beauty and history.
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    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    Like DVDNeal I've made it to Tunisia (got to go on a tour and see where some of the Star Wars stuff was filmed while my friends were busy playing army guy out in the desert) and I've been all over Europe and Asia (is "The Orient" still okay to say because that's where I was). I'd pick King's Landing in Westeros and Qarth in Essos Dubrovink, Croatia - such a gorgeous and historic city. Heck, it's even a UNESCO World Heritage Site! The entire Dalmatian Coast in Croatia just blew away my expectations in terms of beauty and history.
    I'm jealous, I didn't get any cool tours. We stayed in Tunis, saw the market and hung out at the embassy drinking with the Marines. Still cool, but not Star Wars cool. My super cool old city would have to be Istanbul or is it Constantinople? We were anchored in the straights and saw everything pass by. You even get to hear the prayers broadcast over the city. Plus all the great Ottoman architecture and minarets. Best shopping and haggling anywhere. Anyway, really cool city.
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    Tucan, Equador.
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    Yugoslavia in 1972. Still very communist - found a microphone taped to the back of the mirror in the hotel room.
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    Exotic natural area: Interior of Southwestern Belize.

    Exotic city: Suzhou, China... such incredible history, architecture, canals, gardens... and the wildest meat & vegetable market I've ever seen.

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    This sounds pretty lame, but Old Quebec City. I was there during the separatist elections. A beautiful old world city during a very in testing time.
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    The island of Saint Martin. The wife and I went their on our honeymoon and had a great time. We explored both sides of the island.
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    Hmm.....

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    Have to go with Tunisia - spent a summer digging there. While it was before the Star Wars sets, the ancient Roman sites were otherworldly.
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    Yala National Park in Kirinda, Sri Lanka. Wild elephants live there.

    Sigiriya was a close second. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigiriya
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    Gee, I'm not sure I've been anywhere considered exotic. I've been to about 35 states and several European provinces, but nothing I would describe as exotic.

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    The island of Saint Martin. The wife and I went their on our honeymoon and had a great time. We explored both sides of the island.
    Did you enjoy the torpedo testing? Oh wait, that was St. Croix.
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    I guess I've never been any place exotic.
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    Yeah I guess the most exotic place I've been is Paris.

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    Quote Originally posted by terraplnr View post
    Yeah I guess the most exotic place I've been is Paris.
    The one in Kentucky or Ohio?
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    Haha actually neither of those, Paris Hotel in Vegas, baby!

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