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I'm visiting Los Angeles right now. We're considering swinging by MacArthur Park, but maybe not. I don't think that I can take it.
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I still, after five years, regret visiting Berlin but not having a proper doner kebab.
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Old 09-28-2019, 01:59 PM
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I'v been to Nimbin Australia (even spent a night there), and didn't indulge.
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I'm visiting Los Angeles right now. We're considering swinging by MacArthur Park, but maybe not. I don't think that I can take it.
It's ok as long as it's not raining.
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Old 09-28-2019, 02:22 PM
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When I was in high school, our a capella choir went to Rome to participate in a choral competition. On our free day, we had a choice of the Sistine Chapel or Pompeii. I chose Pompeii. If I ever get to Rome again, I'll try to get to the chapel. Maybe. Pompeii is so cool...
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I've been to Memphis many times and love the city, but I never visited Graceland.

I lived near Chicago for many years and never went to the top of the Sears (now Willis) Tower.

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I went to Alexandria, Egypt, but didn't go the library. I'm a librarian.
Same here, but in my case it was Washington, D.C. and I didn't go to the Library of Congress. And I have friends who work there! I'd be embarrassed to admit this to anyone who knows me in real life.
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Old 09-28-2019, 04:06 PM
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Reminds me: I lived in Florence, SC (which is just a few miles from Darlington, SC) for two years, and lived in Bristol, VA/TN for five years, and never visited either the Bristol or the Darlington race tracks.
Been to the Charlotte motor speedway ( or whatever they keep renaming it ) many many times for the classic car shows & swap meets. Never saw a race there; nor do I care to.
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Old 09-28-2019, 06:15 PM
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Same here, but in my case it was Washington, D.C. and I didn't go to the Library of Congress.
Well, not quite the same.
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Iíve been to St. Louis numerous times but never gone up the Arch.
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Old 09-29-2019, 12:43 AM
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Iíve been to St. Louis numerous times but never gone up the Arch.
Because you just don't care about the arch one way or the other, or are you an Arch-enemy?
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So many places with so little done!

Modesto CA but skipping the Gallo winery. Long Beach without the Queen Mary. Naples without Vesuvio. NYC sans Empire State Bldg, Bronx Zoo, or WTC (it was there then). Pismo Beach without digging clams. Oahu but not Diamond Head. Dallas but not Dealey Plaza. Rachel NV (Area 51) without alien probes. Santa Fe NM except Loreto Chapel. Zacatecas but not the mummies. Quebec but not the walled city. Seattle but no Space Needle. Nashville without the Opry. Silly me!

I try not to miss astronomical observatories.
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I'm visiting Los Angeles right now. We're considering swinging by MacArthur Park, but maybe not. I don't think that I can take it.
You'll never find that recipe again. Not even on Blue Jay Way.
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I lived in Seattle for several years and have visited there numerous times but I have never been to the top of the Space Needle.
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I'm visiting Los Angeles right now. We're considering swinging by MacArthur Park, but maybe not. I don't think that I can take it.
Leave the cake inside.
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We went to Venice but didn't ride a gondola. Too expensive for a complete tourist experience. We were on the water plenty of times using the vaporettos, and just didn't want to deal with it.
Smart choice.

I live in Italy and have been to Rome many times, but have never visited the Vatican. I'm sure it's beautiful but I hate queuing and Rome is just full of amazing art and places.
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Old 09-29-2019, 03:00 PM
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I've been to Dublin many times and have never toured Guiness or seen the Book of Kells at Trinity.
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Old 09-30-2019, 01:04 AM
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I went to the Isle of Man but didn't race in the TT Race.

(though I did rent a motorcycle and ride the 37 mile course and around the island).
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:12 AM
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I went to Lisbon, but I didn't do heroin. I fielded a hell of a lot of offers for heroin (and just about anything else you can think of), but I declined them all.
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:15 AM
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I had a very brief layover in Vegas once, like half an hour. I only had enough time and cash to do one thing, and my choices were between sticking my $3 in a slot machine or hit Taco Bell. I went with the tacos. I think I made the right decision.
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Old 09-30-2019, 08:20 AM
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I've been to Florida, and even been to Orlando, but didn't set foot in a theme park.

I've been to Philadelphia but saw neither of the "Rocky" steps, or the Liberty Bell.
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Old 09-30-2019, 08:25 AM
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I've been to Florida, and even been to Orlando, but didn't set foot in a theme park.

I've been to Philadelphia but saw neither of the "Rocky" steps, or the Liberty Bell.
I've been to Philly as well and we saw the rocky steps but just sat on them figuring out what to see next rather than ogle them or run up them.
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Old 09-30-2019, 09:07 AM
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I've been to Philadelphia but saw neither of the "Rocky" steps, or the Liberty Bell.
Hell, I lived in Philly and never saw either. I tried once to see the Bell, but kept hitting "one way-do not enter" streets. I got frustrated and went home (Lansdowne).
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Lived in the Kansas City area most of my life.
Never have stood on the corner of 12th street and Vine

....actually I believe nobody has done this as 12th and Vine do not intersect.
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Old 09-30-2019, 11:17 AM
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I went to Jerusalem, but I didn't visit the Sexaterium.
This was going to be my response as well.
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Old 09-30-2019, 11:40 AM
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Hell, I lived in Philly and never saw either. I tried once to see the Bell, but kept hitting "one way-do not enter" streets. I got frustrated and went home (Lansdowne).
I stayed in a hotel probably 150 feet from the Liberty Bell and never went to have a look.
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I went to Memphis and didn't go to Graceland. I'm not that much of a fan and it cost too much.
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Lived in southern CA most of my life, but have never been to San Francisco, Las Vegas or Catalina Island.

(But, I have managed to get to Everest Base Camp, the Taj Mahal, Bali, Rangoon and a few other places, so I'm not actually a homebody.)
I've lived in Northern California since 2005. I still haven't traveled to Los Angeles or San Diego, with the exception of a few layovers at LAX. The farthest south I've been in CA is Santa Barbara.

And I too have traveled to some far away places -- Australia, eastern Africa, and I just returned from Greece a few weeks ago. I think a big part of it is that traveling to another city in in California for vacation just feels "too close" and not very exotic or interesting as a vacation destination.
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Lived in the Kansas City area most of my life.
Never have stood on the corner of 12th street and Vine

....actually I believe nobody has done this as 12th and Vine do not intersect.
They once did, and the site is now marked with a street sign and some artwork acknowledging the song lyric. It's not spectacular, but it's kind of cool.
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I went to Lisbon, but I didn't do heroin. I fielded a hell of a lot of offers for heroin (and just about anything else you can think of), but I declined them all.
I had no idea that was a tourist bucket list item.
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Old 10-02-2019, 01:33 AM
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I went to New York in '98, but skipped the Twin Towers.
"Will go up there on the next visit" , I thought to myself.
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Old 10-02-2019, 02:03 AM
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I read the title and thought "This is the story of my life..."

I hate doing tourist stuff, and I'm not wild about tourists themselves either. So my most precious memories are of little moments spent exploring a back street, or a sidewalk cafť. Not being herded through a Must See Attraction.

F'rinstance, I've been to London a half dozen times, never seen The Tower or Buckingham Palace. I'm sure I've caught a glimpse of Big Ben and the Eye... but I wan't trying to.

No, my favorite thing to do is to find a cheap airfare/hotel package, 'pop across the pond' and... find a pub. I'll adopt a neighborhood pub as my own, and go there at least once a day for a good "Pub Lunch". And often make new friends.

And as I sit there in front of a roaring fire, with a good book, a sausage and a pint, I think 'Why the hell would I want to be in a queue for some musty old castle?"
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Lived in both Indianapolis and Charlotte and I currently live in Orlando (45 min or so from Daytona) and I've never been to a Nascar or Indy car race.

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...I've been to Amsterdam ~10 times and you would have to pay me $1000 to go to the Anne Frank house. Absolutely no interest. That story is real enough to me already.
Similarly, I've been to Nuremberg about 10 times, and have never toured any of the holocaust museum or WW2 stuff. It's already very real and aware enough for me.
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I went to Nauvoo, IL and didn't go into the Joseph Smith house.

But I think Nauvoo is a really odd place. First, few of the historical buildings are restorations -- they are recreations. Every building has a couple of LDS members, entirely (when we were there) retirees who were doing their Mission. You'd enter a building and the first thing you'd hear was, "Hello! I'm Brother Thomas and this is Sister Sarah! We're from Salt Lake City, where are you folks from?"

Understandably, this got old pretty quickly. And the buildings themselves didn't seem to be all that interesting, so we blew town.
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