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What is your favourite destination name...and why?

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We travel to exotic and not so exotic destinations...and they all have a name...but what is your favourite destination name...and why?
8 years ago, July 18th 2011 No: 21 Msg: #140526  
Bangalore .... The dream destination Reply to this

8 years ago, July 18th 2011 No: 22 Msg: #140540  

In response to: Msg #140483
Now that is some frog!!!...denise h Reply to this

8 years ago, July 18th 2011 No: 23 Msg: #140541  
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Timbuktu...or its local spelling...Tombouctou...it engenders mystery & remoteness.



Yep, "Timbuktu" comes to mind, mainly because of the well known saying :

From here to Timbuktu



I always wondered where it is before Google ever was invented. Reply to this

8 years ago, July 19th 2011 No: 24 Msg: #140558  
Wee Jasper, Shane...Limestone country...I remember the white wooden bridge over a rushing stream...then abseiling into Punchbowl Cave...a grave at the bottom...and a cavern so large my torchlight did not reach the ceiling.

And while we are in Oz...Brindabella...the back roads to the Snowy Mtns...rolled my Datsun 180B into a creek...hanging suspended upside down over rushing water that came from a cave that was like the Phantom's skull cave...never took that way again!

And Chillagoe...in Cape York...marble shards reaching out of the desert...possibly the oldest land in Oz.

Names with magical sounds...amplified by memories. Reply to this

8 years ago, July 19th 2011 No: 25 Msg: #140581  

...rolled my Datsun 180B into a creek...



Datsun - a car brand that takes me back many years.... Reply to this

8 years ago, July 22nd 2011 No: 26 Msg: #140765  
guess what - I support the name "Zanzibar"!
Not only good for an islands, but also perfect for any "bar" around the world 😉 Reply to this

8 years ago, July 22nd 2011 No: 27 Msg: #140770  
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I think I know what happens to Datsun 180B's in the next life..they become bars




Also like the name of Samurai in PNG...apparently a place where the Japanese troups landed and some were seperated from their fellow troops and ended up being seperated from their heads with their samurai swords. Theres also a chinese takeaway beach where some chinese met their end..rumour has it one of the group of chinese was kept as a pet after the rest of them were eaten.

[Edited: 2011 Jul 22 15:12 - littlewing:163970 ]
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8 years ago, July 25th 2011 No: 28 Msg: #140899  

I think I know what happens to Datsun 180B's in the next life..they become bars



...but what happens in the back seat...in their next life?

Function room?...Reception?...the Room out the Back?...presuming the boot is the cellar..!
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8 years ago, July 25th 2011 No: 29 Msg: #140900  
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No the back seat had an old lady sleeping in there and lots of paperwork LOL...and yes, the boot was not only the cellar but also the pantry - I was quite stunned to find how much use one can get out of their old 180B. You have to hand it to the thais, recycling at its finest...get an angle grinder, chop car in half, shove other half of car a few feet back and turn it into something else. We actually had a lunch time drink at the Dato Bar as we called it every day for a couple of weeks to see if the old lady ever woke up...she didnt in the time we were watching which was somewhat concerning. The guy who runs the..bar..didnt seemed too concerned tho. I actually learned how to make Prawn Lime and Mint salad out of the boot of the Dato. Reply to this

8 years ago, July 26th 2011 No: 30 Msg: #140944  
I'm not surprised...looks like a late model 180B..!

...probably very comfortable..!

I wonder if the spare wheel holder in the boot...doubled as a sink..? Reply to this

8 years ago, July 29th 2011 No: 31 Msg: #141272  
LALIBELA...in Northern Ethiopia

Excuse the pun but...names with "bell" sounds have a nice ring! Reply to this

8 years ago, August 9th 2011 No: 32 Msg: #141667  
Batman, Turkey sounds like an interesting place. Probably everyone walks around wearing a cape, and drives a pretty cool car.

Then again you could come from Vulcan, Alberta. How many have pointed ears?

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8 years ago, August 9th 2011 No: 33 Msg: #141676  
Chris,

Batman...Vulcan...nice choices...yeh I reckon they'd wear capes!

I wonder if there is a Gotham City or Smallville or Metropolis or some other superhero home out there somewhere! Reply to this

8 years ago, August 19th 2011 No: 34 Msg: #142060  
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Try pronouncing this one, the train to the Holyhead ferry stops in this little town in Wales, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Reply to this

8 years ago, August 19th 2011 No: 35 Msg: #142062  
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My favorite name for a town though is Ollantaytambo in Peru, It is so sing songy and a gorgeous place to boot Reply to this

8 years ago, August 19th 2011 No: 36 Msg: #142067  
My favorite destination is Dublin, as it is full of natural beauties and adventurous. Dublin has many famous hotels which provides a high quality services.

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[Edited: 2011 Aug 19 07:53 - Jabe:6222 - No advertising on forums, please]
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8 years ago, August 19th 2011 No: 37 Msg: #142068  
Before our current trip it was Lamu, Kenya. Its a small island where you hear words pole, pole (slowly, slowly) every time you walk a bit faster. There are no cars or motorbikes, the food is amazing (sea food influenced by Arabic world), the scenery even more so. That is the place where i first fell in love with prawns (mmmm).

In the current SE Asia trip (for which we started blogging) it is Batad. A small hill village on North of Philippines, famous for rice terraces. Again no cars, not even phone reception. The only way there is to walk. And it was just absolute tranquility.



Polona (the co-author of the blog) added Singapore to the list.
[Edited: 2011 Aug 19 06:52 - Rice Capades 2011 2012:197220 ]
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8 years ago, August 19th 2011 No: 38 Msg: #142071  
There are a couple for us - Urubumba Valley in Peru, there is a river named this too, but we kept calling it Urumbumbum. Quecha is so difficult to pronounce! Also, Aguas Calientes the town at the end of the Inca Trail just rolls off the tongue.

Lake Titicaca sprung to mind too, as others have said - whenever we were in Copacabana Bolivia (or Rio) for that matter, at some point during the day one of us would start singing the Barry Manilow song.

Our favourite though has to be Maipu (pronounced My-poo) near Mendoza in Argentina, it where all the vineyards are. This has had some of the best Malbec and Syrah wines in the world. But the name just promoted lots of poo jokes.

The other one we always have difficulty pronouncing is Mamallapuram, in Tamil Nadu, India but when you can figure it out, it just rolls off the tongue. Reply to this

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