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Munish
Munish

Question to the world. You are allowed to go to any place in the world, no restrictions for travel are in place and let’s pretend there is no Covid. Where do you go & why? ☀️

tkoola
tkoola

@Munish winter? some place warm with an ocean view. - I dislike winters 🙃 Summer? Finland by the lake - nothing beats sunsets at 11pm Spring/Autumn? New York/Shanghai - nothing beats a big city

Omrrc
Omrrc

@Munish Mauritius. Beautfiul beaches. Sunshine. Beer. Mum and Dad. Okay, maybe just Mum and Dad!

pimoore
pimoore

@Munish My bucket list of travel locations is increasingly growing, but the top five in no particular order:

  • Iceland 🇮🇸
  • Ireland 🇮🇪
  • Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
  • Norway 🇳🇴
  • Switzerland 🇨🇭
odd
odd

@pimoore Those are my favorites too, only I’d exchange Norway for somewhere else. (Because I’m already here). Italy, Vietnam or China maybe.

purisubzi
purisubzi

@Munish I would pack my bags and go back to living in Bhutan.

Pilchuck
Pilchuck

@Munish I’m always challenged to choose new places versus places I’ve loved before. Current thought:

Norway - have been once, need to further explore the land of my grandparents. Portugal & Spain - new territory to me, the sights and food. France - Lyon and SE France, love France and this is new territory.

jean
jean

@Munish Because my month in Slovenia was cut short due to my knee accident in 2019, and my 2020 return attempt was quashed by COVID, Slovenia is still on my to-do list. But probably not until Summer 2022. Third time’s a charm? 🇸🇮

josephaleo
josephaleo

@pimoore I have Iceland 🇮🇸 and Istanbul 🇹🇷 on my list.

leonp
leonp

@jean We spent a couple of weeks in Slovenia 🇸🇮 about 20 years ago, oddly enough. Tiny, but with a bit of everything; it’s a great place 👍

Munish
Munish

@jean I went to Slovenia, just before it entered the EU. A beautiful place with many nice sites. Hotels were over priced and rental accommodation is what I imagined Russian blocks to be like. Lake Bled would have to be my favourite part of the trip. We found a Pizza place just on the edge which was amazing. Views of the church in the centre of then-lake. Excellent choice. 👌🏽

Munish
Munish

@tkoola ooh never done China before. Would love to. NYC was the last trip as a family prior to the covid lockdown. It was a-big deal for us, because we travelled from the UK

Munish
Munish

@Omrrc spends amazing. Never been

Munish
Munish

@pimoore what, allthatway from Canada and no England on the list ? 😜

Munish
Munish

@odd now Italy would be my choice. Sardinia or Trieste. Fine Pizza and Gelato.

Munish
Munish

@purisubzi would love to go one day. I hear such great stories.

Munish
Munish

@Pilchuck spends great. I would love to do Norway too one day.

Munish
Munish

@josephaleo wow Istanbul would be a treat. Always reminds me of a Agatha Christie novel

pimoore
pimoore

@Munish Yeah I should’ve just said England/Scotland/Ireland as one listing since I’d visit all three anyway. My ancestry is from Scotland and Ireland so I’m used to focusing on those two. 😉

Munish
Munish

@pimoore 👌🏽 We are not as polite as you Canadians. I hope to travel to your part of the world one day.

maique
maique

@Munish Oh! So many places were already mentioned that I would love to know: Mauritius, Iceland, Scotland, Bhutan, Istanbul.

First pick for me would always be Príncipe, as we miss it so much after so long. But I guess were going to land on some Greek island(s), still picking from the catalog 🤣

Munish
Munish

@maique haha Greece would be amazing. Just get the island right and don't end up with teenage brits for neighbours

maique
maique

@Munish 🤞🏼 We're trying our best. First time we're using "family friendly" on the searches too, that should take care of some of those issues.

odd
odd

@Munish So many places in Italia that I’d like to see. Rome, Torino, Venice, Tirol, Firenze and probably more. 🇮🇹

jean
jean

@Munish I had a fantastic time in Ljubljana before I had to leave early. I hadn’t done much exploring geographically or cuisine-wise because I was doing an intensive all-day class the first two weeks, and planned to practice my skills in the wild. Instead I spent 30 hours in a hospital in Trieste where I have very rudimentary language skills, though I did learn how to say “Please, crutches!” Which they had none. Then returned on the States for surgery. Long story.

Munish
Munish

@jean what skills were you-learning ? Maybe we can do a Micro.blog meet up there or day lol. Just need Slovenia government to fund it. A shame about you ending up in hospital.

mjdescy
mjdescy

@Munish I would love to visit New Zealand. It looks absolutely beautiful in photographs, and I’d love to learn if its people are as lovely in real life as I imagine them to be.

Munish
Munish

@odd try Trieste. Fantastic

lmika
lmika

@Munish I’d probably go to Europe and the UK. I’ve only ever been there for work and I’d like to go a little longer than just a week. I was meant to go there for a friend’s wedding last year, but... you know. Touring the US and Canada would also be nice.

Miraz
Miraz

@mjdescy @Munish Of course we are! 😎

jean
jean

@Munish I was taking beginning language. I had hoped to do a workshop on microblogging and microcasting locally. A micro meetup would be cool: Srečanje v Sloveniji!

purisubzi
purisubzi

@Munish It’s beautiful a country. Lovely, warm people. 70% of it is nature reserves by law. And it is probably the only place that would allow me, as an Indian citizen, to visit and stay without a visa.

wfm
wfm

@odd Lucca or Siena.

odd
odd

@wfm Yes, those too. 🇮🇹

renevanbelzen
renevanbelzen

@Munish Actually, there wouldn't be a difference. If not for Covid, there's my mental illness keeping me home. Haven't been on vacation for 45 years. I did some version of social distancing as well during those 45 years. I can do day trips, and long weekends, just. That's about it for me.

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@Munish Trieste in winter is wonderful, but not worth more than a few days, unless you’re writing a book or something.

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@Munish Japan, with a project to do so that I am not “just” being a tourist.

V_
V_

@Munish Japan (we had that one of the planned in spring 2020 but could not go), and the US is also high on my list. I would love to go back to explore California some more and New York as well. Oh, and I'd like to go back to Bangkok love that city.

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jean
jean

@jeremycherfas @odd @Munish Even for the short few hours before my trip-and-fall, I really enjoyed Trieste in July 2019.

Watch where you step! Or bring your own stampelle. I cannot recommend the city emergency room.

odd
odd

@jean I remember you having that accident. I liked the photos you did get to post from that trip. 🇮🇹 🇸🇮

I should actually have been in Toscana in 2000, on the company, but an injury prevented me from going. 🤕 @munish @jeremycherfas

Munish
Munish

@V_ Japan would be amazing. Always wanted to do Tokyo

Munish
Munish

@jeremycherfas for a none Italian it's a dream lol

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@Munish Before you go, be sure to read Jan Morris’ book about Trieste. The Meaning of Nowhere.

josephaleo
josephaleo

@Munish my wife has already been to Istanbul and loved it. I’ve never been but have wanted to go for a very long time.

Munish
Munish

@josephaleo 👍🏽