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marcobarella
Sep 23rd, 2003, 10:53 PM
I have a idea:
to pick some poll to find the most beautiful city for Wta World members.
I will made a poll for Northern America, Central America, Southern America, Northern Europe, Central Europe, Southern Europe, Africa, Middle Orient, West Orient, Oceania and a poll for the cities on isles.

You can vote also for a city not listed in the poll and I consider these voted as valid.
The first 5 cities more voted from each poll will move into second round with these rules:
SECOND ROUND:
- FIRST POLL: 5 for Northern America and 5 for Central America
- SECOND POLL: 5 for Southern America and Isles
- THIRD POLL: 5 for Northern Europe and 5 for Central Europe
- FOURTH POLL: 5 for Southern Europe and 5 for Africa
- FIFTH POLL: 5 for Middle Orient and West Orient
- SIXTH POLL: 5 for Oceania and 5 places for the five cities more voted but not directly qualified

I hope to receive a lot of votes!
Help me to make these polls always bigger

Vote please!
:D :worship: ;) :hatoff:

ys
Sep 23rd, 2003, 10:58 PM
I haven't been to San-Fran. But from the cities I've been to, from this list I say "Montreal". otherwise, I'd say "Quebec City".

QUEENLINDSAY
Sep 23rd, 2003, 11:02 PM
Why dont just say "The most beautiful city in north America" not the world.

OK, I voted NY. There something in NY that draws crowds in there. Its like everything happens there from smal event to the biggest event.

¤CharlDa¤
Sep 23rd, 2003, 11:18 PM
I voted Montreal, but Quebe ccity is so much prettier! :hearts:

Barrie_Dude
Sep 24th, 2003, 12:52 AM
Toronto- If Only Because I Live There. I would like to see New Orleans, Louisiana; Carleston, South Carolina; and Savanah, Gerorgia on the list as they are all far more beautiful than anything listed.

vs1
Sep 24th, 2003, 12:54 AM
Without a doubt, it's a tie between Fargo & Des Moines!! :lol: :lol:

lakeway11
Sep 24th, 2003, 01:11 AM
where's the Twin Cities selection :confused:

marcobarella
Sep 24th, 2003, 01:15 AM
For all that vote:
Vote are VALID even if the city isn't included in the poll.
With 10 choices I can't insert all cities.
But anyway the votes are valid.

King Satan
Sep 24th, 2003, 01:35 AM
San Diego.

I wanna move there. it's way better than LA

vs1
Sep 24th, 2003, 02:03 AM
:haha: :haha:

i voted san francisco because it's home to me and i'm biased like that. :)

DD!! I live in SF too!!! :bounce:

Amadé
Sep 24th, 2003, 02:12 AM
San Diego.

I wanna move there. it's way better than LA
http://community.kournikova.com/images/smilies/king.gif Depends on what part of LA you live in, and what part of San Diego.

RYNJ
Sep 24th, 2003, 02:35 AM
Hillcrest in san diego hehe

if your gay that place is heaven lol

vs1
Sep 24th, 2003, 03:14 AM
Hillcrest in san diego hehe

if your gay that place is heaven lol

I love Hillcrest!!! :bounce:

GBFH
Sep 24th, 2003, 05:12 AM
i've been to one city on that list (New York)...where the fuck is Dallas? it's not bad.

ys
Sep 24th, 2003, 05:14 AM
i've been to one city on that list (New York)...where the fuck is Dallas? it's not bad.

Dallas? How anything in Texas can be "not bad"... Dusty, hot, and no fresh water..

GBFH
Sep 24th, 2003, 05:17 AM
Dallas? How anything in Texas can be "not bad"... Dusty, hot, and no fresh water..

um, it's not dusty where i live. that would be called, the "desert." which is a little further west. i like hot weather. and if you live in jersey, i don't think you should be lecturing about fresh water.

GBFH
Sep 24th, 2003, 05:18 AM
ahhhh, dallas! dallas and the turtle mansion who makes the absolute best creme brulee on the planet! oy! :)

lmao, and also the site of Ed Belfour's infamous arrest.

tell me, DD, what's the single best thing about SF?

ys
Sep 24th, 2003, 05:20 AM
ahhhh, dallas! dallas and the turtle mansion who makes the absolute best creme brulee on the planet! oy! :)

Last time I tried a creme brulee in States, they had trouble convincing me that it is not an omelette.. Really they had no clue what they were supposed to make..

ys
Sep 24th, 2003, 05:24 AM
um, it's not dusty where i live. that would be called, the "desert." which is a little further west. i like hot weather. and if you live in jersey, i don't think you should be lecturing about fresh water. Why not? What is wrong about NJ regarding fresh water? :confused:

Texas.. I'd rather live even in New Mexico, I think.. At least they have some nature over there. Not a day drive to the gulf, and a day drive to the mountains, like it is in Texas..

GBFH
Sep 24th, 2003, 05:29 AM
Why not? What is wrong about NJ regarding fresh water? :confused:

Texas.. I'd rather live even in New Mexico, I think.. At least they have some nature over there. Not a day drive to the gulf, and a day drive to the mountains, like it is in Texas..

are you talking about the ocean, or drinking water? 'cause i was in jersey a while back, and it tasted about the same as it does here. and i hate water, so the lack of it makes no difference to me.

different strokes for different folks. my idea of roughing it is no A/C in July.

GBFH
Sep 24th, 2003, 05:31 AM
oh my, gbfh, i already said i'm biased so the single best thing would be hard to come by as i love so many things about san francisco. i'll start with...

the attitude = san francisco is always more willing to accept the differences in people and their surroundings than most cities. it's a forward-thinking, non-judgemental city.

the weather = never too hot, never too cold. just right.

the bay = some of the best sailing you'll ever do, and if skiing's your thing, it's never more than 4 hours east to lake tahoe by car and 20 minutes by cessna.

the food = we have some of the best and most innovative restaurants in the nation. if you come to san francisco and you love seafood i recommend aqua's. don't like seafood? ma maison's is across the bay, and 321 ellsworth is some of the best french cuisine outside of bordeaux.

the mix = the interracial mix is great. what people frown at and stare at in other cities is the norm in san francisco.

oh, i could go on and on but that's just some of the things i love about home. :)

cool :) wish i had that much to say about Dallas...but i only go into the city for Stars games.

but tell me, DD...where would i go for shrimp fried rice? with lotsa duck sauce?

GBFH
Sep 24th, 2003, 05:39 AM
oy! shrimp fried rice with lotsa duck sauce? there's no beating fook yuen's (i shit you not, that's the real name i'm not trying to swear here...) in burlingame right along the peninsula. :D

fook yuen :haha:

alrighty then...when you come back to Dallas, i'm taking you to the turtle mansion (i can only afford the creme brulee, so it'll be a short excursion ;) ) and when i get to SF, i'm goin' for some sfr!!!! :woohoo:

ys
Sep 24th, 2003, 05:44 AM
the food = we have some of the best and most innovative restaurants in the nation. if you come to san francisco and you love seafood i recommend aqua's. don't like seafood? ma maison's is across the bay, and 321 ellsworth is some of the best french cuisine outside of bordeaux.


My former gf terrorised me with sushi after she visited SF..:)

RYNJ
Sep 24th, 2003, 05:45 AM
is there one called Fook Mai too?

GBFH
Sep 24th, 2003, 05:46 AM
:) it's a date! we'll do fook's! ;)

:woohoo:

i have a date with DD! *to everyone else* nyah nyah :p

GBFH
Sep 24th, 2003, 05:46 AM
My former gf terrorised me with sushi after she visited SF..:)

is that why she's a former gf? ;)

RYNJ
Sep 24th, 2003, 05:47 AM
yup! fook mai dong!

Is that a gay restaurant? lol

ys
Sep 24th, 2003, 05:51 AM
is that why she's a former gf? ;)

No, sushi.. somehow I learnt to love it.. I am still having it at least once a week, even if in NJ it is not something extraordinary. But that's natural.. It's like comparing a lobster cooked in NJ and one cooked in Acadia, Maine.

RYNJ
Sep 24th, 2003, 05:51 AM
i don't doubt it rynj...some of the happiest people in town eat there!

so it is a gay restaurant!

there having a gay old time!!!!!!

GBFH
Sep 24th, 2003, 05:52 AM
No, sushi.. somehow I learnt to love it.. I am still having it at least once a week, even if in NJ it is not something extraordinary. But that's natural.. It's like comparing a lobster cooked in NJ and one cooked in Acadia, Maine.

bleh! how can you eat raw fish? *shudders* just seems nasty!

vs1
Sep 24th, 2003, 06:27 AM
are you serious??? lol...and all this time i thought you were from mars! the bay area rocks, vs1! :)

Yeah, I hail from Mars but now I live in SF!! :lol: :lol:
I live in Potrero Hill. Ya familiar with it?! ;)

I love the restaurants you listed...some of my faves include: Sociale (presidio heights), Merenda (cow hollow), Fifth Floor (union square), Piperade (near the wharf), and Yabbie's Coastal Kitchen (on Polk St). Have you been to any of them?! Of course, I can't really afford to go there often. :lol:

Candy946
Sep 24th, 2003, 07:51 AM
I haven't been to all those cities, so it's hard to say. Although I did enjoy my visit in NYC, Newport R.I., SF, & Toronto. San Diego is ok. The fact that it's only 2 hours away, to me it's not too spectacular but it is a nice place to live.

Where is Vancouver, Las Vegas, Chicago, Juneau, and Boston on that list?

marcobarella
Sep 24th, 2003, 03:51 PM
yeah, a lot of posts
Vote for my poll!!! ;) :worship: :wavey:

Josh
Sep 24th, 2003, 04:01 PM
Québec, San Antonio, Boston, Edmonton and Chicago are missing on the list. :p

Nicoleke
Sep 24th, 2003, 09:28 PM
I choose Montreal because I love Canada, especially Québec. I didn' t see Québec city on that list :( !!!!!

decemberlove
Sep 24th, 2003, 09:36 PM
No, sushi.. somehow I learnt to love it.. I am still having it at least once a week, even if in NJ it is not something extraordinary. But that's natural.. It's like comparing a lobster cooked in NJ and one cooked in Acadia, Maine.


acadia is one of my, if not my favorite, place in america. its so gorgeous there and the weather is perfect :)

decemberlove
Sep 24th, 2003, 09:39 PM
bleh! how can you eat raw fish? *shudders* just seems nasty!

i just went on a date the other day and he made me try sushi. he wouldnt leave until i tired some. also tried some non-fish kind too, with avocadoes and cucumbers. everytime we go out, hes making me something new, cos "a girl of substance cant have the diet of an eight year old". i promised id try but cant promise i would like it. had coconut shrimp the other day... it wasnt as bad as id thought it would be, but i didnt tell him taht :D

ys
Sep 24th, 2003, 09:40 PM
acadia is one of my, if not my favorite, place in america. its so gorgeous there and the weather is perfect :)

very true. And lobsters are dirt cheap. And Bar Harbor is such a wonderful place to spend a week. And when you are on top of Cadillac, it is just too much...

ys
Sep 24th, 2003, 09:42 PM
bleh! how can you eat raw fish? *shudders* just seems nasty!

Nasty? Is it a popular belief in Texas?

decemberlove
Sep 24th, 2003, 09:47 PM
very true. And lobsters are dirt cheap. And Bar Harbor is such a wonderful place to spend a week. And when you are on top of Cadillac, it is just too much...

i plan to move on the island one day. the people are so friendly there... i look forward to going every year, such a nice change from the people in new jersey.

cadillac is so lovely when a storm is rolling in, you can see the fog coming in from the ocean and suddenly youre engulfed in clouds and mist.

acadia is even better when a hurricane is coming... and the waves are smashing against the rocks... thunder hole is simply amazing with a rough ocean.

i thought i was the only person on this board whod even heard of acadia, let alone been there :)

ys
Sep 24th, 2003, 09:59 PM
i plan to move on the island one day. the people are so friendly there... i look forward to going every year, such a nice change from the people in new jersey.

Going almost anywhere would feel like a nice change. I spent some time on Oregon coast this year, and it felt very much Acadia-like. That spirit of fishermen, and the coast is rocks, not sand. Sand is so boring.


cadillac is so lovely when a storm is rolling in, you can see the fog coming in from the ocean and suddenly youre engulfed in clouds and mist.


And, I guess, it is about the only place on all coast where you can be on top of a mountain with a decent ocean view.


acadia is even better when a hurricane is coming... and the waves are smashing against the rocks... thunder hole is simply amazing with a rough ocean.

When do they normally have hurricanes? Fall? Winter? I've been there in July-August, and it was very calm. And the tide is awesome.


i thought i was the only person on this board whod even heard of acadia, let alone been there :)

Have you been to that other part of the Acadia Park, Isle Au Haut? Or to Nova Scotia?

decemberlove
Sep 24th, 2003, 10:20 PM
Going almost anywhere would feel like a nice change. I spent some time on Oregon coast this year, and it felt very much Acadia-like. That spirit of fishermen, and the coast is rocks, not sand. Sand is so boring.

i agree... sand is definitely boring. climbing the rocks and finding holes to rest in the sun is so much more enjoyable.

And, I guess, it is about the only place on all coast where you can be on top of a mountain with a decent ocean view.

When do they normally have hurricanes? Fall? Winter? I've been there in July-August, and it was very calm. And the tide is awesome.

usually very end of august, beginning of september. which is one of the best times to go cos there are way fewer people there, you get the trails all to yourself, thou some things have already started to close in Bar Harbor. the leaves start to change colors come the second week of september. ive been there all different times: may, august, september, october, december. december was a nice experience. we stayed in this lil year round cabin and snowmobiled basically everywhere.


Have you been to that other part of the Acadia Park, Isle Au Haut? Or to Nova Scotia?

been to isle au haut and was supposed to take the ferry to nova scotia last year but my boyfriend at the time didnt want to :rolleyes: did you go to either? isle au haut is very nice... so simple... its like going back to basics. when you went to acadia, did you camp or stay in a hotel? ive always gone camping thou last year we stayed in a lil cabin in the woods by the shore of Long Pond.

ys
Sep 24th, 2003, 10:44 PM
i agree... sand is definitely boring. climbing the rocks and finding holes to rest in the sun is so much more enjoyable.


:) And storms are so much more spectacular when the waves hit the rocks and splashes go sky high.

Usually very end of august, beginning of september. which is one of the best times to go cos there are way fewer people there, you get the trails all to yourself, thou some things have already started to close in Bar Harbor.

oops, US Open time....


the leaves start to change colors come the second week of september. ive been there all different times: may, august, september, october, december. december was a nice experience. we stayed in this lil year round cabin and snowmobiled basically everywhere.


Is it already snow-covered by december? Or was it just a lucky year?


been to isle au haut and was supposed to take the ferry to nova scotia last year but my boyfriend at the time didnt want to :rolleyes: did you go to either? isle au haut is very nice... so simple... its like going back to basics.


No, I haven't been to either of them, but I am planning to go next time, that's why I asked. From what I've heard, Nova Scotia is very similar, just bigger, cheaper and less people. My friend spent a week over there this summer and he liked it very much.
But ferry is very expensive, especially if you travel with a car.

when you went to acadia, did you camp or stay in a hotel? ive always gone camping thou last year we stayed in a lil cabin in the woods by the shore of Long Pond.

We stayed in some little motel-like cabins just before Bar Harbor. Last time one of our friends had a 3yo baby with him, so camping was pretty much out of question.

I wonder, why people like to live here, and don't like to live over there...

marcobarella
Sep 25th, 2003, 11:59 AM
vote for my poll!!! :D ;) :worship: