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Old December 29, 2017, 08:36 PM
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Travel Tips on cities, countries and recommendations. Your favorite destinations so far and where you would like to go in 2018 and beyond. BCers can help each other here.
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Old December 29, 2017, 11:27 PM
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I can only offer advice on a select few of the US cities and maybe Toronto, Montreal, Canada. is that sufficient?

My favorite place to visit is Boston, Massachusetts. That place has a very historic vibe. It has just about everything New york city has to offer. and yet it is not as crowed as New york city. From my personal Experience in general, the people of Boston are absolutely amazing. (Random people in the streets actually greet you with very cheery vibes). New York is a bit too crowded for me. Driving through new york city feels like hell sometimes. In new york I have always gotten this vibe "Get out of my face" type of vibe(Again, from my personal experience in general). maybe cause you see too many people and life is extremely fast paced and people always on the go. in Boston, I felt that it is a lot more laid back. The buildings in downtown Boston offer a very nice mix of antiquity and modernity, which is great to see. In terms of food, It's got very very solid spots. If you are in Boston, be sure to check out the street performers and Quincy Market. I can assure you would not be disappointed. You can also get a good tour of some of the world's famous universities like Harvard, MIT and many more. Catch a baseball game at Fenway Park if you are able. Overall, The city has got pretty much a little bit of everything.

My second favorite place to visit and live is Denver, Colorado. The mile high city is an absolute stunner in terms of both architectural and natural beauty. again, not super crowded but has just enough people and things happening in the city to make it very vibrant and lovely. Colorado, the state in general has some of the best sights to see in the world IMHO if you are into natural beauty thing. Some of the World famous Skiing and Snowboarding resorts also reside in Colorado, if you are into that thing(my American roommate broke his ankle while skiing though, back in 2013).


Toronto, I got similar vibes like Boston. For me personally, as you can see, Visiting and traveling to new cities and places, It's usually the People and culture there that is the deal breaker.
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Old December 30, 2017, 12:12 AM
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Wonderful insights Rifat. I wanna visit the US again before my visa expires. NY is first on the list but perhaps i should add Boston too. I do have a friend who lives there and also several more in Toronto.
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Old December 30, 2017, 12:18 AM
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LOL! I bet Rifat likes Denver Colorado. :p
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Old December 30, 2017, 12:30 AM
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I recently went to Bangkok for my father's heart treatment. I was really busy with him so did not get much time for site seeing. I just got one day free time and I thought lets go to pataya. this was the place near Bangkok which I heard the most.

After reaching pataya I was really disappointed, I mean to me coxsbazar looked 200 times more beautiful than this.

after returning home I told my friend man pataya sucked. I dont know why people talk about it. and he replied why did you go to pataya for site seeing? people dont go to pataya for beautiful nature!..and I was like OHH!
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Old December 30, 2017, 12:48 AM
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Bangladeshi people always seem to go to Pattaya and when the are in Bangkok, tend to stay around Nana. These two places are the known prostitution zones in the country and i cant understand why people do not chose other beautiful areas to visit. Down south there is Koh Samui, Krabi,Phuket, Phi Phi and Hua Hin with 100s of 5 star resorts and beautiful beaches. Pattaya should be the last option if you are not living here. I know the resorts and the private beaches in pattaya which are just as beautiful but not on the central beach road where most people tend to go. In bangkok the nice areas are Thonglor, Chidlom, Ploenchit,Phrompong or Siam. People need to avoid staying around Nana and Asokh to get the real experience for the city. All the wonderful restaurants are in these areas.
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Old December 30, 2017, 12:52 AM
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^Phuket was to far away as I did not have much free time. Pattaya and Phuket are the only two places I knew about bangkok lol. Next time if I go for tourism I will try to visit the places you mentioned
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Old December 30, 2017, 12:59 AM
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I will post a detailed review of places i have been in Thailand later.
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I recently went to Bangkok for my father's heart treatment. I was really busy with him so did not get much time for site seeing. I just got one day free time and I thought lets go to pataya. this was the place near Bangkok which I heard the most.

After reaching pataya I was really disappointed, I mean to me coxsbazar looked 200 times more beautiful than this.

after returning home I told my friend man pataya sucked. I dont know why people talk about it. and he replied why did you go to pataya for site seeing? people dont go to pataya for beautiful nature!..and I was like OHH!
Hope your father is okay now.
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Old December 30, 2017, 05:00 AM
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Hope your father is okay now.
Yes exactly, I hope uncleji is keeping well, @NW

Wonderful post Rifat BTW.
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Old December 30, 2017, 07:56 AM
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Come to Staten Island. The Forgotten borough.

We have parks and parks and parks. ....the highest point on the eastern seaboard, Wagner College sitting on top the hill, where amazing views of the New York Harbor and the Lower Manhattan area...

We have Sri Lankan restaurants, Little Sri Lanka, the best Pizza in the world.
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Inshallah flying 5th January to Orlando. My wife's cousin's wedding and then Disney world.
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There are few places in Arkansas that is worthwhile. 1. Hotsprings. 2. White water rafting. 3. Flyfishing. 4. Diamond mining (free, if you can find, people do find) (Murfreesboro)
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The other day I was at LA. My mom is in the committee of Mohila Awami League ..lol

So after I had my biryani fix at Swadesh, I kicked back in my car in the parking lot. Kinda got bored. Then decided to take matters at my own hands. I entered Club DV8 in my GPS. It mentioned Hollywood and Highland.

So I went there. The club was closed. There was another new club but opens at 10 or 11. So I walked around the place. Not my first time. Basically this is where the Hollywood Walk of Stars is.

Now I been there a lot and there really is nothing to do. Then found three black dudes smokin pot in front of everyone on the street playing drums. Paid them 5-10 bucks to hook me up with a toke. After I got high that's when shtf.

First paid a dollar to have my fortune told. It was "Zoltar Speaks" ..lol



Then saw Ripley's Believe it or not musuem after I walked past Chinese Theater. Chinese Theater looked nice but closed.

Now I am a stingy person...lol don't like spending money like most Bengalis. But out of whim (or pot?) I decided since it may be a while I return there, might as well check it out. So I bought a ticket for Ripley' Believe it or not + Guiness world record Musuem + Wax musuem.





I must say it was worth it. Worth the admission. Plus I was kinda high so I was blown away as if I am on a ride or something... Loved it. Momma called.... told her I was at Target. .lol ... then went back and picked her up and she even had two more biryani packets.



This is from Buena Park, but you get the idea sh--ts that gets me on.
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Old December 30, 2017, 01:00 PM
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By the way, what is trip advisor? lol......
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Old December 30, 2017, 11:07 PM
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Yes exactly, I hope uncleji is keeping well, @NW

Wonderful post Rifat BTW.
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he is ok now, thank you.

one of his artery was blocked so needed to put a ring in it
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Old December 30, 2017, 11:09 PM
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This is from Buena Park, but you get the idea sh--ts that gets me on.
interesting..do you know if this is a skull of a cannibal or of a guy/girl who was cannibalized?
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interesting..do you know if this is a skull of a cannibal or of a guy/girl who was cannibalized?
I believe the Headhunters were the ones who usually would be clad in that attire (at least that is how I saw them being depicted in books).
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Old December 30, 2017, 11:19 PM
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Looking for pictures, I found this:

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Old December 30, 2017, 11:22 PM
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Yeah not messing with those guys.... ^^ lol

Yeah NW, that skull is a real life trophy. I think that's where our phrase "take the scalp" comes from esp. from Native Americans who'd chop of hairbun.

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https://www.google.com/search?q=scal...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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Old December 30, 2017, 11:24 PM
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Looking for pictures, I found this:

They are Huli Wigmen if I am not mistaken.

The one in the picture is that of Asmat.

All badasses by the way..

Apologies to Jadukor if I am derailing it. But hey! It's Papua New Guinea Trip Advisor edition. :p

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Old December 30, 2017, 11:36 PM
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^^ I don't really know. I pulled it off the google images
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Can you people spare this thread from becoming an off topic post festival? Please?
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^^ noted.
But, if Zeeshan had not brought up the Headhunters, I wouldn't have gotten interested and started Googling Papua New Guinea headhunters...

I would love to go there some day.


But, all of this is off topic to the thread.
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Inshallah flying 5th January to Orlando. My wife's cousin's wedding and then Disney world.
Have fun! Orlando and Disney World tends to be crowded around this time with lots of tourists but you and your family will be able to enjoy nevertheless! If you are in the west side of Florida during your stay then let me know, would love to meet you!
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