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sigmagirl91
09-27-2004, 07:11 PM
I thought it'd be a great idea for everyone to talk about where you live. We all live in diverse areas of the world, and it would be great to talk about it-the good, the bad, and maybe sometimes the ugly.

Me first. I'm from Kentucky-home of the Kentucky Derby and bourbon. I live approximately 60 miles from Louisville, Kentucky's largest city. We have lots of green space for horses, and lots of highway space for traveling. Four major interstates (I-64 from Ashland to Louisville; I-75 from Northern Kentucky-the Cincinnati area-to Southern Kentucky-the Tennessee border; I-71 from Cincinnati to Louisville; and I-65 from Louisville to Nashville) go through it, so you can access a lot of major cities from Kentucky pretty easily.

I'll have to include pics when I get a moment.

*Ljubica*
09-27-2004, 07:50 PM
I think this is a great idea Sigma - we all know quite a lot about each other now, but probably very little about where we all live. Thanks for telling us about Kentucky - must admit to being totally ignorant and never having heard about the Kentucky Derby til I met you! Anyway - here is my contribution:-

I usually describe myself as living "near London" because no one will have heard of the small place where I actually live! It is a village called Tilehurst, about 27 miles from London, and sandwiched in between the large town of Reading (famous for Oscar Wilde's "Ballad of Reading Gaol" and Reading Rock Music festival), and the small village of Pangbourne. I was actually born in Pangbourne - here are some pictures below - and yes I still drink regularly in the local pub in the picture :) .

Tilehurst is on the banks of the River Thames - and guess the whole area is what you would call "Middle England". GWH loves my Home Counties background :) I commute to Central London everyday (along with almost everyone else that lives here). It takes about 20 minutes on the train and 50 minutes driving. For socialising I'm more likely to go into Reading which has a great shopping centre and a very good nightlife. Reading has the Abbey Ruins (pictured beow), where our King Henry I is buried, and where they have a very famous outdoor theatre showing mainly Shakespeare plays and traditional stuff during the Summer months. Wimbledon is about half an hour away, and the Stoke Park Exhibition tournament that David plays in every year is even closer!

Have to say, I love to travel, but I also love my own little part of "Middle England" and can't imagine living anywhere else!

jazz_girl
09-27-2004, 08:40 PM
Great idea Sigma!!!
I loved hearing about the places you live!
Well, I lived in Buenos Aires my whole life, except for one year when I lived in Santa Fe, and being there I diiscovered how much I loved Buenos Aires!
It's difficult to explain, but it's everything: my neighbourhood, the smell of the city, the buildings, the people...
I know we don't have good fame and all, but just a minority is arrogant, the rest of the people is very nice. Everything is fast in Buenos Aires, you do a hundred things a day without even noticing, the time flys here.
Every neighborhood is different, it looks like a different city, you can't compare them.
You have "La Boca", where the Boca stadium is. There, the houses are quite unique, they're painted in different bright colors. It's a tradition now, but a long time ago the people that lived there had to go to the port to ask for the remaining painting from the boats, and that's how they painted their houses. For example, the colours of "Boca Jrs" team is blue and yellow because of Sweden's flag. The people could not decide which color they would use so they said they were gonna use the color of the flag of the next ship that would arrived, and that ship came from Sweden.
I'm sorry for the ramble here! LOL I got a little carried away

I have to say that today I had a weird day, although it's quite likely to happen in Buenos Aires. I went to school, and all of the sudden I was stopped by a lady, who told me to wait. I didn't understand what was going on, until I saw they were shooting a mini-series at my school! It was so insane, they were everywhere! I had to present an essay and talked about it, and then when it was over and went out of the classroom, I bumped with one of the actors, which is well known here. They'll be shooting the whole week here, so I'll try to pay attention to what they're doing.
Buenos Aires has a lot of transportation, like buses, taxis, subways. I must admit that I usually get lost. I'm a disaster!!! Too many streets, too many names I don't know, so I make it simple and travel by subway. That way I always know where I am.
Today in the subway there was a jazz band that played during the whole trip! It was great!

sigmagirl91
09-27-2004, 11:35 PM
That sounded like a great day. Kinda like this weekend, when I went to Lexington to meet a friend for dinner, and we listened to a jazz/hip-hop band. They sounded fantastic. And we met the director of a play, who is from Greece, by the way. She waited our table, and told us about the play. It seemed like it would be good; unfortunately, we didn't get to attend.

jazz_girl
09-28-2004, 12:01 AM
Oh, that's so bad!!! I hope you can go back soon!

sigmagirl91
09-28-2004, 12:10 AM
Jazz, that's awesome. Makes me want to plan a trip to visit.

jazz_girl
09-28-2004, 12:51 AM
You mean the pic? It's from the center of Buenos Aires ;)

sigmagirl91
09-28-2004, 12:53 AM
Yeah, the pic. It was awesome. I love bright lights and big cities. Maybe I need to come to South America and see more-even though my Spanish is piss-poor.

jazz_girl
09-28-2004, 12:54 AM
If you decide to come I'll be your translator, don't worry!

sigmagirl91
09-28-2004, 12:55 AM
If you decide to come I'll be your translator, don't worry!

OK :)

Jennay
09-28-2004, 02:10 AM
Hey you all :wavey:

Well, I live in southwest Florida, in a tiny town about an hour south of Tampa. For the most part I really like it here, except the weather. As much as I like the warm weather, I would love it to change seasons, especially since winter is my favorite (I was born in New York and lived there for 9 or 10 years and always loved the snow.) Since its a tiny area, I have to drive to go anywhere, except the beach.

Jazz_girl, the picture of Buenos Aires is beautiful! :)

jazz_girl
09-28-2004, 02:19 AM
I've been to Florida a few years ago and I loved it. I only visited Miami and Orlando, but I loved it there ;)
Do you have pics of the places where you live? I'll try to find more from mine.

Marc Rosset is Tall
09-28-2004, 03:52 AM
Five months of the year I live in Austria and the other five I live in Sweden. It just depends in what mood I am in, though I am in Sweden at the moment and I am not sure if I am going back to Austria or not. I might stay here longer as I am sick of the German language.

These are some pics of the places I am from and live near.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=773572&postcount=107

*Ljubica*
09-28-2004, 05:18 AM
Five months of the year I live in Austria and the other five I live in Sweden. It just depends in what mood I am in, though I am in Sweden at the moment and I am not sure if I am going back to Austria or not. I might stay here longer as I am sick of the German language.

These are some pics of the places I am from and live near.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=773572&postcount=107

Marc - they are beautiful. I must admit I'm not really a big city person - I put up with London because I have to work there - but I would rather have open spaces and countryside anyday. I love mountains so I'm particularly fond of Austria.

Chloe le Bopper
09-28-2004, 06:29 AM
I'm from Southern Ontario. I actually went looking for pictures in this area, but most of the website for this city stink. I'll see if I can come up with something later. I came up with some stuff from my hometown. See, a couple of months ago there was a massive flood there, the biggest they've ever had. I wasn't there for it, so I hadn't seen most of these until very recently :eek:

The first one is the "lake" (it's more like a gigantic pond, but whatever) where they hold some lame summer music-lights festival every year. It's not lame in theory, but it is in practice. I used to hang out down there a lot when I was 12-14.

The last one is of the liftlocks, which are up river from there.

Both of the first two were preflood.

The 2nd picture is about 20 meters out from that spot, taken looking downtown. It's not a big city, as you can see by the view of downtow ;) As you can see, downtown is a lake :p

The 3rd picture is about 5K from those other shots, a short walk from my moms. I have blocked out street signs if you are wondering what the black blobs are about. I was shocked to see that the flood had come that close, actually, since the north side of the city is pretty high compared to the rest.

The 4th shot is another one looking into downtown. Looks like it was taken in car.

The 5th photo is a used CD/Movie/DVD store that has been around forever and is at the foot of my friends apartment building. Well, old building. She moved about a month before that happened. Moved out across the street, that is. Lot good it did her.

Anyways, that's all for now. Purdy, huh? :p

Chloe le Bopper
09-28-2004, 06:34 AM
Oh, one more thing - the third picture.. see the river running down the side of the road? Well there is a building on the corner there that is just out of sight. I used to live about ten meters from it. Also, I used to hang out with the girl who's house the river was actually running right through, which is also out of the picture.

The things I miss when I don't go home for the summer :devil:

Chloe le Bopper
09-28-2004, 06:34 AM
Thanks everybody else who shared pictures and information. Sorry that mine was all bad ;)

bibi_s
09-28-2004, 08:37 AM
I liked the idea very much. Itís so interesting to hear from a local some specific things about their home town or country.
I myself live in Rousse. This is the 5th biggest city in Bulgaria. Itís on the river Danube and many say itís very much like Vienna. Our flat is very close to the river and the place where I work is also, but I rarely go there. Itís not very civilized yet. Here is yet the only bridge between Bulgaria and Romania across the river.
I like living here. Itís still and quiet not very intense. I canít live in big cities. At least I think so. Iíve only lived here. Here are some pictures of the most attractive buildings and monuments in our city. I hope i'll manage to attach them. The first one is the statue of liberty. This monument is the emblem of Rousse. ďTo the heroes and the volunteers who fought for Bulgariaís liberation in 1867-1977Ē.The second one is of the university i studied in. The third and fourth are the theatre and the opera house. And the last one a beautiful sunset at the river Danube. :wavey:

*Ljubica*
09-28-2004, 09:36 AM
Bibi - it looks beautiful! Although I was born and bought up in Southern England, my Mother was from Belarussia so I have spent a lot of time in Russia and Eastern Europe trying to "discover my roots" so to speak. I have never been to Bulgaria but it looks lovely - I think snowy landscapes are the most beautiful thing in the world - must be the Russian in me :) And Rebecca - I've never been to Canada but I've heard from many people that it is beautiful too - so definately not all bad.

I love this thread too :)

bibi_s
09-28-2004, 10:16 AM
Thank you, Rosie. I studied in an English Language School so Iím so to say brought up with the English culture. So I like England very much especially its country side. The small villages Iíve seen mainly on TV, impress me a lot with their specific atmosphere and much, much and magnificent vegetation and there is so clean and everything is in order, which canít be said for my city. So you live in a place like this I guess.

mrsnalby
09-28-2004, 10:35 AM
What an interesting thread. Well I live in a very silmiliar place to Rose- middle England- a little village called Berden. It is near Stansted airport (you will know this one Rose?). However, I have spent quite a lot of time in Spain and France. My Mother is half Spanish/half Italian (but was born in England) and my Dad is French (Paris), so like you Rose I feel like I belong somewhere else although I love living here too....Sophia x

mrsnalby
09-28-2004, 10:37 AM
Hey Jennay- lovely pic of Mardy!!! (not so sure about Andy though.....sorry).- Sophia x

sigmagirl91
09-28-2004, 10:38 AM
Thanks, guys, for sharing. I would love to visit where you guys live. It's all beautiful. When I get an opp. I will post some pics of where I live.

*Ljubica*
09-28-2004, 10:38 AM
Thank you, Rosie. I studied in an English Language School so I’m so to say brought up with the English culture. So I like England very much especially its country side. The small villages I’ve seen mainly on TV, impress me a lot with their specific atmosphere and much, much and magnificent vegetation and there is so clean and everything is in order, which can’t be said for my city. So you live in a place like this I guess.

Yes I do :) The pictures of the place where I was born are very similar to the place I live in now. I actually hate crowds and noise and big cities. However, I work in London so I am used to it and I love the theatres and the culture and some of the architecture in London - just wouldn't want to live there all the time.

sigmagirl91
09-28-2004, 10:59 AM
Yes I do :) The pictures of the place where I was born are very similar to the place I live in now. I actually hate crowds and noise and big cities. However, I work in London so I am used to it and I love the theatres and the culture and some of the architecture in London - just wouldn't want to live there all the time.

I feel the same way about some cities, but I wouldn't at all mind living in Atlanta or Memphis-large cities (larger than my hometown), but without the hustle and bustle-and they're in the South, too.

jazz_girl
09-28-2004, 12:55 PM
Amazing pics everyone! I love learning about other countries!
Sigma, you had a great idea with this thread! :hug:

sigmagirl91
09-28-2004, 02:33 PM
I'm glad everyone enjoys it. It's a great way to meet people and to bring fans together.

sol
09-28-2004, 02:34 PM
Hello everyone at Davidlandia! :wavey: :bigwave: :D

I'm Solangel from Caracas, Venezuela. I grew in a beautiful small town called "San Diego de los Altos", near the city. I don't like Caracas but I'm living here for my job. Venezuela has big beaches and beautiful natural places.

sigmagirl91
09-28-2004, 02:40 PM
Hello everyone at Davidlandia! :wavey: :bigwave: :D

I'm Solangel from Caracas, Venezuela. I grew in a beautiful small town called "San Diego de los Altos", near the city. I don't like Caracas but I'm living here for my job. Venezuela has big beaches and beautiful natural places.


I would love to see pics. I'm sure it's beautiful.

sol
09-28-2004, 02:40 PM
PS: Pics of my country in this Thread:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=773542&postcount=101
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=773550&postcount=102

sigmagirl91
09-28-2004, 02:45 PM
Oh, I am soooo jealous....

jazz_girl
09-28-2004, 03:13 PM
I loved the pics Sol!!! What a beautiful place!!!
Well, as I promissed, here are some pics from Buenos Aires:

gravity
09-28-2004, 03:14 PM
Oh, I am soooo jealous....

Me too :lol: I've been to South America several times but never made it to Venezuela yet. I was going to visit Los Roques last year among other parts of the country:
http://www.venezuelatuya.com/losroques/

Maybe Sol can recommend some of the lesser known places in Venezuela largely unspoiled by tourists but worth visiting? :p

sigmagirl91
09-28-2004, 03:21 PM
Me too :lol: I've been to South America several times but never made it to Venezuela yet. I was going to visit Los Roques last year among other parts of the country:
http://www.venezuelatuya.com/losroques/

Maybe Sol can recommend some of the lesser known places in Venezuela largely unspoiled by tourists but worth visiting? :p

Where are you from, gravity?

sigmagirl91
09-28-2004, 03:21 PM
I loved the pics Sol!!! What a beautiful place!!!
Well, as I promissed, here are some pics from Buenos Aires:

Oooooh, lovely. I can't wait 'til I get my digital camera. I would love to upload some pics of great places.

jazz_girl
09-28-2004, 03:27 PM
I can't wait to see them Sigma!

*Ljubica*
09-28-2004, 04:21 PM
PS: Pics of my country in this Thread:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=773542&postcount=101
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=773550&postcount=102

Sol - thanks for sharing - your photos of Venezuela are simply breathtaking :)

joeb_uk
09-28-2004, 04:28 PM
i wish i had some "nice photos" to share, but not much chance of that in ugly old england

*Ljubica*
09-28-2004, 04:32 PM
i wish i had some "nice photos" to share, but not much chance of that in ugly old england

Hey joeb - Eastbourne's a nice place :) If I could find a few of my beloved Home Counties I'm sure you can find some - after all, at least you're by the sea, and I love the sea!

joeb_uk
09-28-2004, 06:29 PM
i will look for some photos ;) maybe not great ones tho

joeb_uk
09-28-2004, 06:38 PM
http://graphics.worldweb.com/PhotoImages/TaraSchimpf/England/carpetgardens.jpg

the new hardbour
http://perth.gs/photopost2/data/515/117thoctober2002_002-med.jpg

http://perth.gs/photopost2/data/523/1JanandFeb2003_024.jpg
http://perth.gs/photopost2/data/518/1atlantis.jpg
http://perth.gs/photopost2/data/518/16thoctober2002_006-med.jpg
http://mishami.image.pbase.com/u23/richday/large/10793914.P1120029.jpg
and of course my favourite thing in eastbourne
devonshire park tennis centre (wta)
http://perth.gs/photopost2/data/3004/1aprilmayjune2004_123-med.jpg

sigmagirl91
09-28-2004, 06:39 PM
i will look for some photos ;) maybe not great ones tho

Don't worry about the quality of photos; I'm sure that we can make out what you're trying to show.

*Ljubica*
09-28-2004, 07:43 PM
Thanks joeb. I love South of England seaside resorts - reminds me of childhood holidays - you know candy floss and toffee apples, amd avoiding the rain on the walk along the pier :p Sorry to everyone else - probably only the other Brits here will see what I'm talking about :)

sigmagirl91
09-28-2004, 08:19 PM
Thanks joeb. I love South of England seaside resorts - reminds me of childhood holidays - you know candy floss and toffee apples, amd avoiding the rain on the walk along the pier :p Sorry to everyone else - probably only the other Brits here will see what I'm talking about :)

It's probably called cotton candy and caramel apples here. Those, along with funnel cakes, are popular at county fairs and such here.

*Ljubica*
09-28-2004, 08:35 PM
It's probably called cotton candy and caramel apples here. Those, along with funnel cakes, are popular at county fairs and such here.

Quite likely - they sell it on stalls on the beach here, along with sticks of seaside rock (100% sugar guaranteed to rot your teeth in minutes!), and popcorn. All part of the great British seaside experience, where families sit on deck-chairs on the beach in the rain :p I love it!

sigmagirl91
09-28-2004, 08:41 PM
Quite likely - they sell it on stalls on the beach here, along with sticks of seaside rock (100% sugar guaranteed to rot your teeth in minutes!), and popcorn. All part of the great British seaside experience, where families sit on deck-chairs on the beach in the rain :p I love it!

Yeah, we have something like that. It is so sweet, that you can feel your teeth rotting.

joeb_uk
09-28-2004, 08:46 PM
there is a nice little park near where i live, you wouldnt think it would be where it is. its like a little forest and has a nice pond/streams. its really nice around there, i go for a run and usually sometimes sit down there in the evening and just admire for awhile with my music on :) ill try for some photos

joeb_uk
09-28-2004, 08:59 PM
ok here are some more photos/paintings from my area:
The Church and Clergy House, Alfriston
http://www.roger.beckwith.btinternet.co.uk/Sussex/images/alfriston.jpg

beachy head (seaford)
http://www.roger.beckwith.btinternet.co.uk/Sussex/images/sevensisters.jpg

martello tower (seaford)
http://www.roger.beckwith.btinternet.co.uk/Sussex/images/martello.jpg

eastbourne pier
http://www.roger.beckwith.btinternet.co.uk/BwBeaches/images/fishing.jpg

what englands weather is all about :)
http://www.roger.beckwith.btinternet.co.uk/BwHighTide/images/flying.jpg

joeb_uk
09-28-2004, 08:59 PM
also a thought, do any of you have photos of your house or road? would you be willing to post? ill post one of myn if you want

jazz_girl
09-28-2004, 09:10 PM
http://graphics.worldweb.com/PhotoImages/TaraSchimpf/England/carpetgardens.jpg

the new hardbour
http://perth.gs/photopost2/data/515/117thoctober2002_002-med.jpg

http://perth.gs/photopost2/data/523/1JanandFeb2003_024.jpg
http://perth.gs/photopost2/data/518/1atlantis.jpg
http://perth.gs/photopost2/data/518/16thoctober2002_006-med.jpg
http://mishami.image.pbase.com/u23/richday/large/10793914.P1120029.jpg
and of course my favourite thing in eastbourne
devonshire park tennis centre (wta)
http://perth.gs/photopost2/data/3004/1aprilmayjune2004_123-med.jpg
Lovely pics Joeb! They're beautiful!

Jennay
09-28-2004, 10:39 PM
You all live in such beautiful places! :hearts:

I don't have any pictures of Florida really, I have some of my home and where I went on vacations but thats it ;)

Fedex
09-28-2004, 11:04 PM
Boston :)

sol
09-28-2004, 11:13 PM
Me too :lol: I've been to South America several times but never made it to Venezuela yet. I was going to visit Los Roques last year among other parts of the country:
http://www.venezuelatuya.com/losroques/

Maybe Sol can recommend some of the lesser known places in Venezuela largely unspoiled by tourists but worth visiting? :p

Well, I can recommen some places:

- Tours up the Orinoco, Sipapo or Autana rivers , if you like Amazon Jungle.
- Canaima to see the "Salto Ńngel" (Angel Falls), the world's highest waterfall (site in spanish: http://www.lagransabana.com/ ), and other great attractions. http://www.geocities.com/lorenita72/cana13.jpg http://www.geocities.com/lorenita72/cana3.jpg http://www.geocities.com/lorenita72/cana9.jpg http://www.geocities.com/lorenita72/cana6.jpg

- Margarita island by the beaches ( http://www.nueva-esparta.com/ )
- The Andes: mountains of the Sierra Nevada at Mťrida, and "Pico BolŪvar" (the highest mountains here).

justClaudia
09-28-2004, 11:26 PM
This was really a great idea,Sigma is a good girl isn't she? ;) LOL

Ok..my city,no first my country.
I live in Portugal,which from some people perspective is the "last" country in Europe...from mine,and I if get to see it in the mape,is the first..and it's were Europe starts.
My country is small,with lots of economical problems,and poverty..but it's where I was born,and i wouldn't change that if i could!
And is full of history.

My city is Lisboa,the capital where everything happens!
Is a great city to live,and to visit.
For those who come here,I would say you could not miss a visit to Torre de Belem,that is where our navigators left to find Brazil.
And also go to Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and to Castelo de S. Jorge,and at this last one you get to see a beautifull view from the whole city.
I also love the old part of the city,specially Alfama and Bairro Alto,the arquitecture there is excellent..and there are many bars to have a drink.

Ok looks like i'm selling a trip to one of my clients! Yes i work with tourism!!

Lisboa is this...and a lot more!
A very romantic city i would say.

Jennay
09-29-2004, 12:11 AM
Boston :)
Bahston :lol:

jazz_girl
09-29-2004, 12:20 AM
Ever since I study history at school, I wanted to visit Portugal. Must admit I don't know a lot about your country Claudia but I imagine is a great place! :)
Fedex, can you tell us what you like about Boston? All I know about it is the buildings that I saw when I was watching Ally McBeal :o

Fedex
09-29-2004, 12:26 AM
Oh, everything. The history(one of the most historic citys in the Country), the culture, the environment,downtown, the parks(the're great :) ), and even the funny accent, that Jennay mentioned :lol: Everything, really. :) It is 8 PM here, so pictures I cant really take right now, but possibly in the day. :)

Fedex
09-29-2004, 12:28 AM
Jennay, surely the Boston accent cant be worse then the New Jersey one ;)

jazz_girl
09-29-2004, 12:29 AM
Sounds great Fedex! :yeah:

sigmagirl91
09-29-2004, 12:37 AM
Here are some pics of places nearby my hometown:

jazz_girl
09-29-2004, 12:39 AM
It looks like a beautiful place sigma! I love horses!!!

sol
09-29-2004, 12:47 AM
Boston :)

:yeah: :D :worship:
I love Boston. It is one of my favorite cities at USA. My sister studied a PHD in MTI. Iíve got some good pictures but would need to digitize them.

sigmagirl91
09-29-2004, 12:48 AM
Jennay, surely the Boston accent cant be worse then the New Jersey one ;)

Nothing can be worse than a thick Southern drawl. I remember one of my colleagues went to a conference in South Carolina, and the presenter addressed the crowd with "Hey, y'all, welcome to...." Now, mind you, I wouldn't mind someone here saying "y'all" because it's common parlance. But in a formal speech? No, siree Bob. That gets major thumbs down-even from Southern folks.

Fedex
09-29-2004, 12:49 AM
:yeah: :D :worship:
I love Boston. It is one of my favorite cities at USA. My sister studied a PHD in MTI. Iíve got some good pictures but would need to digitize them.
Yes, Boston is defenitly on my list of favourite citys along with NYC, San Francisco, and St. Louis. :)

jazz_girl
09-29-2004, 12:51 AM
Yeah, New York is an amazing city! I visited it some years ago and I loved it.

Fedex
09-29-2004, 12:51 AM
Nothing can be worse than a thick Southern drawl. I remember one of my colleagues went to a conference in South Carolina, and the presenter addressed the crowd with "Hey, y'all, welcome to...." Now, mind you, I wouldn't mind someone here saying "y'all" because it's common parlance. But in a formal speech? No, siree Bob. That gets major thumbs down-even from Southern folks.
Yes, I can imagine. I think the Boston accent is enough for me. But the south is very pretty though. :) Those are great pics, as well. :yeah:

Fedex
09-29-2004, 12:53 AM
Yeah, New York is an amazing city! I visited it some years ago and I loved it.
I have been there more recently, but I was there before 9/11 happened.(During summer I beleive, July 01) I remeber taking a picture with the towers in the background. :sad: The memories! :)

sigmagirl91
09-29-2004, 12:53 AM
Yes, I can imagine. I think the Boston accent is enough for me. But the south is very pretty though. :) Those are great pics, as well. :yeah:

Been to Atlanta? It's a cool city. I love the way they say the name of their city ('Lanna). The traffic is horrendous, like many US cities, but the culture and ambience of the city is fabulous.

sigmagirl91
09-29-2004, 12:55 AM
Yes, Boston is defenitly on my list of favourite citys along with NYC, San Francisco, and St. Louis. :)

St. Louis is a 4 1/2 hr. trip by car from here. I liked St. Louis as well. We didn't quite get to go in the arch for the tour because of time, but you can be sure that I will do it the next time I get a chance to go there.

jazz_girl
09-29-2004, 12:56 AM
I have been there more recently, but I was there before 9/11 happened.(During summer I beleive, July 01) I remeber taking a picture with the towers in the background. :sad: The memories! :)
I visited it before 9-11 and I visited the twin towers, and took some amazing pics. I'll try to post them tomorrow. But I felt terrible when that happened. I still remember watching it on tv that morning...

sigmagirl91
09-29-2004, 12:58 AM
It looks like a beautiful place sigma! I love horses!!!

You should see this place around Derby time. Traffic: horrendous; parties: lots of 'em; people: everywhere. And, of course, the horses. The landscape is dotted with 'em. I love driving around on the country roads, admiring the horses and the beautiful landscape in the springtime.

And the eastern part of the state is pretty, too. Lots of mountains. I couldn't find any pics of those, but it's beautiful. Just watch how you drive; the shoulders of the road are very narrow, and you can find yourself meeting a tree or a guardrail quite quickly if you don't know how to maneuver.

Fedex
09-29-2004, 01:03 AM
Been to Atlanta? It's a cool city. I love the way they say the name of their city ('Lanna). The traffic is horrendous, like many US cities, but the culture and ambience of the city is fabulous.
I havent been there, YET!! I've made plans to go to Atlanta and Miami, during the 1st week of December. :) And, yes, if you love traffic,which i bet you do ;) , come to Boston. ;)

jazz_girl
09-29-2004, 01:03 AM
That sounds great sigma! I'd love to visit some time.

jazz_girl
09-29-2004, 01:05 AM
Ok guys, I'm off to bed. I have to wake up early tomorrow for my tennis class.
Good night! :wavey:

Fedex
09-29-2004, 01:19 AM
Good luck with you're tennis class. :) Kill the competition as they always say. ;) Do you play any sets tomorrow, or is it writing, or what??

sigmagirl91
09-29-2004, 01:20 AM
I havent been there, YET!! I've made plans to go to Atlanta and Miami, during the 1st week of December. :) And, yes, if you love traffic,which i bet you do ;) , come to Boston. ;)

You'll love Atlanta. Such a wonderful city to visit. Be sure to get to the Underground. It's the hang-out spot for city dwellers.

I take it that traffic is hell in Boston? OK. Fortunately, I can drive decently through heavy traffic, so I may be able to hang. If it's a six-lane highway on both sides, then hey, it's good.

sigmagirl91
09-29-2004, 01:21 AM
That sounds great sigma! I'd love to visit some time.

Yeah, do come. Bring your big floppy hat (yes, the ones that are so big, that you can put someone's eye out) and your best dress or pant suit, and you will be a stunner for Derby day, my dear.

Clara Bow
09-29-2004, 05:22 AM
What a fun topic! You all live in such lovely places- reminds me of why I like to travel so much.

Well I live in Austin, Texas. It has a (deserved) reputation as being perhaps the funkiest city in Austin and even though the technology boom in the 1980's 1990's changed the feel of the city quite a bit - there is still the great old oddball vibe that has not yet died going on here. (One of the most popular bumper stickers here says "Keep Austin Weird" ). It is state capital but yet it known as being more liberal than much of the rest of the state. There is a rather percentage number of bars, clubs, and music venues here for the population. (Having a huge state university in the city helps in that regard.)

Perhaps two of the biggest things that Austin is known for is its live music and the heat. The South By Southwest (SXSW) festival gets a good amount of coverage and Rosie- I think some papers even cross it over the pond in the UK. If you really like going to music shows- I highly recommend it- there are literally hundres of bands playing in tons of clubs over the course of several days. I am a music junkie. I have had a blast when I go. It also gets really really hot here. But I don't mind sweating so I don't mind.

Personally, I think Austin and the surrounding Hill County is really pretty. We have several lakes in the area and people here are pretty into outdoor sports.

Here are some pictures-

One of my favorite places to jog in the city is around Town Lake- which has a very pretty trail (http://users3.ev1.net/~rhuseth2/Texas/Austin/TownLake04.jpg)

Here's the state capital (http://www.amd.com/us-en/assets/content_type/Additional/texas_capital.jpg) .

I like to hike around the Hamilton Pool area (http://aroundaustin.typepad.com/photos/austin/dscn1029.html) but there are some people trying to develop the area around it which makes me sad.

One of the things that I really like about this area is the wild fauna. In the spring there are wildflowers everywhere. Here's a good shot of some bluebonnets (our state flower) and some cactus. (http://users3.ev1.net/~rhuseth2/Texas/tx7110.JPG)

This is the place where I am going to get married in a little more than three weeks (eek!) It is called the Barr Mansion. (http://www.barrmansion.com/)

I can't find a good current picture of the skyline. I will post one if I find one. Sorry I couldn't find better pictures. :)

*Ljubica*
09-29-2004, 06:51 AM
Hey Clara - thanks for your photos, and many, MANY congratulations on your forthcoming wedding :) I wish you and your fiance all health and happiness in your future together - the place you have chosen for your wedding is absolutely beautiful.

Zetlandsk
09-29-2004, 06:54 AM
I am trying to find some worthwhile pictures to post here, but I have moved around a bit and once I have found them, then I will post them.

sigmagirl91
09-29-2004, 10:21 AM
Lazy me, I haven't had the opportunity, even when a relative was living in Texas, to visit. Shame, shame. Someday-even if it's by automobile-I'll get there. Those pics are awesome, and that mansion you're getting married in is lovely. Reminds me of the Bell House in Lexington, where my cousin got married four years ago.

jazz_girl
09-29-2004, 10:52 AM
Wow Clara! The place you're getting married is so beautiful!
I wish you all the best for your wedding! :hug:

sol
09-29-2004, 10:55 AM
Amazing places, Clara :yeah:

Jennay
09-29-2004, 08:42 PM
Jennay, surely the Boston accent cant be worse then the New Jersey one ;)
:haha: I don't know ;) Both of my parents have heavy New York accents while on the other hand, my sister and I have a more southern tounge than northern, and I find both annoying :p

sigmagirl91
09-29-2004, 08:45 PM
:haha: I don't know ;) Both of my parents have heavy New York accents while on the other hand, my sister and I have a more southern tounge than northern, and I find both annoying :p

Trying to find a middle ground there, eh? I haven't been able to find one, myself. Before I went to college, I had the most awful accent. It's better now, but I decided that I shouldn't lose my accent completely, because that's who I am.

Fedex
09-29-2004, 08:59 PM
Just have to say this is a great thread, Sigma :yeah: :)

sigmagirl91
09-29-2004, 10:01 PM
Thanks, all. I thought I'd make this thread to keep the mood rather light and fun, as it has been anything but that in the last few days.

Fedex
09-29-2004, 10:26 PM
I must say that I dont have any accent at the moment. I may develop that Boston accent over time, though ;) One thing that annoys me, is because I lived in California for a few years, that anyone who lives there is an automatic surfer?? :confused: I must say, that I never surfed once while, I was there. Its very irritating, really.

sigmagirl91
09-29-2004, 10:27 PM
Where did you live in California?

Fedex
09-29-2004, 10:32 PM
Funny thing is inland. I lived near Sacramento, so I wasnt exactly close to the beaches in the first place.

sigmagirl91
09-29-2004, 10:34 PM
Oh. So, what brought you back east?

Fedex
09-29-2004, 10:55 PM
Well, one it was easier to go to Red Sox games :p I dont know; I guess, it just feels like I'm back home again, as I grew up in New England, and frequently went to Boston. It feels like home, though obviously, I do miss California. I'll probably visit there again, this year, but next year, I plan to go to IW, for a few days, so it'll be a nice visit. :)

Jennay
09-30-2004, 12:26 AM
Just have to say this is a great thread, Sigma :yeah: :)
I agree :yeah:

*Ljubica*
09-30-2004, 05:29 AM
I agree :yeah:

So do I. It's a great way to learn more about each other and about other places in the world too, - and it's quite nice to be here and talk about something other than tennis for a change :p

Sakura 0101
09-30-2004, 09:25 AM
What an idea! I love this thread!!
I'm so happy to hear about your sweet countries.
someday I'd love to be there! (^O^)
I've been to London. People are very kind and streets are pretty.
I like London very much. :)

You know I live in Tokyo.
TokyoÖÖhuge, crowd, noisy, exciting.You have everything, and it's almost impossible that you cannot find anythig-that too much.

In fact, I live in Yotsuya-Shinjuku. It is right in the center of Tokyo, but it is surprisingly quiet.
There is a big park called "Shijuku-gyoen " nearby, and you can enjoy flowers all throuth the year.
I love my place. :)
five minutes from the park, there is the bright lights entertainment called "Shinjuku-kabukicho" that is the biggest in Japan.
I rarely go there because it is a little bit dangerous. :mad:

jazz_girl
09-30-2004, 11:00 AM
What a great view Sakura!!!
I loved the pics! :)

sigmagirl91
09-30-2004, 11:11 AM
Sakura, those pics are great. Anymore, anymore?

Sakura 0101
09-30-2004, 12:12 PM
Thanks, Jazz, sigma! :)
Here's another

sigmagirl91
09-30-2004, 12:14 PM
Sakura, those are gorgeous. It's fall around here, and those pics are getting me in the mood. Thanks.

Sakura 0101
09-30-2004, 12:21 PM
And, here's the hotel " Le Meridien Grand Pacific Tokyo " that Daivd will stay.

Sakura 0101
09-30-2004, 12:24 PM
You are welcome! Sigma! :D

sigmagirl91
09-30-2004, 12:25 PM
Wow, an "ocean" view. Beautiful.

Sakura 0101
09-30-2004, 01:29 PM
Wow, an "ocean" view. Beautiful.
Yeah, one of the most popular hotel in young people.
I hope David will relax enough and can mange his awful jet lag. ;)

sigmagirl91
09-30-2004, 01:46 PM
With that view? I would be relaxed in no time.

*Ljubica*
09-30-2004, 02:16 PM
I love Autumn too and the photos are beautiful Sakura - thanks for sharing.

Sakura 0101
09-30-2004, 02:42 PM
I love Autumn too and the photos are beautiful Sakura - thanks for sharing.
Thanks! Rosie :kiss:

maratski
09-30-2004, 09:15 PM
This is a great thread and although I don't have time to visit it, I decided to post in this thread. As most of you know I'm from Holland. I live in a town 10 minutes away from Rotterdam. I attached pics of both places.
My origin is Moroccan so I'll post a few pics of the city where I live there, Meknes.
I've also lived in Paris for a while so enjoy the photo galore :)

maratski
09-30-2004, 09:19 PM
Meknes and Paris

jazz_girl
09-30-2004, 09:19 PM
It's very nice to see you here Maratski!
And thanks a lot for the pics, they're beautiful :yeah:

sol
09-30-2004, 09:24 PM
Nice pics Ilhame and Sakura :yeah: :D
Great idea, Sigma!

sigmagirl91
09-30-2004, 09:44 PM
Wow, Ilhame, those are awesome. Now, I wanna go to Paris.

jazz_girl
09-30-2004, 10:07 PM
Ok, here are pics from Argentina in general.

sigmagirl91
09-30-2004, 10:09 PM
Ok, here are pics from Argentina in general.

Where are they? Am I being impatient?

jazz_girl
09-30-2004, 10:23 PM
I forgot the attachments ;)

sigmagirl91
09-30-2004, 10:35 PM
I forgot the attachments ;)

Oh, ok, all is forgiven.

sigmagirl91
09-30-2004, 10:40 PM
Jazz, are the first, third, and fourth pics from Patagonia? All of them are very nice-and very scenic too, might I add.

justClaudia
09-30-2004, 11:03 PM
If I was dying to go to Patagonia..now that i saw Jazz's pics ( I presume they are from Patagonia!), I can't wait to go there!!

And also wanna go to "Fin del mundo", hope it's well written!
I've seen some pics from some friends,and it's amazing there!

Oh and Fedex,Boston is a beautifull city!
I spent only 2 days there,I wanted badly to meet the city of my favorite band ever(Aerosmith) and fell in love with the city!!

And S. Francisco...is my dream place to go! One day I hope!

Fedex
09-30-2004, 11:55 PM
Ok, here are pics from Argentina in general.
Those are beautiful, Jazz. :) It makes me want to go to Argentina sometime ;)

*Ljubica*
10-01-2004, 10:10 AM
Nice to see you over here Ilhame :wavey: and thanks for your lovely pictures. And also to Jazz for the Argentina photos. As lots of you know I am a snow/mountains/open spaces/cold weather person - so when can I move to Patagonia - it's beautiful :)

Marc Rosset is Tall
10-01-2004, 10:33 AM
Marc - they are beautiful. I must admit I'm not really a big city person - I put up with London because I have to work there - but I would rather have open spaces and countryside anyday. I love mountains so I'm particularly fond of Austria.

Yes, I don't like big cities at all, but I think I am going to stay in Sweden, though the skiing is better in Austria and maybe the nightlife as well in the winter, then again I would have to travel further into the country as where I lived in Austria is right next to the Liechtenstein border.

maratski
10-01-2004, 12:10 PM
I'm glad you liked the pics :)

Living in Paris was a dream come true. It's a great city and also happens to host two of my favourite tennis tournaments. Luckily I've visited both once.

jazz_girl
10-01-2004, 12:15 PM
Yes Sigma! Those pics are from the Patagonia. They're the Perito Moreno Glacier and the other one is the Catarata Falls.
I'm glad you liked them!

*Ljubica*
10-01-2004, 12:18 PM
I'm glad you liked the pics :)

Living in Paris was a dream come true. It's a great city and also happens to host two of my favourite tennis tournaments. Luckily I've visited both once.

They are two of my favourites too :) I also love Paris, - it is only a couple of hours by train from London now, so day trips are even possible!

maratski
10-01-2004, 12:21 PM
Paris is a four hour drive for me and I'll be going there next friday and saturday. I love to shop in Paris and that's the main reason why I'm going ;)

sigmagirl91
10-01-2004, 12:23 PM
Ilhame, Rosie, enjoy your shopping trips in Paris.

I'm just going to take the weekend and rest-maybe go to Louisville or the western part of the state to go "sightseeing". I may hijack my dad's digital camera and take some pics. If I do, you all will see them by the end of the weekend.

jazz_girl
10-01-2004, 12:25 PM
It must be great to be so close of everything, like it happens in Europe. We can travel here by days (I've done it) and still be in Argentina. Next week-end I'll probably go to the beach, and it's 5 hours away by car, and that beach is in Buenos Aires province!

*Ljubica*
10-01-2004, 12:27 PM
Paris is a four hour drive for me and I'll be going there next friday and saturday. I love to shop in Paris and that's the main reason why I'm going ;)

I love to shop in Paris too! Hopefully I'll get some time when I'm there for the Bercy tournament. That's normally when and where I do my Christmas shopping - there are some really interesting shops in Bercy Village that sell stuff you can't get in England.

sigmagirl91
10-01-2004, 12:28 PM
It must be great to be so close of everything, like it happens in Europe. We can travel here by days (I've done it) and still be in Argentina. Next week-end I'll probably go to the beach, and it's 5 hours away by car, and that beach is in Buenos Aires province!

Heck I'm at least 10 hours away from a beach. Virginia Beach, Hilton Head, and Myrtle Beach are all 10 hours away by car. Let's not talk about Miami or NYC. None of the good is within reasonable driving distance-not even where I live.

*Ljubica*
10-01-2004, 12:33 PM
Yes - I guess we just take it all for granted here. Where I live in the South of England it is about an hour's drive to the beach, a couple of hours on the Eurostar to Paris or Brussels, or I can get up to Scotland (Edinburgh or Glasgow) in about 6 hours drive. Most of the European tournaments are easily accessible to me with an hour or so flight, or an overnight bus or sleeper train which is much cheaper! That's why I go to so many!!!

sigmagirl91
10-01-2004, 12:40 PM
This place is spread out, that anywhere worth going is at least 6 hours away. I'm 14-16 hours away from where Fedex is; 16 hours away from Clara; and at least 14 from Jennay.

Action Jackson
10-01-2004, 12:49 PM
It must be great to be so close of everything, like it happens in Europe. We can travel here by days (I've done it) and still be in Argentina. Next week-end I'll probably go to the beach, and it's 5 hours away by car, and that beach is in Buenos Aires province!

Going to strut around Mar Del Plata then are we? :)

jazz_girl
10-01-2004, 12:55 PM
I'm not going to Mar del Plata, but close ;)

Action Jackson
10-01-2004, 12:56 PM
I'm not going to Mar del Plata, but close ;)

I need to improve on my tan actually.

maratski
10-01-2004, 12:59 PM
I love to shop in Paris too! Hopefully I'll get some time when I'm there for the Bercy tournament. That's normally when and where I do my Christmas shopping - there are some really interesting shops in Bercy Village that sell stuff you can't get in England.

I love going to Les Halles cause all the stores I like can be found in one place. Lafayette and Printemps are nice too. I already saved up some money and hopefully I'll come home with new shoes, a new coat and some clothes.

maratski
10-01-2004, 01:00 PM
I need to improve on my tan actually.

Do you?

:kiss:

jazz_girl
10-01-2004, 01:01 PM
Me too George, but I don't think I'll be able to do it cause it's spring here and the weather is not too hot yet...

sigmagirl91
10-01-2004, 01:07 PM
I need to improve on my tan actually.


Really? :eek: :eek: Who knew? :o

YulBrynnerWasBald
10-01-2004, 01:10 PM
Really? :eek: :eek: Who knew? :o

Just like I have a problem with my hair, the man known as GWH has to work on his tan and I believe him as well.

maratski
10-01-2004, 01:18 PM
Just like I have a problem with my hair, the man known as GWH has to work on his tan and I believe him as well.

Can I assume you're another friend of his?

sigmagirl91
10-01-2004, 01:18 PM
Just like I have a problem with my hair, the man known as GWH has to work on his tan and I believe him as well.

Aw, OK.... :o

YulBrynnerWasBald
10-01-2004, 01:20 PM
Can I assume you're another friend of his?

We share the same gender, loathing for Duck and have silly login names, but we are not friends.

sigmagirl91
10-01-2004, 01:26 PM
We share the same gender, loathing for Duck and have silly login names, but we are not friends.


Duly noted. Thanks.

*Ljubica*
10-01-2004, 01:41 PM
I need to improve on my tan actually.

Thought you were coming to London to do that :) And just want to say - welcome back to this Forum GWH - you have been sorely missed :kiss:

maratski
10-01-2004, 02:22 PM
We share the same gender, loathing for Duck and have silly login names, but we are not friends.

Thanks for the info. :)

One last question, what do you think of gaudio?

*Ljubica*
10-01-2004, 02:40 PM
Thanks for the info. :)

One last question, what do you think of gaudio?

Not sure if your question was aimed at all of us, Ilhame, or specifically at Yul - but for myself I am a great fan of Gaudio and post regularly in his Forum here. Great backhand, great personality - and really cute too :kiss:

Fedex
10-02-2004, 12:40 AM
Not sure if your question was aimed at all of us, Ilhame, or specifically at Yul - but for myself I am a great fan of Gaudio and post regularly in his Forum here. Great backhand, great personality - and really cute too :kiss:
Yes, you know its quite sad that the poster that refers to us as the 'Nalby twats' doesnt realize that in general we Nalbandian fans, are fans of all Argentine players, and post in all of the Argentine Forums. :)

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 12:42 AM
Fedex don't worry, everyone gets the reputation that they deserve. Look at the new member how could figure everything out so quickly ;)

Corey Feldman
10-02-2004, 12:52 AM
I live in renfrew, Scotland
hi Sigmagirl :wavey: :kiss:

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 01:33 AM
Yes, you know its quite sad that the poster that refers to us as the 'Nalby twats' doesnt realize that in general we Nalbandian fans, are fans of all Argentine players, and post in all of the Argentine Forums. :)

And, as you know, we don't pay much attention to that person's humble opinion, now do we?

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 01:33 AM
I live in renfrew, Scotland
hi Sigmagirl :wavey: :kiss:

Hi, tazzie baby. Nice to see you here. And if you have pics of that lovely place, we would just love to see them.

*Ljubica*
10-02-2004, 09:58 AM
I live in renfrew, Scotland
hi Sigmagirl :wavey: :kiss:

Hi to my big brother :wavey: Nice to see you here.

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 10:00 AM
Good morning, Rosie. Yes, I'm up early.

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 10:02 AM
Me too! My stupid dog woke me up! :(

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 10:04 AM
The people next door doing laundry at 5am woke me up. I KNOW that they don't have that many clothes to wash EVERY DAY at 5am.

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 10:08 AM
Well my stupid neighbours keep on using the elevator at 5 am too and my dog barks at them!

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 10:12 AM
Well my stupid neighbours keep on using the elevator at 5 am too and my dog barks at them!

The elevator? I haven't stayed in a place with an elevator in a long time-if you count my college days.

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 10:23 AM
Hey, I'm following the Safin match in the China forum. Do you want to join?

*Ljubica*
10-02-2004, 11:54 AM
Wow - all you people up so early! I was lazy and didn't wake up til 10.30am this morning which is very late for me! I've had a really "shittay" week, so guess my body must have needed the extra sleep! This is my last full week-end at home before I start my next set of tennis travels :eek: so just want to chill out and be lazy!

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 12:11 PM
I'll be away next weekend. It's a long holiday and will be my mom's b-day, so we're going to the beach. It's only 9am here, but the 3 hours I've been awak were the worst of my entire week, even the worst of the month! I need vacations NOW!

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 01:29 PM
I'll be away next weekend. It's a long holiday and will be my mom's b-day, so we're going to the beach. It's only 9am here, but the 3 hours I've been awak were the worst of my entire week, even the worst of the month! I need vacations NOW!

I have minor surgery scheduled for Friday, so I'm spending the weekend generally taking it easy. I don't know if I'll be able to be on here next weekend or not. I'll let you guys know.

*Ljubica*
10-02-2004, 03:39 PM
I have minor surgery scheduled for Friday, so I'm spending the weekend generally taking it easy. I don't know if I'll be able to be on here next weekend or not. I'll let you guys know.

Sorry to hear about the surgery :sad: Hope it all goes well. Take it easy.

Fedex
10-02-2004, 03:50 PM
I have minor surgery scheduled for Friday, so I'm spending the weekend generally taking it easy. I don't know if I'll be able to be on here next weekend or not. I'll let you guys know.
Good luck with the surgery, sigma :) Though someone as tough as yourself, can handle it. :)

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 03:54 PM
Sorry to hear about the surgery :sad: Hope it all goes well. Take it easy.

I will. It is a minor outpatient procedure, and I won't even worry. Everything will be OK, and I'll be back up and at 'em in no time.

And Rosie, I did "follow your lead"....

Clara Bow
10-02-2004, 04:11 PM
It's been so much fun looking at all of the pictures- everyone lives is neat and varied places.

jazzgirl- I've really liked the pictures you have posted of Argentina. Future hubby and I hope to go to Argentina and some other parts of South America within the next two years or so. What are the best months to visit?

sigma - hope that you are recovering nicely! :)

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 04:49 PM
It's been so much fun looking at all of the pictures- everyone lives is neat and varied places.

jazzgirl- I've really liked the pictures you have posted of Argentina. Future hubby and I hope to go to Argentina and some other parts of South America within the next two years or so. What are the best months to visit?

sigma - hope that you are recovering nicely! :)

Hi, Clara, I haven't had the surgery yet, but I think I'll be OK. Thanks for the best wishes.

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 04:57 PM
It's been so much fun looking at all of the pictures- everyone lives is neat and varied places.

jazzgirl- I've really liked the pictures you have posted of Argentina. Future hubby and I hope to go to Argentina and some other parts of South America within the next two years or so. What are the best months to visit?

sigma - hope that you are recovering nicely! :)
I'm so glad you liked them Clara!!!
Actually the time of year to visit depends on where you want to go. If you wanna visit the south, the best time is in June or July when it's full of snow. If you wanna visit Buenos Aires, around spring is great: September-October. And the north is great in Summer: Dicember, January and February.
I hope it helps ;)

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 04:59 PM
I have minor surgery scheduled for Friday, so I'm spending the weekend generally taking it easy. I don't know if I'll be able to be on here next weekend or not. I'll let you guys know.
I hope it's nothing serious and that you can be back really soon! :hug:

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 05:07 PM
I hope it's nothing serious and that you can be back really soon! :hug:

Actually, it's not. Thanks, jazz.

maratski
10-02-2004, 06:00 PM
:hug: Sigma

Rosie, the reason I asked about Gaudio yesterday is cause I noticed GWH and his friends seem to like Gaudio and all use the term "overrated" very often. That's my way of finding out who the new posters are ;)
Thanks for answering the question though. I still have to see the guy play .:)

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 06:07 PM
:hug: Sigma

Rosie, the reason I asked about Gaudio yesterday is cause I noticed GWH and his friends seem to like Gaudio and all use the term "overrated" very often. That's my way of finding out who the new posters are ;)
Thanks for answering the question though. I still have to see the guy play .:)

Thanks so much, Ilhame :)

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 06:29 PM
Ok, if you're sick of me posting pics let me know, otherwise I'll keep doing it ;)
Here are some more, these are from getty images:

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 06:56 PM
Jazz, these are lovely. People, keep it comin'. These are great.

justClaudia
10-02-2004, 06:59 PM
Jazz keep them coming!
I don't bother at all,actually I love to see pictures..specially good ones!


Sigma...good luck, I hope you recover fast and soon.
Hey and don't be gone for to long...this place misses your posts!
And I miss reading them! :hug:

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 07:02 PM
Jazz keep them coming!
I don't bother at all,actually I love to see pictures..specially good ones!


Sigma...good luck, I hope you recover fast and soon.
Hey and don't be gone for to long...this place misses your posts!
And I miss reading them! :hug:

I'll try not to be gone too long. I don't expect my recovery time to be that long, so you may see me back by the 11th.

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 07:08 PM
I guess both of us will be gone for the same amount of time. I'll leave on the 8th and I'll be back on the 12th. But I'll try to check in a couple of times in the meantime ;)
I'm sure everything will be fine Sigma!

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 07:08 PM
I think so, too, jazz.

justClaudia
10-02-2004, 07:14 PM
You will be fine in no time,Sigma..I'm sure!

But take your time,and rest..health comes first, right?

And our Moderator will be gone too?!! What will happen us??
Nahh..I'm kiding!
Have a great time Jazz! Hope is sunny out there, so that you can enjoy the beach!

*Ljubica*
10-02-2004, 07:54 PM
I'll try not to be gone too long. I don't expect my recovery time to be that long, so you may see me back by the 11th.

I should be leaving on the 10th for Vienna - then onto Madrid - but I'm hoping there will be Internet connections in my Hotels or in cafes close by, so I will check in as much as I can like I did before :) Then I'll be home for a week before the last week-end of Basel and my week in Paris Bercy - hope you don't forget me!!! Beautiful photos btw Jazz - how could we ever get bored with them!

Fedex
10-02-2004, 07:55 PM
Jazz, those are great :) You're making me jealous. ;) Argentina has such beautiful landscape, i must admit. :D :yeah:

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 08:00 PM
Jazz, we could never grow bored of those pics. They're breathtaking.

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 08:43 PM
You will be fine in no time,Sigma..I'm sure!

But take your time,and rest..health comes first, right?

And our Moderator will be gone too?!! What will happen us??
Nahh..I'm kiding!
Have a great time Jazz! Hope is sunny out there, so that you can enjoy the beach!
Don't worry, I'll try to check in while I'm away to make sure there are no problems here. Although I know that if there are any you'll take care of it ;)
BTW, Thanks a lot Claudia!!! I hope to find some sun too! If I don't, I know I'll be online 24 hs a day! LOL
Oh, and Fedex, thanks a lot for the compliments :kiss:

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 08:53 PM
Have a good time. We know you will.

maratski
10-02-2004, 09:01 PM
I should be leaving on the 10th for Vienna - then onto Madrid - but I'm hoping there will be Internet connections in my Hotels or in cafes close by, so I will check in as much as I can like I did before :) Then I'll be home for a week before the last week-end of Basel and my week in Paris Bercy - hope you don't forget me!!! Beautiful photos btw Jazz - how could we ever get bored with them!

Will you stay at the tournaments for the entire week or will you just watch it for a few days and then head home? It seems you get quite some time off during the year or you might be just spreading the days in a very smart way.

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 09:28 PM
Rosie is extremely lucky to have an employer that will allow that. Me? I have to kiss much, much ass to get that much time away-and even that wouldn't be enough.

maratski
10-02-2004, 09:34 PM
I have time and money, all I need is parents who'll let me go ;)

They can't believe I pay money to watch tennis.

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 09:35 PM
I have time and money, all I need is parents who'll let me go ;)

They can't believe I pay money to watch tennis.

You're under 18? Your parents won't let you go? That's unbelievable.

maratski
10-02-2004, 09:43 PM
I'm 23, but they won't let me leave for other reasons. I, as a practising muslim, have a few restrictions in life. I still go to Rotterdam every year and probably will go to Rosmalen again in the future, but tournaments abroad are difficult for me to attend. I've been to Bercy and RG, but that was cause I was living in Paris at the time.

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 09:44 PM
I'm 23, but they won't let me leave for other reasons. I, as a practising muslim, have a few restrictions in life. I still go to Rotterdam every year and probably will go to Rosmalen again in the future, but tournaments abroad are difficult for me to attend. I've been to Bercy and RG, but that was cause I was living in Paris at the time.

I understand. Hope they can be more lenient with you on this in the future.

justClaudia
10-02-2004, 09:46 PM
:angel: I have to admit the I kind of envy Rosie a bit at times.
She goes everywhere,in Europe!

I'd be over the moon if I get to go to Madrid,which I'm not sure yet!

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 09:46 PM
As you might see, I'm extremely bored today, so I found some other pics of Argentina:

maratski
10-02-2004, 09:47 PM
I'm trying to convince them to let me go to Monte Carlo. The scenery there looks beautiful and I've got family in Nice where I can stay.

I'm off to bed now so I'll speak to you tomorrow :wavey:

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 09:49 PM
:angel: I have to admit the I kind of envy Rosie a bit at times.
She goes everywhere,in Europe!

I'd be over the moon if I get to go to Madrid,which I'm not sure yet!
I should be VERY thankful to have the Buenos Aires Open with so many great playes, I just take the bus to the court and that's it. Otherwise all the tennis I can watch is from tv...

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 09:49 PM
I'm trying to convince them to let me go to Monte Carlo. The scenery there looks beautiful and I've got family in Nice where I can stay.

I'm off to bed now so I'll speak to you tomorrow :wavey:
Good night Ilhame! :wavey:

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 09:50 PM
As you might see, I'm extremely bored today, so I found some other pics of Argentina:

Lovely, lovely. You are not disappointing anyone with those. Now, I must find some more attractive pics for everyone to look at.

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 09:50 PM
I'm trying to convince them to let me go to Monte Carlo. The scenery there looks beautiful and I've got family in Nice where I can stay.

I'm off to bed now so I'll speak to you tomorrow :wavey:

Nighty, talk to you later.

justClaudia
10-02-2004, 09:52 PM
Jazz..the pics from your country are beautifull!

BTW,I've seen at work some pics,from Ushuaia (south Argentina,I guess)..and wow what a place! Amazing!

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 09:52 PM
Lovely, lovely. You are not disappointing anyone with those. Now, I must find some more attractive pics for everyone to look at.
You absolutly should! I love looking at pics! I'm thinking I should be a photographer! LOL One thing I know for sure, I know I want to have my degree in Tourism.

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 09:54 PM
Jazz..the pics from your country are beautifull!

BTW,I've seen at work some pics,from Ushuaia (south Argentina,I guess)..and wow what a place! Amazing!
You know, I've visit every province of Argentina, except Tierra del Fuego (that's where Ushuaia-the end of the world is). I've always wanted to go there, maybe once I graduate I can plan a trip there...

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 09:55 PM
You are a jack of all trades. No matter what you chose to do, you'd be good at it. Photographer, hotel manager, travel agency director, translator. Hey, jazz, I say do it all, if you have the time and interest.

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 09:56 PM
You know, I've visit every province of Argentina, except Tierra del Fuego (that's where Ushuaia-the end of the world is). I've always wanted to go there, maybe once I graduate I can plan a trip there...

I've heard of that place. I just wondered what it looked like. When you get the chance to visit, please take pics and show us. I want to know what "the end of the world" looks like.

justClaudia
10-02-2004, 10:04 PM
Thats it! "Tierra del fuego" that is what I wanted to write,and couldn't remind!

I want badly to go there...I wanna be at the end of the world!!

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 10:08 PM
OK, Claudia. We don't want you to fall off LOL!!!!! I guess at the end of the world, the gravity is heavier? Don't know....Let me google this place.

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 10:12 PM
You are a jack of all trades. No matter what you chose to do, you'd be good at it. Photographer, hotel manager, travel agency director, translator. Hey, jazz, I say do it all, if you have the time and interest.
LOL! Thanks a lot!
You know, I think if I study for just one year I'll graduate as an English teacher. I don't know why I never finished studying it...Maybe once I finish my career! LOL I've never had just one interest, when I finished highschool I wanted to do it all: Architect, Translator, Professor, Manager, Photographer, but I had to choose just one...

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 10:14 PM
I've heard of that place. I just wondered what it looked like. When you get the chance to visit, please take pics and show us. I want to know what "the end of the world" looks like.
I'll sure do! LOL
One of the places I liked the most is Peninsula de Valdez. It's the whales santuary. I couldn't find any pic on the internet yet, maybe I'll scan one of mine later.

justClaudia
10-02-2004, 10:19 PM
OK, Claudia. We don't want you to fall off LOL!!!!! I guess at the end of the world, the gravity is heavier? Don't know....Let me google this place.

I won't,Sigma! LOL!!
But hey with the happiness of being in a place that I want to go such a long time ago,we'll never know!!

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 10:22 PM
Thats it! "Tierra del fuego" that is what I wanted to write,and couldn't remind!

I want badly to go there...I wanna be at the end of the world!!
LOL!!! Well, they told me that is very peaceful there!
Tierra del Fuego means "Land of Fire", and the name is because when the Spanish discover that part, it was full of indiands that had discovered the fire, and since it has too low temperatures they started little fires too keep warm.
And Patagonia comes from the name "big foot" or something like that, the indians that lived there wore a kind of "shoe" that made his footprints in the snow look like "big feet".

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 10:22 PM
LOL! Thanks a lot!
You know, I think if I study for just one year I'll graduate as an English teacher. I don't know why I never finished studying it...Maybe once I finish my career! LOL I've never had just one interest, when I finished highschool I wanted to do it all: Architect, Translator, Professor, Manager, Photographer, but I had to choose just one...

I was like that, too. I wanted to teach, write, be a photographer, travel, design clothes, do hair. You name it, I wanted to at least try it.

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 10:24 PM
I won't,Sigma! LOL!!
But hey with the happiness of being in a place that I want to go such a long time ago,we'll never know!!
LOL! If you ever want to go, let me know and we can go together!
The name "end of the world" sounds scary, I'll just call it Tierra del Fuego! LOL

justClaudia
10-02-2004, 10:24 PM
[QUOTE=jazz_girl
I've never had just one interest, when I finished highschool I wanted to do it all: Architect, Translator, Professor, Manager, Photographer, but I had to choose just one...[/QUOTE]

I had the same problem,It's very hard for a young girl having to decide for one thing only.
I ended up choosing Medicine, one year later I decide that what I really want is to work with Tourism.
I work and study that right now...but honestly I question myself a lot.

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 10:29 PM
I was like that, too. I wanted to teach, write, be a photographer, travel, design clothes, do hair. You name it, I wanted to at least try it.
I wanted to do all that too! LMAO!!!
I think I chose this career cause I had a bit of everything: Languages, Human Resources, Marketing, Architecture, Business Management, you name it!
And the teacher thing is not that bad either, right now my sister's friend just asked me to give her private classes of Italian, so I think I can do it!

justClaudia
10-02-2004, 10:32 PM
LOL! If you ever want to go, let me know and we can go together!
The name "end of the world" sounds scary, I'll just call it Tierra del Fuego! LOL

OK! ;)
And yeah that sounds extremly scary,but you know thats what facinastes me so much!
But Tierra Del Fuego sounds great too!

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 10:32 PM
I wanted to do all that too! LMAO!!!
I think I chose this career cause I had a bit of everything: Languages, Human Resources, Marketing, Architecture, Business Management, you name it!
And the teacher thing is not that bad either, right now my sister's friend just asked me to give her private classes of Italian, so I think I can do it!

That's impressive. My friend stopped by here today to proofread my "philosophy of education" statement and my mock lesson plan. She asked me if I wanted to have her child's principal look at it. I told her yes if she wanted to.

So, if you want to teach, then go for it. You'd make a great language teacher, since you've shown a remarkable aptitude for it. Of course, the final choice is up to you. If you need advice or direction, you already have some people who are going through it now-Jud, me, and Sophia.

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 10:32 PM
[QUOTE=jazz_girl
I've never had just one interest, when I finished highschool I wanted to do it all: Architect, Translator, Professor, Manager, Photographer, but I had to choose just one...

I had the same problem,It's very hard for a young girl having to decide for one thing only.
I ended up choosing Medicine, one year later I decide that what I really want is to work with Tourism.
I work and study that right now...but honestly I question myself a lot.[/QUOTE]
The thing is, that you can't be sure if you like it until you start studying. You can't decided earlier cause you don't know what you're choosing really. All you have is just a mental image, an idealization of what you think you like. It's very hard to face reality. A lot of people drop off cause they realize it's not what they thought they wanted. I must admit that I'm not 100% sure this is what I like, but I have the opportunity to choose from different parts of the hotel to work, and they are inmensly different.

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 10:33 PM
The thing is, that you can't be sure if you like it until you start studying. You can't decided earlier cause you don't know what you're choosing really. All you have is just a mental image, an idealization of what you think you like. It's very hard to face reality. A lot of people drop off cause they realize it's not what they thought they wanted. I must admit that I'm not 100% sure this is what I like, but I have the opportunity to choose from different parts of the hotel to work, and they are inmensly different.

And that's a good thing-leaving yourself open to all possibilities. You're young, and you have time to experiment with all different kinds of things.

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 10:35 PM
That's impressive. My friend stopped by here today to proofread my "philosophy of education" statement and my mock lesson plan. She asked me if I wanted to have her child's principal look at it. I told her yes if she wanted to.

So, if you want to teach, then go for it. You'd make a great language teacher, since you've shown a remarkable aptitude for it. Of course, the final choice is up to you. If you need advice or direction, you already have some people who are going through it now-Jud, me, and Sophia.
Thanks a lot!!!
You know, I've teached some English before, but just the basic and it was to some close friends and my sister, which is really different to do it with someone I don't know, so I'll see how this goes and if I like it ;)

justClaudia
10-02-2004, 10:37 PM
Totally agree Jazz!
You have to be inside of the things,to know if thats it.
I work in Travel Agency right now,and I like it.
But I'm not sure if thats what I wanna do for the rast of my life..

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 10:38 PM
Totally agree Jazz!
You have to be inside of the things,to know if thats it.
I work in Travel Agency right now,and I like it.
But I'm not sure if thats what I wanna do for the rast of my life..

So, Claudia, what do you want to do? Or what do you like to do?

justClaudia
10-02-2004, 10:42 PM
And that's a good thing-leaving yourself open to all possibilities. You're young, and you have time to experiment with all different kinds of things.

But Sigma,even though I totally agree with that,for some ppl you have to decide your life.
You need to have your independence soon and fast..that is why sometimes I feel so much presure to decide.
And that is why I have so many problems with my boyfriend.
He thinks that my uncertanty means that I'm not mature....

justClaudia
10-02-2004, 10:47 PM
So, Claudia, what do you want to do? Or what do you like to do?
What i would really is to be Touristical Guide (is this correct in english?)
And that is what I am studying right now..
I don't want to seat behind a desk.

justClaudia
10-02-2004, 10:48 PM
I missed a few words there!
I meant..what I would really like to do!
Sorry.

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 10:49 PM
What i would really is to be Touristical Guide (is this correct in english?)
And that is what I am studying right now..
I don't want to seat behind a desk.

A tour guide? OK, that's a good place to start.

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 10:50 PM
But Sigma,even though I totally agree with that,for some ppl you have to decide your life.
You need to have your independence soon and fast..that is why sometimes I feel so much presure to decide.
And that is why I have so many problems with my boyfriend.
He thinks that my uncertanty means that I'm not mature....
I know what you mean, I want to decide everything right now, and be sure that this is what I like. But I can't convince myself of that. Maybe that's why I do so many different things, if I ever get bored at this, I'll have other things to do.

sigmagirl91
10-02-2004, 10:50 PM
But Sigma,even though I totally agree with that,for some ppl you have to decide your life.
You need to have your independence soon and fast..that is why sometimes I feel so much presure to decide.
And that is why I have so many problems with my boyfriend.
He thinks that my uncertanty means that I'm not mature....

You have to decide, but you also have to make sure your heart is in it. I know that there is someone else to consider in all this, but you and only you can decide what's best for you. What do you like? Where do you want to be this time next year? In five years? Ten years? As long as you have a plan, you can't go wrong.

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 10:52 PM
What i would really is to be Touristical Guide (is this correct in english?)
And that is what I am studying right now..
I don't want to seat behind a desk.
That's so nice! I have a friend who's studying that, and I'm very close to that career.
I don't think this word exists in english, but I'll be a Licenciada en Turismo y Hoteleria in a couple of years, and I have to have some subjects from your career!

justClaudia
10-02-2004, 10:55 PM
Maybe that's my problem I dont have a plan yet..i mean I have one but not sure if that's it.
I try to listen only to my heart,but it's hard.

Going to bed now..work tomorow!!

Thanks Sigma,i'll think about that!

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 10:57 PM
Good night Claudia!!!

jazz_girl
10-02-2004, 11:03 PM
Yay!!! I finally found some pics of Peninsula Valdez! LOL

Corey Feldman
10-03-2004, 12:36 AM
Hi rosie :wavey:
here's some of my town, Paisley in scotland.... Paisley abbey, ive been there many times (was said William Wallace was trained by monks here), also badle of st mirren, my fav soccer/football team ......... named after a priest i think (saint mirren) :) , and our town hall with the big clock, i can see every day when i wake up and look out the window.....

jazz_girl
10-03-2004, 12:38 AM
Thank you so much for sharing the pics and a little bit of history with us Escude! :wavey:

Corey Feldman
10-03-2004, 12:40 AM
of paisley abbey, at night....

Corey Feldman
10-03-2004, 12:41 AM
Np jazz girl, enjoyed all yours too :wavey:

jazz_girl
10-03-2004, 12:44 AM
Thanks!
I hope all of those other that lurk around this forum post about their places, it's really interesting.
I know I said this before, but thanks a lot for starting this thread sigma!!!! It's great!!!

Corey Feldman
10-03-2004, 12:46 AM
i think this night pic of the abbey is better, its a beautiful place, but always scary when i walk past here at night, i can hear the ghosts of braveheart and the monks doing sword practise :scared: ;)

Corey Feldman
10-03-2004, 12:52 AM
ok, last ones for now :o
Looking down from the park over my city, and the river cart going through the town, with big swans in the water (we always feed them bread) :wavey:

Corey Feldman
10-03-2004, 12:53 AM
if you look close at the 2nd pic you can see the 'little' white swan floating along :)

jazz_girl
10-03-2004, 12:56 AM
That pic of the abby does look kind of scary!!! I don't think I'd like to walk there at night by myself! But the one with the swan is sooooo nice.
Thanks a lot for sharing again!!!

Neely
10-03-2004, 01:10 AM
just came by the Nalbandian forum...

I hope all of those other that lurk around this forum post about their places, it's really interesting.
here you have...

But I will re-direct you to my posting in the "pictures from every country" thread from non-tennis that was started longer time ago by Gonzalo.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=625669&postcount=19

jazz_girl
10-03-2004, 01:13 AM
Thanks a lot Neely!
I'll go check them now!

jazz_girl
10-03-2004, 01:17 AM
Wow!!! Amazing pics! I love that castle, it's sooooo beautiful!
Again, thanks a lot for sharing them with us! :hug:

Corey Feldman
10-03-2004, 01:18 AM
Nice cows neely :yeah:

jazz_girl
10-03-2004, 01:32 AM
I finally found some pics from Ushuaia-aka-the end of the world.

Neely
10-03-2004, 02:02 AM
glad you liked them!
there are so many beautiful pictures in the whole thread, good collection and diversity!

sigmagirl91
10-03-2004, 03:31 AM
I finally found some pics from Ushuaia-aka-the end of the world.

I googled this, out of interest for the "the place at the end of the world". Fascinating, to say the very least.

sigmagirl91
10-03-2004, 03:33 AM
Thanks, Neely and 'Scooda, for sharing with us. Those pics are wonderful.

*Ljubica*
10-03-2004, 11:07 AM
Thanks for sharing your photos Escude and Neely. As you know I used to live in Scotland Escude, - though a lot further north than you. It is a beautiful place - I must make a trip back there soon!

sigmagirl91
10-03-2004, 11:12 AM
That's so nice! I have a friend who's studying that, and I'm very close to that career.
I don't think this word exists in english, but I'll be a Licenciada en Turismo y Hoteleria in a couple of years, and I have to have some subjects from your career!

It sounds like a director's position. Perhaps a Commissioner of Hotels and Tourism?

jazz_girl
10-03-2004, 11:28 AM
I don't know...It's a degree in Hotel Management and Tourism, but here in Argentina it has a special name. I don't think it has a translation...

sigmagirl91
02-21-2005, 01:14 PM
Hey, anyone wanting to post where they're from, can do so here.

Choupi
02-21-2005, 02:14 PM
Ok. Here's a map of my beautiful country. You wanna find where I'm living? Look in the North East, close to the German border. Once you have found the towns called Metz or Strasbourg, you can say that I'm close. Better clue, spot SaarbrŁcken in Germany and once you have it, imagine you have quite found me...

sigmagirl91
02-21-2005, 02:16 PM
Ok. Here's a map of my beautiful country. You wanna find where I'm living? Look in the North East, close to the German border. Once you have found the towns called Metz or Strasbourg, you can say that I'm close. Better clue, spot SaarbrŁcken in Germany and once you have it, imagine you have quite found me...

Wow....you're on the German border.