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    Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy? Mine too.
    OMG.

    Both Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (love his full name) and Aleksey I've got to admit, i've read more of Lev's philosophy especially on aesthetics and obv, his books. I've only read The Death of Ivan the Terrible, but am planning to continue with Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich!

    What about you? Can you read them in Russian? If so, wooooooow
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    (Original post by zara55)
    Where in China are you from Lance? And which areas do you recommend for a visit if you like scenery, mountains, history, etc, please.
    I m from shenzhen, a place opposite HK. If you wanna see some beautiful scenarios, like mountains, go to Sichuan, Tibet, gansu etc. in the west of china. But the travel could be really dangerous and uncomfortable . If you are fond of gardening and comfort trip, go to hangzhou,suzhou etc. And history mostly in Peking and Xi an


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    Papua New Guinea.
    it remains to be one of the least explored countries and has an indigenous, tribal population larger than anywhere else in the world. There are people in Papua New Guinea that met white people for the first time no longer than 30 years ago - I find that fascinating and I'd absolutely love to visit before it becomes commercialised
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    (Original post by kalika_amz)
    OMG.

    Both Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (love his full name) and Aleksey I've got to admit, i've read more of Lev's philosophy especially on aesthetics and obv, his books. I've only read The Death of Ivan the Terrible, but am planning to continue with Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich!

    What about you? Can you read them in Russian? If so, wooooooow
    In Russian?
    Well, you probably don't know, but I have the surname, which is the same for Russian, English and French languages...
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    Japan, China, Vietnam and Fiji.
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    Japan and Canada. I have relative in Canada.
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    (Original post by Lance liu)
    I m from shenzhen, a place opposite HK. If you wanna see some beautiful scenarios, like mountains, go to Sichuan, Tibet, gansu etc. in the west of china. But the travel could be really dangerous and uncomfortable . If you are fond of gardening and comfort trip, go to hangzhou,suzhou etc. And history mostly in Peking and Xi an
    That's interesting, thanks. Shenzhen is the huge city, right? I would love to travel to the mountain regions you mention, I was totally in love with the beauty of those places you see in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and that I've seen in wildlife documentaries. What makes those areas dangerous, are there a lot of criminals?
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    (Original post by Paul PTS)
    In Russian?
    Well, you probably don't know, but I have the surname, which is the same for Russian, English and French languages...
    Your surname is Tolstoy? Or general Russian name? Sorry, if I've mistunderstood

    WOWWWW, that is so amazing to be able to read classics in their original language. You must feel some deep sort of connection, (sorry if this makes no sense) you're so lucky because I don't think I'll ever be able to have that connection with the text because I read it in English
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    (Original post by zara55)
    That's interesting, thanks. Shenzhen is the huge city, right? I would love to travel to the mountain regions you mention, I was totally in love with the beauty of those places you see in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and that I've seen in wildlife documentaries. What makes those areas dangerous, are there a lot of criminals?
    Its not all about criminals, the mountain regions have a high altitude and in most sutuations you can only go to that places by car. And there is no high ways to go there. That means you may meet some landslip or slungshot on the way.
    That's not the end. When you climb the mountains. You can either walk or ride a horse. The mountains are less developed. They seldom have safety equipment. I nearly fall off the cliff once.


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    (Original post by Lance liu)
    Its not all about criminals, the mountain regions have a high altitude and in most sutuations you can only go to that places by car. And there is no high ways to go there. That means you may meet some landslip or slungshot on the way.
    That's not the end. When you climb the mountains. You can either walk or ride a horse. The mountains are less developed. They seldom have safety equipment. I nearly fall off the cliff once.
    That sounds quite exciting but I suppose it was frightening for you. You sound adventurous.

    I've been looking at tours on the web, there are some organised tours of mountain areas in China like this one that look quite good.
    http://www.chinaodysseytours.com/tou...huangshan.html

    I saw a stunning programme not long ago where they were driving on one of the new super-highways towards Tibet, stunning viaducts and high bridges, it looked really incredible. I want to go!!
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    Iraq lots of ancient sites and if you've seen the film three kings
    Argentina - a nation that intrigues me for some reason
    Austria - reasonably large euro country with unemployment at 4.4%, what are they doing right.
    I'm off to Argentina for 6 months in a couple of weeks, If you want I can send you photos, I'll be in the arse end of nowhere at the base of the Andes
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    I'd love to visit the Faeroe Islands
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    Austria. The landscapes are wonderful - old-world communities nestled in mountain-enclosed valleys and forest of which 40% of the land is covered. Vienna, nuff said. German is also a beautiful language to me; there's something wholesome and passionate yet also angular and incisive about it. I'd like to live there later.
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    (Original post by kalika_amz)
    Your surname is Tolstoy? Or general Russian name? Sorry, if I've mistunderstood

    WOWWWW, that is so amazing to be able to read classics in their original language. You must feel some deep sort of connection, (sorry if this makes no sense) you're so lucky because I don't think I'll ever be able to have that connection with the text because I read it in English
    English is not my native language. If to take a look in several generations ago, the part of Russian blood in me is about 15 of 16.
    But I perfectly understand what you have to say. Probably, I even may write science articles in the co-authorship with someone British.
    But sometimes I can't understand what some of you mean... Once I was seriously surprised, when the first English I had Skyped with, suddenly started to speak the other language I had studied for many years. Instead of phone she said fun, instead of room she said reem... I was a bit confused. Until I heard about Brummy and some others...
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    (Original post by zara55)
    That sounds quite exciting but I suppose it was frightening for you. You sound adventurous.

    I've been looking at tours on the web, there are some organised tours of mountain areas in China like this one that look quite good.
    http://www.chinaodysseytours.com/tou...huangshan.html

    I saw a stunning programme not long ago where they were driving on one of the new super-highways towards Tibet, stunning viaducts and high bridges, it looked really incredible. I want to go!!
    The mountains and scenarios on the website is surely very beautiful and popular. But you know the large population make these place not really comfortable at all. The real beauty is always in some place with a few people and not that famous. BTW when would you go to tibet? I planned to go there in next summer and go through Tibet to south east Asia. I m finding someone to go with me actually


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    (Original post by krikits)
    You should take me to UK. Lol. Kidding.
    Take you? I'm already here!
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    (Original post by Alex J)
    Take you? I'm already here!
    And you should get me there. lololol. I kid.
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    Not technically a country, but this:

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    Anyone really dares to claim that Antarctica isn't the most amazing, beautiful, interesting place on earth?!?! :unimpressed:
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    Probably Georgia and Thailand. I'd love to explore central and south america too though.
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    Agree with the OP, Greece. Been there a lot and hoping to live there when I make enough.
 
 
 
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