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31st December 2006
Where do you live and what is it like? Example: I live in alaska. There's snow on the ground for half a year. There's a lot of sun in the middle part of the year, not as much in the beginning and end of the year. Things to do: go out to eat, play sports, go to the movies, chill out in the wilderness, various snow-oriented sports, driving around with no purpose, fishing, and whatever else you can find to do. Sometimes it can get boring but in those instances you just gotta' keep your head up. There are several drive-thru coffee stand-things and more are coming up every year. The downtown area isn't spectacular and it's relatively small in comparison to other downtowns. There isn't a lot of places to shop at, especially for the typical Alaskan. I wish the city was bigger. The snow can really get me down, but I always have the beautiful summer to look forward to. If I had the time and the means to engage in the more outdoor activities then I would certainly like to(and if you don't enjoy those types of activities, what is Alaska really good for?). I don't know what keeps me around to be honest, but if I had to guess it would be the beautiful summer and the people.
But, the main purpose of this thread was for me to get to know what it's like in other places(selfish maybe), but everyone gets to contribute a little something about thier location, and everyone gets to read it :)
Night Life Minister
6th May 2003
Milan is in the north of Italy on the Padania plain and in the region called Lombrady. It is a fashion center in fact I also know some model (not the famous ones unfortunatly)... It is the second biggest city of Italy (after Rome). It is also famous for all its clubs and night life and some of the surroundings for the industries like Breda (which was, as you may know, a weapon industry) and in the '50s these areas started to grow more and more being occupied by the families of the workers of these industries. Unfortunatly nowadys these areas like Baggio have become very un-safe due to criminal activities. Milan is also the seat of the Meazza Stadium (or San Siro stadium, which is near where I live) that is where football matches are held. In this stadium AC Milan and Inter, the two football teams of Milan, play. Milan has three subways (technically four but the 4th is not a real subway). An important monument is the Duomo (Dome), not much for its importance as a monument but because from there the four most important streets (for shopping) starts. There' s Via Torino which sees many of the most important clothing and fashion shops but very commercial (they are for everybody); the Galleria, which sees some important expensive fashion shops like Prada or Gucci; Via della Spiga (I alway avoid it because it' s too expensive); and Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, home of important fashion shops like H&M, Zara or Promode or DVD/Music shops. Another important area of Milan are the Navigli (the artificial channels of Milan) because they have the most important pubs, clubs and discos of Milan. If you ever come by be sure to go there by night and especially to the Angelo Nero (Black Angel) on friday night and at the Movida every other night. For those who dislike the Navigli there is always another option: at the end of Via Torino there' s an area called Le Colonne, due to the romanic columns of Saint Lorenz, and this area also has many clubs. For those who dislike both there' s always Corso Como, near Station Garibaldi which is full of clubs. Yeah, we have pubs, clubs and discos but we don' t have one bloody Starbucks... Then there is the Sforza castle (romanesque castle built by the old family of Milan, the Sforza) with its big park (Parco Sempione). Piazzale Cadorna, seat of the regional railways' station, along with its statue and fountain is something that must be seen. Santa Maria delle Grazie, in Corso Magenta, has the Last Supper painted by Leonardo da Vinci, while if you take the green subway line and get down at Lanza you will find the Brera Pinacothece, home of many famous paintings... I think that' s pretty much the basic things about Milan...
08'aIgnorance is not an excuse
28th November 2003
I live in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. It's a big city so there's a lot of things you can do. The city dates back to the 1200's so there's a pretty cool mix of old and modern. It's a very beautiful city at the summer but it's pretty dull at the winter. About the climate: It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's dark almost 20 hours per day in the winter but on the other hand you get the sun in your eyes when you're on your way home from a night out at the summer ;). If you visit Stockholm I'd recommend a boat trip in the Stockholm archipelago, which consists of around 25,000 islands. My family used to have a sailboat so I spent almost every summer of my childhood there.
29th November 2003
I live in Finland, to be more exact in Länsi-Suomen lääni, the city of Turku. The climate is hemiboreal, and unfortunately the area is often a couple of degrees warmer than Tampere where I come from, which results in a serious lack of snow. To give you a clue of how down south I live I'll put the location of the threadstarter, Anchorage, as a reference point. Tampere is quite a bit north of the level of Anchorage, whilst Turku is even a bit more south. The distance between the two cities is however only about 167km. :p
As far as activities go there isn't much you can't do in the Turku region, perhaps with the exception of downhill skiing, since the area is rather flat. There is however an extraordinary archipelago, the Archipelago Sea that happens to be the largest in the world with more islands than e.g. the by Mast3rofPuppets mentioned Stockholm archipelago or Indonesia. There is also a pretty nice and cheap ferry line through the archipelago to Stockholm, the ferries are essentially small floating cities with cheaper alcohol. And if you somehow get bored it is only a two hours car, bus or train trip to Tampere or Helsinki.
Turku, or Åbo as it is called in Swedish, was founded in the 13th century, and thus being the oldest city in Finland has quite a bit of history to look at despite the fact that a lot of it has been destroyed, places worth visiting include e.g. the castle, now a museum, that is located close to the harbour, and the cathedral, both approximately as old as the city. I find Turku to be quite beautiful all year, although perhaps not quite as beautiful as e.g. Porvoo, it certainly beats places like Helsinki... The Aura river dividing the centre gives it a nice touch.
Turku is the fifth largest city in the country, and the region is the third largest, but the city still has only around 175 000 citizens. Of those quite many are students, three universities, of which one is the only Swedish language one in Finland, and two polytechnics make for a nice student culture... Internal public transport is limited to a sufficient and working network of bus lines. You can expect to manage speaking only Swedish here, even though not perhaps every bus driver and shop assistant will understand you there is always someone who does. I still often speak Finnish just out of an old habit, and because it is faster than saying things three times to get your point across.
The network of cycle lanes should be better, as is you can't really reach the downtown without mixing in with the cars, but as the traffic isn't excessive you can live with that.
As far as light goes it is quite similiar to Stocholm, down here we do indeed get several hours of grey light even during the darkest days, provided it isn't too cloudy. Temperatures vary between at most -25 degrees Celcius in the winter and +35 in the summer, but those extremes are rare, generally the climate is quite pleasant. I like the forests we get in most of the country, walking around in the woods and climbing on cliffs is very relaxing especially here in the southwest as they aren't full of wolves, if lucky you can e.g. meet moose, although that isn't very likely if you like me don't bother to go more than a few kilometers from the city centre. :p
God loves the Infantry.
12th July 2006
New Hampshire, US of A. I live in a small city but its the king city of the state. New Hampsire is just full of trees, pine, oak, chestnut and the other trees. Around the neighborhood, its suburban. Just outside the city. Places to eat: Burger King, McDonalds, Chinese/American/Japanese Buffet, a few other Asian resturants, Ruby Tuesdays, and other ones. There are a lot of local stores around, so theres no need to drive just to get food. A local mall is just 20-30 minutes from my house. Theres a baseball stadium 10 minutes from here. Theres a few football fields from here as well. A bowling alley in front of the area I live in. Theres going to be a new building, not completed yet, next to the residence. Enviroment is good, residency is good, and the city status is improving. The government has been constructing buildings all over the place, so the city is starting to look like NYC.
Pending Further Assignment
9th May 2005
I live in Hertforshire, South East England, in a tiny little village called Pirton. There's absolutely nothing to do and that's just the way I like it. The weather has recently been, for lack of a better word, random. We get snow one day, burning sunshine the next. It's quiet, with lots of old people but too many chavs. (chavs too young to cause a problem, luckily) 3 miles from the nearest town, but I only venture into it's fowl essence when my friends badger me into coming out for the night or I have to buy a new game... oh, and school I guess. Seeing as I'm an incredibly boring person, I hope never to leave :D
2 excited 4 shark week
25th May 2004
I live in Etobicoke of Toronto Canada. It's quite nice where I live, in a very nice neighborhood where every second person owns a black benz. Things to do - go downtown. everything is downtown. unless your lame enough to chill in the suburbs.
I train sheep to cage fight!!
8th January 2006
in Ownesboro Kentucky, theres its ont very big, i live outside of town so there are woods around and stuff to go walking in it doesnt snow enough here, the most snow we sualy get is 1", it would be alot funner if we had snow instead of just freaking cold (5*F was low this year i think) but today its 80*F, and will get into the upper 90's and ever once in a while it will hit 100* which sucks ass cause its to hot and humid to go outside them
what we do: me and my friends pack in a car and drive around town, sit and talk in parking lots, go to movies, have cops tell us to go home, we go see local bands play almost every weekend (sometimes we go out of town to see them), sometimes we will drive to the next to just cause we have nothing to do, go hiking/camping, theres a little bit of climbing but not that much its mostly hard hiking trails in the east, and do donouts in parking lots and race or whatever
3rd May 2005
I hail from Cornwall, the South-Western peninsula of England. In terms of climate, contrary to popular belief we do no worse (or better) than any other part of southern England.
I live in a small village outside one of the major towns, which suits me perfectly as it keeps me a few miles separate from the chav scum (yes, we get them here just like anywhere else in the UK) who inhabit the area. As for immediate surroundings, I am two minutes walk from a popular beach, and around five from a 18-hole golf course. The village is split into two sections, one being a small cluster of houses with excellent sea views, and the other being a long stretch of road leading down to the beach, which is lined with larger houses and some small mansions.
It's extremely quiet and boring (until the summer comes, when hundreds of people descend on the beach), and that suits me just fine.
6th July 2005
Well I live in a larger town called Bonney Lake. For those of you who know where Seattle is, its about 40 miles south of there. We get rain, and its often overcast and cloudy. Around April the weather picks up, and it gets nice and warm. We get a few inches of snow but it doesnt last long.
In the town itself, there is not much to do. We have a movie theatre. A few resturants like McDonalds, other fast food. And we have Sharies, Applebees, and a nice place called Mad Dog Cafe. For good breakfast I can go down the hill to Sumner to Dixie's which has outstanding food. The biggest attraction is the land. People come here for the land. And down the road there are houses selling for 500,000 dollars. Some people own animals like horses and chickens and we get our eggs from an older couple with some cows and chickens.
The area is green all year round, hence the nickname of 'Evergreen State' for Washington. We have some Cherry trees on our road, and they are blossoming a pretty pink right now.
As for my neighborhood itself, there are about 23 houses that have mostly single men and women living in them. There are 2 other high-school kids in my neighborhood besides me. One is my good friend, and the other one is a wierd kid who stays in her house.
So yeah, thats Bonney Lake. Pretty intersting huh?