Three Favorite Countries

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Jo498

Sure, the 15-18k was only the ca. 2 months long legs, so it's 4 times as much for 9 months.  I am aware that huge ships behave differently and are stabilized. Not attractive to me anyway.

You should practice piano more ;) I once knew a guy whose brother sometimes went to (probably smaller, like Mediterranean) cruises as pianist.
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Quote from: Jo498 on January 20, 2023, 07:18:38 AMSure, the 15-18k was only the ca. 2 months long legs, so it's 4 times as much for 9 months.  I am aware that huge ships behave differently and are stabilized. Not attractive to me anyway.

You should practice piano more ;) I once knew a guy whose brother sometimes went to (probably smaller, like Mediterranean) cruises as pianist.

I should indeed, but my technique has deteriorated to the point where I'm embarrassed to play even for myself at home.
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LKB

Two parts..

A) Countries I've visited:

England
Austria
Netherlands

B) Countries I've not visited:

Japan
Finland
New Zealand
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Harry

If there is an Orthodox monastery, those are my three favorite countries.
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Florestan

Quote from: Harry on January 20, 2023, 08:03:52 AMIf there is an Orthodox monastery, those are my three favorite countries.

There is at least one in France, actually. I know because I've been there several times. It's somewhere near Grenoble.

Given your criterion, Romania, Greece and Bulgaria are right up your alley.
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(poco) Sforzando

Quote from: Harry on January 20, 2023, 08:03:52 AMIf there is an Orthodox monastery, those are my three favorite countries.

Mount Athos on the Eastern peninsula of Greece! Or no doubt a few in Tibet.
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Florestan

Quote from: (poco) Sforzando on January 20, 2023, 08:33:58 AMa few in Tibet.

I very much doubt there is one single Orthodox Christian monastery in Tibet.

Otoh, if you started driving from any location in Romania, in whatever direction, you'd stumble upon such a monastery within the hour.



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Quote from: Florestan on January 20, 2023, 10:24:43 AMI very much doubt there is one single Orthodox Christian monastery in Tibet.

Otoh, if you started driving from any location in Romania, in whatever direction, you'd stumble upon such a monastery within the hour.

He said "orthodox," not "Christian."
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arkiv

Faroe  Islands.
San Marino.
Luxembourg.

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Quote from: Harry on January 20, 2023, 08:03:52 AMIf there is an Orthodox monastery, those are my three favorite countries.

Not a monastery, but we have the largest Greek Orthodox Church of Western Europe in Helsinki, the Uspenski Cathedral visited by half a million tourists every year.
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KevinP

I've only ever lived in three countries: the US, South Korea and New Zealand.

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Quote from: KevinP on January 29, 2023, 02:01:46 PMI've only ever lived in three countries: the US, South Korea and New Zealand.

Which country was the best for sea food in your personal experience?

KevinP

Korea, but it's limited to Korean-style cooking/preparation, though with Italian having risen in popularity. Otherwise, I'd say NZ is more versatile (more immigrants) but also more expensive.

As for the US, I've only ever lived in Chicago, too far inland for high expectations of seafood. You're paying for their flight.