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What made the most exotic place you visited (or live) exotic?

  1. Cyndi10 profile image87
    Cyndi10posted 5 years ago

    What made the most exotic place you visited (or live) exotic?

    I notice that many hubbers live in places I would consider exotic. Maybe someone considers where I live exotic. Each of us would have a different view, I'm sure. What makes the place you visited (or live) exotic?

  2. Globetrekkermel profile image75
    Globetrekkermelposted 5 years ago

    Not one but quite a bit of places that I have visited and not have visited and consider them exotic.
    1.Places that I have visited that i consider exotic:
        a.Taiwan- very clean and neat and love those hilly landscape.
        b.Coburg,Germany- was there 6 years ago and although it resembles a lot of typical german architecture and landscape , it was the people we have met - a family that made all the difference.We were invited to very medieval family gathering in  Coburg castle - dinner came with live armored knights and utensils and flatware all in wood, very similar to medieval dinner setting.
        3.Philippines- where I come from.With 7,000(yes, that is true) separate little islands, some so remote you have to take a wooden boat to get there and mingle with the local people.With 80 different dialects, it could't get any more exotic than that.
    2.Places I consider exotic that I have not visited:
       a.Bhutan- mainly because of its culture almost untouched with western influence.
       b.Tibet- because of its spiritual influences .
    Bhutan and Tibet -definitely is in the planning stage for my next conquer! LOL

    1. Cyndi10 profile image87
      Cyndi10posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for giving your experiences. That medieval family gathering sounds very exotic. I hope your trip to Bhutan and Tibet are as you expect them to to be.

    2. Globetrekkermel profile image75
      Globetrekkermelposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are wecome Cyndi10.i appreciate your comments.lookingforward with excitement to Tibet and Bhutan.God bless.

    3. travelschooling profile image80
      travelschoolingposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Bhutan is on my bucket list, we should be there next year. Tibet, not sure, I think the political situation would upset me too much, maybe. I'd love to see HH The Dalai Lama. I went to his house in India, but he was out.

  3. joyfuldesigns profile image57
    joyfuldesignsposted 5 years ago

    It was Hawaii, probably because it is tropical, the beautiful trade winds and the beauty of the islands.

  4. Marie Verwae profile image57
    Marie Verwaeposted 5 years ago

    I would consider "exotic" to mean a foreign land populated with customs, people, and/or scenery that does one thing: teaches its travelers. One place I have visited, that has taught me a great deal more than I ever would have hoped, is the mystical land of London, England.

    Upon first arriving, I, being all of 17, thought I was enough of a history buff to recognize all artifacts of historical significance contained in each stone of every castle. However, after immersing myself in every tour and brochure I could get a hold of, I was humbled to learn how each building from Kensington to Liverpool held values treasured by each member of the venerable city.

    Being only 1 mile long and wide, the tiny, gigantic city of London overwhelmed me. Not only were the Vespas, double-decker busses, and corner pubs smothered together, but EVERYTHING was within walking distance. From towering museums to gothic churches, every cobblestone told a story.

    Whenever I opened my mouth to express how impressed I was with each building and fact, Londoners would simply shrug their shoulders, clearly unable to fathom how a custom or piece of history that was everyday life to them, seemed "exotic" to an American high school grad. At the Tower of London, one of the "Beefeaters" (the Queen's royal guards and those who ward the Tower) stated that many ghosts walk the grounds. "I've seen Queen Anne holding her head a couple times," he added, like it was nothing.

    My main tour guide, the hysterical Mary, also commented: "With all the ghosts in this town, it's amazing they aren't all crammed up against each other."

    So, all in all, if you are in the market for an "exotic" place to fill your mind with memorable knowledge from the wisest of folks, or even to catch a ghost cross your path, catch a plane over to London. A city full of history both seen and unseen.

    1. travelschooling profile image80
      travelschoolingposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm glad you love my old home Marie, I love it too. I could never be bored of London, I wish it was practical for us to still live there. I miss the history, museums, galleries ( all free!) and the cultural diversity and great food so much.

    2. Cyndi10 profile image87
      Cyndi10posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't visited London, but I've always thought London would be an intriguing place to visit. History fascinates me and England's history is, in general, is fascinating with all the twists and turns in the "story" of its people. Thanks for sharing.

  5. travelschooling profile image80
    travelschoolingposted 5 years ago

    I suppose exotic would mean what is most foreign to you, to your normality. I was born and brought up in Wales, lived in London for 8 years and now live in tropical Queensland.
    I'm sure many would consider this exotic, rain forests, abundant wildlife, the Great Barrier Reef and swaying palm trees. To me it's not because,culturally, it is little different to the UK.
    For me, exotic is India or Nepal or Bhutan, somewhere so totally different in every way that it blows your mind. I've been to China, Mongolia, Vietnam, many other places. But it's always the Indian subcontinent that I want to go back to , again and again, so much to learn, explore and experience.

  6. Kris Heeter profile image79
    Kris Heeterposted 5 years ago

    Traveling to Australia and diving on the Great Barrier Reef was probably the first exotic thing I experienced. 

    But I think to top that off, visiting Kenya and going on a week-long safari was by far the most exotic place and experience I've had.  It was an amazing experience.

  7. Literature Fairy profile image76
    Literature Fairyposted 5 years ago

    I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Paris last week, I don't know if I would describe it as exotic, but it was AMAZING! Infact I'm about to write a hub about it!
    smile

    1. Cyndi10 profile image87
      Cyndi10posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'll look forward to reading that.

  8. jcales profile image62
    jcalesposted 5 years ago

    Brazil. It has less amenities & choices but you adjust & appreciate other things .. e.g. no running hot water in sinks but abundant in coconuts & acai berry, black rice, nice beaches, lots of extremes, good musc, etc.

  9. kathleen1630 profile image60
    kathleen1630posted 5 years ago

    I usually go on mountain climbing and seeing exotic plants that you cant see in the city is the most exotic for me. Well, since I live in the tropical country, I am used to tropical cities, areas, and things. If id be travelling outside the country like Europe, then it would be the most exotic place by then.

  10. tipstoretireearly profile image83
    tipstoretireearlyposted 5 years ago

    Traveling to Agra in India to see the Taj Mahal.  The most exotic part of the trip was the drive to Agra from New Delhi, since it showed how many different people live.

  11. unvrso profile image92
    unvrsoposted 5 years ago

    The most exotic place I´ve been and lived is La Paz Baja California, Mexico. At La Paz I saw for the first time the gray whales and dolphins at the bay. The sunsets are also very beautiful. When seen from the streets of La Paz, the sunset on the horizon is awe inspiring.

    In La Paz, you can see the whales and dolphins swimming and puffing water out of their orifices in their backs during the months of January and February which is when the gray whales migrate from Alaska to baja California to give birth to their offspring.

 
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