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General 19 Apr '20 00:07
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    Reading about Ecuadors horrible covid-19 experience got me thinking, is there anywhere you've been to more than once without actually seeing the place?

    Guayaquil, which appears to be at the centre of the outbreak there is a place I've been to at least 4 times without actually venturing out of the bus station. Between travelling in S. America and living in Peru on the tourist visa (border hop) I had to travel there as that's as far as a Peruvian bus will go into Ecuador but never had the desire to actually see the city. Maybe should have.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-52324218
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    @trev33 said
    Reading about Ecuadors horrible covid-19 experience got me thinking, is there anywhere you've been to more than once without actually seeing the place?

    Guayaquil, which appears to be at the centre of the outbreak there is a place I've been to at least 4 times without actually venturing out of the bus station. Between travelling in S. America and living in Peru on the touris ...[text shortened]... actually see the city. Maybe should have.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-52324218
    The misfortune of stopovers at L.A. airport.
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    flew thru paris twice, never left the airport
    spent a week in philidelphia, at the navy barracks, never checked out the city

    when i think back, maybe that was a good thingie
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    London, Heathrow, last month. I tried to stay. I really did.

    I’ll be back.
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    @trev33 said
    Reading about Ecuadors horrible covid-19 experience got me thinking, is there anywhere you've been to more than once without actually seeing the place?

    Guayaquil, which appears to be at the centre of the outbreak there is a place I've been to at least 4 times without actually venturing out of the bus station. Between travelling in S. America and living in Peru on the touris ...[text shortened]... actually see the city. Maybe should have.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-52324218
    Only Atlanta comes to mind, although there are several places where I stopped over once and never got to see on that visit.
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    I have three (THREE) guide books for Istanbul. And they're the same book. But I haven't visited Istanbul. I've been to the airport twice but not managed to venture out. Not yet!
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    London worked there 50/60 times neve got a chance to take in the sightes.
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    Shannon Airport, Ireland several times. Never ventured outside.
    It'll happen, someday.
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    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Had a change of flights no time for a visit
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    I was in an airport transit lounge along the Persian Gulf somewhere for 2-3 hours at some point in the 1990s and I probably could not work out which country it was ~ or even what month it might have been ~ even if I really wanted to. If I were a character in a police procedural TV series, it's the kind of thing that the plot would rely upon us being rather easily, and in a somewhat unlikely fashion, able to figure out which airport it was and remember things very clearly, even though it was 20-30 years ago. Just saying.
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    @wolfe63 said
    Shannon Airport, Ireland several times. Never ventured outside.
    It'll happen, someday.
    I’ve had the good fortune to visit several times always on business. West Ireland is charming and beautiful. Galway is old worldly dreamy. Must go back.
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    London and Paris, not nearly a kiss.

    several US cities too, Atlanta, Kansas City etc. Back in the day, nonstop flights were rare
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    @neilarini said
    I have three (THREE) guide books for Istanbul. And they're the same book. But I haven't visited Istanbul. I've been to the airport twice but not managed to venture out. Not yet!
    Are the guide books just for Istanbul or all of turkey?
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    @trev33 said
    Are the guide books just for Istanbul or all of turkey?
    Er....that would be just Istanbul. They're the top ten guides so do contain top ten exclusions (which includes Troy - I love history).

    I love travelling and shop regularly on amazon so I add cheap second hand guides when I feel like it. Last year I had a six hour hold over in Paris so dug out my Paris guide and that's when I realized I had not one, not two but three guides for Istanbul.
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