National Geographic Traveler Magazine's top 20 destinations for 2016

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National Geographic Traveler Magazine's top 20 destinations for 2016

Postby Gord » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:45 pm

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.


Okaaaaay. But then we get to this one: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/tr ... 00x450.jpg

Winnipeg, Canada

:blink: What the fuuuuuuuuhhh??

I smell corruption! Money must have exchanged hands with whoever wrote this!

This multicultural, multilingual metropolis of 800,000, affectionately called the Peg by locals--

Hey! {!#%@} you!

--blipped onto international radar screens in 2014 when the Canadian Museum for Human Rights opened here, and again this past summer when the FIFA Women’s World Cup passed through.

AHA! I KNEW IT! FIFA! CORRUPTION!!!

Seriously. The place is a dump. Don't come here. Go to Uruguay or South Georgia Island instead. Much safer. Anyone comes to Winnipeg, swear to god, I will cut you [not an actual threat].
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Re: National Geographic Traveler Magazine's top 20 destinations for 2016

Postby Matthew Ellard » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:27 am

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Gord? What are you saying? Amanda and I have been saving our pennies, for a once in a lifetime, romantic holiday in Manitoba. We are both very excited and looking towards seeing the tourism highlights.

Capt. Thomas Button's boots are on display at the Manitoba library.

Apparently there is no shortage of coffee mugs with the original plans for Fort Churchill at the main tourist shop.

There is a very exciting stone marker on the final negotiated 1902 border. I assume there will lots of tourist coaches to go see that.


Yep. We are going the full hog and travelling in style!
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Re: National Geographic Traveler Magazine's top 20 destinations for 2016

Postby Gord » Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:32 am

Canada no longer accepts the penny: http://www.mint.ca/store/mint/about-the ... o4wqhUrKhc
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Re: National Geographic Traveler Magazine's top 20 destinations for 2016

Postby Austin Harper » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:34 pm

Come on, USA! Get your act together and drop the penny!
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Re: National Geographic Traveler Magazine's top 20 destinations for 2016

Postby Gord » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:12 am

...full disclaimer, I still accept the penny....



I'm building a statue.
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Postby Matthew Ellard » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:18 am

Gord wrote:...full disclaimer, I still accept the penny....
I'd certainly hope so. The Manitoba travel bureau has assured me that I can use 1 cent pieces, for the pay-for-view telescope, aimed at your house. :D
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Re: National Geographic Traveler Magazine's top 20 destinations for 2016

Postby Gord » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:22 am

The Manitoba travel bureau hasn't been updated in seventeen years, except to change the dates to make it appear current. For instance, the viewing device in that picture has been painted green, damaged in a brush fire, moved a quarter of a mile to a different spot, vandalised and replaced twice, and then completely removed since the last update, even though the dates on the images and website suggest otherwise.

Because it turns out to be cheaper to change a date than to write new information for a travel bureau. :p
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Re: National Geographic Traveler Magazine's top 20 destinations for 2016

Postby Matthew Ellard » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:34 am

Gord wrote:The Manitoba travel bureau hasn't been updated in seventeen years
That's fair enough. The last thing the local residents of Manitoba would want is to be overwhelmed by millions of tourists.

If they artificially make Manitoba look a bit "dated" and "daggy" then only really pedantic tourists who have researched Manitoba's current tourist highlights will be "in the know" and book tickets. :D
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