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Old 07-11-2003, 07:09 PM   #1
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My brother just got back from a trip to Newfoundland, we have some family there which he did spend time with, but he some of the things he told me where amazing...

When they were in the bars and clubs, they did not pay for one drink

Him and his friends would get stopped in the street when someone heard their accent and create conversations with them.

The hospitality they saw was like none they have seen before, any where they went people wanted to be nice to them.

The sights and history of Newfoundland were more indepth than he could think of of, or had been taught in school.

The thought of someone trying to scam them or rip them off never even entered their mind, they police up until about 4 years ago, didn't even carry guns.

I feel so nieve for not even concidering making a trek down to "The Rock", but now I am, my next adventure will not be over seas, my next trip will be to Newfoundland on the east coast of Canada, A trip that I have not taken since I was 8 yrs old, almost 20yrs ago.

St.Johns is the largest city and they were treat no diferent than when they rolled nto a small town, EVERYONE is friendly and eager to help and meet a trav'la. Dispite being the highest taxed province, and the highest unemployment rate, this place treats their guest like gold, like family....

HOLD TIGHT NEWFOUNDLAND, I"M COMING!!!!

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apparently, it is a shorter distance from Nfld to Ireland, that Nfld to Toronto. Crazy.
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Sounds like tourists are a rare thing out there. Those places, in my opinion are the sa-weetess! They´re like hidden gems I had the same experience in a little town in the south of France called Le Puy Envaly and in the South of Spain, Villa Nuevo Del Arzobispo. You kinda feel like a celebrity in a way B)
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pardon the ignorance, but can you drive there, or you gotta fly?
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Old 07-14-2003, 07:47 AM   #5
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Cincy, where do you live???


You can drive to Newfoundland, but you have to take a ferry to get to the island Newfoundland Ferry Service

I did the drive when I was young, so I do not remember much, but ANYONE I have talked to about the drive through the Canadian maritimes is pretty frik'n wick'd
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Im from Cincinnati, but Ive lived in Texas for the last year, and Im now in Oklahoma for a while......I just didnt know if there was a bridge, or what? but thanks for the info CD!
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Sounds like tourists are a rare thing out there. Those places, in my opinion are the sa-weetess! They´re like hidden gems * I had the same experience in a little town in the south of France called Le Puy Envaly and in the South of Spain, Villa Nuevo Del Arzobispo. You kinda feel like a celebrity in a way B)
I know this is an old topic to bring up, but what the hell...

there are piles of toursts here every year, we (not to toot our own horns, hehe) are just friendly people in general. I do agree it's a hidden gem, and a lot of the people that live here haven't discovered all the province has to offer. if you're into the great outdoors (5 minutes from the city) and natural wonders, it's the place to be. great place to come party too.
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YE-YE.....D_Fresh in the house!!!!! to da boards my friend!!! Where in Newfoundland ya from???
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Sin Jawns representin' me son, lol.
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hi! just to clarify, it takes about 3 hours to fly to toronto from St.JOhn's, and it takes about 4 1/2-5 to fly to heathor from here (st.john's), so I guess it would be about the same to fly to dublin. However,the crazy thing is it costs less to fly to England than it does to fly to Labrador,which is the mainland portion of Newofundland.
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YES BY! im from newfoundland!!

i live in st johns right now, but im moving "around da bay" to port rexton for the summer to work haha its fucking beautiful out there

check out port rexton/trinity area... and hike the skerwink trail, youll be amazed..... i feel like a tourist in my own province when i do it.....absolutly breath taking.... its one of the top 5 hiking trails in north america,,,, ain;t that some shit.

more than welcome to share some inside info on the ol rock if you'd like.

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This sounds like a place I would love to visit, I'll keep this in mind. The place sounds cool. Can I get crack there? (That was a joke, only the crack part was a joke)
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I've wanted to go to Nfld and the rest of the Maritimes for a while now. Flights just seem so expensive, and I have a stupid mindset that if I'm going to spend $$ on a flight, I might as well leave the country! I love the accent there though. Now I have a new trip to consider!!
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I hear ya, it would cost me almost as much to fly to Newfoundland than it would to fly to london....thats really sad, i be to every country in europe before i see every province in canada *sigh*
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flights in Canada are outrageous period. it costs more for me to fly anywhere west of ontario than it does to fly to london.
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It's pretty ridonkulous if you ask me... even westjets expensive WHY WESTJET WHY!!! I'D EXPECT THIS FROM AIR CANADA BUT NOT FROM YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
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