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Author Topic: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.  (Read 3828 times)

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Offline aupointillimite

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I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« on: January 21, 2007, 07:22:53 PM »
I'll be going to Charleston in February to visit my best friend and her husband.  I've never been and it should prove to be an interesting visit.  We're gonna go out to Fort Sumter (we're history nerds) and then probably end up shocking proper Southerners. 

Hopefully, my presence will not make it snow like it seemed to do in Texas.

But... given that I'm staying here for the time being... and given my love of traveling to places on the cheap (God bless JetBlue and hostels), I have a question to all you people out there...

Where should I go after this?  I'm thinking Atlanta, Chicago, or San Francisco.  I haven't been to either one of those cities... and I've heard cool things about all of them.  Now, I don't have a car, so good pubic transportation is a big thing with me.  Other than that... I just like places with cool bars and good record stores and rockgod-like people such as myself.
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Offline koi1

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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2007, 09:52:05 PM »
Well San Francisco has great transportation, cool bars, and really nice people.

At least that has been my experience. It feels like a real city. I think it is really the only real metropolis on the west coast. I love it! Was just there two weeks ago. Even though I was feeling like absolute crap, I still managed to admire its beauty.

rob
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Offline cph9680

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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2007, 11:39:56 PM »
Atlanta's pretty cool.  For the most part.

They do have lots of malls there.  The last time I went to visit my mom, I got to go to a different mall almost everyday

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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2007, 02:26:08 AM »
San Francisco has Virgin Records downtown, off Union Square on Market St.  It's huge.

Public transportation is a cinch.  BART from the airport (either SFO or OAK) and MUNI all over the City, from the Castro to the Ferry Building to South of Market.

robert

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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2007, 06:15:15 AM »
I'm going up the east coast on a road trip at the end of March... I'm no RockGod but I'm traveling in style
and would consider sharing my gay east coast adventure...  Leaving Mobile we intend to stop in Atlanta, Savannah
Charleston NC and all the way up to Vermont...perhaps further.   :P
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Offline Razorbill

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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2007, 06:28:37 AM »
San Francisco is one of the world's truly unique cities - don't miss it.

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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2007, 08:34:44 AM »
YOU PICKED 3 GREAT OPTIONS!
I WAS IN ATLANTA SEVERAL YEARS AGO AND FOUND THAT FAMOUS SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY EVERYWHERE...AND IT MAY BE A LITTLE WARMER THAN YOUR OTHER 2 OPTIONS.  I HAVE YET TO "DO" SAN FRANCISCO OTHER THAN A QUICK RUN THRU THE CITY (AT MIDNIGHT) ON A MAD-DASH TRIP DOWN THE PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY 5 YEARS AGO.  SINCE I AM IN DETROIT I CAN VOUCH FOR CHICAGO SINCE THAT IS WHERE WE GO WHEN WE NEED REAL CITY LIFE AND AN INSPIRING GAY ENVIRONMENT.  LAKEVIEW (OTHERWISE KNOWN AS BOYSTOWN) IS THE HUB OF GAY LIFE AND THERE IS A NICE B & B (WWW.THEVILLATOSCANA.COM) WHERE U CAN GET A ROOM FOR AROUND $100/NIGHT WHICH IS GOOD CONSIDERING ITS PRIME LOCATION RIGHT ON HALSTEAD STREET.  THEIR ELEVATED TRAIN (KNOWN AS THE "L") CAN TAKE YOU TO EVERY CORNER OF THE CITY AND U CAN GET A VISITOR PASS FOR THE "L" FOR SOMETHING LIKE $25.  THE SHOPS ON MICHIGAN AVE ARE GREAT AND THERE ARE MANY MUSEUMS TO CHECK OUT DOWNTOWN (CALLED THE LOOP).  LOTS OF OPTIONS FOR FOOD, CLUBS, AND EVEN ICE SKATING AT THE NEW MILLENIUM PARK....JUST A VERY VIBRANT CITY!

GOOD LUCK IN UR TRAVELS!
BE WELL....

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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2007, 10:09:55 AM »
Chicago is one of my favorite cities. Something for everyone from shopping to food to "play activites".  Great night life.  Transportation is fantastic.  Fly into Midway take the Orange line, your in downtown in 30 mins or so.  Transfer to other lines and go anywhere in the city.  I went last summer with nephew, stayed at the Raddison near the Hancock tower for around $90.  Never once took a cab, busses and subway only.  Buy a pass.  If you go, do the Hancock Bldg rather than the Sears tower much better view and experience.

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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2007, 01:10:53 PM »
Um...you need to come up to North Carloina...Charlotte to be specific!!

(okay so I am selfish!)

I say you head to San Francisco...love that city!!
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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2007, 02:41:59 PM »
I can only talk about SF. Was there twice. First time I was 21, second time 'round I was 27. Both times were fun beyond belief. When I was 21 I went to clubs and met and ran around with very friendly strangers :D (yeah risky I know but I was lucky - they were nice), played beach volleyball in San Gregorio(?), got some manlove in Tiburon, etc. When I was 27 I went to Napa Valley and ate fancy food, national parks (trails), oh yeah, friendly strangers (gotta love 'em!) :D Grrrrreat memories of the Bay Area  8)

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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2007, 04:23:43 PM »
San Francisco has Virgin Records downtown, off Union Square on Market St.  It's huge.

Public transportation is a cinch.  BART from the airport (either SFO or OAK) and MUNI all over the City, from the Castro to the Ferry Building to South of Market.

robert

(why don't you wait until Sept and them meet us at the Russian River?)

How far is the Russian River from the city?  I would be without transportation except for whatever the state of California has given to me.

I'm also not wealthy by any stretch of the imagination... I fly JetBlue and stay in hostels.  I'd love to go... but I do everything on the cheap.  I have a Jewish father.   ;D
Your tastebuds can't repel flavor of this magnitude!

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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2007, 04:28:44 PM »
If you'd put out more the world would be your oyster.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2007, 04:29:20 PM »
If you'd put out more the world would be your oyster.

If I put out more, the world would be my petri dish.
Your tastebuds can't repel flavor of this magnitude!

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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2007, 04:40:46 PM »
If I put out more, the world would be my petri dish.

O RLY
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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2007, 04:42:59 PM »
O RLY

Yup.  I'm slutty!

Ain't it cute?   ;D
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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2007, 04:44:55 PM »
Yup.  I'm slutty!

Ain't it cute?   ;D
Oh, I thought you were saying that if you would slut around more you'd be spreading your evil viral demon seed everywhere. 

My bad!
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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2007, 04:46:55 PM »
Oh, I thought you were saying that if you would slut around more you'd be spreading your evil viral demon seed everywhere. 

My bad!

I was saying that... but in jest.

I manage to slut around like nobody's business but keep the viral demon seed contained.

It's magical, really.

Thank you, condoms. 
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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2007, 05:05:35 PM »
Quote from: aupointillimite
I was saying that... but in jest.

I manage to slut around like nobody's business but keep the viral demon seed contained.

It's magical, really.

Thank you, condoms. 

You're doing something wrong then.  At your age the youth hostel should be a Ritz Carlton.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2007, 05:07:13 PM »
You're doing something wrong then.  At your age the youth hostel should be a Ritz Carlton.

he said slut

not whore

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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2007, 05:13:27 PM »
he said slut

not whore

Exactly, I don't do it for money... just free drinks.   ;)
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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2007, 05:15:41 PM »
Exactly, I don't do it for money... just free drinks.   ;)

I will do it for money!!  ;D
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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2007, 05:16:34 PM »
tut tut... a Sugar Daddy is all that's needed in every city.  That is NOT fee-for-service arraignment, ladies.  Who wants drinks when a four course meal awaits, bottles of Veuve Cliquot, and a Lincoln Town Car!
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« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2007, 05:17:32 PM »
I will do it for money!!  ;D

That's the spirit!
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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2007, 05:17:56 PM »
I will do it for money!!  ;D

Don't think that hasn't crossed my mind.  Some guy with a company actually asked me if I wanted to be an escort... but then I remembered having seen Mighty Aphrodite and figured that Woody Allen wouldn't come rescue me.  I politely declined.

I prefer the free drinks, personally.

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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2007, 11:34:06 PM »

ooh...la....la
 
ummmm 
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... played beach volleyball in San Gregorio

 Went to that beach plenty of times back in the 70's.  Clothing optional :o.  you were 21?  WOW.  My imagination is starting to wander. ....

Oh and the Russian River is about 1 hr N. of SF.  Keep that in mind.  Don't automatically discount it because of money.  REmember we're taking up a collection for those who need help financially.  I think that would be time well spent...you'd meet some great people and see THE CITY at the same time. 

robert

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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2007, 12:13:46 PM »
philly267 - i wanted a reaction out of you, and you satisfied!

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« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2007, 04:28:55 PM »
ooh...la....la
 
ummmm 
 Went to that beach plenty of times back in the 70's.  Clothing optional :o.  you were 21?  WOW.  My imagination is starting to wander. ....

Oh and the Russian River is about 1 hr N. of SF.  Keep that in mind.  Don't automatically discount it because of money.  REmember we're taking up a collection for those who need help financially.  I think that would be time well spent...you'd meet some great people and see THE CITY at the same time. 

robert



Thank you very much, I really do appreciate it... but I don't accept charity very well.  It's a trait of mine.
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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2007, 09:38:01 PM »
i vote atlanta. public transportation is available, but not great. bars are great. i offer my private transportation....if sober. not likley, but i know some reliable cabbies. ...just dont mention you know me. i've been thrown outa cabs cause of my friendlyness with co-riders. <<<<< thats prob too much 
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Re: I'm going to South Carolina. I also need some advice.
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2007, 04:41:28 PM »
I am from Atlanta, it is fun, can tell you all kinds of things to do there.

 


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