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Posted: 3/5/2006 8:31:21 AM EDT
I lived in Brunei as a kid for 1-2 years. My dad worked for a company that did construction work for the Sultan.

It was wonderful for a kid. Incredible wildlife and fish. Tremendous variation in food and cultures.

I still miss the giant bowls of wonton soup that you would get at the open air resturants.

Then I moved to Seattle/Tacoma and the Detroit area. Not as interesting or fun. But no wild animals trying to eat you.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 8:33:01 AM EDT
I lived in Boulder, CO for 3 years. that place is pretty fucking weird.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 8:34:21 AM EDT
While in the Army, I stayed at a german aircraft and bomb production bunker outside of Venice, Italy. Pretty cool...looked like nobody had been in there since the end of the war.

I was only there for about two months, but it made me want to go back to Europe over and over again. Someday I will.

Link Posted: 3/5/2006 8:43:03 AM EDT
Grew up in Singapore and Taiwan. It isn't exotic per se, but you guys stateside might think so.


Did my undergrad at Berkeley. It's like a whole 'nother planet....
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 8:46:28 AM EDT
MCAS Cherry Point North Carolina

The South was a great shock for this California boy

"Exotic" in terms of squalid and primitive
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 8:46:54 AM EDT
I will exclude the exotic places the Army sent me. :)

Raised my family on a State Park, beautiful residence in paradise,
went on to manage ocean front condos, had a beautiful ocean front
residence.

No complaints here.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 8:49:34 AM EDT
I used to live in a canvas wall tent in the Frank Church Wilderness in Idaho. That was pretty exotic.

I spent a couple months living under the snake river bridge in Lewiston Idaho. That was pretty wierd.

Link Posted: 3/5/2006 8:51:57 AM EDT
Texas would be exotic compared to all of the above mentioned locations.....so I vote Texas.

The ONLY real place to call home.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 8:55:03 AM EDT
I lived in a tent for a few days in Gulfport MS after Katrina
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 9:29:09 AM EDT
Waco TX
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 9:30:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 9:39:42 AM EDT
Beacon Hill (Boston).
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 9:42:48 AM EDT
I lived in Jakarta for a year
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 9:53:09 AM EDT
Grain shed attached to a farm house in Essex Center Vermont. Mom, dad me and my 2 brothers. Lived there for 2 years.
Gerry
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 9:54:44 AM EDT
This one clearly falls into the weird category.

Marlette Michgan. 19 churches & one bar that was closed by 10:00pm. No Sunday hunting. Incredible cliques were it seemed everyone looked down their nose at you for the slightest reason.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 9:55:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tanam:
Waco TX



We have a winner. He lived in an impact area!!! Were you in the compound?

Is Tanam another name for branch Davidian?
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 9:56:38 AM EDT
Venice, CA

The guy across the way was always wanting to borrow my girlfriends clothes....especially the short sequin dress...
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 9:57:52 AM EDT
Keflavik, Iceland
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 9:59:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/5/2006 9:59:52 AM EDT by DienBienPhu54]
an apartment near the corner of POLK & Sacramento st. in San Francisco, right in the middle of the gay community

lots of strange / weird people
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:03:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:
Diego Garcia British East Indian Territory
Udon Thani, Thailand
Yokosuka, Japan
Subic Bay, The Philippines
Exmouth, Australia



Been there, done that. Did 3 trips to Japan. First at the Embassy, second at Zama and third to Sendai (northern Honshu) Also did Korea where I was working in a bunker but staying at the Seoul Hilton. Spent first 11.5 years in Germany and we travelled a lot. Most bizzarre place was at a health camp (had asthma as kid, climate change) for 6 weeks in what could only be described as a winter resort in Bavaria. Extremely beautiful, but was weird in that it was all kids staying in this huge bavarian hostel.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:04:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/5/2006 10:08:02 AM EDT by JLH3]
San Francisco for 3 years.

Near Clayton and Corbett.

DienBienPhu54 and I win.

Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:11:39 AM EDT
Curitiba Brazil working for Tri-tec motores and Torreon Mexico doing an install for John Deere.

Curitiba is a wonderful place.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:19:27 AM EDT
My brother lived in his pickup for a month or two.

Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:20:13 AM EDT
Durban, South Africa for a year... a wealth of history every day.

Zulu, actually means something to me.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:25:37 AM EDT
Soignee, Belgium for about 3 years.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:26:18 AM EDT
Exotic? None.

Wierdest? NoVA
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:38:45 AM EDT
I lived up a girl's ass for about 4mo, then I got smart and moved.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:41:17 AM EDT
Sir, OK I'll play. Exotic: I lived on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor Hawaii for three and a half years. Also lived in Bandol, Southern France for about seven months. Weird: I lived in Naples, Italy for about seven years total. 7zero1, out.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:41:31 AM EDT
King Khalid Military City in Saudi Arabia from 1993 to 1998
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 1998 to 2001
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:46:44 AM EDT

I lived for about half a year with my parents in Malaysia in the mid 80s, and would live with them for several weeks at a time when they lived in Nigeria (and when I had leave in the army).

Other than that, for someone who grew up in Holland, Denmark and Germany - places like Washington D.C., Chicago and Nashville have been pretty "exotic" places to live
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:46:57 AM EDT
Is the French Quarter in New Orleans exotic or weird?

Well, in the 70s it wasn't so weird.

Eric The(N'awlinsKindaGuy)Hun
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:47:48 AM EDT
San Juan Pueblo Indian Reservation for the last 6 years. Beautiful country and beautiful people. North Central New Mexico.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:48:28 AM EDT
6x8 solitary jail cell count?
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:53:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:


. . . Then I moved to ....the Detroit area. Not as interesting or fun. But no wild animals trying to eat you.



Ummm, the wild animals may not be trying to eat you,
but there are still more than enough in Detroit
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 10:57:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Painter:

Originally Posted By ARDOC:


. . . Then I moved to ....the Detroit area. Not as interesting or fun. But no wild animals trying to eat you.



Ummm, the wild animals may not be trying to eat you,
but there are still more than enough in Detroit



Just like any other major city.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 11:13:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/5/2006 3:30:05 PM EDT by AR15fan]
Okinawa 1yr
UAE 3 months
Somalia 4 months
Albany GA 7 months (By far the strangest*)
*Bar owners/bartenders willing to serve anyone old enough to see over the bar. Bar owners pimping out their own wives, sisters, daughters to the customer. Bars letting "women" as young as 14yo in. Shitty economy. Families trying to set up their teenage daughters with any Marine they could latch onto. Creepy.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 12:24:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tanam:
<snip>
Just like any other major city.



I grew up in the area.
Detroit is a little meaner than
the typical "any other major city".
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 12:28:00 PM EDT
I lived in the People's Republic of Cambridge (MA) for about 23 years (born and raised), about a mile/mile-and-quarter from Harvard Square. For anyone who's ever seen or been to "The Pit" in Harvard Square (just above ground at the T Station), calling it "weird" is an understatement.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 12:31:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mall-Ninja:
Grew up in Singapore and Taiwan. It isn't exotic per se, but you guys stateside might think so.


Taiwan certainly counts as "wierd" (sic). Where else has the president of the renegade province country been shot in an apparent assassination attempt just days before the presidential election, resulting in the opposition throwing a tantrum claiming he did it deliberately to increase his "sympathy vote"?
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 1:40:13 PM EDT
I lived in da projects for 5 years for free!
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 5:49:04 PM EDT
The Exumas (Bahamas) on my sailboat for a year. Stay safe
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 5:56:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:00:10 PM EDT
California
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:01:36 PM EDT
Okinawa, Japan - shittiest place I have ever lived.

Burns, Oregon - Second shittiest place and wierdest place I have ever lived.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:02:50 PM EDT
FWIW

Honolulu
Mississippi

Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:07:16 PM EDT
I was stationed at NAS Key West/ Boca Chica. I lived in Key Wesy next street over from Duval for 6 years. Party town, nice climate. Not for family living or sober living. greeat diving and fishing. Lots of hot women. Oh, and lots of gays.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:11:35 PM EDT
in a van, down by the river
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:13:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:17:00 PM EDT
Fort Polk in lovely rural bumfuck Louisiana, America's Very Own Third-World Country.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:18:55 PM EDT
Pittsburgh ?
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 6:25:34 PM EDT
College
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