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Favorite thing: Phoenix is a huge city, yes it is in the middle of the desert but no its not in the middle of no where. You may think of Phoenix as being in the middle of no where so why bother going there. In reality it is a massive city with lots of different supburbs (Chandler, Tempe, Scotsdale, Gilbert, mesa, Paradise Valley, glendale ACTUALLY THEY ARE CALLED CITIES!!!). You can do or buy justabout anything that you can do or buy elsewhere in the states.
Yes I believe it can get extremely hot here, I have only experienced january so far and its extremely plesant. During the day it is a very comfortable temperature probably mid 20's C or mid 70's F and at night all you have to do is put on a sligtly warm top and its very plesant. however in the summer it can get to 110 F.

Fondest memory: Although I probably wouldn't recommend Phoenix as a holiday resort I think it is a really good location to explore Arizona. perhaps use Phoenix as the airportt for getting in and out of the state. To Sedona the beautiful red rock country its only 119 miles, Flagstaff 145 miles, grand Canyon(228 miles), Hoover Dam (259 miles), Lake Havasu city (206 miles).

We intend travelling to Sedona (119 miles) then the Grand Canyon (further 100 miles), then Brize canyon in a week. there are many national parks in arizona. There is even a point in Arizona where you can stand in the corner and be next to 3 other states!!!

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  • Written Jan 30, 2003
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