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Old 09-26-2018, 04:38 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Cuba cities look so much cooler/more attractive than Dominican Republic cities. Thoughts?

I've never been to Cuba, but would love to go. I have been to the Dominican Republic though. My thoughts on Santo Domingo was that it is okay....but not particularly attractive/interesting. The Colonial Zone was just okay, in a mediocre kind of way. When I've viewed other cities like Santiago in DR, it looks more car-oriented, less inviting to walk around.

But pretty much everywhere in Cuba looks quite inviting. Not only Havana, but pretty much every city seems to have some character and attractive elements to it. Why do you think that is?

If you disagree with me on that, please give some examples of where and why, as I'd like to see DR a bit differently than that...
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Old 09-27-2018, 07:23 PM
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Quick comparison of random images of both cities.

Havana, Cuba
1 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...21.2h,-2.2p,1z
2 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2....08h,-1.88p,1z
3 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...0.58h,4.12p,1z
4 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2....99h,-5.51p,1z
5 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...1.08h,0.35p,1z
6 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...5.42h,1.53p,1z
7 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...3.51h,3.82p,1z
8 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...7.77h,4.06p,1z
9 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2....72h,-0.21p,1z
10 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2....13h,-1.51p,1z
11 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...1.96h,1.89p,1z
12 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...2.43h,1.33p,1z
13 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2....74h,-4.79p,1z
14 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2....47h,-1.42p,1z
15 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2....75h,-3.68p,1z
16 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...0.01h,1.75p,1z
17 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2....55h,-7.64p,1z


Santo Domingo, DR
1 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....18h,-2.81p,1z
2 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...48.2h,2.37p,1z
3 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....39h,-5.17p,1z
4 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....74h,-0.27p,1z
5 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....35h,-0.11p,1z
6 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...1.27h,3.32p,1z
7 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...7.87h,7.65p,1z
8 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...96.7h,0.76p,1z
9 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...4.8h,-2.73p,1z
10 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....53h,-1.85p,1z
11 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....85h,-1.79p,1z
12 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....87h,-1.79p,1z
13 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...4.79h,0.91p,1z
14 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...2.44h,-3.1p,1z
15 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....35h,-0.47p,1z
16 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....88h,-0.61p,1z
17 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...3.26h,0.67p,1z
18 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....08h,-0.72p,1z
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:31 PM
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Santiago de los Caballeros, DR
1 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....38h,-5.34p,1z
2 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....48h,-0.18p,1z
3 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...6.81h,0.37p,1z
4 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...7.37h,0.78p,1z
5 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....44h,-5.41p,1z
6 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....73h,-7.19p,1z
7 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....94h,-3.71p,1z
8 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...0.02h,1.75p,1z
9 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...2.74h,1.54p,1z
10 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...2.32h,-0.6p,1z
11 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....21h,-4.33p,1z
12 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....92h,-3.83p,1z
13 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...0.13h,0.52p,1z
14 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...0.41h,-5.1p,1z
15 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...317h,-0.04p,1z
18 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....06h,-5.87p,1z
19 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....86h,-4.49p,1z
20 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...8.36h,1.37p,1z

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba (this city is seriously lacking images)
1 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...81h,-21.24p,1z
2 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2....67h,-3.07p,1z
3 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...28h,-10.08p,1z
4 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...Z4SEgtWE5PRGFZ
5 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...0.68h,0.34p,1z
6 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2....74h,-4.81p,1z
7 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...puSGJqTldpdE10
8 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...8,80.6h,-2p,1z
9 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2....68h,-1.86p,1z
10 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2....27h,-5.32p,1z
11 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...o2R0pRWUZLN1dT
12 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2....66h,-5.23p,1z
13 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2....05h,-7.82p,1z
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Old 09-28-2018, 03:32 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Quick comparison of random images of both cities.

Havana, Cuba

Santo Domingo, DR
Havana seems so much more alive and pedestrian and friendly in setup. When I view Santo Doming's Zona Colonial it has density, but more piles of trash on some of those streets. Less people it seems as well.
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Old 09-28-2018, 03:36 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Santiago de los Caballeros, DR


Santiago de Cuba, Cuba (this city is seriously lacking images)
These two are where I really see differences. Santiago DR has more similarities to an American city, with more traffic lights, and spread out feeling with the isolation feel with a more lack of people. It looks like they place that you'd want to rent a car, or find a friend with a car, because walking around it doesn't sound any more appealing than walking around your average U.S. smallish city.

Whereas Santiago Cuba has more of an intimate feel in the images. It looks like a much more interesting place to take to the streets and walk around. A little bit of hills with an intrigue of what might be around a corner.
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Suburbs of Santo Domingo, DR
1 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...48h,-23.43p,1z
2 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....65h,-8.05p,1z
3 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...5.3h,-6.47p,1z
4 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....52h,-3.65p,1z
5 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....24h,-0.07p,1z
6 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...8.51h,-6.4p,1z
7 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....69h,-2.15p,1z
8 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....18h,-0.94p,1z
9 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....11h,-4.77p,1z
10 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....52h,-0.95p,1z
11 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...6.15h,-1.1p,1z
12 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....95h,-5.55p,1z
13 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....35h,-9.25p,1z
14 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....68h,-7.23p,1z
15 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....41h,-8.85p,1z
16 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....79h,-5.81p,1z
17 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...3.52h,-1.2p,1z
18 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....51h,-7.95p,1z
19 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....41h,-8.08p,1z
20 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....16h,-5.12p,1z
21 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...5.6h,-7.17p,1z
22 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...31h,-14.72p,1z
23 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....41h,-1.74p,1z
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Old 09-28-2018, 09:02 PM
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Moca, DR
1 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....09h,-7.91p,1z
2 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....48h,30.41p,1z
3 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...,-11.21p,0.42z
4 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...h,-4.21p,0.42z
5 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...h,-8.38p,0.42z
6 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...75h,-10.42p,1z
7 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...21h,-10.72p,1z
8 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...h,-5.83p,0.42z
9 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....22h,-5.77p,1z
10 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...,-13.38p,0.42z

Matanzas, Cuba (very limited photos)
1 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2....61h,-8.38p,1z
2 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...6.88h,1.71p,1z
3 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...,353h,3.22p,1z
4 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...54.8h,4.75p,1z
5 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...23.22h,2.2p,1z
6 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2....05h,-0.62p,1z
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La Romana, DR
1 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...82h,-12.43p,1z
2 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...8.24h,-5.6p,1z
3 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...0.22h,0.25p,1z
4 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1....17h,-7.05p,1z
5 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...5.5h,-0.52p,1z
6 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...1.45h,-3.6p,1z
7 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...3.54h,3.61p,1z

Camaguey, Cuba
1 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...2.27h,2.82p,1z
2 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...5.36h,2.55p,1z
3 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2....83h,-4.96p,1z
4 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...4.21h,-4.5p,1z
5 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2....86h,-4.95p,1z
6 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...2.99h,2.74p,1z
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San Jose de Ocoa, DR
1 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...2h,-4.59p,1.3z
2 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...8h,-6.24p,1.3z
3 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...2h,-11.6p,1.3z
4 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...3h,-11.3p,1.3z
5 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...7h,-2.09p,1.3z
6 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@1...9h,-8.55p,1.3z

Baracoa, Cuba
1 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...h,-10.65p,1.3z
2 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...5h,-9.38p,1.3z
3 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...7h,-8.35p,1.3z
4 https://www.instantstreetview.com/@2...h,-11.61p,1.3z
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Old 10-02-2018, 11:25 AM
 
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Havana seems so much more alive and pedestrian and friendly in setup. When I view Santo Doming's Zona Colonial it has density, but more piles of trash on some of those streets. Less people it seems as well.


Comparing Cuba and Sd is like comparing Mongolia with Vainatu.
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