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Old 09-08-2016, 08:23 AM
 
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Orlando = Niagara Falls?

It seemed (to me) that Niagara was more like Vegas. There was a lot of show and flash around the falls, but once you get out of the main area/tourist zone, there's a whole lot of nothing.
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Old 09-09-2016, 09:35 PM
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I lived in Vancouver and San Francisco in the 70's. Those cities were very similar in how they fit nationally in each country.

Of course, Canadians are much more conservative than Americans so it was not like San Francisco and Vancouver were similar. Just that at that time, most Canadians viewed Vancouver in a similar vein to Americans and San Francisco.

At that time Seattle was a gritty, blue collar town. Much different than today. It was a cultural backwater, not the 1% town it is today.
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Old 09-11-2016, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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Orlando = Niagara Falls?

It seemed (to me) that Niagara was more like Vegas. There was a lot of show and flash around the falls, but once you get out of the main area/tourist zone, there's a whole lot of nothing.
Yes, lots of cheap family options and quirky museums (both have Ripley's I believe).
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Old 09-11-2016, 04:47 AM
 
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-San Francisco = Vancouver
-Chicago = Toronto
-Los Angeles = None
-Miami = None
-New York = None
-Boston = Ottawa maybe
-Seattle = Victoria BC
-San Diego = None
-Dallas = Calgary or Edmonton
-Orlando = None
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Old 09-11-2016, 05:50 AM
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Location: Ontario
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-San Francisco = Vancouver
-Chicago = Toronto
-Los Angeles = None
-Miami = None
-New York = None
-Boston = Ottawa maybe
-Seattle = Victoria BC
-San Diego = None
-Dallas = Calgary or Edmonton
-Orlando = None
Orlando.....a tough one ....but I would say....Niagara Falls!

Has a lot of tourist attractions....even has Marineland ....
In summer it has a Orlando vibe, some days even the humidity.
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Old 09-11-2016, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I lived in Vancouver and San Francisco in the 70's. Those cities were very similar in how they fit nationally in each country.

Of course, Canadians are much more conservative than Americans so it was not like San Francisco and Vancouver were similar. Just that at that time, most Canadians viewed Vancouver in a similar vein to Americans and San Francisco.

At that time Seattle was a gritty, blue collar town. Much different than today. It was a cultural backwater, not the 1% town it is today.
I got lambasted in another thread when I mentioned that Vancouver and S.F. were similar. There are parts of SF that feel a lot like Vancouver.


Canadians aren't " conservative " in the sense of propriety. We can be " reserved " in certain situations, but our attitudes are very open overall.
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Old 09-11-2016, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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-San Francisco = Vancouver
-Chicago = Toronto
-Los Angeles = None
-Miami = None
-New York = None
-Boston = Ottawa maybe
-Seattle = Victoria BC
-San Diego = None
-Dallas = Calgary or Edmonton
-Orlando = None
Seattle and Victoria????

Can you explain that one, since I don't see them similar at all.
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Old 09-11-2016, 03:48 PM
 
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Seattle and Victoria????

Can you explain that one, since I don't see them similar at all.
I just wanted to mention a place that might resemble Seattle that is not Vancouver as it was already mentioned.

But I guess it's Seattle = Vancouver
San Francisco = None
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Old 09-11-2016, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I just wanted to mention a place that might resemble Seattle that is not Vancouver as it was already mentioned.

But I guess it's Seattle = Vancouver
San Francisco = None
IMO Victoria doesn't resemble Seattle at all. There are no real skyscrapers in Victoria,no huge freeway, and it's quite small compared to Seattle. I'm just not seeing it.

Now, SF = Vancouver makes more sense.
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Old 09-11-2016, 04:55 PM
 
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IMO Victoria doesn't resemble Seattle at all. There are no real skyscrapers in Victoria,no huge freeway, and it's quite small compared to Seattle. I'm just not seeing it.

Now, SF = Vancouver makes more sense.
I don't agree

Vancouver is far too regional to be congruent with San Francisco

Seattle = Vancouver
You don't really have a San Francisco
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