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Old 04-12-2015, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Flushing, Queens. You can go blocks without seeing a non-Asian.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:06 AM
 
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I love how no one is staying in line with the topic of thread.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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I love how no one is staying in line with the topic of thread.
There isn't 5 major cities that feel like you aren't in the US, maybe towns.
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Old 04-12-2015, 01:19 PM
 
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New Orleans, San Francisco, NYC, Miami and Honolulu.
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:53 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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What are 5 major cities in the U.S. that when you visit or live in you don't feel like you are in the country? Give your reasons why!

1. Honolulu - While you don't feel like you are in Asia, there is just something that is so rare about it. Add in the tropical flavor, which with the exception of #2 on this list, you don't find anywhere else in the U.S.

2. Miami - Feels more like a Latin American city (it kind of is), with the amenities and comfort of the U.S. Aside from the common tongue being Spanish on the street, the fact that there are so many international tourists from all over Europe, meaning when you go to South Beach there are probably more foreigners than there are Americans, or even Miamians. Just like #1 the tropical flavor it has can only be in this city or Honolulu.

3. New Orleans - While the architecture and cuisine and culture feel unlike anything in the U.S. the people tend bring you back to the fact that you are in the U.S.

4. NYC - While the most famous American city it is so international like cities like London, that falls more in the category of mega global city than American city. While at the heart it's American, it's own world at the same time.

5. Seattle - This city is more Canadian than anything else IMO!

Interesting that on my list with the exception of NYC, all the others are at extreme points geographically or close to a international border.
Pretty much in agreement with the OP. The only exception would be Seattle. I'd vote El Paso in it's place. El Paso has much more of a Mexican feel than I believe Seattle has to Canada. El Paso is also a very friendly city.
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:44 AM
 
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Though not really a major U.S. city, I'll throw Burlington, VT in the mix. I was surprised at just how much French-Canadian influence there was, though Montreal is closeby.
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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California
Oklahoma
any lake
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Randolph, MA
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Though not really a major U.S. city, I'll throw Burlington, VT in the mix. I was surprised at just how much French-Canadian influence there was, though Montreal is closeby.
Beat me to the punch, although I was going to say Montpelier, as well.

So....

Miami (Latin American)-Burlington (Quebecois)-El Paso (Like a safer Juarez) and that's about it for me.
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:45 AM
 
Location: NYC/CLE
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Buffalo feels like a half US city and a half Canadian city
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Miami
Brownsville, TX
Anchorage
Honolulu
El Paso

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