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Old 11-20-2012, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Well, at least it's not as grim as Glasgow I suppose.
Your posts are not making any sense!

Liverpool is a lovely city - its waterfront is probably one of the most recognizable in Europe, it has a surplus of historical treasures and monuments - its public realm is also top-notch. It's a little gritty around the edges, but this city, along with all large UK cities, have only just begun to redevelop in recent years - even London wasn't as nice as it is now in the 80s, but clearly had a better base to get going and has since excelled.

Glasgow is a beautiful city though and I find it hard to believe that anyone genuinely finds it grim. That being said, it does have the UK's highest crime and murder rate, so I guess it's understandable.

Give cities like Liverpool and Glasgow a chance - they aren't as privileged as other cities, they have fallen further and have higher to climb.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:20 AM
 
Location: Turku, Finland
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You see, they don't publish statistics for how often people end their evenings on high notes, so making unfounded statements such as this can never be justified.
You're just going to have to take my word for it, or test that theory yourself. Spend an evening in Helsinki and I promise you'll agree that you got luckier or at least made it back to your hotel without getting stuck by some scarfaced ned.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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Stick to what you know. I've experienced both locations in extreme detail. And I can tell you the nightlife isn't so vastly superior in Glasgow to make it worth settling for the local female talent or ending the evening at best with a basket of soggy chips or at worst a pint glass in the face.

In Finland our music scene offer less choice, but the odds of ending your evening on a high note are much, much better. Fact.

But in the end, with all the possible places in the planet one could spend an evening, I can think of a hundred places better than Glasgow.
Then stay out of Glasgow. Obviously culture isn't your thing if you go to places where you might get a pint in the face or soggy chips.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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You're just going to have to take my word for it, or test that theory yourself. Spend an evening in Helsinki and I promise you'll agree that you got luckier or at least made it back to your hotel without getting stuck by some scarfaced ned.
Stop going to the lowlife neighbourhoods then. I've walked through the centre of Glasgow very late at night after an evening at a concert, out to dinner, or at a pub and no one has ever bothered me.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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You're just going to have to take my word for it, or test that theory yourself. Spend an evening in Helsinki and I promise you'll agree that you got luckier or at least made it back to your hotel without getting stuck by some scarfaced ned.
Why would anyone want to go to Finland anyway?
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Turku, Finland
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Why would anyone want to go to Finland anyway?
Some people apparently, and most of those whose idea of "culture" goes somewhat beyond dodging the remnants of someone's once-eaten curry on the sidewalk.

As I've said before, a few graceful stone buildings doesn't make up for the god-awful skyline, the strewn rubbish, the junkies and scum that walk the streets even in the centre. If you haven't seen them you really must not be paying attention. Architecture and cleanliness is the way that a city broadcasts its message to people, and the message that Glasgow is trying to transmit is "Give up".

But I must acknowledge one bright spot, Rogano. Do try it if you get stuck in Glasgow, folks. Just call a cab and make a fast exit once you've finished dessert.

Glasgow is a pit that I'll gladly stay out of if at all possible, thank you. But by all means, enjoy it yourself.

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Old 11-21-2012, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Give me Glasgow "neds" over Ill-informed and bitter Fines any day!
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Turku, Finland
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Give me Glasgow "neds" over Ill-informed and bitter Fines any day!
Ill-informed Fines? See you, lay off the Buckie big man. Yer spaellings a bit dunted.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scNLfr1EP08
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Haha the classic grammar comeback if all else fails! Well done you!

And that's videos called comedy, Scottish comedy, but comedy all the same. I found it hilarious!
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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Why would anyone want to go to Finland anyway?
You basically disqualified yourself with that statement.
Seriously, I've also been to Glasgow. It's definitely worthwhile, but I wouldn't be like "Oh, let's go to the lovely city of Glasgow this weekend!". It's a nice stop for a day during a holiday in Scotland. And while I really love Scotland, I probably enjoyed this city the least. There are better places to go. The football is great, though
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