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Old 11-04-2011, 02:04 PM
 
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What are some of the U.S cities that have a good reputation outside of the U.S, but have a bad reputation inside?
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Los Angeles and Miami are up there. Chicago and Philly might also be cannidates.
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Center City
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Folks I know from the EU love NOLA and San Antonio. I don't know if these cities are exactly "put down" by local people, but they are not the typical cities one hears a lot of praise for, particularly on CD.

Another place I know a lot of Europeans like to visit is Utah. Whenever I would travel overseas, locals there would ask if I had visited the parks in Utah. After abut 5 - 6 years of saying "no," I spent two weeks there traveling from park to park. Pretty spectacular scenery, and yes, lots of Europeans on the trails.
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Old 11-04-2011, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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San Fransisco, although I never see any hate for it on this board, but I've seen plenty of hate for it on other sites. I met an Australian guy that loves San Fransisco along with the rest of California as a whole.
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:19 PM
 
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San Fransisco, although I never see any hate for it on this board, but I've seen plenty of hate for it on other sites. I met an Australian guy that loves San Fransisco along with the rest of California as a whole.
In particular, foreigners who don't value the traditions of their homelands and who have existing wealth love SF / CA. We can see the trajectory. The finer areas of CA are becoming magnets to those with existing wealth from both the US and abroad, who value weather, scenery and perceived "social freedom" above all else. The downside of this is, these sorts of folks do not value things like manufacturing and mid/downscale small businesses and housing which is suitable for working people. A two class society is emerging here.
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:09 AM
 
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British tourist seem to love Florida. Orlando and Miami in particular.
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:47 AM
 
Location: classified
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Alot of well to do Latin Americans seem to like Houston once they visit.

Many wealthy mexican businessmen in particular seem to be buying second homes here.
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:20 AM
 
Location: North America
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LA and Miami
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:19 PM
 
Location: USA
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In particular, foreigners who don't value the traditions of their homelands and who have existing wealth love SF / CA. We can see the trajectory. The finer areas of CA are becoming magnets to those with existing wealth from both the US and abroad, who value weather, scenery and perceived "social freedom" above all else. The downside of this is, these sorts of folks do not value things like manufacturing and mid/downscale small businesses and housing which is suitable for working people. A two class society is emerging here.
This I believe is happening too.
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:33 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Foreigners seem to either love/hate LA. I notice a lot of Europeans turning down their noses at LA in favour of SF. I also noticed a lot more international tourists in NY and Boston compared to LA. Maybe LA attracts more Asian tourists as well (quite a few Aussies as well), but I saw more American tourists. A lot of people also only really go to LA for Hollywood, the studios, Disneyland and maybe the beaches.
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