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Old 01-11-2013, 02:46 PM
 
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Hi, I'm kinda confused. Hawaii is a way different than I thought it was. Looks a way worse than most american (continent) cities. Looks like south america. Why?
How do you recover a city from this situation?

*I'm from south Brazil, fan of american cities.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:51 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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I would argue that doesn't look worse than a good chunk of continental US.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:17 PM
 
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Hi, I'm kinda confused. Hawaii is a way different than I thought it was. Looks a way worse than most american (continent) cities. Looks like south america. Why?
How do you recover a city from this situation?

*I'm from south Brazil, fan of american cities.
Honolulu is just a semi-arid climate masquerading as a tropical climate. This just falls into one of the many misconceptions about Hawaii.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:21 PM
 
Location: VA
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What were you expecting? Waikiki is only one tiny part of Honolulu after all, and those houses pictured probably costs a hell lot more than most places on the mainland!
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Hawaii has a serious imbalance of cost of living vs. economic productivity. It costs too much to live there, and the earnings of the residents is too low. Keeping a place looking tidy and neat and prosperous-looking has a cost, which Hawaiians cannot afford.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Honolulu is just a semi-arid climate masquerading as a tropical climate. This just falls into one of the many misconceptions about Hawaii.
tropical climate nazi
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:15 AM
 
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Its not as bad as it looks. Trust me. Them pics look like Kauai.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:08 AM
 
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Honolulu is just a semi-arid climate masquerading as a tropical climate. This just falls into one of the many misconceptions about Hawaii.
Who cares? The leeward side of the Hawaiian islands might be drier, but they have more sunshine also.

Do you think anyone enjoying a perfect 78 degree day in Hawaii really cares about that distinction?



Random guy in Hawaii: "Wow, what a great day to go to the beach and go snorkeling--what a tropical paradise!"

You: "Uh excuse me, you do know this is a semi-arid climate and not truly tropical."

Random guy in Hawaii: "Really? That changes everything--now I feel a little sick and betrayed."

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Old 01-12-2013, 11:17 AM
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Hi, I'm kinda confused. Hawaii is a way different than I thought it was. Looks a way worse than most american (continent) cities. Looks like south america. Why?
How do you recover a city from this situation?

*I'm from south Brazil, fan of american cities.
What parts of Hawaii did you do through? I've seen parts of Atlanta look that bad, and even worse. Parts of New Orleans look worse than that.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:15 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Those photos don't look anything alike to me.
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