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Old 10-30-2013, 10:17 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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OMG... you think Omaha and Florida hotels are prettier than coastal spain, france and italy... that is definitely a first I've ever heard of such. I guess beauty really is in the eye of the beholder...

Also lol at you picking out the Banlieu's of Paris ... definitely have a bone to pick...
Camden vs Monaco... classic.

Oh and take a chill pill not everyone jerks off about European cities, sorry but give me anything in America over Europe any day.
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:21 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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People sure get surprised when they find out not everyone is obsessed with Europe as much as they are...
The US has many advantages (and disadvantages) but I've never heard American cities described as one of its strengths.
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:26 AM
 
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The US has many advantages (and disadvantages) but I've never heard American cities described as one of its strengths.
Definitely not if one has traveled enough to see the differences or is able to unfurl the American flag from around their face long enough to notice.
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:45 AM
 
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No you see plenty of residential areas
http://goo.gl/maps/WuhMW
Sevran is one of the poorest municipality in Paris metropolitan area.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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LOL at the notion that we're supposed to apologize for preferring our lives in the US to a supposedly wayyy more urbane and sophisticated life in Europe. Which is funny cause when I lived in Europe they sure seemed to feel the same way about coming to the US. We had a guy from Europe come to the SF forum a while back who was super excited to be renting a GMC Yukon SUV when he comes to SF because he thinks it will be the most powerful vehicle he will ever drive.

Guess the grass is always greener on the other side.

Anyway, if it's all the same I think I'll just continue suffering in my uncouth, unsophisticated, trashy suburban American neighborhood:












Oh the humanity of all.

Asking all the Eurofondlers in this thread to pray for my plight. Merci.

lol
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Definitely not if one has traveled enough to see the differences or is able to unfurl the American flag from around their face long enough to notice.
LOL True
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:11 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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The US has many advantages (and disadvantages) but I've never heard American cities described as one of its strengths.
Well, that's exaggerating things in the other direction. America is globally known for a lot of its cities.

They are some of the best and wealthiest cities in the world. That doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement.
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:15 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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People sure get surprised when they find out not everyone is obsessed with Europe as much as they are...
It's not so much obsession with Europe as it is seeing things for what they are. America is great for its material wealth and popular culture. Europe is great for its high culture and society.

We can learn from one another.
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:28 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Definitely not if one has traveled enough to see the differences or is able to unfurl the American flag from around their face long enough to notice.
Is it not true that pretty much everything in Europe is smaller than America?
Apartments, Homes, Cars, etc...
People in Europe live very frugal so its sometimes a challenge to find a nice flat with a closet, dryer, garbage disposable and/or air conditioning.
Idk how they do it but i would go insane living over there.
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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The US has many advantages (and disadvantages) but I've never heard American cities described as one of its strengths.
Huh? I'm more than 100% sure that US cities like New York City, Boston, Washington DC, New Orleans, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Las Vegas, etc. are often heralded positively by most foreigners. So apparently, our cities are one of this country's greatest showcasing strengths to overseas visitors along with our bountiful national parks, cosmopolitan culture, overall friendliness, and even cheaper shopping LOL.
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