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View Poll Results: Which city has the most beautiful natural setting?
Mexico City (DF) 3 3.61%
San Jose (Costa Rica) 0 0%
San Juan (PR) 3 3.61%
Seattle (WA) 26 31.33%
Vancouver (BC) 34 40.96%
Other 17 20.48%
Voters: 83. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-07-2017, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I knew that about PR but lets like saying Guam or the Virgin Islands are North America. Mexico is typically grouped in central America and Latin America for cultural and historical reasons.
The north Americans are considered to be Americans and Canadians. I understand that there is a geographic and cultural definition but Mexico does not belong in N. America IMO.
...better tell that to the folks that drafted NAFTA
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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I chose "other".


Why? Because I think Phoenix's natural environment is not only the most unique in the USA, but arguably the most beautiful. From purple mountains at dusk, to the raging sunsets, to the Saguaro-cacti studded mountains, I'm in Heaven here.


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I have to second this. Desert landscapes are my favorite type of natural scenery too. Las Vegas area is really beautiful too.
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Old 08-07-2017, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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I have to second this. Desert landscapes are my favorite type of natural scenery too. Las Vegas area is really beautiful too.
Only if you come out of the casino ahead.
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Old 08-07-2017, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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I knew that about PR but lets like saying Guam or the Virgin Islands are North America. Mexico is typically grouped in central America and Latin America for cultural and historical reasons.
The north Americans are considered to be Americans and Canadians. I understand that there is a geographic and cultural definition but Mexico does not belong in N. America IMO.
I am following a more direct geographical definition of what is North America, you are defining it in more cultural terms. I do get your point, people in other parts of the world think of Canadian and American (Anglo culture) when they think of North America. Still though...those Hispanic areas like Mexico and Caribbean are technically part of North America in a purely geographic sense.
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Old 08-07-2017, 06:56 PM
 
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Vancouver by a country mile.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:49 PM
 
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I chose "other".


Why? Because I think Phoenix's natural environment is not only the most unique in the USA, but arguably the most beautiful. From purple mountains at dusk, to the raging sunsets, to the Saguaro-cacti studded mountains, I'm in Heaven here.


http://res.cloudinary.com/simpleview...8eeb22ed26.jpg
I agree. Not a city, but I love Sedona even more.
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:32 PM
 
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Continents aren't "official" any more than a million other things people seem to think are official. There are differences between geological plates, cultural perceptions, climate zones, national borders, and so on.

For example a geologist might laugh if you thought a national border had anything to do with it. And a social-political student might laugh at the geologist. I say "might" because both should be smart enough to know that their way isn't the only way.
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:20 AM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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I chose "other".


Why? Because I think Phoenix's natural environment is not only the most unique in the USA, but arguably the most beautiful. From purple mountains at dusk, to the raging sunsets, to the Saguaro-cacti studded mountains, I'm in Heaven here.


http://res.cloudinary.com/simpleview...8eeb22ed26.jpg
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:27 AM
 
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A few i would add to the list=
Asheville NC
Santa Fe nm
Salt Lake City Utah
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Continents aren't "official" any more than a million other things people seem to think are official. There are differences between geological plates, cultural perceptions, climate zones, national borders, and so on.

For example a geologist might laugh if you thought a national border had anything to do with it. And a social-political student might laugh at the geologist. I say "might" because both should be smart enough to know that their way isn't the only way.
I fear the future.

Seven continents is what I was taught, still seven today as far as I know.

Different cultures, climate zone, borders etc are not what defines continents in geographical terms.

When people start stating that Mexico isn't part of North America because they just " feel " like it isn't, that's when science steps in to correct them.

As for the geologist and the social-political student, one would hope that each knows enough about the world to understand that each one is talking about two different things.
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