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Old 10-12-2008, 09:54 PM
 
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Thought of another interesting thread.

Denver, CO - La Paz, Bolivia:lofty major cities located on flat areas near a major moutain range

Dallas,TX - Caracas, Venezuela:large inland metropolis with oil industries

New Orleans, LA - Cayenne, French Guiana: coastal cities with French and African influences.

Houston, TX - Maracaibo, Venezuela: both are port cities with major oil industries.

New York, NY - Sao Paulo, Brazil: large, cosmopolitan metropolis.

Cordova, Alaska - Ushuaia, Argentina: both cities are small, cold, have the same scenery(coastal city with snow capped mountains in the background). They are also settlements founded in 1884.
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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Boston/Philly- Buenos Aires
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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Sao Paulo is like NY and LA combined.
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: moving again
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New York-Buenos Aires

Both largest cities of country, but not of continent. Both have beauty and lots of European architecture. Both Massive. Many high-rises (don't quite match, but still both have buildings), Very economically and culturally powerful.
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Old 10-19-2008, 03:29 PM
 
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Sacramento,CA - Santiago, Chile: Large cities located inside largely agricultural areas. Both of the regions they are located in are even called "The Central Valley".
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Old 10-19-2008, 03:32 PM
 
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The cities are so different though!
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Old 10-19-2008, 06:21 PM
 
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Buenos Aires has a neighborhood named Nueva Chicago.
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Old 10-19-2008, 06:25 PM
 
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Sacramento,CA - Santiago, Chile: Large cities located inside largely agricultural areas. Both of the regions they are located in are even called "The Central Valley".
Santiago is way, way bigger. Plus, you can always see the mountainous backdrop there.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:40 PM
 
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Los Angeles with Bogota.
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Lake Forest, CA
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Los Angeles with Bogota.
??? Bogota is at nearly 9000' elevation on a plateau in the central Colombian Andes. Weather is almost always cool, even cold at night. Bogota is a long ways from anything resembling the beach or an ocean port and would be a far cry from any resemblance to LA. Maybe some of the drugs smuggled from Colombia end up in LA, but that's about the end of the resemblance.

I have traveled by bus, train and car throughout South America and can't think of any city there that would make me think of a city in the USA. Geographically there are many that might have similar settings, but the cities themselves would be completely different. For example an earlier post compared La Paz, Bolivia and Denver, but that is way off base. La Paz is at nearly 13000' elevation and sits down in a bowl below the Altiplano (high plains) of Bolivia and Peru, whereas Denver is on a mere 5200' wide open great plains below the foot of the Rockies. Neither city has any feature that even slightly resembles the other. La Paz has dismal poverty and the high elevation is so bleak that vegetation of any kind is hard to find.
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