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Old 12-22-2008, 12:28 PM
 
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What is the best city you have been to, and why?
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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The best city I have ever been to is Evansville, IN; because it is not full of whiny teenagers who yell at anyone who suggests another city may be better than their own. No joke. They also don't put down other cities to make themselves feel better about their town. Plus there is a casino and a river.
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:31 PM
 
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Buenos Aires: food & wine, shopping, nightlife, walkability, cosmopolitan, beautiful people, great attitude, affordability.
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:31 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I presume that you mean within the U.S., since you posted on this forum.
Within the U.S., San Francisco.
Outside the U.S., Paris.
Both cities possess a charm that is intoxicating.

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Old 12-22-2008, 12:33 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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What is the best city you have been to, and why?
Curacao. It was the first time I every experienced what you would call a "third world country" (I had been to Mexico, but just border towns).

The feeling of freedom there (in Curacao) was very tangible. Having lived in the US my entire life, I though of it as being free, but not like in a third-world country. There were food vendors at the place where our cruise ship docked - no licenses, no "HEALTH DEPARTMENT". Just fry up some "whatever" and sell it. Caveat Emptor LOL. Want to sell some jewelry? Got a card table???? People were jumping off the ferry boat three feet before it got into the dock!!! No signs bemoaning.... "Please remain behind the chain until boat is fully docked". No security guard to push you around or tell you where to stand, what to do.

The casino there was fun, we bought some things from a lady selling goodies from her front yard on card tables. Oh, it was so free and so wonderful. I'd LOVE to live in that place.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:47 PM
 
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I presume that you mean within the U.S., since you posted on this forum.
Within the U.S., San Francisco.
Outside the U.S., Paris.
Both cities possess a charm that is intoxicating.

No, it can be in any city in the world.
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:52 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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New Orleans b/c I've only gone during Mardi Gras and every time I've had the time of my life there. Mardi Gras is just so much damn fun and amazing, I can never get enough of it. The trip I took this past February was probably one of my best trips ever b/c 9 of my good friends came out with me to celebrate my 25th bday. I think everyone should experiance Mardi Gras at least once in their lives. Sometimes I will just think about NOLA at random time and wish I was back on Bourbon Street or Uptown. The music, food, culture, celebrations, people, etc...are all just so unique and one of a kind.
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:56 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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What population numbers are we looking at... ? Comparing an exotic city with 50k people to a hustle and bustle city with 10m is very different. I am pretty well traveled so, picking one is kind of hard...gimme a few for each country and I could do that better.

That being said I do prefer Munich to Berlin or Frankfurt
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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New York City. I never fully appreciated all that this city just two hours from my home had to offer until my recent day-long foray into NYC this past Wednesday. We took the subway from the hustle and bustle of Midtown Manhattan over to Brooklyn Heights, and we emerged in a surreal environment---Brownstones, mothers pushing strollers, people walking dogs, very little traffic, etc. while still being able to see the Brooklyn Bridge and Financial District skyline off in the distance. The "Big Apple" truly does have it all---Central Park for the naturalist, The Met, MOMA, Guggenheim, Museum of Natural History, etc. for the aficionado of art, Little Italy, Chinatown, Greenwich Village, and other neighborhoods with a distinct cultural flair, and an excellent mass transit system.

The down side? Housing is ATROCIOUSLY EXPENSIVE! You can pay TWO mortgages for TWO nice homes here in Scranton, PA for what it would cost to rent ONE one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. How can that be justified? How do the city's blue-collars survive? I'm content living here in Scranton where I can AFFORD to live comfortably while being just two hours from either NYC or Philly.
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:05 PM
 
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New York City. I never fully appreciated all that this city just two hours from my home had to offer until my recent day-long foray into NYC this past Wednesday. We took the subway from the hustle and bustle of Midtown Manhattan over to Brooklyn Heights, and we emerged in a surreal environment---Brownstones, mothers pushing strollers, people walking dogs, very little traffic, etc. while still being able to see the Brooklyn Bridge and Financial District skyline off in the distance. The "Big Apple" truly does have it all---Central Park for the naturalist, The Met, MOMA, Guggenheim, Museum of Natural History, etc. for the aficionado of art, Little Italy, Chinatown, Greenwich Village, and other neighborhoods with a distinct cultural flair, and an excellent mass transit system.

The down side? Housing is ATROCIOUSLY EXPENSIVE! You can pay TWO mortgages for TWO nice homes here in Scranton, PA for what it would cost to rent ONE one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. How can that be justified? How do the city's blue-collars survive? I'm content living here in Scranton where I can AFFORD to live comfortably while being just two hours from either NYC or Philly.

Psh. Surprisingly, Moscow tops New York City by a landslide.
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