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Old 11-03-2014, 08:30 AM
 
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you talk as if SF is particularly interesting...

To visit I think it is. Probably my favorite North American city to visit.
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Old 11-03-2014, 08:41 AM
 
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DC has improved quite a bit in the past 20 years. It has all the government and history stuff that it always had, but also now has good restaurants, bars, night life, coffee shops and so forth.
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Old 11-03-2014, 08:49 AM
 
Location: NYC, CHI, UK
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Top 10 Cities

1. Washington, DC, USA
2. El Chaltén, Argentina
3. Milan, Italy
4. Zermatt, Switzerland
5. Valletta, Malta
6. Plovdiv, Bulgaria
7. Salisbury, UK
8. Vienna, Austria
9. Chennai, India
10. Toronto, Canada
Glad to see Plovdiv on the list. It's a great city.
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Old 11-03-2014, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ottawa Valley & Dunedin FL
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Singapore - clean, safe, but with that, it's plastic and boring, generic. Like being stuck in a giant shopping mall, just no personality to it, and complete with robot citizens (an exception might be the Orchard Towers).
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I was expecting to be underwhelmed by Singapore and I was completely surprised by it. Great city, lots to see and do, too bad about the climate.

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Glad to see Plovdiv on the list. It's a great city.
Okay, are you being ironic? I've never even heard of this place and it gets on a list with Vienna and Toronto? Looks like a big joke of a list, actually. But I see that Plovdiv does look pretty interesting.
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Old 11-03-2014, 10:08 AM
 
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you talk as if SF is particularly interesting...
I haven't visited per se, just driven through but I liked what I saw. And everyone, literally every single person I know that has gone to San Francisco loved it. To the point that they would live there if the cost of living wasn't so high. You don't seem to enjoy any city that is mentioned on this forum. I don't know how you can be bored in so many places, I can find something to do anywhere.
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Old 11-03-2014, 11:10 AM
 
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I haven't visited per se, just driven through but I liked what I saw. And everyone, literally every single person I know that has gone to San Francisco loved it. To the point that they would live there if the cost of living wasn't so high. You don't seem to enjoy any city that is mentioned on this forum. I don't know how you can be bored in so many places, I can find something to do anywhere.
not true. I kept raving about Istanbul (not to mention Paris). Kyoto was amazing too.
San Fran, been 4 times, never impressed. Hardly comparable with what NYC offers but people keep putting them side by side as if they were.
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Old 11-03-2014, 11:33 AM
 
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not true. I kept raving about Istanbul (not to mention Paris). Kyoto was amazing too.
San Fran, been 4 times, never impressed. Hardly comparable with what NYC offers but people keep putting them side by side as if they were.

It's much more enjoyable than NYC. I was in NYC all weekend again; this time for the Halloween parade and a show. There is stuff to do, loads of it, but not the fun city to visit like SF. It doesn't have the vibe SF has.
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Old 11-03-2014, 11:47 AM
 
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Singapore, Washington, D.C., top Lonely Planet's list for 2015 destinations


Top 10 Countries

1. Singapore
Nice,
I'm supposed to go there next year to work on a project
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Old 11-03-2014, 12:13 PM
 
Location: NYC, CHI, UK
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I was expecting to be underwhelmed by Singapore and I was completely surprised by it. Great city, lots to see and do, too bad about the climate.



Okay, are you being ironic? I've never even heard of this place and it gets on a list with Vienna and Toronto? Looks like a big joke of a list, actually. But I see that Plovdiv does look pretty interesting.
No, I'm not. I don't know how they come up with these lists as I think it's a bit odd myself for Plovdiv to be plucked from obscurity and added onto this list. It's a great city to visit, but not as a primary destination spot. I certainly wouldn't get all excited and take an overseas flight specifically to visit the place. I'd give it maximum, two days. Plovdiv is very scruffy, and has no real tourism infrastructure, but it has a great old town, some great architecture, and a fair amount of Roman ruins, the largest is an entire theater that was unearthed during a landslide. In the summer there's a lot of focus on Bulgaria's wine industry.

It's best as an additional city to visit on a trip to Bulgaria. I used it as a stopover on my way back to Sofia from Turkey.

I'm in Singapore later this month, and like you, I keep hearing how underwhelming it is. I hope I'm surprised by it as well.

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Old 11-03-2014, 12:24 PM
 
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It's much more enjoyable than NYC. I was in NYC all weekend again; this time for the Halloween parade and a show. There is stuff to do, loads of it, but not the fun city to visit like SF. It doesn't have the vibe SF has.
well, I am happy that San Fran makes you happy as a tourist.
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