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Old 11-18-2017, 11:34 PM
 
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Turnabout is fair play.

If you are not wealthy, either Americann, Mexican, Latin American, Asian, and European, etc, and for some reason you have already visited Chicago, maybe for work, or you attended school.in the Midwest....

And your travel budget is limited, is it actually worth it to spend the money to visit New York City??
Should've saved the money he/she spent in Chicago and visited New York.
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Old 11-18-2017, 11:50 PM
 
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Should've saved the money he/she spent in Chicago and visited New York.
That's more like it!!
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Old 11-19-2017, 12:23 AM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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Of course it is, you know this. Chicago and NYC each offer its tourists unique experiences and opportunities that simply can’t be replicated in the other city, unless you’re just looking at getting a fancy meal way high up with a commanding view and checking out a museum. Why can’t we just leave it at that?
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Old 11-19-2017, 03:27 AM
 
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Answer the question. Let's say you are from Ecuador and got a scholarship to go to UIC.....would going to New York City make sense, for your limited budget?

Or would Chicago have given you enough American big city Skyscraper sights? Would it really be worth it to spend limited finances to visit NYC? And if so, why?
For the United States, NYC is what I consider a "must see."

Not always do I consider the biggest city a "must see." I wouldn't consider Tehran a must see for Iran or Shanghai a must see in China (there is some debate if Shanghai is the biggest city), or Sao Paulo a must see for Brazil.

I don't consider Chicago a must see at all.

In the contrived example you gave, I'd still probably send them to NYC, if only so they could compare it to Chicago and see just how vastly bigger, more international NYC is than Chicago.

Btw, you don't need to be wealthy to "see" NYC. There are cheap hotels, there is AirBnB, hostels, you name it.
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Old 11-19-2017, 05:40 AM
 
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lol the OP is salty about the other thread.
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:33 AM
 
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For the United States, NYC is what I consider a "must see."

Not always do I consider the biggest city a "must see." I wouldn't consider Tehran a must see for Iran or Shanghai a must see in China (there is some debate if Shanghai is the biggest city), or Sao Paulo a must see for Brazil.

I don't consider Chicago a must see at all.


In the contrived example you gave, I'd still probably send them to NYC, if only so they could compare it to Chicago and see just how vastly bigger, more international NYC is than Chicago.

Btw, you don't need to be wealthy to "see" NYC. There are cheap hotels, there is AirBnB, hostels, you name it.
We already know this. Now, you have another thread in which you can let your anti-Chicago feelings be known. Same audience as the other thread, though...we're already aware.
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:34 AM
 
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Chicago is not a "big" city in the same sense NYC is. NYC is 3x the population size of Chicago. So in the context of NYC, Chicago is not a big city.
Of course it's a big city. Please.
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:39 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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???????
Oh, hell to the yes.
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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Chicago is not a "big" city in the same sense NYC is. NYC is 3x the population size of Chicago. So in the context of NYC, Chicago is not a big city.
By the same metrics, NYC isn't a big city in the same sense that Shanghai is. Shanghai has almost 3x the population of NYC. NYC is not in the top 20 of most populous cities in the world.
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:54 AM
 
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lame
Agreed. Can't think of what the OP wished to accomplish with this thread.
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