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Old 04-26-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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Hi! My quesiton above is not ironical at all. I am really wondering whether this town offers something interesting to an average european. Enjoy the town, meet new people, etc.

Thanks a lot for your help!!!

 
Old 04-26-2010, 09:40 PM
 
Location: West side
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well you know there are also differences between a European and a European. Personally, I don't think a normal person can spend more than a year living in Tucson, unless he or she is retired, running away from the law, hiding in witness protection, or came from another country that has is much worst. I think Tucson is rather amusing in a morbid way. I had no idea that in 2010 such backwords places still exist in the USA. Just look at the recent immigration law passed...
 
Old 04-26-2010, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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We might be able to give you a more helpful answer if we knew how old you are. Do you want to meet students, retired people, or something in between? Are you alone here or do you have a family with you?

Also, try the Website http://www.meetup.com. If you type in just your zipcode and nothing in the interest box, it brings up 10 pages of special interest groups in Tucson that welcome new members. You have to register with Meet Up, but it's a well-established and easy way to meet people in a new location with few or no commitments. It even includes groups that just get together to dine or go dancing together.

In any American city it helps to meet people if you have a pet, play a sport, enjoy some group hobby like singing, want to get active in politics, join a church, or are willing to volunteer for a nonprofit organization that needs help.
 
Old 04-27-2010, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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well you know there are also differences between a European and a European. Personally, I don't think a normal person can spend more than a year living in Tucson, unless he or she is retired, running away from the law, hiding in witness protection, or came from another country that has is much worst. I think Tucson is rather amusing in a morbid way. I had no idea that in 2010 such backwords places still exist in the USA. Just look at the recent immigration law passed...
Born and raised in Tucson.
Not retired.
Not running from the law.
Not in witness protection.
Obviously not from another country.

So.. what are you trying to imply?

Also, recent immigration law is not about Tucson, but the entire state. If you don't like it
<----- Kalifornia is this way - they have a lot of sanctuary cities to choose from.
 
Old 04-27-2010, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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Hi! My quesiton above is not ironical at all. I am really wondering whether this town offers something interesting to an average european.
Being of the same kind, I have to say it's pretty hard... Eventually you learn to appreciate the good aspects (because there are good aspects - namely nature and weather), but the lifestyle certainly never grew on me and I've been living here for over 13 years.
 
Old 04-27-2010, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Hi! My quesiton above is not ironical at all. I am really wondering whether this town offers something interesting to an average european. Enjoy the town, meet new people, etc.

Thanks a lot for your help!!!
What does the average European find interesting?
 
Old 04-27-2010, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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What does the average European find interesting?
To make a very long story short - vibrant towns built around and for the convenience and socialization of humans, not cars.
 
Old 04-27-2010, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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To make a very long story short - vibrant towns built around and for the convenience and socialization of humans, not cars.
There is that word vibrant again. Sorry, does not compute.

Edit to add: Tucson vibrated a couple weekends ago when that earthquake hit Mexicali.
 
Old 04-27-2010, 02:55 PM
 
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To make a very long story short - vibrant towns built around and for the convenience and socialization of humans, not cars.
Yea, that's true.. Over in Europe their are lots of coffee houses, taverns, pubs, and the like, where the community can socialize and unwind.

Over here in the states, (in the new developments) they build a section of homes, then a cars drive away they build a strip mall with all the big box stores for you to buy all your needs but somewhere in between they leave out building areas just for people to socialize.

So as a result, many people stay stuck in their homes alone unless they can find neighbors to hang out with.
 
Old 04-27-2010, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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There is that word vibrant again. Sorry, does not compute.

Edit to add: Tucson vibrated a couple weekends ago when that earthquake hit Mexicali.
Well, I didn't mean "vibrant" as in the Mexican stand by the state tree Circle K...

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Yea, that's true.. Over in Europe their are lots of coffee houses, taverns, pubs, and the like, where the community can socialize and unwind.

Over here in the states, (in the new developments) they build a section of homes, then a cars drive away they build a strip mall with all the big box stores for you to buy all your needs but somewhere in between they leave out building areas just for people to socialize.

So as a result, many people stay stuck in their homes alone unless they can find neighbors to hang out with.
Heck, everything's being done to discourage walking and socializing. Even businesses right next to each other are separated by walls and you have to drive out of one parking lot and into the other! Do everything through drive-ins, online, machines, so it can be ensured you never meet anybody! Because, God forbid, people talking tend to share discontent, too, and that's dangerous!
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