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View Poll Results: Which city?
Chicago 52 35.37%
Paris 95 64.63%
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:45 AM
 
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Those cities are sister cities, and have many similarities. Which city do you prefer to visit/live? Which do you prefer as far as architecture, climate, culture, nightlife, activities?
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
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I would likely choose to live in Chicago more, it's in the US and its a great city but Paris is a much better city IMO. Likely my favorite city in the world.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I love Chicago but it would have to be Paris for me. Because of the History, Architecture,because it is so walkable, because you can get on a train and be in Germany, Italy or Spain the same day , simply because really...
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:29 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I love Chicago but it would have to be Paris for me. Because of the History, Architecture,because it is so walkable, because you can get on a train and be in Germany, Italy or Spain the same day , simply because really...
If you're in Chicago you can get on a train and be in Minnesota the same day.

Unfortunately though we don't have high speed rail (yet) in Middle America...
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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I live in Chicago and I don't find the cities that similar. Being a Sister City doesn't mean you're 100% similar. It means you align together. For example, if one city has a Jazz Festival, the other sister city might follow suit and do it too. That's the point behind it.

I really don't find them terribly similar. Both cities are great IMO. It's hard to beat Paris though. Just depends on what you're looking for.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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I love Chicago but it would have to be Paris for me. Because of the History, Architecture,because it is so walkable, because you can get on a train and be in Germany, Italy or Spain the same day , simply because really...
You could say that about a lot of European countries/cities really. Europe is semi unique for the fact that there's a lot of pretty small countries all next to each other. Obviously Ukraine, France, etc are not "small" but they are still the same size as states in the US.

You can't really fault another country for that though. Countries like USA, Canada, Russia, China, Indonesia, Australia...can't fault them for that. They just happen to be big countries. It is definitely a selling point though.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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It's not a fault marothisu, just preference.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:10 PM
 
Location: The Present
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A better and more accurate comparison would be Chicago vs Marseille.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:18 PM
 
Location: First Hill, Seattle
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A better and more accurate comparison would be Chicago vs Marseille.
I disagree. Chicago is actually bigger than Paris by a couple hundred thousand, and Chicago's metro area is smaller by a couple hundred thousand. I don't get what makes Marseilles a better comparison? I personally don't think either are good comparisons. Chicago is less than 200 years old and Paris is thousands of years old...Marseilles is even older...Chicago just can't compete with that in many respects based on that one difference.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:30 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I disagree. Chicago is actually bigger than Paris by a couple hundred thousand, and Chicago's metro area is smaller by a couple hundred thousand. I don't get what makes Marseilles a better comparison? I personally don't think either are good comparisons. Chicago is less than 200 years old and Paris is thousands of years old...Marseilles is even older...Chicago just can't compete with that in many respects based on that one difference.
Yea its not easy comparing American cities with European cities.

Toronto or Sydney would be a good comparison.
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