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Old 02-22-2013, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I consider tampa a pretty international city but does tampa have much a of a presence overseas though? or is it just known as the city with busch gardens?
I'm a Canadian who considers himself pretty worldly, and literally all I know about Tampa is that it is a city of significant size somewhere in Western Florida. I haven't heard of Busch Gadens either.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Busch Gardens, isn't that a zoo?
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:35 AM
 
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I consider tampa a pretty international city but does tampa have much a of a presence overseas though? or is it just known as the city with busch gardens?
I think you found your answer: no. As for Busch Gardens, well I stayed in Treasure Island several times and never ventured to this amusement park. Seems it's similar to Great Flags? We used Tampa/St. Petersburg as a stop because we had friends who owned a motel there, but then we went to Orlando...
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:30 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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The panhandle of Florida, then the Tampa Bay area in particular nowadays, is a major military zone, the bay area providing a huge natural harbor against hurricanes (hasn't been hit directly in historical memory). The main theater is the Caribbean region (e.g. Venezuela), but it is also US headquarters (or was, but I believe it still is) to US military operations in the so-called Middle East, i.e. where one of the cheapest supplies of oil still is.

I live in Florida and I never heard of Busch Gardens either.

It has an "international" airport, but that probably means that it has direct flights connecting it to Canada, perhaps UK, some Caribbean Islands, perhaps even Mexico, but I doubt there are any intercontinental flights (other than possibly UK) like Orlando which beats the pants off it in that respect because of Disney.

Nonetheless, Tampa has three major domestic professional sports teams (NFL, NBA, NHL), though all relatively new.

In very general terms, usually US retirees from the mid-west seek out western Florida, as well as, it seems, a preponderance of Canadians and Brits, while those from the northeast seek out eastern Florida. Again, generally speaking it seems.

It appears that Tampa has only two foreign consulates, Panama and Norway, probably shipping interests in both cases, while I believe that Greece has a consulate in Tarpon Springs, instead of Miami, because of a large Greek-American population there. In contrast, Miami/Coral Gables has scores of foreign consulates and bi-national chambers of commerce.

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Old 02-23-2013, 04:42 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Yep honestly, I googled Busch gardens fully expecting to be directed to a site about some lovely botanical garden or a national park.

At least i know what it is now, City Data can be very helpfull at finding things like this out some times
I only heard about it because it was advertised and I seen signs for it.

I think its a theme park.
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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No, it certainly doesn't. Not even a little.
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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As living in the neighboring city of orlando i visit tampa often. Busch gardens is a theme park, similar to universal in orlando; busch gardens is owned by sea world. Tampa itself is not an international city eventhough its the second largest metro in florida. The downtown is very dead and not vibrant like miami and orlando, but they do have a large cuban presence... hope that clears some things up!
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:31 PM
 
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... the bay area providing a huge natural harbor against hurricanes (hasn't been hit directly in historical memory) ...
Never been to Tampa but as far as I can remember weren't there several (whole) city evacuations due to hurricanes?

Miami is probably more known than Tampa in the world. Ever heard of Miami Vice?
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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Never been to Tampa but as far as I can remember weren't there several (whole) city evacuations due to hurricanes?

Miami is probably more known than Tampa in the world. Ever heard of Miami Vice?
Talk about irony, the last evacuation was on Friday August 13,2004 due to Hurricane Charley. Charley was predicted to hit tampa head on, so they told citizens to head inland closer to orlando. A few hours before landfall it strengthened quickly and turned early and passed right over orlando!
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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