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Old 04-10-2014, 03:21 PM
 
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Hmm, which part of Miami did you live in and when? It seems hard to believe that you'd say it seemed American considering almost nobody speaks English and everything is pretty much influenced by Latin America :O
Yeah downtown to smaller extent and 8:th street but the rest wasn't.
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:49 PM
 
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Québec vis-à-vis the rest of Canada

New York vis-à-vis the rest of the US
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Yeah downtown to smaller extent and 8:th street but the rest wasn't.
I'm surprised you think that.

I would say that Miami beach doesn't feel too much like Latin America and neither does Coconut Grove but almost all of the other parts of Miami does.

Haileigh, Doral, Little Havana, Downtown, Kendall, Coral Gables

You could make an Argument for Liberty City, Overtown and Little Haiti, but those are black parts of town you wouldn't want to get out of your car in.

Did you live in Miami or did you live outside in something like Fort Lauderdale?
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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New York vis-à-vis the rest of the US

New York kind of represents everything that the United States is.. how exactly does New York feel like it'd belong in a different country?
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:46 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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The entire town of Loreto in Baja California Sur. I might as well have been in San Diego. Even San Felipe, which is truly an ex-pat creation, seemed more Mexican than Loreto.

The "rich" neighborhood in Mexico City. I don't know where it should be - out of this world, maybe? It's certainly nothing like the rest of Mexico City.

I'm guessing many tourist areas in developing nations are nothing like the nations they're located in. Just alternate Disneylands for the tourists.
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:02 PM
 
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I'm surprised you think that.

I would say that Miami beach doesn't feel too much like Latin America and neither does Coconut Grove but almost all of the other parts of Miami does.

Haileigh, Doral, Little Havana, Downtown, Kendall, Coral Gables

You could make an Argument for Liberty City, Overtown and Little Haiti, but those are black parts of town you wouldn't want to get out of your car in.

Did you live in Miami or did you live outside in something like Fort Lauderdale?
I've spent most days in South Beach, laud. by the sea, hollywood beach,ft.lauderdale,ft.pierce

I'm not really suggesting there are no latinos, im just saying the city is very american. Also the demographics vary depending where you are... parts of dade reminds me of the projects in new orleans or atlanta, other parts have spanish speaking only stores etc. But the city itself is quite american

Where are u from?
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I've spent most days in South Beach, laud. by the sea, hollywood beach,ft.lauderdale,ft.pierce

I'm not really suggesting there are no latinos, im just saying the city is very american. Also the demographics vary depending where you are... parts of dade reminds me of the projects in new orleans or atlanta, other parts have spanish speaking only stores etc. But the city itself is quite american

Where are u from?
From Michigan, but have lived in various cities.

I didn't spend too much time on South Beach though. Ft. Lauderdale and South Beach are very American so that makes a lot of sense.

Everywhere in Miami that I was, I didn't speak a word of English, but I never went north of Miami and never went to south beach.
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:48 PM
 
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Many towns in Southern Brazil that have German style houses. When I went I wanted stereotypical Brazil and felt like I was in Bavaria. lol

Downtown Portugal had so many African immigrants that I felt like I was in an African country. I didn't know prior to that that so many Africans had moved there.

Monterrey Mexico felt like an American city. Sometimes I felt like I wasn't in Mexico. The style of the city, the homes, and the people felt very americanized.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Where would you suggest they move?
Did you ask any of the other poster above where the places they named should move to?
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Old 04-11-2014, 04:43 AM
 
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Did you ask any of the other poster above where the places they named should move to?
He obviously picked up something from the subtext of your comment specific to Israel.

Or maybe threads like this help to put things in context: Can a historian conduct a research doubting the Holocaust?

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