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Old 04-12-2017, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I don't think there actually were any dentists back then as we know them. Most people had no teeth by the time they were 30 (why do you think nobody ever smiles in old paintings/photos?). There were no antibiotics of course (that didn't arrive till WW2) and people routinely died from what today would be considered trivial diseases. No indoor plumbing. No concept of hygiene whatsoever. And life expectancy was about 40. So yeah... life was real swell back then. But all of this of course pales next to the most important deprivation:



Depends on what you consider " back then " . Certainly in the 1800's Dentists were plentiful with most advertising " painless Dentistry " . Of course, the techniques would seem primitive today. The rich even got new teeth put in from the dead. I know, gross.

Heck even the Egyptians did dental work.
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Old 04-13-2017, 02:54 AM
 
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Depends on what you consider " back then " . Certainly in the 1800's Dentists were plentiful with most advertising " painless Dentistry " . Of course, the techniques would seem primitive today. The rich even got new teeth put in from the dead. I know, gross.

Heck even the Egyptians did dental work.
One would have had to be a complete necrophilic to be so desperate for new teeth back then!!!
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Old 04-13-2017, 01:58 PM
 
Location: London, United Kingdom
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How about Cape Town?

I've never been there but it is really really high on my bucket list for places that I want to see (preferably sooner than later). I think it is quite possibly the most dynamic city on the African continent, though admittedly I am not entirely sure about that. Surely it has a wonderful combination of topography and climate, very well built city, and a very unique culture to it. Seems like a great city for those that enjoy being outdoors and those into sports. Probably as diverse, if not more diverse, than any other city in Africa. Looks to have a stellar rapport for entertainment scene and shopping as well.

Anyone ever been there? Feel free to chime in. Would imagine a city with those qualities and standing out that much on the continent it is on, would likely have to be a contender for this topic. Right?
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Old 04-13-2017, 01:58 PM
 
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The world's most perfect city will always be the one I don't live in
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Old 05-03-2017, 10:52 AM
 
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There aren’t any to this exact question. Standards of “perfect” aren’t universally objective. Varying on people’s own emotional landscape, or what they want from a city. After living in New York City more than 20 years of my life, I always am enthusiastic to leave for a fresh change of scenery. Extremely grateful to have travels around 14 countries up to 25 years old. Observing those types of New Yorkers rarely leaving their own backyard, these people’s entire lives infinitely improve more when they have this freedom to visit lots of other cities all over this World.

My experience of Stockholm, Prague, Milan, Turin, Genoa, Innsbruck, Vienna, Bratislava, Bucharest, Constanta, Doha, Cancun, San Jose, Paris, Nice, Montreal, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington DC are always equal to what I have in NYC my hometown. Hopefully, I am able travel this summer or New York City won’t feel very glamorous, maybe even overly limiting.

Other cities with a solid even distribution of perfection on my international travels radar are Seoul, Taipei, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Hanoi, Saigon, Bangkok, Phuket, Hoi An, Georgetown Penang, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Dubai, Baku, Tbilisi, Batumi, Brasov, Cluj Napoca, Sibiu, Timisoara, Wroclaw, Gdansk, Krakow, Trieste, Rome, Naples, Zagreb, Lyon, Grenoble, Lille, Brussels, Amsterdam, Munich, Dresden, Leipzig, Copenhagen, Riga, Lisbon, Oporto, Barcelona, Ibiza, Madrid, Valencia, San Sebastian, Seville, Montpellier, Toulouse, Marseille, Chamonix, Geneva, Zurich, Berlin, London, Oslo, Bergen, Budapest, Oradea, Arad, Rijeka, Dubrovnik, Saint Petersburg, Graz, Linz, Moscow, Helsinki, Sochi, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Merida, Lima, Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Astana, Manama, Kuwait City, Harbin, Nara, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Kyoto, Busan, Kaohsiung, Taichung, Guangzhou.
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Old 05-03-2017, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Aventura
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I take you never lived there. There is a very good reason they call it Hell de Janeiro. Public transportation is terrible, people will try to take advantage of you all the time, red tape everywhere, dirty streets, very violent( you are alway minutes away from a favela), very humid and intense heat, polluted beaches, very sprawling, you better stay in the neighborhood you live otherwise it takes forever to cross the city...probably the most overrated city in the world.
The public transportation is terrible? You can't be for real. It's much better than many American cities. You can get almost anywhere by bus or metro in a fairly short amount of time. I agree it's not the cleanest place in the world though.
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Old 05-14-2017, 02:30 PM
 
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How about Cape Town?

I've never been there but it is really really high on my bucket list for places that I want to see (preferably sooner than later). I think it is quite possibly the most dynamic city on the African continent, though admittedly I am not entirely sure about that. Surely it has a wonderful combination of topography and climate, very well built city, and a very unique culture to it. Seems like a great city for those that enjoy being outdoors and those into sports. Probably as diverse, if not more diverse, than any other city in Africa. Looks to have a stellar rapport for entertainment scene and shopping as well.

Anyone ever been there? Feel free to chime in. Would imagine a city with those qualities and standing out that much on the continent it is on, would likely have to be a contender for this topic. Right?
Cape Town is still the best city in the world for me. Amazing culture, bar/restaurant/sports scene with amazing food, most welcoming locals, amazing weather, so may incredible attractions, and breathtaking views everywhere. It has an upscale, classy feel with English and Dutch influence. Such a hospitable city with the best of everything. Simply unbeatable. How do I know?.... because no matter where in the world I travel to, I always land up comparing it to Cape Town.

Other strong contenders: Melbourne, Sydney, London, Barcelona, Monte Carlo.
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