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Old 03-03-2017, 02:22 PM
 
Location: London, United Kingdom
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What city in the world meets your standard of perfect and if you don't believe there is a such thing as a perfect city, what city in the world comes the closest to it?

Pretty simple question.

Me personally, I would go with Barcelona. It has perfect scenery, perfect weather, and perfect urban environment to go with an astounding food scene, nightlife scene, outdoor recreation scene, and social scene. The city is top notch architecturally, by public transport, by the feel and liveliness of the pedestrian experience, and lots of smart and good looking people.
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Old 03-03-2017, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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I'd say London for me. I love Europe and it is right on the doorstep. Love concerts and gigs and comedy shows. Just a good fit for me but after trying London for a few months money catches up. I'd need money in this perfect world and lots of it.
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Old 03-03-2017, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Brazil
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Sydney is the first that comes to my mind. But it seems that its suburbs are too boring according to some relates. Is it true that there are no supermarkets and malls open in the evening?
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Old 03-03-2017, 03:50 PM
 
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London or New York City. While far from perfect, they are at least closer to it than others.

London, what makes it not perfect:

- Too humid and cloudy
- The nice areas have literally turned into Saudi Arabia
- The quality of the apartment buildings are very poor in general, even the expensive ones

New York City, what makes it not perfect:

- The "posh" areas aren't really posh. They are nice and expensive, but they are still settled by Americans. You won't be greeted with "Sir" here.
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Old 03-03-2017, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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London, what makes it not perfect:

- Too humid
How
London too humid? I bet you never visited the tropics.
I love humidity makes my skin glow, if i don't get it my skin looks really dry and old.
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Old 03-03-2017, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Prescott Arizona
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Any metropolitan area over half-a-million is just too big for me outside of visiting. I would never live in a huge City like the one I do now if my career didn't demand it.

If money or career wasn't an issue, and I simply had the money to retire any place I wanted to be, I would probably go with Santa Barbara California.

Since I won't have the money to ever retire comfortably in coastal southern California, we're planning on retiring in coastal south Texas where we will actually be able to buy a waterfront dream home on a canal. Yeah, the humidity sucks, but there's something to be said about having a large fishing boat ready to go docked behind your house.
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Old 03-03-2017, 05:50 PM
 
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How
London too humid? I bet you never visited the tropics.
I love humidity makes my skin glow, if i don't get it my skin looks really dry and old.
London's humidity is just as high or higher than tropic capitals like Bangkok or Jakarta. Only difference is that it's cooler. Same goes for all of Northern Europe.

New York City is a much drier city. Just compare today's weather in both. London had an 88% relative humidity while NYC had 49%.

Personally I get allergies from humidity so I prefer it dry.
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Old 03-03-2017, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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London's humidity is just as high or higher than tropic capitals like Bangkok or Jakarta. Only difference is that it's cooler. Same goes for all of Northern Europe.
Then why do i have less dry skin and zits in Thailand compared to the Netherlands? More sunshine and less stress?
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Old 03-03-2017, 06:37 PM
 
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Then why do i have less dry skin and zits in Thailand compared to the Netherlands? More sunshine and less stress?
Well the dew point is still higher in Thailand, so that also has an effect. So in Thailand when it's hot there definitely is more water in total in the air, but not relatively if that makes sense. But yeah swimming in the ocean, being in the sun etc. definitely has an effect. My skin always becomes great when I go to the beach.
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Old 03-03-2017, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Western U.S.
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