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Old 08-04-2017, 09:41 AM
Status: "And the shadow of the day" (set 24 days ago)
 
Location: Iquitos
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Good shout! Lisbon, IMHO, really is a very underrated big city in Europe.
I would love to go there one day, and Porto too. Both seem like really cool and underrated cities
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Astana, Kazakhstan
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Budapest-very cheap and well-connected with the rest of Europe.

Very cool city with just about the same quantity and quality of amenities, culture, and history as all the other major European cities but for much less money.
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:30 AM
 
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Colombia is an underrated travel destination and it is very cheap as well to boot (a room in a mid-range hotel can be had for $33 a night and meals at a local restaurant can be had for $10), although popular tourist areas like Cartagena will have their prices inflated. Plus the situation with the guerrillas/drug cartels/paramilitary groups has been much improved since the 80's/90's which means that most of the country is relatively safe to visit as long as visitors don't stray to far off the beaten path.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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Abuja- best kept secret in Nigeria, if you go its like they hid a first world city in a third world country.
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Old 08-09-2017, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Abuja- best kept secret in Nigeria, if you go its like they hid a first world city in a third world country.
It seems like Lagos gets most of the attention.
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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Lagos has nice areas, and is dense but the only reason it gets attention is size. Abuja is a planned city, its less dirty than Lagos and it is also less wealthy than Lagos, but a higher percent of Abuja lives in a nicer area. Wuse, Maitama and all of central Abuja is clean, green and beautiful. Only Eastern Lagos (Lekki), Victoria Island/Ikoyi/Banana Island looks anything like that.
Theirs a reason Abuja was the fastest growing city between 2000 and 2010 in the world.

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Old 08-10-2017, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Lagos has nice areas, and is dense but the only reason it gets attention is size. Abuja is a planned city, its less dirty than Lagos and it is also less wealthy than Lagos, but a higher percent of Abuja lives in a nicer area. Wuse, Maitama and all of central Abuja is clean, green and beautiful. Only Eastern Lagos (Lekki), Victoria Island/Ikoyi/Banana Island looks anything like that.
Theirs a reason Abuja was the fastest growing city between 2000 and 2010 in the world.
That's my understanding of the situation, that Lagos is the financial hub of the country like NY in the States. Is Abuja a planned city in the same sense as Washington DC, Ottawa, Canberra, Brasilia, Astana and Ankara?
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Old 08-10-2017, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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That's my understanding of the situation, that Lagos is the financial hub of the country like NY in the States. Is Abuja a planned city in the same sense as Washington DC, Ottawa, Canberra, Brasilia, Astana and Ankara?
Ottawa isn't really a planned capital city.
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Old 08-10-2017, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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Philadelphia ... When you think about it , you get a city with great architecture, tons of things to do and see, not bad job-wise and relatively inexpensive
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:48 PM
 
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Philadelphia ... When you think about it , you get a city with great architecture, tons of things to do and see, not bad job-wise and relatively inexpensive
The Philly homers have gone international, go figure. As an FYI Philly has an unemployment rate of 6% (the US average is 4.4%, most professional jobs are in the suburbs versus downtown and the average rent for a one bedroom apartment is close to $1500 per month...on what planet is that "inexpensive"?
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