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Old 08-26-2017, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Cannes
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I will start. I love the time i spent in Moscow but i would not be able to live there. Very aggressive society, language is difficult( at my age learning a new language get's pretty tiresome) and the culture is just too different.
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Old 08-26-2017, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Ankara, Turkey
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I will start. I love the time i spent in Moscow but i would not be able to live there. Very aggressive society, language is difficult( at my age learning a new language get's pretty tiresome) and the culture is just too different.
What do you mean by very aggressive society?
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Old 08-26-2017, 10:02 AM
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Location: NYntarctica
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I agree on Moscow, and St. Petersburg too. Great cities, beautiful, lots of culture, history, but the climate is beyond atrocious. Living in these cities from October until April is nightmarish. Endless clouds, cold, ice, and flu infections going around. Not a place you would want to live in


Honduras is good to visit but not to live because of how poor and dangerous it is, you cannot walk around even during the day. It is a mess of a country
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Old 08-26-2017, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Mumbai. Half of the population is living in squatter slums, the infrastructure is built to cater a third of the population. Though it is an Alpha World city, it's an ugly, dirty, smelly dysfunctional hellhole. Even Irene would run with her tail between her legs away from Mumbai and consider Helsinki the best city on earth.
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Old 08-26-2017, 10:22 AM
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Location: NYntarctica
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Iquitos. Great to see the Amazon and all but it is incredibly expensive by Peruvian standards (it is twice as expensive as cities like Arequipa!!!) and the internet is slow as hell because of the whole "being surrounded by thousands of miles of rainforest" thing. The internet is slow enough to actually be maddening, sometimes it takes five minutes to load one page!
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Old 08-26-2017, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Rio de Janeiro. Casablanca. Athens. Rome.

Sao Paulo easily seems like the best city in Brazil, whereas Rio de Janeiro, while beautiful, seems to have a large number of issues. So I would say Sao Paulo is the livable one, while Rio de Janeiro is probably the one that is better for tourism because of its geographical gifts.
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Old 08-26-2017, 06:00 PM
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Location: NYntarctica
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Rio de Janeiro. Casablanca. Athens. Rome.

Sao Paulo easily seems like the best city in Brazil, whereas Rio de Janeiro, while beautiful, seems to have a large number of issues. So I would say Sao Paulo is the livable one, while Rio de Janeiro is probably the one that is better for tourism because of its geographical gifts.
Sao Paulo did a really good job of making itself safer I believe. Its homicide rate fell below 10/100k which is lower than cities like Houston, Washington DC, or Kansas City
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Old 08-26-2017, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Venice
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Old 08-26-2017, 09:28 PM
 
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NY
London

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Both are fun for a few days. Then the crowds and huge costs come into play. I imagine any huge city has the same basic issues. I prefer cities about 300k to 500k in size. Not too big but big enough for all amenities.
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Old 08-27-2017, 01:11 AM
 
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London

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Both are fun for a few days. Then the crowds and huge costs come into play. I imagine any huge city has the same basic issues. I prefer cities about 300k to 500k in size. Not too big but big enough for all amenities.
depending where. A city with 300k people in North America would not have all the amenities. Your downtown would be one street with some generic shops and restaurants and the rest is just houses. You would be lucky to have a bus. In W Europe, I would agree.
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