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Old 10-24-2017, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Astana, Kazakhstan
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I think Istanbul exceeded it's hype. I think it's a much more enjoyable city than Rome in my opinion.

Budapest, Munich, and Amsterdam were really cool as well.
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Old 10-24-2017, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Cannes
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I think Istanbul exceeded it's hype. I think it's a much more enjoyable city than Rome in my opinion.

Budapest, Munich, and Amsterdam were really cool as well.
Good one, Istanbul is fantastic!!!
Milan was a good surprise to me as people often referred to it as a boring "business" city.
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Old 10-24-2017, 11:36 AM
 
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I think Istanbul exceeded it's hype. I think it's a much more enjoyable city than Rome in my opinion.

Budapest, Munich, and Amsterdam were really cool as well.
Although there is no hype over Palermo, it vastly exceeded my expectation. And I enjoyed it more than Rome.
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Old 10-24-2017, 11:37 AM
 
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Good one, Istanbul is fantastic!!!
Milan was a good surprise to me as people often referred to it as a boring "business" city.
I will still put Milan, Brussels, Frankfurt together as those very famous yet boring business cities.
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Old 10-24-2017, 11:48 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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London, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Paris, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Bangkok.
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Old 10-24-2017, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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First visits and first impressions only. Since some cities used to live up to the hype, but overtime, I feel they have fallen. San Francisco is an example of that.

Having said that:

San Francisco
NYC
London
Paris
Montreal
Florence
Amsterdam
Venice

Cities that I went to without really knowing what to expect but I loved are :

Lyon
Innsbruck
Edinburgh
Barcelona

Cities that disappointed me:

Vienna
Milan
Honolulu
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Old 10-24-2017, 12:37 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Atlanta is very polarizing. It's a city in a dense forest, which is highly unusual. It has a suburban feel similar to Los Angeles or Johannesburg. Yet, it has that Southern elegance, great food, and an extraordinary history if you know where to look. I think it's a darling city.
I did all those things. I went to the Martin Luther King memorial centre - highly recommended! Jogged every morning around Piedmont Park and dined at Inman & Buckhead. The city itself looked fine - I did enjoy myself but the energy was just really muted, no-one walks on the streets, there is no vibe to speak of but I suppose that's true of many US towns and cities. I wanted to get my crunk on lol (this was in the early 2000's).

Sometimes I wondered where all the people were.
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Old 10-24-2017, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Californicating Midland, TX since 2017
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Amsterdam
Munich
Shanghai
San Francisco
Portland
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Old 10-24-2017, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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NYC
San Diego
San Francisco
Rome
Florence
Lisbon
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Old 10-24-2017, 12:51 PM
 
Location: New York City
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First visits and first impressions only. Since some cities used to live up to the hype, but overtime, I feel they have fallen. San Francisco is an example of that.


Cities that disappointed me:

Vienna
Milan
Honolulu
Do you mind explaining why? Just curious.
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