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Old 12-01-2017, 02:03 AM
 
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Which city is (naturally or culturally) the most opposite to people's common knowledge and stereotype about your country?
In other words, which city looks the most "foreign" in your country?

For China I pick Kashgar.



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Old 12-01-2017, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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Trieste probably. Or Bolzano.
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Old 12-01-2017, 05:21 AM
 
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Which city is (naturally or culturally) the most opposite to people's common knowledge and stereotype about your country?
In other words, which city looks the most "foreign" in your country?

For China I pick Kashgar.
Fascinating. Nice one.
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Old 12-01-2017, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Blackpool - a touch of Las Vegas on the Lancashire coast in Northern England.



Milton Keynes with it's grid system and shopping mall is different to most historic towns and villages in the UK.

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Old 12-01-2017, 06:45 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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Amongst the major cities, Curitiba, for sure.
Joinville, Blumenau and Caxias do Sul are other large cities with little to do with the brazilian stereotypes.
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Old 12-01-2017, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Cannes
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Amongst the major cities, Curitiba, for sure.
Joinville, Blumenau and Caxias do Sul are other large cities with little to do with the brazilian stereotypes.
Florianopolis
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Old 12-01-2017, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Cannes
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Trieste probably. Or Bolzano.
The entire northeast of Italy seems out of place
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Old 12-01-2017, 10:03 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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The capital Bogota is the most out of place relative to the typical world view of Colombia. Cold, rainy, cloudy with industrial brick architecture, prone to fog and even icy conditions a few times.


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Lluvia con Nieve by Ivan D. Gaona, on Flickr


Parque de la Independencia by Jorge Andrés Calderón, on Flickr


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Old 12-01-2017, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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This may sound weird, but I always felt like NYC differs from the archetypal American city. While most cities in the US are characterised by a definitive CBD that becomes quiet after hours, with lots of suburban sprawl and an inadequate level of public transportation , New York breaks most of these stereotypes. It has a vast subway network, a highly urbanized core that remains lively throughout the week. It’s kinda ironic when you consider the fact that NYC is often used as the poster boy of the US, yet in many ways it’s a quite atypical American city.
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:51 AM
 
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This may sound weird, but I always felt like NYC differs from the archetypal American city. While most cities in the US are characterised by a definitive CBD that becomes quiet after hours, with lots of suburban sprawl and an inadequate level of public transportation , New York breaks most of these stereotypes. It has a vast subway network, a highly urbanized core that remains lively throughout the week. It’s kinda ironic when you consider the fact that NYC is often used as the poster boy of the US, yet in many ways it’s a quite atypical American city.
Yeah. The life style of New Yorkers is very different from others.
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