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Old 10-15-2020, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Reno, Nevada, USA, Earth
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Madrid I suppose. I've never been to Istanbul and I feel it would probably be my pick if I was single, but with the family in consideration Madrid seems the safer more stable choice. But it could easily flip if I ever get to visit. They're both high on my preference list.

Valencia, Spain vs Antalya, Turkey
Antalya, my sister lived outside the city for a time whilst working on a project for an international firm and had so many gushing things to say about the area.

Juneau, Alaska USA, or Invercargill, New Zealand?
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Old 10-15-2020, 01:31 PM
 
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Antalya, my sister lived outside the city for a time whilst working on a project for an international firm and had so many gushing things to say about the area.

Juneau, Alaska USA, or Invercargill, New Zealand?
Both are too gloomy, but Invercargill it is. At least it's connected by road to the rest of South Island, and isn't as cold as Juneau.

Penrith, NSW, Markham, Ontario, or Irvine, California? Which one is your favorite and which one is your least favorite? Look these places up and judge them individually, don't just say Irvine sucks because it's in Trump's America and thus Irvine is a conservative dystopia (Irvine's actually left leaning).
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Old 10-15-2020, 06:40 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Both are too gloomy, but Invercargill it is. At least it's connected by road to the rest of South Island, and isn't as cold as Juneau.

Penrith, NSW, Markham, Ontario, or Irvine, California? Which one is your favorite and which one is your least favorite? Look these places up and judge them individually, don't just say Irvine sucks because it's in Trump's America and thus Irvine is a conservative dystopia (Irvine's actually left leaning).
Realistically, Irvine. Closer to family and less immigration hassles since I'm a US citizen. Also would probably prefer the weather. I like cold weather to some degree, but Toronto area away from the lake seems a bit much.

Two coastal international zones of the 20th century:

Gdańsk, Poland vs Tangier, Morocco
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Old 10-15-2020, 07:30 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Gdańsk, Poland vs Tangier, Morocco
Gdansk no doubt. I was there just in July - It's more of a city and the Would War II museum is one of the best museums I've visited. I rode my bike all along the Baltic sea to Sopot and spent sometime on the Hel Peninsula. To be honest I prefer the Baltic in Estonia but it was nice enough.

Was also in Tangiers briefly, feels more like a town. Now Casablanca is another scenario.

So Gdansk for me.

Mendoza, Argentina vs Salvador, Brazil
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Old 10-16-2020, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Madrid
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Gdansk no doubt. I was there just in July - It's more of a city and the Would War II museum is one of the best museums I've visited. I rode my bike all along the Baltic sea to Sopot and spent sometime on the Hel Peninsula. To be honest I prefer the Baltic in Estonia but it was nice enough.

Was also in Tangiers briefly, feels more like a town. Now Casablanca is another scenario.

So Gdansk for me.

Mendoza, Argentina vs Salvador, Brazil
I'll go for Mendoza, simply based on the fact that I am a Spanish speaker, and while I have never been, Argentinian society seems more attractive to me than Brazilian.. but that's a big generalization.

Düsseldorf, Germany or Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Old 10-16-2020, 08:47 AM
 
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^ Rotterdam, just googled it's at the sea so it's a win for me + I'd assume they're all stoned/high all the time.



Now the real question: Jerusalem, Israel vs Cape Town, SA?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCZVL_8D048
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Old 10-16-2020, 09:08 AM
 
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^ Rotterdam, just googled it's at the sea so it's a win for me + I'd assume they're all stoned/high all the time.



Now the real question: Jerusalem, Israel vs Cape Town, SA?
Jerusalem, love me some hummus lol. No actually seems a bit safer (Thanks America) and a much better location. In South Africa you never know when things are going to pop off.


Auckland, New Zealand vs Havana, Cuba
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Old 10-16-2020, 09:08 AM
 
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^ Rotterdam, just googled it's at the sea so it's a win for me + I'd assume they're all stoned/high all the time.



Now the real question: Jerusalem, Israel vs Cape Town, SA?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCZVL_8D048
Jerusalem, as long as it's in the Israel controlled side, because I want first world amenities and technology. I also want to walk the lands where Jesus and the Old Testament prophets walked.

Plano, Texas or Sengkang, Singapore? I know dual citizenship is banned in Singapore, but imagine that it wasn't, and you that you had both American and Singaporean citizenship. Basically, leave immigration issues out of the discussion here.

Also, the main reason why Singapore was listed the world's most expensive city is because of car prices, but the subway there is rapidly expanding, and Sengkang is very transit oriented. Can easily survive without a car.
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Old 10-20-2020, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Plano, Texas or Sengkang, Singapore




Singapore, specifically Sengkang seems to be a pretty advanced city, and objectively "safer" than anywhere in North America. However, I wouldn't be able to deal with the population density of 22,000 people per km in Sengkang (13,670 per mile), Plano in comparison is 3,629.1 people per square mile. Sengkang as a whole is only 10.59 km², yikes.

Not to mention Sengkang seems to be regarded as an expensive city by Singaporean standards, which would not be worth the living standard in my opinion. I also wouldn't personally want to live under a government that could kill you for a dime bag of weed.

I'd pick Plano, Texas for sure. Not because I hate dislike Singapore or anything, it'd just be a major culture shock in terms of livability for someone raised In North America. Nowhere to "breathe" in my opinion.

It'd be much more familiar for me in Plano, than for Sengkang, or any place in Singapore. Plano also has been regarded a one of the most livable cities in America, with a high income and low crime rate, and a poverty rate of only 6.76%, it's definitely a more livable city by my standards.

St Catharine, Ontario, or Hampton, Virginia

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Old 10-20-2020, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Madrid
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Plano, Texas or Sengkang, Singapore




Singapore, specifically Sengkang seems to be a pretty advanced city, and objectively "safer" than anywhere in North America. However, I wouldn't be able to deal with the population density of 22,000 people per km in Sengkang (13,670 per mile), Plano in comparison is 3,629.1 people per square mile. Sengkang as a whole is only 10.59 km², yikes.

Not to mention Sengkang seems to be regarded as an expensive city by Singaporean standards, which would not be worth the living standard in my opinion. I also wouldn't personally want to live under a government that could kill you for a dime bag of weed.

I'd pick Plano, Texas for sure. Not because I hate dislike Singapore or anything, it'd just be a major culture shock in terms of livability for someone raised In North America. Nowhere to "breathe" in my opinion.

It'd be much more familiar for me in Plano, than for Sengkang, or any place in Singapore. Plano also has been regarded a one of the most livable cities in America, with a high income and low crime rate, and a poverty rate of only 6.76%, it's definitely a more livable city by my standards.

St Catharine, Ontario, or Hampton, Virginia
I grew up less than 20km east of St. Catherine's in the northwest corner of New York state and have a pretty serious disdain for the whole area - granted this is the Canadian side of the border and in a lot of cases I'd probably choose Canada over the USA, but it's still too close to my hometown for comfort. Coastal Virginia looks pretty great - so I'll go for that.

Miami, Florida or Miami (Gold Coast) Australia

For anyone who's been to both areas, there are a lot of similarities between South Florida and SW QLD.
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