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Old 04-03-2018, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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All seem like reasonable matches so far in at least a couple of criteria. I am so surprised nobody said Geneva. It seems to match in quite a few criteria as well now that I think about it...
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Old 04-03-2018, 02:59 PM
 
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All seem like reasonable matches so far in at least a couple of criteria. I am so surprised nobody said Geneva. It seems to match in quite a few criteria as well now that I think about it...
The lack of an ocean is probably too big of a difference to make them comparable.
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Old 04-04-2018, 01:36 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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The lack of an ocean is probably too big of a difference to make them comparable.
Couldn't the same be said of Auckland, Copenhagen and Stockholm with regard to mountains? - who seriously thinks that Copenhagen is just Vancouver without hills?

If these cities are all similar to Vancouver, then it should follow that they're similar to each other - does that make Auckland and Stockholm similar to each other?
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Old 04-04-2018, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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Demographics drive "feeling" and "vibe"

I'd say Sydney, despite the weather difference & size.
Harbor, laid-back coastal feeling, Asians/ similar multicultural vibe.
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Old 04-04-2018, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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In terms of vibe and feel I'd say Sydney as well. Though obviously Sydney is quite a bit larger and different in many other significant ways.
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Old 04-04-2018, 04:34 PM
 
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Couldn't the same be said of Auckland, Copenhagen and Stockholm with regard to mountains? - who seriously thinks that Copenhagen is just Vancouver without hills?

If these cities are all similar to Vancouver, then it should follow that they're similar to each other - does that make Auckland and Stockholm similar to each other?

In my opinion lack of close by mountains is not as a disqualifying as a lack of an ocean
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Old 04-04-2018, 04:35 PM
 
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In terms of vibe and feel I'd say Sydney as well. Though obviously Sydney is quite a bit larger and different in many other significant ways.

I lived in Sydney, in my opinion the vibe is quite different...I found more similarity in "feel" with Auckland.
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Old 04-05-2018, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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In my opinion lack of close by mountains is not as a disqualifying as a lack of an ocean
I guess mountains aren't really part of the Vancouver vibe.
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Old 04-05-2018, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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I guess mountains aren't really part of the Vancouver vibe.
I certainly think they are part of the identity of the city. Vancouver is partly defined by its geography among other things. That's why despite Geneva not being on an ocean, I think it has a lot of similarities. It is on a large lake. The ocean by Vancouver while salt water, is not what most people think about when they think about ocean because it doesn't have surfing waves.
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Old 04-05-2018, 02:00 PM
 
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I guess mountains aren't really part of the Vancouver vibe.
In my opinion, I separate the "vibe" of a city from its geographical location.
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