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Old 11-12-2010, 10:37 PM
 
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It's true...People in several parts of Ky seem to be on the offensive. I lived there for 4 years and really tried to give the place a chance. From what I remember, people there make friends or gain others interest by being somewhat rude to people and or ignoring them, acting almost better than others. In a dysfunctional way, this behavior is attractive to the natives. This is because in much of Ky everyone knows everyone. It;s true that people are rude. The way they talk and gossip about people is below the belt and would be disappointing to any healthy person. It's just a Sheiiit kicker place.
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Old 11-13-2010, 09:46 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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You must have missed the Highlands in Louisville. It is one of the best urban neighborhoods.
Well, you're right on that one. Normally, when visiting a town as a tourist, neighborhoods aren't real high on my list of sights to see. I'm sure that the "Highlands" are just wonderful.

The problem I had with Louisville was that we wanted to go to the casino and there was no way to get there. We did not have a vehicle available to us, and NONE of the larger hotels downtown offered a shuttle (which we found hard to believe). To take a taxi would have cost us $100 each way. It really annoyed the heck out of us that the town had this wonderful casino just 10 miles or so away and did NOTHING to promote it or help people get there.

I found out later that the casino, which is actually in a different country, was not "wanted" by the city (stupid) so they do not encourage people to go there. Instead of working together to make their visitors HAPPY, they would rather stomp their feet like a spoiled little child and refuse to acknowledge that it exists. I would never go back there under any circumstances.

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Old 11-13-2010, 12:29 PM
 
Location: USA
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I have traveled through NKY and I must say that I have never treated badly there. I actually kind of like it, but then I have never lived there.

You know, when you go to another part of the country which may be politically different from your own, the worst thing you could do is start ranting and raving about the local area you are at. That will alienate and offend people quicker than anything. Do not go in with a condescending, arrogant, "I'm so marvelous and so is my home that yours cannot compare and therefore must be berated by me." You will **** people off with that stuff, don't you know? Just take it easy and you will be alright!
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:23 PM
 
Location: IN
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Well, you're right on that one. Normally, when visiting a town as a tourist, neighborhoods aren't real high on my list of sights to see. I'm sure that the "Highlands" are just wonderful.

The problem I had with Louisville was that we wanted to go to the casino and there was no way to get there. We did not have a vehicle available to us, and NONE of the larger hotels downtown offered a shuttle (which we found hard to believe). To take a taxi would have cost us $100 each way. It really annoyed the heck out of us that the town had this wonderful casino just 10 miles or so away and did NOTHING to promote it or help people get there.

I found out later that the casino, which is actually in a different country, was not "wanted" by the city (stupid) so they do not encourage people to go there. Instead of working together to make their visitors HAPPY, they would rather stomp their feet like a spoiled little child and refuse to acknowledge that it exists. I would never go back there under any circumstances.

20yrsinBranson

I prefer Louisville over Kansas City. Kansas City is much too large for me, and the people in Louisville are generally more friendly- with a bit of an eccentric side. The foodie scene in Louisville can't be beat. Lots of restaurants, farmers markets, international food stores, locally owned stores, etc.
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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You sound ignorant. Vegetarian Vietnamese Pho? Did you laugh when you wrote that or were you congratulating yourself on being familiar with a term other that "cheeseburger". And Fashion- don't kid yourself- I wouldn't have used that term to describe anything that I saw there. Let's just leave it at that.

Listen, I had an experience. I went to NKY and it was awful. The people were rude and seemed to lack any degree of tact. I understand that you appreciate your perspective but I'm afraid to say you have only furthered my point. Northern Kentucky is a bad place. You acting as it's delegation only validates my perspective that it is not a place I ever wish to visit again.

One last thing--Arizona is awesome. I traveled all over that state for work and NEVER encountered anything like I did in NKY. FYI.
I'm neither from nor in Northern KY, but please feel free to stay on the west coast where you belong.
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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I prefer Louisville over Kansas City. Kansas City is much too large for me, and the people in Louisville are generally more friendly- with a bit of an eccentric side. The foodie scene in Louisville can't be beat. Lots of restaurants, farmers markets, international food stores, locally owned stores, etc.
Kansas City, outside of the country club plaza area and some of westport, is extremely trashy. There are nice burbs (Overland Park is awesome), but the city itself is pretty bleh.
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:18 AM
 
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You sound ignorant. Vegetarian Vietnamese Pho? Did you laugh when you wrote that or were you congratulating yourself on being familiar with a term other that "cheeseburger". And Fashion- don't kid yourself- I wouldn't have used that term to describe anything that I saw there. Let's just leave it at that.

Listen, I had an experience. I went to NKY and it was awful. The people were rude and seemed to lack any degree of tact. I understand that you appreciate your perspective but I'm afraid to say you have only furthered my point. Northern Kentucky is a bad place. You acting as it's delegation only validates my perspective that it is not a place I ever wish to visit again.

One last thing--Arizona is awesome. I traveled all over that state for work and NEVER encountered anything like I did in NKY. FYI.

I would be willing to bet money that I have traveled more extensively that you have. And I have lived literally all over this country and overseas. I don't have a dog in this fight. I'm not from Kentucky nor have I ever lived there. But I have visited several parts of that beautiful state and found folks to be very friendly.

Your posts reek of pretension and ignorance. I can't imagine why you might have had a bad experience when you visited Kentucky.
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:39 PM
 
Location: IN
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Kansas City, outside of the country club plaza area and some of westport, is extremely trashy. There are nice burbs (Overland Park is awesome), but the city itself is pretty bleh.
I grew up in JOCO. I strongly dislike the social culture, "keeping up with the Jones' mentality, and the entitlement syndrome which was epidemic. Kansas City only offers pockets of good activity for single people, and is one of the worst cities for singles.
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Old 11-17-2010, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I grew up in JOCO. I strongly dislike the social culture, "keeping up with the Jones' mentality
Now come on, that doesn't just exist in Kansas City. You'll find this anywhere, even in small towns it's widespread.
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:31 PM
 
Location: IN
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Now come on, that doesn't just exist in Kansas City. You'll find this anywhere, even in small towns it's widespread.
In JOCO, the southwest suburbs of KC, it is at a level few other places can match. I say this based on personal experience, having lived in many areas of the country.
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