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Old 06-30-2012, 07:17 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Omaha isn't a major city, it's as provincial as all get out. (Spent 25 years there so I know.) It IS boring but it doesn't belong in this poll. I would think a place would at least have to have an international airport to be considered as a contender, otherwise you could go on for pages about all the boring mid-sized cities of the world.

Copenhagen, Denmark
Stuttgart, Germany
Singapore
Zurich, Switzerland
Abu Dhabi
Copenhagen actually seems like quite a fun place, esp compared to say Oslo.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:19 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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People who never been there, base their rankings on Google maps and other people opinion???
It would be more accurate if we hear from people who physically visited those cities.
I've passed through Houston, and from what I've heard of it and seen on google maps it has a pretty poor downtown for its size and is the eptiome of generic sprawl.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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The likes of Houston and Atlanta are some of the least dense cities in the entire world. Atlanta is geographically larger than Paris and London but the population is much smaller.

Here's a comparison..

Atlanta metro pop. 5,268,860
Paris metro pop. 12,089,098

This picture shows Paris (yellow) over Atlanta.

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Old 07-01-2012, 12:28 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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^^^ ok, nice map... but what it has to do with being boring??
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:42 AM
 
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^^^ ok, nice map... but what it has to do with being boring??
It explains to you, Elnina, quite vividly that while you are in Paris, you feel like sardines in a can and there is no way those sardines can feel bored. In Atlanta on another hand you feel more like gold fish in a bowl, with nothing going on around, so for sure you'll be bored.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:28 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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^^^ ok, nice map... but what it has to do with being boring??
Super sprawled cities like Atlanta and Houston have comparatively small downtown's.. and those downtown areas are usually for business only, no shopping, clubbing or dining out.. they all take place in the soulless square box retail parks that make up US suburbs.. Atlanta, Houston and a whole host of other US cities are the epitome of pxss poor urban planning, they have as much culture and vibrancy as an empty pot of yogurt, unless you enjoy traffic jams on 10 lane highways..
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:30 AM
 
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World's Most Boring Cities to Visit
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:35 AM
 
Location: Australia
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Auckland NZ is the most boring city in the entire universe, next to say, somewhere in the Eastern Bloc.

Adelaide Australia is NOT BORING. This is a fallacy that we encourage other states to believe to keep them away...fortunately, it's working.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:48 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I've never been to Adelaide, but it appears to be so dull and uninteresting compared to Sydney and Melbourne.. I think the fact that it also lacks a skyline at all makes it look like a medium sized city rather than a city with more than a million people.. maybe I'm wrong, but I need other people's opinions too.
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:02 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Adelaide is nice, but a bit dull. The parochial people don't help.
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