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Old 07-01-2012, 08:19 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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All this only goes to show what is boring to one person isn't boring to another, people look for different things in a city.
There are still things we can all agree on. I think even those who hate NYC would agree it has more excitement than a city like Indianapolis.
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:32 PM
 
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I think all major cities are never boring. I love good nightlife, theatre, opera, art galleries, shops, good food, parks, good transportation systems. I think you can find all those in all major cities! I mean I would rather die than live in the suburbs. In cities I always find something that interests me. I think some cities are more exciting than others of course. From my experience I think Paris is more exciting and fun than NYC.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Las Vegas? This is getting silly now. Even if you hate gambling and shopping, there's endless other things to do. Concerts and shows of all kinds, fine dining, tons of outdoor recreation nearby, spas, nightlife of every type imaginable. It isn't for everyone's tastes, same w/Glasgow, but just because you don't care for a place doesn't qualify it as boring. I hated Amsterdam but I would call it overrated - not boring.

Also, Milton Keynes is not a major city by any stretch of the imagination.
Okay, Las Vegas is boring to me.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:11 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Las Vegas is almost a one-trick pony kind of city: gambling, drinking, partying/nightlife and shows.

If you're into other "traditional" city things - like historical architecture, world-class museums, mass transit, city parks, public squares and so on - then Las Vegas will be sorely lacking. It's also smack in the middle of a desert.

Also, Las Vegas looks big only in pictures. It's actually not that large - just under 2 million people in its metropolitan area.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:01 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Las Vegas is almost a one-trick pony kind of city: gambling, drinking, partying/nightlife and shows.

If you're into other "traditional" city things - like historical architecture, world-class museums, mass transit, city parks, public squares and so on - then Las Vegas will be sorely lacking. It's also smack in the middle of a desert.

Also, Las Vegas looks big only in pictures. It's actually not that large - just under 2 million people in its metropolitan area.
Isn't the strip technically outside the city limits?

If you took the Strip away Vegas would be one of the WORST cities in America.
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:42 AM
 
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I expected more from Dublin and I picked up a none too friendly vibe there especially after dark and besides too little of interest. Moved to Galway which is barely a city but a far better place to live. This was all back in the eighties so have no idea how things would be now in these economic hard pressed times.
ireland was the biggest dump in western europe in the eighties , i was a kid so only remember going to football games

galway is the arty , hippy capital of ireland ( if such a thing exists ) , its also the gaelic language capital
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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The transformation of Ireland is really quite remarkable - from Western Europe's poorest nation to one of the most affluent today, despite the crisis.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Las Vegas? This is getting silly now. Even if you hate gambling and shopping, there's endless other things to do. Concerts and shows of all kinds, fine dining, tons of outdoor recreation nearby, spas, nightlife of every type imaginable. It isn't for everyone's tastes, same w/Glasgow, but just because you don't care for a place doesn't qualify it as boring. I hated Amsterdam but I would call it overrated - not boring.

Also, Milton Keynes is not a major city by any stretch of the imagination.
I assume the OP meant boring to the person answering the question. LV is incredibly boring to me. I have been twice and was bored to tears. The shows were all of the populist kinds( musicals and magic/cabaret crap) and at least when I was there there was no cultural /artistic type of thing I wanted to see at all.

Yes the scenery around it is lovely but as we were talking city I thought the urban side would be paramount to the answer. I find it an ugly, shallow, superficial, environmental nightmare of a place with all the appeal of mouldy cheese. And hugely BORING. To ME.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:29 AM
 
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The transformation of Ireland is really quite remarkable - from Western Europe's poorest nation to one of the most affluent today, despite the crisis.
the biggest question is why it took us so long to catch up , the short term furture is highly dependant on the eurozone solution , the political class here are slaves to brusells with the exception of sinn fein who are hard left on the economy
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Germany
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Any city in Switzerland. Very clean, but very boring. Also people talk so slooooooowwww (well in Bern, anyway).
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