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Old 01-14-2009, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Glasglow looks much nicer than I expected - very people-friendly and pedestrian-friendly.
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:24 AM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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Glasglow looks much nicer than I expected - very people-friendly and pedestrian-friendly.
Yeah, most of the city is pedestrain friendly you have cafe's/bars/restaurants that will really push the boat out in summer where Glasgow becomes more European where you can dine outside which can be nice especially when its warm.

The west end is my favourite part of the city its more up market, cobbled streets like Edinburgh and cosy pubs/clubs.

Glasgow's image has dramastically changed since the old days i've been trying to show people that and the fact that most of the crime associated with the city doesn't actually happen in the city itself but in its 'burbs outside the city limits.

Also avoid these towns/'burbs outside the city, they have a reputation as being the "roughest" places in Scotland.

Baillieston
Barlarnark
Bridgeton
Cranhill
Easterhouse
Gallowgate
Garrowhill
Parkhead
Sandyhills
Shettleston
Springboig
Tollcross

New developments.

http://www.glasgowguide.co.uk/images...orbals_12.html
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:16 AM
 
Location: southeastern connecticut
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Default crime in developed countried New Orleans !!!

I was in Glasgow a few years ago for ten days and the city seemed lovely--I am from the New York area and consider myself a bit street savvy so when I saw a Mersades left running while the owner nipped into the pub for a quick one or a newborn babe left in her pram on the street while her mum and dad did their shopping inside I was amused. Maybe things have changed in a few short years. However this fall a friend and I spent several weeks traveling the Carribean. We wandered the backstreets of St. Thomas, Dominican Republic, Aruba, Honduras, Belieze, Costa Rica, and Mexico--hanging in local bars, eating street food with locals and beggers and had absolutly no trouble. But when we got into New Orleans we were mugged at gunpoint in the French Quarter with one of the dudes pointing a 38 and the other shouting SHOOT HIM !!! SHOOT HIM!!!. New Orleans was a lot more third world than a lot of "less developed" countries"
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:17 AM
 
Location: southeastern connecticut
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Default Glasgow

I agree-- read my post on New orleansvrs glasgow
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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I was in Glasgow a few years ago for ten days and the city seemed lovely--I am from the New York area and consider myself a bit street savvy so when I saw a Mersades left running while the owner nipped into the pub for a quick one or a newborn babe left in her pram on the street while her mum and dad did their shopping inside I was amused. Maybe things have changed in a few short years. However this fall a friend and I spent several weeks traveling the Carribean. We wandered the backstreets of St. Thomas, Dominican Republic, Aruba, Honduras, Belieze, Costa Rica, and Mexico--hanging in local bars, eating street food with locals and beggers and had absolutly no trouble. But when we got into New Orleans we were mugged at gunpoint in the French Quarter with one of the dudes pointing a 38 and the other shouting SHOOT HIM !!! SHOOT HIM!!!. New Orleans was a lot more third world than a lot of "less developed" countries"
I'm really sorry to hear about that. If that happened to me it would scar me for life. I've never been held at gunpoint in the U.S but i would have more of a chance of it happening there than here.

Crime is isolated here to certain areas outside the city, you just gotta know the "no go zones"

New York is a fantastic city
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Hamilton, Scotland
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Scotland sadly suffers from a "chocolate box" misty eyed Hollywood image -The misty hills and the piper and tartan image is lovley, and in certain parts of the country is very true, but it's not the real Scotland. Scotland is a major industrialised country, one of the first in the world , we are 3/4 city dwellers (not all living in little villages of 20 people living off one potato a day) and we have 3 major world cities with all the perks and downfalls that offers - Glasgow, Edinburgh - and Aberdeen (not bad for a country of under 5 1/2 million). Sadly all this combined with the drugs/drink culture that has devistated the counrty/world has lead to a terrible violent statistic, but the violence is not spread throughout Scotland as a whole, it is very much centred in the city/town ghetto areas or "Estates" that have been mention (and as "hello-world" correctly notes are almost "3rd world at times") . Violence is mostly carried out by and upon the drug perpetrators themselves (sadly it has also spilt out to inocent by-standers). But Scotland /Glasgow are not a violent in the way that perhaps New York, Chicago and other Developed cities are, you are pretty safe in Scotland, and you can do and say pretty mcuh anything you want as long as you don't hurt anyone wiohout to much hassle (perhaps a sarcastic comment). It's a stunning friendly country (as its the UK in general) with modern cities and attractions (we have the worlds biggest arts festival, the best shopping outside London, great people awful football teams lol etc) but we do have problems - which we are working out very quickly - it is nowhere near as bad as the media , especially the so called London based UK media makes out (just don't mention football/soccer).

Last edited by Captain Haggis; 02-16-2009 at 08:15 AM.. Reason: spelling errors
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:06 AM
 
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At least in the US, the violent crime statistics can be misleading in that some cities the vast majority of violence is between gang members or isolated to bad neighborhoods and you don't run into much trouble as long as you aren't falling into those categories. (It was like this in Chicago when I lived there.)

Other cities have a lot more armed muggings, car-jackings, home invation etc. where the crime is widespread.

So, I'd rather live in a city with a "higher" overall murder rate as long as the deaths are predominantly isolated to rival gangs instead of shooting some young mom over her car type stuff.
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:56 PM
 
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What are the most violent cities in the worlds developed countries?
Nothing in Europe, certainly. Rather dull. South Africa has a lot of exhilirating action.
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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Johannesburg, Nairobi, Moscow and St Petersburg, Bogota.
Actually, St. Petersburg is not very bad. There is some petty pickpocketing but that is the same everywhere in the world. I am a small girl, and I did not feel unsafe wandering the city alone during the day.
However, i hardly went out at night so I can't speak for certain on that...
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Old 03-06-2009, 01:27 PM
 
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Actually, St. Petersburg is not very bad. There is some petty pickpocketing but that is the same everywhere in the world. I am a small girl, and I did not feel unsafe wandering the city alone during the day.
However, i hardly went out at night so I can't speak for certain on that...
Not from what I have heard. St. Petersburg has had alot of hate crimes and the fact that the powers that be never do much about it makes St. Petersburg an even scarier city to live in. There was a newscast about a 9 year-old girl who was murdered in St. Petersburg by a gang simply for looking "foreign". For me at least, I would be very scared to even se foot in St. Petersburg.
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