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Old 02-08-2015, 12:35 PM
 
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I live in Paris inner suburbs, so yes.
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Old 02-08-2015, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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I've passed through Ottawa en route to Quebec before, but the first time I've ever actually stopped in the centre of town was just this summer of 2014. Nice little town to live in I guess, but it must be one of the sleepiest capitals on Earth. The core of Ottawa is so perfect and neat it's almost creepy. It reminds me of this podcast I listened to once where the host (Marc Maron by the way), described Vancouver as so perfect, that it looks as though it must have come in a box.
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Old 02-08-2015, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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I have been to DC a few times, as a kid while we were moving, as a teen for our school trip, and then a couple times as an adult for business or to see a show.

I've been to Beijing once, for a day, on a layover. Hopefully I'll get more time there soon.
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:05 AM
 
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I live in Bali, but i did pay a visit to Jakarta a few times for leisure purpose (because i love big cities) the traffic is bad yes, but i have friends there so its not bad at all.
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Old 02-10-2015, 12:43 PM
Status: "We're all broken, that's how the light gets in." (set 25 days ago)
 
Location: Wonderland
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I've lived fairly close to DC several times in my life (several places in Maryland and coastal Virginia) so I've been there probably 20 times. Every time I find something different and interesting to do and see. On my most recent trip, we stayed at the old Watergate Hotel, which was very interesting, and explored Georgetown - and also visited the International Spy Museum. Very cool. Of course all the major museums are extremely interesting as well, but this trip we focused on some different things.

I really like DC - visiting that is. I'd hate to live there.
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:42 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I really like DC - visiting that is. I'd hate to live there.
Is it because of the traffic and high COL?
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:43 PM
 
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Yes I have and its a dull city full of uptight people wearing suits and everything rotates around the world of politics (you couldn't pay me to live there!)

I am talking about Washington DC
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Old 02-10-2015, 02:20 PM
Status: "We're all broken, that's how the light gets in." (set 25 days ago)
 
Location: Wonderland
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Is it because of the traffic and high COL?
Basically, yes. Throw in the fact that I generally detest politics and politicians and yeah...I wouldn't want to live there.
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Old 02-10-2015, 02:51 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Basically, yes. Throw in the fact that I generally detest politics and politicians and yeah...I wouldn't want to live there.
Interestingly, politics is not a usual topic of conversation among most residents in the Washington DC area. I think it's a kind of blind spot.

People are mostly into their work, personal lives, hobbies, school, traveling, etc.
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Old 02-10-2015, 03:26 PM
Status: "We're all broken, that's how the light gets in." (set 25 days ago)
 
Location: Wonderland
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Interestingly, politics is not a usual topic of conversation among most residents in the Washington DC area. I think it's a kind of blind spot.

People are mostly into their work, personal lives, hobbies, school, traveling, etc.
Like I said, my main reasons for not being even slightly interested in ever living there are the typical issues I have with very large, congested cities and their cost of living. I don't care for the pace of life, the cost of living, etc. To each his own. I prefer living in a smaller city.
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