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Old 03-09-2016, 12:31 PM
 
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We have a thread about your favorite city in the United States is and I thought it would be interesting to hear from Americans who have travelled abroad what there favorite city is and why!
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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Copenhagen, Denmark. I love the architecture(a perfect mix of old and new), the people, the food and how clean the city is. The only thing I didn't like was how damn expensive it was! Other than that I would move there in a heartbeat.
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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I don't know if a lot of people will agree with me here, but I absolutely love Moscow.
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I don't know if a lot of people will agree with me here, but I absolutely love Moscow.
It's not all that common of a destination (for people in the U.S. anyway) but the city looks amazing. I'd love to visit Moscow. I read a comment on another site from someone in London who had roommates from Moscow, and they said Moscow made London look like a village
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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It's not all that common of a destination (for people in the U.S. anyway) but the city looks amazing. I'd love to visit Moscow. I read a comment on another site from someone in London who had roommates from Moscow, and they said Moscow made London look like a village
The thing with Moscow is that I think you have to have an appreciation for Russian history and culture before going. Now, Red Square and some central parts are astounding in beauty, but it's true that the people seem very cold and the places where you live if you're not an elite are sometimes downright grimy and dumpy. There is also a feeling of nationalism and slight xenophobia present, especially when people are drunk, which I am not thrilled about.

At the same time, the parks are wonderful, the metro is gorgeous and fast, the people are loyal to a fault after you befriend a few and will ALWAYS invite you to gatherings, parties, or just to drink some tea (sometimes all night). There are places to hang out for whatever kind of person you are (although frankly, it's a bit difficult if you're gay, though there certainly is a gay community). The large majority of people though are decent and incredibly hospitable and very proud of their city. I'd love to go back. I prefer it vastly over London or New York.
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The thing with Moscow is that I think you have to have an appreciation for Russian history and culture before going. Now, Red Square and some central parts are astounding in beauty, but it's true that the people seem very cold and the places where you live if you're not an elite are sometimes downright grimy and dumpy. There is also a feeling of nationalism and slight xenophobia present, especially when people are drunk, which I am not thrilled about.

At the same time, the parks are wonderful, the metro is gorgeous and fast, the people are loyal to a fault after you befriend a few and will ALWAYS invite you to gatherings, parties, or just to drink some tea (sometimes all night). There are places to hang out for whatever kind of person you are (although frankly, it's a bit difficult if you're gay, though there certainly is a gay community). The large majority of people though are decent and incredibly hospitable and very proud of their city. I'd love to go back. I prefer it vastly over London or New York.
Great description - I was going to ask you about the vibe of the city and your impressions of the residents.

The current political climate in Russia and the country's history as a communist state no doubt limits a lot of people's interest in visiting Moscow. It just so happens that I'm currently reading a novel called "Children of the Arbat," a book I pulled out of one of my storage boxes at home. Very interesting depiction of Moscow at the time of Stalin's rule.
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Oranjestad, Aruba.
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Uptown Phoenix, AZ
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We have a thread about your favorite city in the United States is and I thought it would be interesting to hear from Americans who have travelled abroad what there favorite city is and why!
So far, my favorite city is Seoul, South Korea. Barcelona is a close second for me though.
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Old 03-09-2016, 02:00 PM
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Budapest. Prague would be 2nd.
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Old 03-09-2016, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Several I can choose from. Los Angeles, Berlin, Budapest, Prague, Vienna, the Dutch Randstad region (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague)... I guess, out of this list, I'd pick L.A. and Berlin.

I would like to see Tokyo, Seoul and Mexico City, too...among many others.
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