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Old 04-23-2020, 07:53 PM
 
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Tough one. While I'd probably be more interested in Ethiopian culture than Ghanaian culture, it seems like Ghana is the slightly more stable one. I'll take Accra.



Great one. I choose Singapore. Less crowded, even safer than Hong Kong, cleaner, newer, better-planned, better-maintained, less traffic, less pollution, more politically stable, no typhoons, cheaper, wealthier, better economy, friendlier people, better food, better museums, more historical architecture, and better K-12 to university education. And my parents are from Hong Kong, so I've been there 7 times.

Singapore also has a better future than Hong Kong because Singapore has much better English. Hong Kong's English standards have declined, and it's hard to get around using only English sometimes. I actually have to use my Chinese reading skills. In Singapore I could get around entirely in English. Like it or not English, not Mandarin, is the language of the world and of the future.

Now Singapore has conscription and HK doesn't, but I'd serve a couple years if that meant freedom from Xi Jinping's tyranny over Hong Kong. And if you're a woman you won't be conscripted anyways. I wish Hong Kong the best

If you said "which would you rather visit" then I might choose Hong Kong, though I've been to both and love both.

I know, people are going to say that Singapore is the world's most expensive city (because the Economist said so), but IMO the Economist's list of most expensive cities is garbage. They even said Toronto and Seattle were cheaper than Houston....WTH?

And why did they say Singapore was the world's most expensive city? They said it was because Singapore is the world's most expensive place to own a CAR! But you do NOT need a car in Singapore!

And then they go on to say that Singapore has cheaper groceries than many major world cities like NYC...uh, isn't that what I care about? Singapore's real estate is also cheaper than NYC, not to mention Hong Kong.

Singapore vs. Taipei
Singapore for many of the reasons you mentioned.

Jerusalem, Israel vs Nicosia, Cyprus (battle of the two divided cities)
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Old 04-23-2020, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Honolulu/DMV Area/NYC
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Singapore for many of the reasons you mentioned.

Jerusalem, Israel vs Nicosia, Cyprus (battle of the two divided cities)
Nicosia, Cyprus for sure. As much as I'd love to visit Jerusalem, in terms of living Nicosia wins for overall safety.

Honolulu, HI, USA or Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt?
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Old 04-24-2020, 03:32 AM
 
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Nicosia, Cyprus for sure. As much as I'd love to visit Jerusalem, in terms of living Nicosia wins for overall safety.

Honolulu, HI, USA or Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt?
Easily Honolulu. Hawaii is such a great place. There are a number of places I’d like to go to in Egypt, but Sharm El Sheikh ain’t one of them.

Port Louis, Mauritius vs Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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Old 04-24-2020, 05:34 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Port Louis, Mauritius vs Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Definitely Port Louis, Mauritius is a great little country. Papua New Guinea is isolated and lacks infrastructure.

Ponce, PR vs Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Old 04-24-2020, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Agg-Town, TX
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Ponce, PR is the easy win for me. By the ocean, slightly Americanized, know enough Spanish to get by, much closer to family, etc.

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia or Helsingør, Denmark
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Old 04-24-2020, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Madrid
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Ponce, PR is the easy win for me. By the ocean, slightly Americanized, know enough Spanish to get by, much closer to family, etc.

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia or Helsingør, Denmark
Helsingør, Denmark. I just love Europe and enjoy having such diversity in climate, culture, language, etc. close by.

Salamanca, Spain or Tours, France
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Old 04-25-2020, 10:50 AM
 
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Helsingør, Denmark. I just love Europe and enjoy having such diversity in climate, culture, language, etc. close by.

Salamanca, Spain or Tours, France
Salamanca, I like Spanish culture a little bit better and it's warmer there too.


Riga, Latvia vs. Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Old 04-27-2020, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Alabama
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Riga, Latvia vs. Colombo, Sri Lanka
Two places that couldn't be more different, in just about every way.

If i have to stay there forever, I'll pick Riga. But if it's only a year or so, Colombo.

Bergen, Norway or Bremen, Germany?
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Old 04-27-2020, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Madrid
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Two places that couldn't be more different, in just about every way.

If i have to stay there forever, I'll pick Riga. But if it's only a year or so, Colombo.

Bergen, Norway or Bremen, Germany?
Bremen, I'm in love with continental Europe and I speak some German. I love the north of Germany.

Capetown, SA or Split, Croatia
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Old 04-27-2020, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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Bremen, I'm in love with continental Europe and I speak some German. I love the north of Germany.

Capetown, SA or Split, Croatia
Split, other than being a beautiful city surrounded by beauty its location is very attractive. Capetown is beautiful, but the location turned me off. Plus it is crime rate is increasing. Didn't get a good vibe when visited.


Buenos Aires Vs Madrid
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