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Old 08-21-2008, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Seattle-area, where the sun don't shine
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None, really. Even in Canada, it feels different having everything be in metric. Having distances be in kilometers, having the price of gasoline be in CAD per liter. And having to use a different currency, despite how close in value it is to the US dollar.

I've been to Tokyo as well, and it'd be crazy to think that it's like any American city.
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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I would imagine Melbourne perhaps, but I have no real idea because I haven't been there yet. It has a large urban/suburban footprint, a decent sized freeway system, and plus there are many parallels that can be drawn between the U.S. and Australia on the whole. In my mind Australia is like a parallel universe version of the U.S. Of course I could be dead wrong, but I think, to some degree at least, I am right.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:44 PM
 
Location: NYS
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I actually thought Montreal felt pretty American, in parts. Quebec City, though, is a completely different story.
I agree. I was in Montreal 2 weeks ago, and the only thing that reminded me that I wasnt in the US, was all the street/store signs that were in French.

Quebec, is vastly different though....Lol. I got a suburban feel when I was there. Or at least the area where I went....
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:49 PM
 
Location: NYS
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Definitely Montreal. I haven't been to Toronto, but the pics I've seen gives me a NY/LA feel.

Santo Domingo and Luanda remind me of Miami a lot. Especially Santo Domingo
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Manaos, Brazil. Or maybe Curitiba, Brazil. A friend of mine once described traveling overland in Brazil. "You ride all day and see nothing, and then arrive in a city that looks like Akron."
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:53 PM
 
Location: outer boroughs, NYC
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I agree. I was in Montreal 2 weeks ago, and the only thing that reminded me that I wasnt in the US, was all the street/store signs that were in French.

Quebec, is vastly different though....Lol. I got a suburban feel when I was there. Or at least the area where I went....
Did you go to the city center, past the walls? It's the only walled city in North America, and it's a UN World Heritage site. It's absolutely gorgeous, and anything but suburban.

Quebec City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 09-04-2008, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Newcastle, NSW Australia
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Melbourne CBS is a tiny version of New York CBD... except that Melbourne has trams. (Both have yellow Taxi's and the CBD is set out in an organised fashion!)

Sydney is a city of spagetti-knotted streets and racial gangs. It looks nice... but struth i wouldn't like to spend too much time there.
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Canadian cities are like twins to the American ones.

Outside of North America, Melbourne and Sydney in Australia have a worthy resemblance to American cities.
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Old 08-07-2014, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Many of the northern cities of Germany. Parts of Mexico City too.
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Reykjavík! Definitely. It's really spread out and sprawled, mostly low-rises and have big houses with big gardens. Could be somewhere near Seattle or Alaska.
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