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Old 03-29-2012, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Devon, England
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i live in england lol
Usa is not just suburbs and their homes are much prettier than houses in UK.
Each region is different in the Us e.g Arizona looks completely different than Illinois and illinois is nothing like Florida ;p
Uk cities are almost all the same, boring rownhouses built very close to the street usually without any greenery because there is no space lol
St Davids on the coast of Wales is a City, Exeter on the edge of Dartmoor National Park is a City. Norwich surrounded by the Norfolk Broads is a City, as are York and Edinburgh, Truro and Salisbury. None are alike, try travelling a wee bit more.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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A lot of suburbs and rural areas miles from anywhere/

Suburbs are a constant feature of American life, parodied in so many films such as Edward Scissorhands and American Beauty.

The Colorado towns the makers of South Park grew up in must have been dull, if they used it as inspiration for the series.

Even a lot of US Cities don't have the city centres or walkability that most European Cities do, and I suppose parts of America can seem verty boring. Lots of similar shops in malls and towns surrounded by miles after mile of corn fields. That's enough to drive anyone crazy. Even the American classic 'It's a Wonderful Life', is about a man who dreams of escaping from the small town he has spent his life in.

Then there are weird laws relating to the bible bashers and hillbillies.

BBC News - The slow death of prohibition


It isn't that American suburbia is ugly in my opinion, but it's so spread out.

I'll try and find the maps to compare, but Atlanta's urban footprint is much larger then London, yet London has a much bigger population then Atlanta.. earning its nickname 'Sprawlanta'.. I mean, most American suburbs don't even have sidewalks.. now people talk about UK transportation being unreliable and expensive but I can easily walk from my house in the suburbs to the city centre, no car or vehicle necessary at all
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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As to the person who said all UK houses look the same.. ha, really?

Even in London alone there is vast differences between houses all over the city, some examples

kensington, london - Google Maps

kensington, london - Google Maps

kensington, london - Google Maps

kingston upon thames - Google Maps

kingston upon thames - Google Maps

http://www.google.com/maps?q=camden,...,47.64,,0,5.93
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:33 PM
 
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It isn't that American suburbia is ugly in my opinion, but it's so spread out.

I'll try and find the maps to compare, but Atlanta's urban footprint is much larger then London, yet London has a much bigger population then Atlanta.. earning its nickname 'Sprawlanta'.. I mean, most American suburbs don't even have sidewalks.. now people talk about UK transportation being unreliable and expensive but I can easily walk from my house in the suburbs to the city centre, no car or vehicle necessary at all
It's really the massive post war suburban type sprawling housing estates in the US that are incredibly tedious. I suppose they are the American equivalent of new towns but on a massive scale.

There are some decent suburban areas in the US, and suburbia within easy reach of the city (and entertainment) is often very pleasant, it's when suburbia becomes so uniformed and so cut off from amenities and the city that it becomes a living hell.

The thing with the US is that everything is on a much bigger scale than Europeans are used to. You have rural states that are many times bigger than countries such as Britain and which are more cut off from the cities and centres of population than most Europeans are used to, whilst you have suburbs that seem never ending in certain areas, on a scale most Europeans simply aren't used to.




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Old 03-29-2012, 12:48 PM
 
Location: St.Petesburg
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Georgia,i think.
The environment is great though but just the environment doesn't make it exciting.
Batumi is not that bad but i didn't like Tbilisi much.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Right, here it is

London, metro population 13,945,000


Atlanta, metro population 5,268,860


Hopefully you can see the point I am making.
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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And another one..

Paris, metro population 10,354,675


Indianapolis, metro population 1,756,241!!!!!
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:52 PM
 
Location: STL
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With little to none citizen rights and constant propaganda/brainwash from the man in charge, North Korea would suck to live in!
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Rome
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Conservative Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, etc.
Third World countries like Bangladesh, Myanmar, El Salvador, etc.
Super secluded countries like Greenland, Bhutan, North Korea, etc.
Others would be, Central Canada & Central Russia.
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:03 AM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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Northern Territory in Oz would be the most boring, a long way from anywhere and boiling hot in summer, can't go swimming due to crocodiles and box jellyfish.
Other than that, most Muslim countries have little appeal - and I am not an alco, along with countires with "over the top laws" such as Singapore.
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