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Old 25th Jun 2011, 18:04
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Salisbury, Rhodesia, steaks at Luigis.

That said, I agree with
Don't like cities. Dirty, smelly, too many people.
and I'd add too noisy and dangerous.
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Old 25th Jun 2011, 18:10
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I used to enjoy Troy before the damned Greeks got to the place and wrecked the atmosphere and the economy.
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Old 25th Jun 2011, 18:23
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Favourite cities by coninent(ish):

Europe: Love Rome. Vibrancy, great food and culture.

USA: Has to be Chicago. Some great architecture, nice people and Oprah. What more could you want?

Canada: Vancouver. Except for the (nearly) constant rain.

S America
: Recife. A bit more civilized than other cities in those parts.

SE Asia: Hue.

Africa: Well, the whole continent is a basket case but Cape Town is a lovely place. But for how long?

Asia Pacific: Where I live. Davao. Arguably the biggest city in Asia in surface area, highest mountain in the Islands, Mt Apo, great sailing, good beaches and nice people. Pop about 1.4 M.
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Old 25th Jun 2011, 20:11
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Oks, oks, the sky leaks.... but actually less than in Britain
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Old 25th Jun 2011, 20:34
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I'm with Lexxy on this. NYC it is! I've just had my fifth visit there, and I like the place more each time I go!
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Old 25th Jun 2011, 22:09
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That's because you have not experienced Chicago, Noah Zark. NY does not even come close to it.
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 02:39
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Tucson AZ the scenery and the blue skies were awesome.

Glasgow, Scotland because the people there are straightforward and make friends for life and the beer is perfect.

New Tripoli, Pennsylvannia, because it's in the middle of nowhere and the peace and quiet except for the birds singing from my back yard is unbeatable !!
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 06:44
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Chicago. People are friendly, busy, happy, even when they're freezing in January, and it has a beach, walking distance from downtown. Sit at the bar in the Purple Pig and order wines and victuals various.

While NYC is also a great city, it simply isn't as friendly on the macro level. You have to get down to the micro level to find friendliness in NY.
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 07:05
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 08:04
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Here's the view from my favourite place in my favourite city.

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Old 26th Jun 2011, 08:25
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Cape Town in the winter, Lake Louise Canada in the summer, but most especially my home town obviously for personal reasons
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 08:46
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Chicago. People are friendly, busy, happy, even when they're freezing in January, and it has a beach, walking distance from downtown. Sit at the bar in the Purple Pig and order wines and victuals various.
So that's how many "votes" for Chicago now? Not surprised, the friendliness of the people is unbelievable. Of course, me having a Scottish accent may have helped a bit there, like it has an effect in many parts of the US....
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 13:26
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I don't think I have a favorite city, everywhere I've visited is different. I often find it's the people I meet and the experiences I rack up in different places that make them great or unique.

I agree that Chicago is an awesome place though! Expensive mindyou, four of us ran up a $437 bar tab in 2 hours Although 3 of us were Scottish which may explain it Worth every cent though and I'd do it all over again! What really struck me about Chicago was how amazingly diverse it is, I met people from some of the farthest flung places. Definitely a town I'll go back to and do the rounds in again.
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 13:32
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Cape Town in the winter
I find that surprising, even I don't like those grey drizzly days when you have to stay huddled inside. The few winter days you get when there's a clear blue sky and are wonderful and compensate. On the other side of the country, although Durban's a craphole, the KZN winters are wonderful.
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 14:26
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 15:06
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 17:02
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Mine, still to this day, is London. Loved it as a child when I lived there and still love going back.

Matter of fact, it's been too long since I've gone back. With a little luck I'll be able to go back to London again soon.
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 17:08
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London, Ontario should be in the worst towns thread.

But London UK is a great city.

Was it not Sam Peypes (sp) who said something along the lines of:

'If you are tired of London, you are tired of Life'.
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 17:24
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Very surprised that San Francisco has only two votes so far. Superior city for sightseeing; food beyond compare; exercise by walking the hills, and the trolly cars. It all adds up to atmosphere. Paris on the continent. Singapore cause it is clean even if the laws can be intimidating.
Sydney cause of the wimmin . . . . .
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 17:39
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'If you are tired of London, you are tired of Life'.
Lars I believe it was the inimitable Mr Johnson who said that...

Mr Boswell on Minorca and London and a Johnson reposte...

I mentioned to him that I had become very weary in a company where I heard not a single intellectual sentence, except "that a man who had been settled ten years in Minorca was become a much inferiour man to what he was in London, because a man's mind grows narrow in a narrow place."

Johnson: "A man's mind grows narrow in a narrow place, whose mind is enlarged only because he has lived in a large place: but what is got by books and thinking is preserved in a narrow place as well as in a large place. A man cannot know modes of life as well in Minorca as in London; but he may study mathematicks as well in Minorca."
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