LBSteve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2002 times:
I live in LA, which is ok if you don't mind having to drive everywhere, and I mean EVERYWHERE as everything is spread out (which becomes very tiresome). I visited Toronto recently for the first time and was really impressed. What I like so much about Toronto was how clean and convenient it is to get around for such a big city, much like a civilized New York. Other cites I love. NYC, London, Paris, DC & SFO. To bad they are out of my price range, as I’d like to move.
Louis From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1979 times:
New York City, all the way! Toronto is just a cheap rip off. The city is congestied and not even that much fun. It was designed for something like 2 million people, but now there are over 5 million living there. Traffic is atrocious there. And it's expensive too. Not as bad as Vancouver though. Calgary is a nice city to live in. Cheap, good airline connections, and very, very clean. And it's an hour from the rocky mountains! Edmonton is a disaster.
In Europe? I like London.
Asia? Tokyo, if it wasn't so expensive! Seoul is cool too.
Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2457 posts, RR: 5 Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1968 times:
No offense, but Louis is WRONG in my view. Edmonton is not a disaster of a city! As a matter of fact, I like Edmonton just as much as Calgary! But the traffic's a pain in Calgary and getting around in Cowtown finding an address? Don't ask. I get a laugh when I hear Calgarians complaining they have a harder time finding an address in Edmonton than in their city! Calgary's not all that bad - it's got the view of the Rockies and it's only an hour and a half from the Rockies by car.
Edmonton may be like Winnipeg in flatness, but the river valley's great - nearly all of it is city parks and at least half of it is still forested. Edmonton's pretty clean - as a matter of fact, it's at least as clean as Calgary. Sometimes even cleaner.
It's true that Edmonton doesn't have the airline connections or the scenery that Calgary has. Nor is there as much to see there except for West Ed, as we call the mall - if you like crowded malls, that is. But it has its good points. A lot of visitors I have met say Edmonton's a friendlier city than Calgary! They often don't mind the mall - that's the main attraction, actually. And it's cheaper to live or stay there than in Calgary.
As a matter of fact, due to Calgary's rapid growth (it's expected to hit 1 million by 2008), I'd say Calgary is more of a disaster than Edmonton! The traffic and the housing and facilities crunch speak volumes.
Well, everyone's entitled to his or her own opinions. As this is a free discussion forum, Louis has as much right to express his views as anybody else! I know it's too bad he doesn't like being in Edmonton, but after all, Canada and the US are free countries! Hell, look at NYC! You either love it or you hate it, or so that's what I hear.
Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2457 posts, RR: 5 Reply 12, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1983 times:
Now...what's my favorite cities?
Sydney's one of them, mate. I love the Sydney Harbour area and the view, especially of the downtown area and the Opera House! And the people there are the friendliest of any large city I've been to. That's despite the fact Sydney's now about 4.1 million - and growing faster than Toronto. Besides, I have family there in Sydney, too!
Like Louis, I like being in London, England. Been there several times.
Tokyo'd be neat, too. The Japanese language and the culture, and the SUSHI!
As for cities in North america, Vancouver's the best by far! I'm a little jealous of my brother, who lives there. You should see the scenery and the climate there. And it's a lively city. Edmonton and Calgary aren't certainly among the best cities in North America really, but they are definitely not the worst.
Flywithken From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 223 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1954 times:
SEattle Washington is a great city...i am not saying the best though. I still have a lot of traveling to do before i make a decision like that Perth sure does look nice! I think i just may need a vacation soon
Louis From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1930 times:
Depends where you live, dude. Manhatten? NO! I couldn't afford to live there if my life depended on it! But Queens is quite affordable. Besides, I really like Queens. It reminds me a whole lot of Greece.
Avion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 8 Reply 22, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1928 times:
I like Geneva, Switzerland and Abu Dhabi, UAE. Geneva is a nice city at the lake with many celebrities living there. Abu Dhabi is spectacular because to get there you have to drive two hours through the desert and when you get there it looks like new york. But no criminality and people living in 4000sqm apartments.
Travelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3380 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1929 times:
Been all over the US, Europe, and parts of Canada and Mexico. There are so many great cities out there, and all are great for different reasons!!! Since no city combines EVERYTHING, here's my favorites:
Favorite Nightlife: New York City (nothing comes close)
Favorite for Outdoor Activities: Los Angeles (my home town) - I've snow-skiied and gone to the beach in the same day (really). Enough said.
Favorite Culture: Rome - Incredible history and Italians are great people
Most Beautiful: San Francisco - it's so scenic it makes me ill
Best Transportation (airport, subway, roads): Munich or Paris
Most beautiful people: Miami - a model everytime you turn around in South Beach
My overall favorite: Los Angeles. People like it or don't, but I love it! Good climate in winter AND summer, the air is the cleanest it's been in ages, and tons of stuff to do. But I still love travelling!!!!