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What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:12 pm

I noticed a few posters on the thread about the worst place in the world listed their home towns!

So, lets get a thread started on the things you actually like about your current town.

I'm living in Frankfurt right now and love living in an urban area (I come from rural-ish Ireland). I like the entertainment options and have found the people here to be pretty friendly and accommodating. Of course, one bonus here, is the massive airport! So some Sundays have been spent watching planes from all around the world come and go from the observation area in the airport.

One other thing I like is how liberal it is here. I'm gay and, whilst Ireland is certainly not a bad place to be for gays, I'd never feel like I'm turning heads here if on a date or whatever. I like that aspect big time. I guess it's a sign of German culture.

Finally, the transport. Man, they have it right here. Trains, trams, underground system, buses. You are never far from where you want to get to with the system here and I love it.

So, what do you like about your town or city?
 
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:29 pm

Raleigh, NC

Traffic is not that bad here there's hardly any at all....
Lot's of colleges/universities so when I'm in the mood to party I can hit up my friends
When we had Midway Airlines hub(JI) those were the days I too would go to the airport and watch the sea of yellow....
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:06 pm

Close to work. I can get from home to work, in 12 minutes. Including locking mu front door; starting my truck, driving, parking at work and clocking in.

Going back home, the reverse process will apply. Same amount of time.
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:56 pm

Norway is beautiful. The people are friendly and helpful. The work is interesting and exciting.

One big downer - I have to live apart from my wife, leaving her in England in order to try and earn a living.

But, the job allows flights home so another plus.

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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:15 pm

What do I like about where I live??

Sheffield is pretty cool - home to one of the biggest malls in the UK - Meadowhall. Its a "university" city - so students galore, and the trains at work are ALWAYS busy - even on Sundays.

Also, about my 'place'.....

1) There's a pub (new - Wetherspoons!) on the ground floor of my 6 floor apartment building.  

2) Most nights of the week it's filled to the brim with sexy college girls (the pub is, not my Apt)  

3) The walk to work is under 20 minutes  

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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:20 pm

Fayetteville, NC

Solid economy, rapidly growing. 90 mins from some of the best beaches on the East Coast. Low cost of living.
 
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:14 pm

I actually live in two places, Amsterdam, the Netherlands & St Petersburg, Russia.

What I love about Amsterdam and the Netherlands in general is the vivid liberal atmosphere hanging around here, the tiny size of the country in general (heck, you can't travel for more than 4 hours maximum without crossing the border ). Having AMS close is from aviation-perspective very nice. I love the weather here, it's never too hot, or too cold (except for maybe a few days). We've got here also a great powerful economy for the small size of the country with enough opportunities for everyone to find a job. What I don't like is that some neighborhoods (West & South-East) are becoming (and are already) dangerous for certain types of beliefs/sexual preferences. Oh and about night-life, nothing to complain with a bar/restaurant/cinema/theater located on every corner of the streets. Did you know that there is no city in the world with more different nationalities living on its territory than Amsterdam?

Petersburg has actually 5 million citizens, so nothing to complain culture/nightlife wise. I however hate the cold weather during the long winters. The metro (subway) is an extremely good way of transporting yourself if you live close to one of the many stations and the ring road (KAD) opened some years ago around the city has relieved the center from some of its congestion. The city center is simply one of the most beautiful centers of the world and it still sometimes makes me stand still at one of the buildings.
The summers are very nice in Petersburg, the Neva river which floats through the city is a large river with beautiful bridges that are all opened in the nights (so be sure to be on the good side) and together with the long midsummer white-nights it is simply B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L to go out in summer and enjoy the city. Also it's very nice to have the Karelia peninsula close with splendid nature and lakes.
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:26 pm

Suburb of Dublin, Ireland

Not too far from an amazing city..or the countryside...or beaches...or incredible mountains...all compact and easy to reach!
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:29 pm

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 4):
trains at work are ALWAYS busy

Sometimes too busy...   


Well... Sheffield here as well. What do I like about it?

When they're working, the transport links can be very good... I can go North, South, East and West from Sheffield by train, bus, car etc. It's very well placed.

The city is small, but has everything you need (especially when you take into consideration Meadowhell down the road) so it doesn't feel like some big cities can - lacking a certain friendliness.

The people. Honestly, some of the people I've met/worked with here are great! Great sense of humour... and they get on with everything.

It's a pretty green city around the centre, although mainly on the outskirts - the peak district is a mile or two away (and less than a mile from where I live) so you can just go out whenever you want and find somewhere to walk or do whatever.

Having said that the peak district is less than a mile from where I live, similarly the city centre is only a 30 minute walk. So it's nice to be able to go in whenever I want for no cost at all.


All in all... not a bad little city, given it's my home away from home!
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:29 pm

Santa Rosa CA: NO SNOW!!!! Close to the beaches. NO SNOW!!!! Close to San Francisco. NO SNOW!!!! Different transit agencies. NO SNOW!!!!
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:33 pm

Cricklade and surrounding area. Um, there's some prettyful countryside. Swindon is far enough away so you can say you're not from there but close enough so you can buy stuff and go clubbing. There's the Cotswold waterpark which is great in the summer and there's the proximity to RAF Fairford and Kemble which is good for flying displays.

The weather's good, there's good rail links to Bristol and London, and there's a nice pub in Cricklade which has 9 different beers on pump each week. So basically, everything is good.
 
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:01 pm

Hermosillo, Mexico, for now, moving back to the states shortly.

-It's very warm. Last few days the highs have been just over 90/32C, lows in the mid 50F/10Cs. Summer gets over 120F/48C at times but I don't mind it.

-Best beef and carne asada in the world by far.

-Gorgeous women (just don't ask about their personalities    )

-Two nice beaches less than an hour drive away

-It's safe and quiet.

-Close to the US border

That's about it really. The list of stuff I don't like however is much much longer.  
 
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:34 pm

Southern California.

Absolutely love the general sunshine and warm/mild temperatures we enjoy here. Quite meaningful when I have colleagues in Midwest and East Coast sitting in snow storms, and I’m down at the beach.

Love the fact we have an incredibly diverse ethnic base which results in a very varied food and restaurant market. You name it you can eat it.

Love the variety of and access to lots outdoor actives. From riding bikes, hiking mountains, swimming at the beach or diving in the Pacific, to skiing in the winters a couple hours away. This is much thanks to a diverse geography with ocean on one side, desert on the other with various mountains in between.

Being a relative young city compared to East Coast, much of the infrastructure and community set up it modern and clean. Things are not falling apart much, nor as dirty or grimey as what I see in many older and Eastern cities.

Love the uniqueness that with a metro area of over 4,000sq miles which contains over 100 local municipalities, virtually each one has its own character and diversity.

Lots of entertainment options, from local sports teams, world class museums, all the theme parks, movies, night clubs.

Lots and lots of shopping options.

Areas certain wealth and affluence being a major global center for commerce and home for many global shakers and movers from business leaders, educators, inventors and science to off course entertainment industry.

Oh and did I say the weather was great   
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:38 pm

Before: S. Suburbs of Athens. Quiet, close to the beach, not very crowded or densely built, 20' drive from the city center.

Now: W. Los Angeles, CA: I am very close to the beach (S.Monica & Venice), good access to freeways - I can be downtown for work in 15-30', supermarkets and bars within walking distance from my house. The weather is also great in general.
 
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:39 pm

Long Island, NY

I was born and raised here and I couldn't have asked for a better place to be brought up. As a kid I had a good size house with a yard and pool, safe streets to ride my bike on, and very good schools.

Weather is something nice. Hot in the summer, cold in the winter, and lovely in the spring and fall. Four seasons, that's not something I'm NOT willing to give up very easily!

Lifestyle. Talk about a mixed bag!! From the ultra-rich in places like the Hamptons or even along the north shore, to the hard working blue collar folks, Long Island has it all, and things for everyone to do. Some of the highest rated beaches in the country (http://www.drbeach.org/top10beaches.htm), vineyards, quaint harbor towns and villages, tons of parks, easy to get on a train to head into NYC to do everything there, festivals for each season, strong sense of community, and for folks here on airliners.net...a very rich history in aviation. As much as NYC people hate to admit it, Queens and Brooklyn IS part of Long Island (there is no river or canal that runs down the border of Nassau/Queens...get over it) so you can add the rich cultural history of many of the communities in those two counties too.

For more info on Long Island, you can go to http://long-island.newsday.com/

It may be expensive as all hell to live here, but I do love it here (except the freakin' people that don't know how to drive but insist on doing so...get out of my way!!! LOL!).

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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:31 pm

Hometown - Adelaide. Don't like anything about it. So backward, populated with equally backward thinking people. Guess the only good thing about it is there are some facilities available (like an international airport) and we don't have traffic jams like Melbourne or Sydney and its quite easy to get from one place to another.

Currently living in Geelong, Victoria: only thing good about it is that its close to Melbourne - the most awesome city in this country (though I think a few Sydneysiders would disagree!)
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:46 pm

Honolulu, HI

Weather, weather, and oh, did I say, weather??

Aside from the fantastic weather, the place is the living definition of melting pot. Even in the Bay Area or LA, you don't have to look far to find neighborhoods that are pretty heavily identified with one ethnicity or income level. Within the city limits of Honolulu, things are just all over the map and it certainly makes things interesting. There are visiting German college professors, new immigrants from Sri Lanka, the Samoan owner of a local fishing company, and a retired Japanese couple in my building - just for starters.

Farmers' markets all over town every day of the week, several great beaches within city limits, a decent bus system, and plenty of decent dining options - though the lack of authentic Mexican is a big problem. I also love that the office I work in overlooks the airport and harbor simultaneously.

There's the usual complaints that come with any American city, but the low violent crime rate, constant sunshine, and changing cloudscapes looking mauka every day are just wonderful - not to mention the rainbows.

Oops, think I just mentioned the weather again.
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:11 pm

Barcelona, Spain...

Where do I start, amazing city, nice weather (although now is bitterly cold and summers are unbearably hot)

Beaches within the city are not so nice, but in less than 25 minutes you can reach some nice ones

BCN Airport.

Futbol Club Barcelona  

Very international, lots of different cultures.

Easy and compact city to get around, public transport is good.

There's always something going on around the city (local fiestas, events, etc)

Friendly bunch of people (although you can find the usual a**holes)

Only thing I don't like are the stupid Catalan independentists.

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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:18 pm

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 14):
Weather is something nice. Hot in the summer, cold in the winter, and lovely in the spring and fall. Four seasons, that's not something I'm NOT willing to give up very easily!

Same here in Pennsylvania. Four wonderful seasons to enjoy, lots of open spaces, mountains, farms, and everything in between. Farmer's markets for the best produce and baked goods you could ever have, good PA Dutch cooking, just a beautiful area with easy access to the cities such as NYC, Baltimore, Philly, and DC within a few hours drive, as well as easy access also to the Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland beaches.

Also, for me, it's the benefit of family as I've lived here all my life and so has most of my family.

And although it's not that big a deal for me, Hershey has the big draw of being the home of a large candy manufacturer.

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Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:21 pm

Albuquerque, New Mexico

-The weather is pretty mild throughout the year (I say this with an inch of snow outside right now)
-It's really easy to get around town.
-Family is nearby.
-Relatively safe
-Plenty of activities if you know where to look.
-Non-stop flights to most of the US major cities.
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:31 pm

I live in a small village near to Mansfield. We love it here, there is a real small community spirit, it is so peaceful and quiet, and within a 5 minute walk we are in beautiful countryside. Our bedroom overlooks open countryside with cows and horses a regular fixture. If I open my front door I hear nothing but silence - bliss!

We are a 10 minute drive from the bright lights of Mansfield, and within 45 minutes of both Sheffield and Nottingham, so we are always able to get to shops. I am a 20 minute drive, or 40 minute cycle, from work. The M1 motorway is less than 10 minutes away, and Chesterfield railway station just 20 minutes, so we can be anywhere in the country relatively easily.

When the weather is bad like we had recently, the whole village was snowed in under 3ft of snow for 3 days. Not a problem, we all pulled together, cleared the roads, helped our neighbours etc. For 3 days we enjoyed each other's company.

The only downside is that out here the weather is always worse than everywhere else, but it is still nice and in the summer it is beautiful.

Quoting skidmarks (Reply 3):
One big downer - I have to live apart from my wife, leaving her in England in order to try and earn a living.

Some may call that a bonus.....   
 
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:06 pm

Seattle area -

Proximity to the mountains - I can drive less than an hour and be on a hiking trail into pristine wilderness. The Alpine Lakes area is filled with crystal clear lakes surrounded by great big old trees and snow-capped peaks. It's a designated wilderness so no dirt bikes, ORV's etc and in lots of places no cell phone coverage, so true solitude can be had if you go to some of the lesser-known destinations. Yeah, Snow Lake is about as crowded as Yosemite Valley but there are literally hundreds of others to choose from. Mt. Rainier is only about 60 miles away and it doesn't get any better than that if you're a climber or back country camper.
 
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:20 pm

Quoting gosimeon (Thread starter):
I'm living in Frankfurt right now and love living in an urban area

I had been to Frankfurt for a job interview recently, so perhaps I'm actually going to move there. At the same time ... I don't mean to offend you, but I while I generally like cities, I still think Frankfurt sucks. It must be one of the most expensive *and* one of the ugliest cities in Germany. Sorry.
I have another account open in Berlin so to speak, and really hope they are going to accept me.

If not, I am just going to stay here for a litle longer. What I like here, being a little south of Munich, is nature. I was born in north-west Germany and basically grew up with dunes, North Sea and playing sagulls. But seeing Isartal (Isar Valley) or Walchensee (just google for some pics), makes you think you're in Norway.

In winter, you actually have 10 or more inches of fluffy white snow, not this gray mud that sticks to shoes. I think I saw my first really beautiful winter here, and I am above 40 now.

Then there is Munich, and while I still prefer Berlin, it is a pretty city that has a lot to offer.

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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:04 pm

Mexico City:
Weather.
Lots of services. Health, education, sports, concerts...
Public transport can be improved but I can go by subway mostly wherever I need to go.
Direct flights to anywhere I have needed or plan to go. (Except for Anytown, USA for work reasons)
 
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:34 pm

Quoting midcon385 (Reply 18):
Hershey, Pennsylvania

...not just where chocolate is made, but Hershey Park!!! I love Hershey Park!!! I've been there a bunch of times.
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:20 pm

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 24):
...not just where chocolate is made, but Hershey Park!!!

That's true. Hershey Park is here...right across town. Glad you've had fun here!

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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:25 pm

New York, NY

Very diverse. All the world's cuisines can be found here. So many places to eat, hang out and shop. I love Manhattan, especially Central Park and Times Square. Weather, very hot during the summer and very cold in the winter. I love the city life and I really love the diversity here. However, most people are rude and life is very fast, plus very expensive (sorta) and we have three taxes, I think...not that I care of that, for now...

And oh yeah, 24/7 transportation. The most extensive Subway system in the world  
Plus there's JFK, LGA and EWR where we get a lot of airlines all over the world  

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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:01 am

Bangkok, Thailand.
I love just about everything here. So much going on, never a dull moment.
Excellent food everywhere, friendly people, many unconventional modes of transportation, I can ride on a motorcycle taxi across town through intense traffic. Close proximity to fantastic beaches as well as cheap short flights to other great destinations such as Hong Kong, Singapore, The Philippines, and many more places. International city with all sorts of things going on.
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Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:12 pm

Roanoke, Virginia

Coming from Atlanta, I enjoy the lack of traffic and especially the lack of crime!
Beautiful mountain scenery everywhere, that is even more beautiful in the winter when it becomes snow-covered as it is now.

If I want to get to the "big-city" for something, then Charlotte is only a three hour drive and Washington/Baltimore about a four hour drive.
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:44 pm

Washington, DC here for 2.5 years now and still like it a lot...so much so that I bought a house here! We moved to DC from Los Angeles (Westchester, next to LAX) and although I miss being close to the airport I certainly do not miss having to drive EVERYWHERE. We downsized from 2 cars to 1 car and in 2.5 years I have only needed the car twice. You can walk/bus/taxi/metro nearly anywhere in the metro area and we have a surprisingly diverse population here. Add to that the ornate government buildings, the museums, airports (DCA/IAD/BWI), high-paying government jobs, great restaurants, train/bus service to NYC/Boston/Philadelphia, and TONS of history (literally being made by the minute) and it's easy to see why we like it here.

This is not to dismiss my previous residences - I still enjoy visiting LA, have fond memories of Connecticut, Alabama and Florida, and will always have a place in my heart for my home island of Puerto Rico. However, given my current career track and my love for 4 seasons, DC is looking more and more like the long term home that I've searching for.

Quoting gosimeon (Thread starter):
I'm gay and, whilst Ireland is certainly not a bad place to be for gays, I'd never feel like I'm turning heads here if on a date or whatever.

Same here, we are a gay couple and most of the locals in DC couldn't give a rat's behind if we are walking down the street together (except for our new neighbours who just moved in from Texas and are experiencing a major cultural shock!). DC is by far one of the "gayest" cities in the US and I'm continually surprised at how open you can be here without facing any negativity.
 
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:44 am

Richmond BC

Just south of the city of Vancouver and home to YVR. We have all the amenities we could possibly need and lots of nice eating places. The heavy Asian cultural influence affords us a lot of their delightful cuisine, which is super cheap to boot and as the home of first class salmon, means there are lots of nice sushi places. The new Canada Line links us to downtown Vancouver in 20 minutes. It is also a pretty safe city.

Personally I also love the closeness to YVR - its about an 8 minute drive and is very spotter friendly. I also have a 12 minute drive to work. Richmond is actually an island and there are paths around the southern and western edges which are bird conservation areas and generally a very pretty area, if flat. But we are just 45 minutes to the mountains and 2 hours from Whistler, possibly one of the greatest skiing resorts in the world. The drive up the Sea To Sky highway is beautiful. In fact, all of BC is beautiful and there could be lots of trips to be done without going to far from home.

I actually like the climate. There is a lot to be said for four proper seasons and they are all beautiful in their own way. Snow is a rarity in Richmond, but as I say we can drive to it, just 45 mins away. Winter can be a bit wet and is the worse season, but it makes for a very green city. Spring is very lush and lots of blooms and blossoms. Fall is amazing with the red and golden leaves. Summer is beautiful, not super hot and little humidity and we have beautiful beaches within a 20 minute drive. And the women here are stunning........................
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:14 am

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 30):


I agree about Richmond, BC.
Loved the place very much. My favorite part of Vancouver metro was Lynn Canyon and North Vancouver.
If I had to move back to North America, Vancouver would be high on my list.

Quoting charles79 (Reply 29):


I was pleasantly surprised with Washington DC.
Company I used to work for was based in McLean, Virginia and when ever I'd go there, I'd make a point to get a rental car and go in to DC after work. The subway line ended early and was too far from the hotel they'd put me up at.
My favorite part of DC was Adams Morgan. They had neat little shops, record stores, coffee shops and Cuban restaurants.
I even had a chance to see then President Bill Clinton walk in to his limousine on one of my trips.
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:57 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 27):
Bangkok, Thailand.
I love just about everything here. So much going on, never a dull moment.
Excellent food everywhere, friendly people, many unconventional modes of transportation, I can ride on a motorcycle taxi across town through intense traffic. Close proximity to fantastic beaches as well as cheap short flights to other great destinations such as Hong Kong, Singapore, The Philippines, and many more places. International city with all sorts of things going on.

The women, what about the women!?!? Somebody remember the women!
 
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:25 am

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 32):
The women, what about the women!?!? Somebody remember the women!

They're not all women dude...be forewarned!
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Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:44 am

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 32):
The women, what about the women!?!? Somebody remember the women!
Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 33):
They're not all women dude...be forewarned!

LOL!  
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The ladyboys are pretty easy to spot.
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Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:45 am

Orlando, FL.
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If anything, I like our winters.
 
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:53 pm

Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 33):
They're not all women dude...be forewarned!

Oh yeah, I've heard of more than a few disturbing stories.   
 
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:59 pm

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 36):
Oh yeah, I've heard of more than a few disturbing stories.

...and they can kick your arse too!   
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:01 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 37):

...and they can kick your arse too!

Speaking from experience? 
 
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:10 pm

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 38):
Speaking from experience?

No.
Military service is compulsory for young men here. Many learn martial arts in the military. Don't let the small frame fool you.
I've seen ladyboys in high-heels beat the crap out of British rugby players and US marines.
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:03 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 39):
I've seen ladyboys in high-heels beat the crap out of British rugby players and US marines.

You know it's funny you mention that - I saw a couple of katoeys duking it out with some big Aussie dudes last time we were in town and I don't have to tell you who won. You can hit a skinny-as-rails Thai person and it's like they don't even feel the punch - they're just made of stone.

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 36):
Oh yeah, I've heard of more than a few disturbing stories.

Not always disturbing - often fun. There's a bar I can't remember the name of my wife and I went to last time in BKK and they had a drinking game show. Girls and ladyboys up on stage, all scantily-clad, with numbers on their spaghetti straps. They passed out little quizzes to each table - correct guesses of 50% or more matching the numbers with who's male and who's female won a round of free drinks when the staff came around to check. I scored miserably - it was that hard to tell. My wife did a bit better but still didn't win free drinks. The only disturbing part was when the group of Japanese guys at the table next to us took one of the ladyboys out of the bar with them   
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:27 pm

Not much to like really...

Some of the cheapest gas in the U.S.
Far enough out of the city to be "rural", but fifteen minutes away from civilization.
Good schools.
My neighbors are not obnoxious. (Except for the dude that cuts his lawn at 9:00 p.m.)
 
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:12 pm

Quoting Dazed767 (Reply 35):
Orlando, FL.
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If anything, I like our winters.

rofl, I was about to say:

"Orlando, FL... uh, nothing?"

This town is awful.
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:19 pm

I live in Mumbai [Bombay],West coast of India.
Its a 24x7 city.Lots of traffic.Very cosmopolitin.Like a world in its self.
Great music & Great Food.
Fantastic rains.
Great city where the Rich & poor stay together.
Religons mix very well here.
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:46 pm

Franklin, IN, just south of Indianapolis, IN.

Close enough to Indy to get there, but far enough away to feel rural. No crime to speak of, decent weather (saying this with about 5" of snow outside). All in all, southern Indiana has a lot to offer if you know where to look. Went skiing yesterday at Perfect North in Lawrenceburg, great hiking down by Bloomington, as well as great food. Bloomington has great Greek and Tibetan restaurants. Just have to be ready to explore.
 
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RE: What Do You Like About Where You Live?

Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:55 pm

Quoting CplKlinger (Reply 44):
Franklin, IN, just south of Indianapolis, IN.

I got gas in Franklin, Indiana way back in 1983.

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I'm a fan BTW.
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