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  1. PatO

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    What is or would be your favorite city to visit or live. Having lived in all between 1998 -2006, my favorite was Hong Kong, far and away. I imagine my opinion would be much different today. Note: I didn't have to pay monthly rent. Still, Tokyo and Singapore were to expensive.
     
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    My favorite City is Malaga Southern Spain, Lived there late 90's.
     
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    I have never been to Tokyo or Sydney, i have had a few overnight stops in Hong Kong but i did live for a long time in Singapore and up until now it is the best place i ever lived and would go back there in a minute IF i once again worked for a company that paid everything.
    Living there off my own dollar would be out of the question :greedy:
     
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    Sydney is a very nice city. Tokyo is terrible. I was there a few times for business. 37 mio. people living there. Getting around in the city is difficult and finding a quiet place to relax is not easy. But ok, if you like a crazy night life you might like Tokyo.

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    I didn't live in many bigger cities (mostly in provincial towns in the Netherlands). Only city I lived at during and for some time after studies was Amsterdam, back in the 70's. I visited plenty others though.
    If I'd make a list of those in order of attractiveness to live (which is not the same as attractiveness to visit) my top 10 would look something like this:
    1. Auckland
    2. Amsterdam
    3. Lisbon
    4. Sydney
    5. Dusseldorf
    6. Prague
    7. San Francisco
    8. Edinburgh
    9. Nice
    10. Helsinki
    However, much of the list is from my impressions when visiting, which for a large part was long ago (most of them from the mid 70's to the late 90's). At present many would rate lower for one reason or another, and thus my current home town (if it would qualify as a city) would score higher than most of these.
     
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    Cook Islands, so clean, no crowds, love to fish and dive, peaceful.
     
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    hey pat glad to see you are still around and hopefully playing some cards
     
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    My choice in Asia would be Singapore due to its safety, cleanness and almost perfectly infrastructure.

    In Europe Munich would be my first pick.

    There are many other places where you have a nice life and certain life style. Unfortunately all these places come with a price. Singapore, Munich and a few others are no cheap places at all.

    Nevertheless I feel unable to decide "this is the best city in the world".
    Due to extensive travelling during all my live I am privileged to know many nice places, but I know them from a tourist point of view. And I don't know the entire place, just a few quarters of each of them. Despite the fact that I was living in some nice cities for a couple of years.

    At the end of the day you have to decide what kind of life style you want to have. It depends on many things. Ig you have children, education is a point. Just to say.

    By the way, Tirana, Albania, is a lovely city with wonderful people. It's a mixture of Italian and Greece life style, wheater is nice, it's very much affordable and you really can have a nice life. Was wotking in Albania for a couple of years and don't want to miss this experience.

    And, last but not least, Dunaguete, The Philippines, is quiet a good spot. Provided you can handle some deficits and lack of infrastructure and education. But it's not bad.
     
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    I've never been a great fan of cities but I guess they're a necessary evil. So here's my list of memorable cities and the reason why, in no particular order

    Tromso - great people - Aurora Borealis
    Bergen - great people who know how to party, no matter the weather
    Shanghai - Non-stop buzzing (Even thru SARS)
    Singapore - clean & organised
    Nice - great gateway to the Med
    Nimes - beautiful city and the FFL are great hosts
    Brisbane - IMO the cultural capital of Australia
    Dublin - Guinness!!! and ladies that know how to drink
    Pheonix - Nearly as hot as hell so I might as well acclimatise
     
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    Hey Tim, how are you doing? In LA I imagine. Hollywood on strike so bummer for you.
    Not playing cards any more. Wayne moved away and Moe passed away. They are only playing Texas (for fun, of course) and games last too long and my boy has daily soccer practice. Are you ever returning here? Take care Tim.
    (Sorry for forum off topic)
     
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