Skip to comments.A Poll Asked People In 24 Different Countries To Pick The Best City In The World
Posted on 09/07/2013 5:50:34 PM PDT by SeekAndFindEdited on 09/07/2013 6:05:58 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Ipsos, a market research organization, recently conducted a poll to find†The World's Favorite City.
The company polled more than 18,000 people in 24 countries to find out the best cities to do business in, live in, and visit.
Ipsos then tallied the responses to determine which global cities ranked the highest across all three categories.
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Apparently, people find concrete and filth appealing. Go figure.
i thought Detroit was going to win.
Krusty the Clown is right:
New Yawk, huh? Yeah right...
>London was one of only two cities to make the top five in EVERY category - the only other city that did as well was New York.<
As a young boy in a Japanese concentration camp I had a small map of Manhattan. How I wished I and my family had been living there because the people in that city were free. (But so was that pilot in that cool P-38 flying overhead.)
Now that I am a US citizen (been so for 53 years) NYC is the very last city I want to be caught dead in.
Braunfels, TX beats it all.
I’m sure Camden, NJ will place second!
Every city I have been in, could not wait to get out of it.
Ipsos probably polled only "business" travelers, i.e., those traveling on the company's dime, staying at 4 star+ hotels and dining accordingly. After business negotiations are finished for the day, take in a theater show, etc.
Apparently, people find concrete and filth appealing. Go figure.
I think that is a bogus poll. The respondents probably
picked the first big city that came to mind, or what they think is the most vibrant. All of them would be way down on my list.
If I had to leave here, and want big city living, I would go back to Bratislava, Slovakia, a nice city on the Danube.
The best place in the world to live is NOT in a CITY.
Open spaces and breathing the air of freedom is the most intoxicating of experiences. One from which you never recover.
Just visited there. Nice place!
RE: I would go back to Bratislava, Slovakia, a nice city on the Danube.
You said “go back”... I gather you used to live there... How does it compare to a neighboring big city — Prague?
I wonder how NY will fare under a leftist mayor? Guiliani really cleaned up the place and made it appealing for visitors. Bloomberg is not as good a mayor, but is at least understanding of how necessary a good police force is to a world class city.
I plan to visit NY in December. I figure it is now or never. If I wait until it begins to decay under idiot leftist mayors, my window of opportunity may be gone forever.
RE: I plan to visit NY in December. I figure it is now or never. If I wait until it begins to decay under idiot leftist mayors, my window of opportunity may be gone forever.
If Joe Lohta ( who was Giuliani’s deputy mayor and was beside him in 9/11 ) wins, the police policy that has been in place for 20 years will continue and NYC will continue to do well.
If ANY one of the Dems win, it’s downhill from here...
Mountains, big trees, and a huge lake. What’s NOT to like?
OK, anyplace in Idaho (except Boise and suburbs, I.F., Poky, and Ketchum ‘cuz of all the libtards who live there) is nice.
Unfortunately Idaho is all filled up and there are no places for newcomers to live. Sorry. Try Western Montana or Eastern Washington. Alaska is nice - trust me, I used to live there.
” How does it compare to a neighboring big city Prague?”
Yes, I was in and out of Slovakia from 2000, but lived there full time from Jan 2005 to Jan. 2009, when I moved to Cebu.
Prague is also a nice city. I visited there on several occasions.
Another nice city is Vienna, and it is only about 30 min. from Bratislava. All of my international flights were in and out of Vienna.
Prague population is much larger, about 1.25 mil. Bratislava is just under one half million.
LOL, I was actually trying to convince the better half to move to Alta, Wyo. (a suburb of Driggs)
With it's picturesque mountains, cool summers, and Texas rodeos, Houston just can't be beat.
hearts hates Toronto
There, fixed it
Sandpoint is nice - a beautiful place on account of all you mentioned and more, except there are too many libs there (my former stepfather, his “wife”, two sons from his earliest marriage...)even for an expatriate Portlander like me, who only escaped the people’s socialist republic of Porn-land...
I’m a couple of hours S of you, at the confluence of the Snake and the Clearwater rivers, in the Lewiston-Clarkston valley. The scenery is not quite a match with my ideals, but I’ll take the “trade-off” of lots of nice conservative neighbors, a major bullet manufactory within 2 miles of my back door, over half the nation’s soft white winter wheat and lentils produced within a 100 mile radius, and heavily wooded areas that are less than an hour’s drive away...Not to mention Chinook, Steelhead, and Sturgeon fishing half a mile away...
Zermatt or Heidleberg
I love NYC! You’ll have fun!
My favorite European City....Amsterdam, hands down.
And when the SHTF happens everyone will feel exactly the same.
People who lived in Manhattan during the 40s would not recognize what the city became. My parents were (x)generation New Yorkers. By the mid-50s it was clear that the city was heading in a direction they didn’t like. Throw in the benefits of the G.I.bill, and they and about 50% of original New Yorkers left town.
It spiraled down till the 70s when my dear old dad said he’d never set foot in the city again, and didn’t. Too bad he didn’t live to see how well Rudy turned it around. Still, it’s too big, too crowded, too fast-paced for most people’s taste. And way too expensive.
My home town, Birmingham, Alabama
Maybe the ones that should have known better.
OTOH, it has been my observation that the majority of city dwellers are most uncomfortable out in the open. They truly seem to prefer the anthill environment and will expound on it if you ask or question why they would want to live like that?
To many of us, being on a trail with no other soul in sight, or human structure, is most pleasant. The same totally freaks out many city dwellers. Similar thing being in the ocean with the water over your head. Some are comfortable, some freak out.
My picks: Paris, New York, London, Amsterdam. In that order.
NYC is the abortion capital of the US.
Revelation 18 (New American Standard Bible)
18 After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illumined with his glory. 2 And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird. 3 For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.
4 I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; 5 for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. 6 Pay her back even as she has paid, and give back to her double according to her deeds; in the cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her. 7 To the degree that she glorified herself and lived sensuously, to the same degree give her torment and mourning; for she says in her heart, I sit as a queen and I am not a widow, and will never see mourning. 8 For this reason in one day her plagues will come, pestilence and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire; for the Lord God who judges her is strong.
Lament for Babylon
9 And the kings of the earth, who committed acts of immorality and lived sensuously with her, will weep and lament over her when they see the smoke of her burning, 10 standing at a distance because of the fear of her torment, saying, Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! For in one hour your judgment has come.
Was there a crust slip I missed while sleeping? Did the gulf coast move to the pacific northwest?
I’m from the country and I like it that way!
Another vote for Sandpoint - I’m 10 miles south of there. New York is OK, San Francisco I love despite the people who live there, Tokyo is awesome, Seattle is exquisite, but they just don’t have that big-city sophistication you get in Sandpoint.
I think that mountain is over in Galena Park or something, I’m a little forgetful about the details, is it Pasadena, where Gilley’s Lounge used to be?
This being the internet I have to say of course I am joking, being from Houston myself, really, the summers are not all that cool.
Tell us more please if you don’t mind
Your childhood in the war....
Gateway to Imperial Beach.
The greatest FM radio station of the 1960s, was KFMK in Houston.
I just googled it and there is some modern stuff using the letters, but it isn't what used to exist before the FCC shut it down.
As wardaddy suggests, you’ve got a personal story that probably should be written up and shared at some point.
Give it some thought.
Big cities for me are London, Chicago (I know, I know) and Phoenix.
Interesting ones are Sedona, Gunnison, and Osage Beach.
I think you’ve got the NYC situation pretty much figured out.
I’d take the Hill Country of TX any day as well.
Really nothing to tell.
I was 6 years old when the Japanese invaded the place where I lived. My parents and I were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Most family members survived.
There are plenty of “my people” here in the country — most of us did very well and have contributed to this nation, I am proud to say. Most of us are just living our lives, keeping a low profile.
Arrived 12/25/1956. Served USAF for 4 years before acquiring citizenship. Attended university and was awarded BS and MS Chemical Engineering. Considered studying medicine after engineering but I was too old, too hungry and too broke. Worked in the oil industry instead. Never done illegal drugs, no police record.
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