Your favorite city/cities and why???

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    Mar 31, 2010 3:35 PM GMT
    You can either rank them or just spout off. Just trying to generate some discussion and see why certain cities are loved by certain people.

    Mine would be:

    New York - energy, culture, nightlife, gay scene, cosmopolitan flair, true sense of urban grit, diversity, worldly people, immensity, fast pace....all adds up to one of the most exciting places on earth (at least for me, anyway).

    Also, in order:
    Paris
    Chicago
    San Francisco
    Miami
    Toronto
    New Orleans
    Rio
    Boston
    Los Angeles
    Washington


    What are yours??
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    Mar 31, 2010 4:29 PM GMT
    Tokyo, come on now, the hearland of wackiness & random sh!t totally my place icon_cool.gif
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    Mar 31, 2010 4:33 PM GMT
    Chicago
    Denver
    Toronto
    Still haven't made it abroad; apparently life tends to get in the way of living.
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    Mar 31, 2010 4:51 PM GMT
    Most cities I like have active gay communities:

    Seattle - gay friendly, progressive, good drivers, and incredible Alpine scenery, motorcycle roads and camping nearby.
    Berlin, Germany - uninhibited gay scene, infinite number of things to do, wonderful parks (some with nude swimming), great transportation, I can manage to communicate using their English and my German, and I can also read their signs.
    New York City - gay friendly, where I'm from, so I can also speak their language (but not always understand their signs), and know it well enough to never get lost or fail to find something to do, including Broadway and the arts.
    Fort Lauderdale/Wilton Manors - just plain gay everywhere you go, year-round weather, always the beach, including gay beaches, a legal nude beach, South Beach for the art deco, and enough attractions with a 200-mile drive to keep you busy, from Key West to the Orlando theme parks. Drawbacks are congestion, traffic, tourists, and flat terrain of no interest to motorcyclists.
    San Antonio - not gay friendly at all, go just for the atmosphere and Tex-Mex food, dining on the Riverwalk, touring and camping in the nearby Texas Hill Country and the old German communities. Spring & Fall are best, avoid July & August.
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    Mar 31, 2010 4:53 PM GMT
    Los Angeles - becomes my dreams lie in the city.

    Dubai - There is nowhere like it - at least from what I have experienced from traveling.
  • CAtoFL

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    Mar 31, 2010 4:53 PM GMT
    Vancouver. Clean, beautiful, a good gay presence and some of the nicest people you'd ever want to meet.
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    Mar 31, 2010 5:10 PM GMT
    I suggest you go to Copenhagen. The people of both sexes are gorgeous, fit, sexually liberal, and you can partake in substances that you can't do legally here in America. They have a fantastic cycling culture, are very laid back, drive slowly (the few who actually have cars), and if you go, be sure to visit Christiana. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 31, 2010 5:13 PM GMT
    Chicago - big city with really friendly, down to earth people.

    Key West - so relaxing and laid back. After just a day or two there, all my stress is gone.
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    Mar 31, 2010 5:29 PM GMT
    I grew up an airline brat, so I've been lucky enough to see a whole lot of the world (123 countries to date). Here are a few of the best cities (IMO!)

    Barcelona, Spain
    Pietrasanta, Italy
    Phuket, Thailand
    Turners Hill, UK
    London, UK
    Berlin, Germany
    Athens, Greece
    Baden-Baden, Germany
    Paris, France
    Poznan, Poland
    Lausanne, Switzerland
    Verbier, Switzerland (not really a city though)
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Taipei, Taiwan
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Queenstown, New Zealand
    Versailles, France
    Galway, Ireland
    Heidelberg, Germany
    Monza, Italy

    Not in any particular order - just from my memories of great places.

    Best of the best though: San Francisco, New York (upper east side) and Cap D'Antibes, Cote d' Azur.

    *If anyone here is thinking of a trip and needs to check anything (best hotels etc.) just ask me. I've got a ton of information and am always happy to help.






  • irishkcguy

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    Mar 31, 2010 5:39 PM GMT
    Venice: because it shouldn't exist. It should be a movie set on a backlot somewhere.
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    Mar 31, 2010 6:00 PM GMT
    Prague-it's architecture and statues made me say "wow" the most in Europe.

    Paris

    London

    venice

    Chicago

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    Apr 02, 2010 7:26 PM GMT
    Hm, great topic - I just got back from a really cool European trip - (Rome and London) - they're both great cities. I narrowed it down to 3 towns.

    1/ Rome - made my top choice because I kind of love anything Italian, from the food, to the culture, people - after being here for about 8 days - I didn't really want to leave. *Italian guys are so Hot and Exotic.
    2/ London - ranks 2nd bc it's British, cool, sexy, hot energy, full of gay Brits in SoHo. (a lot of culture and nightlife and things to do in this town)
    3/ San Francisco, CA - gay capital of US, very California, laid back and very liberal, good moderate weather.

    Other cities include:

    New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Munich, San Diego, Paris, Reno
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    Apr 03, 2010 4:49 AM GMT

    1. London
    2. Tokyo
    3. Basel
    4. Munich
    5. Dusseldorf
    6. Rotterdam
    7. Berlin
    8. Dessau
    9. Chicago
    10. New York

    ... mainly because of my personal preferences in art and architecture
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    Apr 03, 2010 5:03 AM GMT
    Nuremberg- Grew up going there all the time LOVE It icon_biggrin.gif and there are many more that I love the same if not more, but Nuremberg has a extra special place in my heart icon_cool.gif
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    Apr 03, 2010 5:08 AM GMT
    Derek, I can't believe you left our hometown off the list! Norfolk represent. icon_lol.gif

    I'll play along anyway though.

    Favorite city: San Diego - cause it's warm and beautiful, Miggy/Ciarsolo is there too so bonus on that.
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    Apr 03, 2010 5:29 AM GMT
    San Francisco, love the whole city(except the financial district). It's such a liberal and open city.
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    Apr 03, 2010 5:31 AM GMT
    Leon, Nicaragua
    Goroka, Papua New Guinea
    Antigua, Guatemala
    Avila, Spain
    Cairns, Australia
    Mexican Hat, Utah
    Amherst, Massachusetts
    Boulder, Colorado
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Apr 03, 2010 5:36 AM GMT
    portland, OR

    and london
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    Apr 03, 2010 6:05 AM GMT
    My favourites:

    Copenhagen - Beautiful people, fairytale land, liberal
    Stockholm - see Copenhagen, but much bigger and less quaint
    Montreal - crazy sexual, young, hip, exuberant, liberal, great example of modernist architecture and planning ideals
    Hong Kong - modern, fast, busy, commercial, materialistic
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    Apr 03, 2010 6:07 AM GMT
    what? Cleveland gets no love? icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 03, 2010 6:12 AM GMT
    Bloomington, IN!!! For those of you lucky enough to have visited this oasis in southern Indiana, you know what I'm talking about, and of course theres Little 5!!!!
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    Apr 03, 2010 10:18 PM GMT
    I haven't been to too many places, but Tokyo and New York are two of my favorites. icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 03, 2010 10:25 PM GMT
    Monaco ....Nice....its something else....the boats there r just amazing
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    Apr 03, 2010 10:34 PM GMT
    Waikiki, Hawaii. Perfect weather, beautiful beach, nice people, gay scene is cool....it's paradise. icon_cool.gif
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    Apr 03, 2010 11:10 PM GMT
    Jerusalem, Israel - this ancient city goes back thousands of years, the Old City was rebuilt during the 11th-12th Centuries on the same street grid as the ancient Roman/Byzantine layout, many so narrow and roofed over. Jerusalem is also the world capital of prayer for the nations.

    San Diego, California. The sub-tropical climate brightens the architecture of Balboa Park, Broadway, the Harbour, Mission Beach and Sea World.

    San Francisco, California. Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39 are nice.

    Singapore. Sentosa Island, dominated by the Merlion, has a tropical beauty about it.

    Cairns, Australia. Tropical gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

    Last but not least - London, UK. Childhood upbringing.

    Perhaps I may add - most striking natural locations:
    Grand Canyon, Great Barrier Reef, Niagara Falls (Canadian), Blue Mountains NP Australia, and the French/Italian Alps.