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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:04 am
 


Just wondering cause I heard a lot of people say that.
I also heard a lot of people there are thugs and there are lots of homeless people downtown.
Would you say that is true?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:05 am
 


Yes. I would stay away.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:07 am
 


It's a long commute from Israel to see, but its worth a try.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:18 am
 


Regina Regina:
It's a long commute from Israel to see, but its worth a try.

Actually I'm moving to Calgary next week so it won't be that far :)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:32 am
 


I have heard the opposite, especially from people from Toronto(not that it means anything to many people).


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:41 am
 


We're the best place on earth, so obviously that gives us a certain attitude.

Vancouverites aren't much for casual conversation with strangers - unlike some other cities. People keep to themselves and their little group. This has become much worse as we've had the huge influx of immigrants. It used to be much friendlier.

And we certainly have a shocking amount of homeless, in part because they come from other parts of Canada. Don't know if we're more or less thuggish than Calgary - the lowest crime cities all seem to be in the east.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:59 am
 


West coasters in general seem a little aloof it seems though I find we're less nosey. West coasters are also far more casual and laid back which others seem to take issue with.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:32 pm
 


I've been down to visit Hongcouver a lot of times. Always enjoyed my times there. Of course I have never met andy! Geat scenery at Wreck Beach :lol: and the women are very friendly! :wink: :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:49 pm
 


SeanCA SeanCA:
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It's a long commute from Israel to see, but its worth a try.

Actually I'm moving to Calgary next week so it won't be that far :)

I thought you said you already lived in Calgary?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:49 pm
 


What Gunniar said and I would add that no place has a monopoly on the preponderance or absence of assholes or homeless.

Yeah Vancouver has homeless people around (espcially on Robson St.) but so does Toronto and Calgary and Montreal and....i can go on.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:26 pm
 


I've always enjoyed downtown Vancouver and the people are no more aloof or cold than the City you're moving too or any other major city around the world for that matter.

As for the homeless issue, don't worry about it, because the Bicycle King has a plan to have them all housed by the time your arrive. It involves a little black magic, an unused transit pass and empty businesses that went broke when cars were banned. :D

But seriously anyplace that's warmer than other cities in any country will have it's share of homeless people, especially when other places like Alberta used to give them free bus passes to come to BC. :x


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:16 pm
 


I've allways found Vancouver and Vancouver Island laid back when compared to the hustle and bustle of Toronto, Ontario which I don't care for.
Like others have said though it all depends on your measuring stick I have never found the perfect place but I definetly like/dislike some more than others. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:26 pm
 


SeanCA SeanCA:
...so it won't be that far :)


If I only had a dollar for everytime I've heard that.


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SprCForr SprCForr:
SeanCA SeanCA:
...so it won't be that far :)


If I only had a dollar for everytime I've heard that.

lol It's funny just how hard it is for most people from away to really understand just how big this country is. I've heard stories from my parents about friends or relatives coming to visit from Denmark and all their grandiose plans.

"First we'll go to Jasper, and then check out Vancouver. After that we'd like to take a quick trip to Niagra Falls."

That was for a 2 week trip btw. :)


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SprCForr SprCForr:
SeanCA SeanCA:
...so it won't be that far :)


If I only had a dollar for everytime I've heard that.

lol It's funny just how hard it is for most people from away to really understand just how big this country is. I've heard stories from my parents about friends or relatives coming to visit from Denmark and all their grandiose plans.

"First we'll go to Jasper, and then check out Vancouver. After that we'd like to take a quick trip to Niagra Falls."

That was for a 2 week trip btw. :)



Looong time ago, took the train from Montreal to Vancouver.

Met a Swiss couple, kids, in Toronto.
Head north, they were happy looking at trees, rocks, and lakes.
Sun went down, oh around Sudbury maybe... told them the scenery would be
the same in the morning.. trees, rocks,lakes.
Next afternoon, crossed into Manitoba, everything gets.. flat. :)
Just fields, and fields, and fields.
Sun went down, oh about the border of MB and SK... told them the scenery
would be the same in the morning.
Next day, outside Edmunchuck, you start to see the Rockies,
and then the sun went down.

The best part of the trip, blown by the clock... thank you VIA Rail,
it's no wonder you lose so much money.

As we saw bits of the mountains, I told the Swiss kids not to worry,
it would be the same in the morning.

But they had this look on their face, a look of

' When does this fucking country end ? '


It was funny. :)


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