Leapdragon 2016 - Aron Hsiao Was Here

Cities.  §

All the coverage of the upcoming primary in New York has me thinking about cities. Here are my rankings of some memorable places I’ve been, based on experiences there and interactions with the people there, though I haven’t lived in all of them.

Absolutely Great
New York City
Vancouver

Pretty Cool
Chicago
San Francisco
London

Reasonably Positive Qualities
Seattle
New Orleans
Austin
Portland
Philadelphia

Neutral
Salt Lake City
San Diego
Nashville
Des Moines
Warsaw
Krakow
Dublin
Calgary

Not So Cool
Reno
Boise
Sacramento
Dallas
Phoenix
DC
Santa Barbara

Avoid at All Costs
Las Vegas
Cleveland
Los Angeles

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Places I’ve never been but would obviously like to go include all the other global cities (Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, Beijing, Rio, etc), the Canadian east coast, major cities of the Middle East and Africa… Basically, my global outlook and experience are severely limited.