Best and Worst Things About Where You Live

Glasgow:

Best: lots of stuff going on without the city seeming too big

Worst: it rains, a lot

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London

Best: everything is brilliant
Worst: non-Londoners are so jealous

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London Fields

Best: Can walk to work easily and pleasantly
Worst: Reckon it’s going to get extremely unbearable in and around summer

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Dublin

Best: pubs are great
Worst : restaurants are shit

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Small village near Leicester

  • Nice countryside, walks, and close to a bigish city. Midlands, so everywhere is accessible. Cheap place to live.
  • Bit of a cultural vacuum. Rampant Middle England Toryism everywhere.
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Best: Great arts festival on a couple of times a year, cheap rent, good pubs
Worst: terrible terrible politics

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Brno, CZ

Best:
Beautiful architecture every way you look
Super chilled
Uni city so loads of hip and happening thangs going on
Warmer than the UK in the summer
Great location, an easy day trip away from Prague, Vienna, Bratislava and others, and easy for weekends in Krakow, Budapest, Munich etc
Exceptional public transport
Wee airport 15 mins from the centre that can get me to Stansted for ÂŁ30 return most of the time
Possibly the best beer in the world
Cheap as hell, live a very comfortable life but only get paid a snip of what I did in the UK
Large expat community

Worst:
Colder than the UK in the winter
Everyone stinks of BO, seriously, no one here uses deodorant and it is unacceptable
Customer service is dirt
The food is not good
Large expat community
The locals aren’t the happiest bunch

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San Francisco Bay Area:
Best: Incredible diversity; food, culture, etc.
Worst: Cost of living, god damn it’s bad. Also, ACAB.

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I went to a thing in the Barbican the other day which had a bit where it was in Brno, CZ

these would all go in my pro column

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Reading’s shit
Reading’s actually pretty great

more from me when I get home.

really? more details please

Cambridge

Best: great pubs, it’s nice to hear so many different languages when walking down the street, very non-Brexity

Worst: the tourists. GET OUT OF THE FUCKING WAY

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different best and worst things for different needs

Bristol

Best: loads to do, great restaurants, loads of good music, independent shops etc, really near loads of nice countryside, solidly Labour/Green

Worst: public transport is laughable for a city of its size

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On the other hand: “cheers, drive!”

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It was about a lady who had uncovered a book her grandmother had kept which was a journal of her dreams whilst Brno was under Nazi occupation and the lady had made some short films and a sort of game of those dreams from the house in Brno where her grandmother lived.

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Winchester

Good

  • Small and compact city. Very pretty place
  • Decent coffee and bars
  • On the doorstep of the South Downs National Park, and not very far from other lovely areas of countryside like the Itchen and Test Valleys

Bad

  • Housing, both renting and buying markets, is insanely expensive and very prohibitive for first time buyers
  • Traffic is shocking. M3 gets regularly backlogged. A34 gets busy, and drivers use the city centre as a cut through, clogging it up.
  • Homelessness and street drug use is rife (mainly because the 2 shelters are bang in the middle of town and it makes things far more noticeable)
  • Incredibly Tory
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oh that sounds fantastic, I hadn’t heard of it.

Brighton :
Best : The sea, the downs, the city, the feeling like you’re on holiday when the sun comes out, Caroline Lucas
Worst : the stag and hen dos

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