UK cities ranking NOW WITH THRILLING POLL!

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

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Glasgow
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50%
Edinburgh
7
50%
 
Total votes: 14

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Re: UK cities ranking NOW WITH THRILLING POLL!

Postby ORORORO » 25 Feb 2018, 08:24

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Super-Jank wrote:Quite soon I have to decide between Edinburgh and Glasgow for my next home.

Go to Falkirk and get the best of both worlds! Or, do an Alex Trocchi and flit up and down the Forth-Clyde canal on a houseboat, if it’s still going.

Best of luck, anyway. Is this the end of your European adventures, John?


I think so. Although now I've been back in the UK for a while, the shine's worn off.

I suppose I'll never be able to call anywhere home :(
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Postby LeBaron » 25 Feb 2018, 14:22

Super-Jank wrote:I suppose I'll never be able to call anywhere home :(


You still haven’t been to NEW YORK!
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Postby ORORORO » 25 Feb 2018, 14:50

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Super-Jank wrote:I suppose I'll never be able to call anywhere home :(


You still haven’t been to NEW YORK!


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Postby Jumper K » 28 Feb 2018, 09:55

Edinburgh or Glasgow? Fuck that shit.

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Postby Jeemo » 28 Feb 2018, 23:51

Come up here and say that....
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Postby gash on ignore » 01 Mar 2018, 11:29

Any decision yet John?
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Postby ORORORO » 01 Mar 2018, 12:08

I'm still thinking about it. It's definitely going to be one of those two cities but I really cannot make up my mind.

I'll be up in Edinburgh at the end of April running a weekend TEFL course so that'll give me more of an idea of the place. I just have to avoid Dougie. :)
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Postby Ranking Ted » 01 Mar 2018, 12:16

Glasgow! Of course I would say that, though. Edinburgh is great as well. Both better than Perth!

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Postby ORORORO » 01 Mar 2018, 12:29

Glasgow tends to be favoured by most people I've talked to, and based on my own experience I think I might just prefer to live there - but there's not much in it.

Edinburgh beat Glasgow in our UK cities poll (where many people voted):

viewtopic.php?f=50&t=103799


but it's the little things that put me off about both places - in my head, at least, Glasgow's still a bit rough and the centre is an ugly mess (litter everywhere, folk staggering about), and Edinburgh is dainty and posh and more like a town than a city. And yes, I know these are stereotypes and anyway not true when you get out of the centre, but, you know...it all adds to your basic idea of a place.
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Postby Jumper K » 02 Mar 2018, 13:40

Jeemo wrote:Come up here and say that....

I try to avoid everywhere I'm not welcome.

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Postby ORORORO » 01 May 2018, 09:27

The Ivy League Spiritual Gonad Orchestra wrote:I'm still thinking about it. It's definitely going to be one of those two cities but I really cannot make up my mind.


Still can't...

If anyone knows of any flats going in either place - for June, July and August (possibly longer) then please let me know.

What are the best websites for flat rentals anyway?
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The Ivy League Spiritual Gonad Orchestra wrote:
The Ivy League Spiritual Gonad Orchestra wrote:I'm still thinking about it. It's definitely going to be one of those two cities but I really cannot make up my mind.


Still can't...

If anyone knows of any flats going in either place - for June, July and August (possibly longer) then please let me know.

What are the best websites for flat rentals anyway?


I think I used just the regular ones Zoopla, rightmove etc. I'll ask around if I know anyone who has a room to spare... though I guess 3 months is a Short lease to get.
Also when I looked places would go the same day they were advertised. There is also absolutely no rule of how much it cost, versus value. We looked at so many just within our price range that left us utterly depressed because they were creepy or weird or just awful... and then a beaut came up, cheaper than all and ended up being one of the nicest flats I've ever lived in.

P.s I never found Glasgow that dirty. It has its rough parts... But not nearly as bad as some cities I've lived in.
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Postby Django » 04 May 2018, 11:25

No mention of Chester?

How I love it here! Moved here on a temporary basis when I was 24 and still here 18 years later. A small, lovely place where you can walk across the old city proper in less than 10 minutes. Less than an hour from Manchester, Liverpool, the Peak District, Snowdonia and the coastlines of both North Wales and the Wirral. A bit insular, perhaps, and lacking in culture, but that's getting better all the time with a new arts centre and a collective of gig promoters who are really trying to make things happen.

I was born and raised in Liverpool and couldn't wait to get away, largely because of the army of chip-on-their-shoulder, let's-pretend-we-never-went-to-school-and-can't-speak-properly professional Scousers, but with time and distance I can see it for the beautiful, historic, resolute town that it is.

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Postby ORORORO » 04 May 2018, 11:32

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The Ivy League Spiritual Gonad Orchestra wrote:
The Ivy League Spiritual Gonad Orchestra wrote:I'm still thinking about it. It's definitely going to be one of those two cities but I really cannot make up my mind.


Still can't...

If anyone knows of any flats going in either place - for June, July and August (possibly longer) then please let me know.

What are the best websites for flat rentals anyway?


I think I used just the regular ones Zoopla, rightmove etc. I'll ask around if I know anyone who has a room to spare... though I guess 3 months is a Short lease to get.
Also when I looked places would go the same day they were advertised.


Thanks, K.

See, I've tried those websites but have had no reply to any of the messages I sent.

Did you call them up? It looks like that's the only way they do business - on the phone.



hippopotamus wrote:P.s I never found Glasgow that dirty. It has its rough parts... But not nearly as bad as some cities I've lived in.


Oh, no - I've lived in much dirtier cities too.

The very centre, tho' - just near the station (where we met) always looks shabby to me.
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Postby ORORORO » 04 May 2018, 11:33

Django wrote:No mention of Chester?

How I love it here! Moved here on a temporary basis when I was 24 and still here 18 years later. A small, lovely place where you can walk across the old city proper in less than 10 minutes. Less than an hour from Manchester, Liverpool, the Peak District, Snowdonia and the coastlines of both North Wales and the Wirral. A bit insular, perhaps, and lacking in culture, but that's getting better all the time with a new arts centre and a collective of gig promoters who are really trying to make things happen.

I was born and raised in Liverpool and couldn't wait to get away, largely because of the army of chip-on-their-shoulder, let's-pretend-we-never-went-to-school-and-can't-speak-properly professional Scousers, but with time and distance I can see it for the beautiful, historic, resolute town that it is.

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Hiya G!

I like Chester a lot too. Lancaster is similar in size and style, I think. Peaceful places.
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Postby hippopotamus » 04 May 2018, 12:15

The Ivy League Spiritual Gonad Orchestra wrote:
hippopotamus wrote:P.s I never found Glasgow that dirty. It has its rough parts... But not nearly as bad as some cities I've lived in.


Oh, no - I've lived in much dirtier cities too.

The very centre, tho' - just near the station (where we met) always looks shabby to me.


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Postby Toby » 04 May 2018, 12:57

I was in Chester on monday, although sadly for a funeral.