Since we're in Korea for nearly a week...I wonder if we could daytrip to Busan?
you said you lived in atlanta, right? where at exactly and how did you like it?
I hated it. Awful, not a city at all. Horrid, suburban sprawl that I vowed never to return to once I escaped Sacramento. You have to drive to get anywhere...no one wants to have a Marta station near their home so they're all out in the middle of nowhere...
Worst almost two years of my life, but it ended me up here, so it wasn't a complete waste.
yeah, kinton is considering moving down there even without a job down there yet. his brother lives outside atlanta...i want to say something involving a tri-cities? i don't know, but kinton's talking about living in decatur, which from what i hear, is a country shithole of a ghetto. then again, i hear the same for most of the atlanta area.
but...i hear the shopping is good? that would be enticing enough to get me to visit there, but not LIVE there if it's anything like what you are saying.
if you don't mind my asking, why did you go there in the first place?
They actually have a fairly high sales tax; as I recall, it wasn't far off from San Francisco's 8.75. Since Mass is 5%...well, I'm biased as to "good shopping."
I actually lived near Decatur (I was near Emory). It's just a suburban hellhole like unto all suburban hellholes...the fun thing about where I lived was, it was an Orthodox Jewish neighbourhood. Orthodox Jews are the ones who keep Sabbath to the point that they don't ride from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown. They walk everywhere.
And, because it was Atlanta, we had no sidewalks and these people were constantly nearly getting hit by cars on Saturday.
It's a lot like LA, except with nothing good like Hollywood and the Pacific Ocean and Disneyland...just all the bad stuff like sprawl and air pollution.
Why'd I go...well, the old story...met a guy on the internet, he asked me to live with him...and I grew up in California and had always wanted to live in New York. Atlanta was, at least, the right time zone. So I reasoned, if it didn't work, I'd be a lot closer to New York.
Okay, so I got Boston instead...but hey. Close enough.
Damn, I think that beats mine!
But I may add some in October in France...
Oh, I forgot to mention earlier - he's using a definition of "metro", such as subway, tube, etc.. Sacto, LIRR, etc., are not technically metros.
And I stole Berlin for Frankfurt.
Well...neither is BART, technically, a metro. If BART's on there, the LIRR should be. And I would say light rail counts...that's what they have in Edmonton, too.
I would use light rail, too, but it's not my meme. *g*
BART is, er, rather interesting. It's commuter rail in the hinterlands of the East Bay, but it's metro once you get into Berkeley/Oakland and through the Transbay Tube.
I still haven't ridden it south of Colma yet.
And the Path train. I'd put that in the BART/LIRR category too. However, they are adding to the list! When I did it, there were 149, and now there are 151...they added Hong Kong and Calgary (you can tell because they're at the end of the list, rather than alphabetised).
I saw PATH, which is the old NY&Hudson RR.
I should hunt for a link and ask him to add LR systems, which means I can add several others (Darmstadt, Heidelberg, Sacto, San Jose, San Diego, Denver).
Actually, now that I think about it, he's got DART - and that isn't a subway! (Well, except for one station.)
I miss MARTA. Chamblee to Virginia Ave or College Park...
And Edmonton. They built LR in 1978.
forgot to mention how ridiculously happy the inclusion of this
made me. Someday, I will
I can't get it to work . . .