Hey, I wasn't questioning the practicality of it all. Just pointing out what a huge contrast there is between this and your average European city, like the one moongoose posted. Are there still many sites like that in Brazil or are they getting torn down to make room for more apartment complexes? Which is not uncommon in booming countries.
|Originally posted by Lira |
Looks like a lovely place to spend one's summer vacation
Actually, the degrading infrastructure notwithstanding, the city is a pretty darn good place to live. Everything is well organised, and the city design follows a series of predictable patterns, so you can easily know where to park/go even if you've never been to a corner of the city before. The only two complaints I have are related to transportation: due to (I believe) the poor instruction of city workers, the tarmac looks like it was produced by a Swiss cheese factory, and buses/the metro haven't been able to keep up with the populational growth.
I've been to London and loads of Japanese cities (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, you name it) in recent years, and I'm yet to find a city that, excluding the problem I pointed out above, comes close to being such an awesome place to live.
Edit: Actually, I wouldn't mind it if they moved the city a tad bit to the South. I want snow
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