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Orange Werefox Plays HeroClix in Bangkok

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HeroClix is a miniatures game that uses familiar Marvel and DC superheroes that can be organized into war bands rather than armies to fight each other. I am not an expert in the area of miniatures but do have some experience with Dungeons and Dragons miniatures.  One aspect of HeroClix that I like over Dungeons and Dragons miniatures, is the ability to adjust the difficulty level of play very easily.

HeroClix is suitable for children as young as ten, although the recommended age is 14. I say this because HeroClix uniquely has a dial that vastly simplifies game play and greatly lessens the amount of arithmetic associated with miniatures. Younger players can play just using the dial!  This dial option does exist for other mini games. However, I suspect even children will soon want to use the superpowers that are printed on a card. The use of superpowers on the card makes the game much more challenging. Finally, figures have team abilities which add one more layer of complexity but many adult players skip this part of the game since the team abilities may not have a big impact on the outcome of the game but experts do use the team ability to get that little extra edge.

You can buy HeroClix figures online but what is the fun in that? There is only one brick and mortar store in Thailand that sells HeroClix supplies and that is Battlefield Bangkok.  The store has great vibe and I felt right at home.  I do want to mention that Battlefield Bangkok has many other games besides HeroClix.

The best way to learn HeroClix is to play and there are regulars, such as Thanarat Thunmikapong above, at Battlefield Bangkok that helped me organize a war band with his own figurines and taught me the game as I played. Thanarat really, really knows HeroClix!  I am a rank beginner but I can already see there are some subtleties to the game.  Thanarat used Spider-Man’s powers and especially spider-sense with great effect.  If you read this article and decide to visit Battlefield Bangkok then make sure to mention that the Orange Werefox sent you!

The very important 2014 HeroClix Powers and Abilities Card has been translated from English into Thai by Nakorn Srisomwongs and his document is available for download at my Scribd account thanks to his generosity.

 

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Confucius in Thailand 2013

Confucius had visited Thailand from the past before. Confucius decided to return to celebrate the 111th anniversary of Bangkok’s Chinatown (Yaowarat) in 2013.

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35 Accomplishments of Modern China

Acronym for Eight Types of Chinese Regional Cuisine

American versus Chinese Culture

American versus Chinese Culture

Astrology Chinese

Chinese Astrological Analysis of Nations

Chinese Astrology 60 Year Cycle

Chinese Do’s and Don’ts

Chinese Dream and American Reality

Chinese vs. Western Astrology

Confucius in Thailand 2012

Extending China’s One Belt One Road Initiative to Latin America

Table of Chinese Astrology 19th – 21st Century

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Microbreweries in Asia

Microbreweries in Asia, Adstragold Microbrewery, Singapore City, Singapore, Archipelago Brewery, Singapore City, Singapore, Asia Brewery, Makati, Philippines, Big Man Beer, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, Boxing Cat Brewery, Shanghai, China, Brewerkz - Singapore City, Singapore, Craft Brews, Malaysia, Craftworks Taphouse and Bistro, Seoul, South Korea, DenBeer, Drei Kronen 1308 Brauhaus, Beijing, China, Great Leap Brewing, Beijing, China, Hoa Vien Brauhaus, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, Inuyama Loreley Beer, Inuyama, Japan, Jolly Brewery + Restaurant, Taipei, Taiwan, Khos Torkh, Mörön, Mongolia, Lan Anh - Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, Lan Chin, Hanoi, Vietnam, Land Beer Circus, Nagoya, Japan, Le Ble D'or, Sanchung, Taiwan, Le Ble D'or, Taipei, Taiwan, LeVel33 Microbrewery, Singapore City, Singapore, Lion Beer Brauhaus, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, London Pub Towser, Nagoya, Japan, Louisiane Brewhouse, Nha Trang, Vietnam, Man Han Lou Restaurant, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Munich Germany Beer Restaurant, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Nguyen Du Brauhof, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, North Taiwan Brewery, Wugu, Taiwan, Okhotsk Beer, 北京欧可啤酒, Beijing, China, Paulaner , Pivo Prada, Manila, Philippines, Platinum Microbrewery, Seoul, South Korea, Red Dot Brewhouse, Singapore City, Singapore, Saddle Cantina, Beijing, China, Shanghai Brewery, Shanghai, China, Slow Boat Brewery, Beijing, China, SMS Pub - Batam, Indonesia, Taiwan Micro Brewing Company, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Tawandang Microbrewery, Bangkok, Thailand, Tawandang Microbrewery, Singapore City, Singapore, The Londoner Brew Pub, Bangkok, Thailand, The Pump Room - Singapore City, Singapore, The Tap Room: Kingdom Brewery, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Will Beer, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, Microbreweries in Singapore, Microbreweries in Korea, Microbreweries in China. Microbreweries in Taiwan, Microbreweries in Vietnam, Microbreweries in SE Asia, Microbreweries in Cambodia, Microbreweries in Malaysia, Microbreweries in Indonesia

Adstragold Microbrewery – Singapore City, Singapore

Archipelago Brewery – Singapore City, Singapore

Asia Brewery – Makati, Philippines

Big Man Beer – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Boxing Cat Brewery – Shanghai, China

Brewerkz – Singapore City, Singapore

Craft Brews – Three locations in Malaysia

Craftworks Taphouse and Bistro – Seoul, South Korea

DenBeer Several locations in Japan

Drei Kronen 1308 Brauhaus – Beijing, China

Great Leap Brewing – Beijing, China

Hoa Vien Brauhaus – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Inuyama Loreley BeerInuyama, Japan

Jolly Brewery + Restaurant – Taipei, Taiwan

Khos Torkh – Mörön, Mongolia

Lan Anh – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Lan Chin – Hanoi, Vietnam

Land Beer CircusNagoya, Japan

Le Ble D’or – Sanchung, Taiwan

Le Ble D’or – Taipei, Taiwan

LeVel33 Microbrewery – Singapore City, Singapore

Lion Beer Brauhaus – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

London Pub TowserNagoya, Japan

Louisiane Brewhouse – Nha Trang, Vietnam

Man Han Lou Restaurant – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Munich Germany Beer Restaurant – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Nguyen Du Brauhof – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

North Taiwan Brewery – Wugu, Taiwan

Okhotsk Beer 北京欧可啤酒 – Beijing, China

Paulaner – This company has microbreweries throughout Asia.

Pivo Prada – Manila, Philippines

Platinum Microbrewery – Seoul, South Korea

Red Dot Brewhouse – Singapore City, Singapore

Saddle Cantina– Beijing, China

Shanghai Brewery – Shanghai, China

Slow Boat Brewery – Several locations in China

SMS Pub – Batam, Indonesia

Taiwan Micro Brewing Company – Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Tawandang  Microbrewery – Bangkok, Thailand

Tawandang  Microbrewery – Singapore City, Singapore

The Londoner Brew Pub – Bangkok, Thailand

The Pump Room – Singapore City, Singapore

The Tap Room: Kingdom Brewery – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Will BeerHo Chi Minh, Vietnam

Hugh Fox III - Casino

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Orange Werefox in Bangkok 2012

 

 

 

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Hugh Fox III - Chocolate

 

Orange Werefoxes Meet Magical Beings

The Werefox Kingdom had decided that Hugo should introduce a young female werefox to the various magical allies of the werefoxes.  The young girl could only achieve stage one of werefoxness.  Hugo decided to be in stage two of werefoxness. In stage three the young werefox would have difficulty understanding his fox speech and in stage one the magical beings would not understand him.  First stop was the Akashic Recorders.  The Akashic Record was  a record of everything that had ever happened but needed recorders to film the record.  Next door was the Reality Puller.

The Reality Puller pulled reality out of the great ocean of possible realities.  Pulling a reality out of unreality is hard work and the young werefox helped him pull the latest reality out.

The Capacious Crab was happy to see the werefoxes but was angry that humans were still eating his crab children. Hugo felt guilty since actually he enjoyed eating crabs as well.

The Happy Dragon suggested the werefoxes have some lunch with him before going off to meet other magical beings.

Sir Horse gave the young werefox some advice about moving about during combat.

The Sublime Geisha gave Hugo some lessons on how to handle a fan.

The Sumo Brothers continued their eternal match while the werefoxes helped the one they liked best.

The Maneki Neko wished the young werefox good luck.

Find out about the powers and history of the werefoxes today!

Other Werefox Stories

 

 

 

Hugh Fox III - Mardi Gras

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Confucius in Thailand 2012

Using the Amulet of the Dragon Lord around his neck, Confucius has traveled from ancient China to Thailand in 2012!

Confucius in Thailand Photos

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16 Basic Desires: China versus US

35 Accomplishments of Modern China

36 Stratagems

Acronym for Eight Types of Chinese Regional Cuisine

American versus Chinese Culture

American versus Chinese Culture

Astrology Chinese

Chinese Astrological Analysis of Nations

Chinese Astrology 60 Year Cycle

Chinese Do’s and Don’ts

Chinese Dream and American Reality

Chinese vs. Western Astrology

Confucius in Thailand 2012

Extending China’s One Belt One Road Initiative to Latin America

Table of Chinese Astrology 19th – 21st Century

The 36 Stratagems as Portrayed in Comic Books

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Santa in Bangkok

Hugh Fox III as Santa in Bangkok

Hugh Fox III as Santa in Bangkok, Wyatt Akin as Santa's Son

Hugh Fox III as Santa in Bangkok

Hugh Fox III as Santa in Bangkok

BMW Race Car Queen, Hugh Fox III, Wyatt Akin

Hugh Fox III as Santa in Bangkok

Hugh Fox III as Santa in Bangkok, Wyatt Akin as Santa's Son

Hugh Fox III as Santa in Bangkok, Wyatt Akin as Santa's Son

Hugh Fox III as Santa in Bangkok

Acting Credits

Santa played by Hugh Fox III

Santa’s Son played by Wyatt Akin

Santa’s Adventures

My Asian Adventures as Santa Claus

Santa in Taipei

 

Santa Photos

USA

http://s919.photobucket.com/upload/albums/hughfox2/?location=Santa+USA

China

http://s919.photobucket.com/albums/ad37/hughfox2/Santa%20in%20China/

Taiwan

http://s883.photobucket.com/albums/ac35/foxhugh/Taiwan%20Santa/

Korea

http://s919.photobucket.com/albums/ad37/hughfox2/Santa%20in%20South%20Korea/

Thailand

http://s919.photobucket.com/albums/ad37/hughfox2/Santa%20at%20Christmas%20Party%20in%20Thailand/

http://s919.photobucket.com/albums/ad37/hughfox2/Santa%20at%20Burapha%20University/

http://s883.photobucket.com/albums/ac35/foxhugh/Santa%20at%20Burapah%202011/

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Where can you buy American comic books in Asia?

I have some answers.  First of all American comic books are defined as comic books from the United States of America.  This means not anime, manga or whatever!  If you can’t find Japanese comic books in Asia then you have more serious problems than where to find American comic books.  Asia on the whole prefers Japanese comic books to American comic books by a factor of ten at least.  British stuff, especially 2000 AD stuff is found in the same places as American comic books which is why I initially titled this post where you can find Western comic books but I mean Western as in culture not as in cowboys and the latter meaning was misleading.

First of all there is a Japanese chain called Kinokuniya that is all over Asia. The chain sucks when it comes to Western comic books in Japan but is pretty good about having Western comic books in their stores outside of Japan.

Below is a list of Kinokuniya stores in Asia:

Singapore

Ngee Ann City, Orchard

Bugis Junction, Bugis

Liang Court, Chinatown

Indonesia

Sogo Plaza Senayan, Jakarta

Debenhams Plaza Indonesia, Jakarta

Sogo Pondok Indah Mall, Jakarta

Seibu Grand Indonesia, Jakarta
Malaysia

Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

Thailand

CentralWorld, Bangkok

Siam Paragon, Bangkok – The best source of Western comic books outside of the Philippines!

Emporium, Bangkok

Australia

I mention the store but of course Australia is basically a Western country that happens to be in Asia and Western comic books are everywhere.

Sydney The Galeries Victoria, New South Wales

Taiwan

Dayeh Takashimaya, Taipei

Breeze Center, Taipei

Kuang San Sogo, Taichung

Talee Isetan, Kaoshiung

United Arab Emirates

Dubai, Dubai Mall

Page One is a Singaporean chain of bookstores that is also all over Asia and also has a pretty good selection of Western comic books.

Page One locations are listed below:

Singapore

Vivocity

 

Malaysia

Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

 

Hong Kong

Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong (with cafe)

Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui

Times Square, Causeway Bay (formerly known as Page One Twins)

 

Taiwan

SOGO Fuxing, Taipei

Taipei 101, Taipei

The best country in Asia for Western comic books, besides Australia,  is the Philippines.  All the major chains have a section devoted to Western comic books and there are out and out dedicated comic book stores in most of the big malls in Manila.

My other website at:

Fox Superpower List

More comic book articles on this blog at:

https://foxhugh.com/?s=comic

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Bangkok Cats

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Cats at play in a school in a suburb at Bangkok.

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http://s883.photobucket.com/albums/ac35/foxhugh/Thailand%20Cats/

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Top 100 Cities: Tourist Destination vs. Livability Rank

The following study is an attempt to objectively explore the truism:

 

“Nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there” 

 

The operational version of this truism would be that tourist cities and livable cities are different cities. The truism has been named the Visit/Live Theory for the purposes of this study.  Two lists that rank cities were compared.  The first list ranks cities according the number of tourists that arrived in a city.

 

The list and a description of the list can be found at:

 

http://www.euromonitor.com/Top_150_City_Destinations_London_Leads_the_Way

 

The second list ranks cities according to livability.   Mercer Human Resources looked at 39 quality of life issues including political stability, currency-exchange regulations, political and media censorship, school quality, housing and the environment.

 

The Mercer list and a description of the list can be found at:

 

http://bwnt.businessweek.com/interactive_reports/livable_cities_worldwide/

 

Table 1 shows all the cities on both lists in alphabetical order.  In addition, the difference in rank was calculated for each city when this was possible.  If a city was on only one top 100 list then the difference in rank could not be calculated.  The tourist destination study looked at 150 cities, but for the purposes of comparison, only the top 100 tourist destinations were used in this study. Many cities were only on one list and not on the other list.  The number of cities on both lists was counted.  The number of cities only on one list was also counted.  If the number of cities on both lists was greater than the number of cities not on both lists then this would suggest the truism is not true.

Top 100 Cities: Tourist Destination vs. Livability Rank

Table 1: Alphabetical List of All Cities

Cities Country Tourist Rank Livability Rank Rank Difference
1 Abu Dhabi UAE 52 88 36
2 Adelaide Australia NR 30 N/A
3 Agra India 99 NR N/A
4 Amsterdam Netherlands 18 13 5
5 Antwerp Netherlands 90 NR 99
6 Athens Greece NR 78 N/A
7 Atlanta USA NR 66 N/A
8 Auckland New Zealand NR 5 N/A
9 Bahrain Bahrain 12 NR 18
10 Bangkok Thailand 2 NR 90
11 Barcelona Spain 10 41 12
12 Beijing China 22 NR N/A
13 Benidorm Spain 33 NR N/A
14 Berlin Germany 34 16 18
15 Bern Germany NR 9 N/A
16 Birmingham United Kingdom 81 55 26
17 Boston USA 68 36 32
18 Bratislava Slovakia NR 99 N/A
19 Brisbane Australia NR 32 N/A
20 Bruges Belgium 89 NR N/A
21 Brussels Belgium NR 14 N/A
22 Buenos Aires Argentina NR 79 N/A
23 Budapest Hungary 36 74 38
24 Cairo Egypt 45 NR N/A
25 Calgary Canada NR 24 N/A
26 Cancun Mexico 26 NR N/A
27 Cape Town South Africa 57 85 28
28 Chennai India 97 NR N/A
29 Chicago USA 64 44 20
30 Chongquing China 100 NR N/A
31 Cleveland USA NR 59 N/A
32 Copenhagen Sweden 54 11 43
33 Dalian China 87 NR N/A
34 Detroit USA NR 64 N/A
35 Dubai UAE 7 80 73
36 Dublin Ireland 11 27 16
37 Dusseldorf Germany NR 5 N/A
38 Edinburgh United Kingdom 56 NR N/A
39 Florence Italy 46 NR N/A
40 Frankfurt Germany NR 7 N/A
41 Geneva Switzerland 98 2 96
42 Glasgow United Kingdom 82 55 27
43 Granada Spain 95 NR N/A
44 Guangzhou China 32 NR N/A
45 Guilin China 65 NR N/A
46 Hamburg Germany 83 24 59
47 Hangzhou China 49 NR N/A
48 Helsinki Finland 77 30 47
49 Hong Kong China 5 70 65
50 Honolulu USA NR 27 N/A
51 Houston USA NR 68 N/A
52 Istanbul Turkey 16 NR N/A
53 Johannesburg South Africa NR 90 N/A
54 Katsuyama Japan NR 73 N/A
55 Kobe Japan NR 40 N/A
56 Krakow Poland 69 NR N/A
57 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 15 75 60
58 Kunming China 94 NR N/A
59 La Havana Cuba 70 NR N/A
60 Las Vegas USA 48 NR N/A
61 Leipzig Germany NR 67 N/A
62 Lexington USA NR 51 N/A
63 Limassol Cyprus NR NR N/A
64 Lisbon Portugal 47 47 0
65 Liverpool United Kingdom 91 NR N/A
66 Ljubljana Slovenia NR 80 N/A
67 London United Kingdom 1 39 38
68 Los Angeles USA 31 55 24
69 Luxembourg Luxembourg NR 18 N/A
70 Lyon France 84 36 48
71 Macau China 27 NR N/A
72 Madrid Spain 17 42 25
73 Manchester United Kingdom 73 NR N/A
74 Marrakesh Morocco 50 NR N/A
75 Mecca Saudi Arabia 19 NR N/A
76 Melbourne Australia 72 17 55
77 Mexico City Mexico 30 NR N/A
78 Miami USA 39 62 23
79 Milan Italy 42 49 7
80 Minneapolis USA NR 60 N/A
81 Monterrey Mexico NR 94 N/A
82 Montevideo Uruguay NR 76 N/A
83 Montreal Canada 85 22 63
84 Moscow Russia 21 NR N/A
85 Mumbai India 86 NR N/A
86 Munich Germany 40 8 32
87 Nagoya Japan NR 54 N/A
88 Nanjing China 76 NR N/A
89 New Delhi India 92 NR N/A
90 New York City USA 6 48 42
91 Nice France 61 NR N/A
92 Nurnberg Germany NR 23 N/A
93 Oahu/Honolulu USA 44 27 17
94 Omuta Japan NR 69 N/A
95 Orlando USA 38 NR N/A
96 Osaka Japan NR 42 N/A
97 Oslo Norway NR 26 N/A
98 Ottawa Canada NR 18 N/A
99 Panama City Panama NR 92 N/A
100 Papeete French Polynesia NR 97 N/A
101 Paris France 3 33 30
102 Perth Australia NR 21 N/A
103 Pittsburg USA NR 52 N/A
104 Portland USA NR 46 N/A
105 Port Elizabeth South Africa NR 97 N/A
106 Port Louis Mauritius NR 77 N/A
107 Prague Czech Republic 20 72 52
108 Qingdao China 79 NR N/A
109 Riga Latvia NR 92 N/A
110 Rio De Janeiro Brazil 35 NR N/A
111 Rome Italy 8 61 53
113 St. Louis USA NR 64 N/A
114 San Juan Puerto Rico NR 71 N/A
115 Salvador de Bahia Brazil 71 NR N/A
116 Salzburg Austria 74 NR N/A
117 San Diego USA 88 NR N/A
118 San Francisco USA 37 29 8
119 Santiago Chile NR 83 N/A
120 São Paulo Brazil 62 NR N/A
121 Seattle USA NR 49 N/A
122 Seoul South Korea 9 87 78
123 Seville Spain 60 NR N/A
124 Shanghai China 13 100 87
125 Shenzen China 41 NR N/A
126 Singapore Singapore 4 34 N/A
127 St. Petersburg Russia 25 NR N/A
128 Stockholm Sweden 66 20 46
129 Suzhou China 59 NR N/A
130 Sydney Australia 43 9 34
131 Taipei China 24 81 57
132 Tallinn Estonia 67 89 22
133 Tianjin China 75 NR N/A
134 Tokyo Japan 51 35 16
135 Toronto Canada 14 15 1
136 Tsukuba Japan NR 55 N/A
137 Tunis Italy NR 95 N/A
138 Valencia Spain 93 NR N/A
139 Vancouver Canada NR 3 N/A
140 Varadero Cuba 53 NR N/A
141 Venice Italy 28 NR N/A
142 Victoria Seychelles NR 95 N/A
143 Vienna Austria 23 3 20
144 Vilnius Lithuania NR 82 N/A
145 Warsaw Poland 29 85 56
146 Washington DC USA 63 44 19
147 Wellington New Zealand NR 12 N/A
148 Winston Salem USA NR 52 N/A
149 Wuxi China 96 NR N/A
150 Xi’an China 78 NR N/A
151 Xiamen China 80 NR N/A
152 Yokkaichi Japan NR 63 N/A
153 Yokohama Japan NR 38 N/A
154 Zhuhai China 58 NR N/A
155 Zurich Switzerland 55 1 54

 

 

NR, no rank, no top 100 rank in this category

N/A, not applicable since the city was on only one of the lists

 

Table 2 below shows cities that were on both lists ordered from the least difference between ranks to the greatest difference between ranks.

 

 

Top 100 Cities: Tourist Destination vs. Livability Rank

Table 2: Comparison of Ranks

Cities Country Tourist Rank Livability Rank Rank Difference
1 Lisbon Portugal 47 47 0
2 Toronto Canada 14 15 1
3 Amsterdam Netherlands 18 13 5
4 Milan Italy 42 49 7
5 San Francisco USA 37 29 8
6 Dublin Ireland 11 27 16
7 Tokyo Japan 51 35 16
8 Oahu/Honolulu USA 44 27 17
9 Berlin Germany 34 16 18
10 Washington DC USA 63 44 19
11 Chicago USA 64 44 20
12 Vienna Austria 23 3 20
13 Tallinn Estonia 67 89 22
14 Miami USA 39 62 23
15 Los Angeles USA 31 55 24
16 Birmingham United Kingdom 81 55 26
17 Glasgow United Kingdom 82 55 27
18 Cape Town South Africa 57 85 28
19 Paris France 3 33 30
20 Boston USA 68 36 32
21 Munich Germany 40 8 32
22 Sydney Australia 43 9 34
23 Abu Dhabi UAE 52 88 36
24 Budapest Hungary 36 74 38
25 London United Kingdom 1 39 38
26 New York City USA 6 48 42
27 Copenhagen Sweden 54 11 43
28 Stockholm Sweden 66 20 46
29 Helsinki Finland 77 30 47
30 Lyon France 84 36 48
31 Prague Czech Republic 20 72 52
32 Rome Italy 8 61 53
33 Melbourne Australia 72 17 55
34 Warsaw Poland 29 85 56
35 Taipei China 24 81 57
36 Hamburg Germany 83 24 59
37 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 15 75 60
38 Montreal Canada 85 22 63
39 Hong Kong China 5 70 65
40 Dubai UAE 7 80 73
41 Seoul South Korea 9 87 78
42 Shanghai China 13 100 87
43 Geneva Switzerland 98 2 96

 

Conclusion

There were a total of 155 cities on either list.  112 cities were only on one list.  Only 43 cities were on both lists.  Cities that are only on one list outnumber cities on both lists 2.6:1.  Even for cities on both lists, the mean difference between ranks was 37.6 and quite high.  These findings suggest that cities that are visited are not the same cities that are more livable.  The truism that some cities are nice places to visit and different cities are nice places to live in is correct.   Table 2 showed which cities had the least difference between ranks and the greatest difference between ranks.

 

The city with the least difference in rank was Lisbon.  Lisbon had a rank of 47 on both lists.  Toronto had the second least difference in rank and has the honor of having a relatively high visitor rank (14) and livability rank (15).  Amsterdam showed a similar pattern to Toronto with a visitor rank of 18 and a livability rank of 13.

 

Geneva had the greatest difference in rank.  Geneva is a great place to live (2) but doesn’t get very many tourists (98) relative to other cities.  Shanghai had the second greatest difference in rank but in the opposite direction as Geneva.  Shanghai is a city that many tourists visit (13) but only ranks 100 in terms of livability.  A practical implication for expats is to be wary of deciding to live in cities you like to visit without taking the Visit/Live Theory into account.

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