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Amsterdam Vs Las Vegas Vs Miami - experience reports?

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  1. EatMyShorts Banned Banned

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    I was considering moving to either las vegas or Miami, purely on reputation.

    Having read the thread here on Las Vegas that is active, I may have to reconsider my choice however.

    See, I was basing these options on past experiences.
    Any city I've been to that's heavy on fight sports/culture, prostitution and nightlife - has fitted me like hand to glove.

    Such places have been, Pattaya Thailand, and Amsterdam Netherlands.
    Places I disliked were corporate go-getter institutions like London, and New York.
    New York sounded more fun back in the day when it was New Amsterdam and hookers and skank cinemas lined the streets (but theft and strong arm crime were prevalent also then so, that would suck).

    I despise billy-bad-ass culture dumps like some cities like Rio and Mexico have a reputation for ("you got to be tough to walk the streets here homie").
    Amsterdam and Pattaya, any time day or night you would wander and be totally safe.

    Some people complain the red light in amsterdam is trashy - there are some fuck faces trying to be tough but, honestly I laugh in their faces - there was never a sense of being in danger there for me at least, and the police presence is ridiculous.

    Hot nightlife, provocative women, nice weather, a good culture of fight sports with good gyms etc - my kinds of places.

    So I figured Las Vegas and Miami should be top of my list to visit next, right?

    Well - the Las Vegas thread is heart sinking. Descriptions don't at all convey the "Casino starring Rob DeNiro" sense of glamour I had anticipated.
    Sounds more like a ghetto suburban nightmare with one decent area called "The Strip" which ultimately blows and social life equally blows.

    And the weather - listen I love the sun and to stroll about bare cheat and flash guns, pick up chicks etc (Amsterdam in summer is paradise for this), but descriptions about Vegas were like, "hell on earth, don't go outside, AC'ed malls only during high season".

    Is Miami any better in this regard?

    Basically - anyone been to Amsterdam (my favourite city on the earth I've been to so far)?
    And how would you compare it to Vegas and Miami - if you've been there also?

    PS - ask whatever about Amsterdam if you have questions. I lived there for 6 years.
     
  2. Chesten_Hesten Sling'n Lead & Slapp'n Pussies, Ya Dig?

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  3. ironmansnap Staying Real In A World Full Of Bluffs

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    Shit I'd leave Miami for Amsterdam so yea move to holland
     
  4. Cole train Gold Belt

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    Fighting ,prostitution; nightlife?

    MOGADISHU
     
  5. Crim Blue Belt

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    I used to frequent Miami for Spring Breaks in my early/mid 20s, though keep in mind, this was nearly 10 years ago and the area got increasingly worse/ghetto each year. I actually went there last year with my wife near end of summer so it wasn't overflowing with college kids nor were we frequenting the clubs on Collins that they would venture too.

    At least from my experiences, if you are sub-30, in Miami, try visiting in March. The combination of alcohol, loose inhibitions and if you have more disposable income than the typical college dork should result in what you're trying to achieve. Don't be a sucker waiting inline or travel with large groups of guys, simply grease up any security.

    I doubt it's anywhere near as good as it was when I frequented.

    Vegas I went for a bachelor party and could not lose at any table I sat down at. I'd prioritize money over women so this consumed most of the time I would have utilized chasing skirts in a club.
     
  6. Crim Blue Belt

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    Realistically, if I were you, I'd look at venturing to numerous Colombian cities that will check off the requirements you are searching for on your list.
     
  7. Midnighter Silver Belt

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    I've heard both places suck to live in.
     
  8. Estemachine Gold Belt

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    Currently living in Miami way out of southern California, I can say this place def has its own magic, on average the Latinas are waaaay hotter than in California and there's a lot to choose from, specially South American and the Caribbean islands.

    The weather during winter is amazing, warm most days and sunny, however the summer is brutally humid.

    There's always tourist and I have already befriended my fair share.

    Rent on average is cheap but so it's the pay, you can easily live on the water and have a nice view.

    But I'm going to say it again, the Latina woman make it worth living here.
     
  9. MikeMcMann Banned Banned

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    Sounds like you would like Miami TS. South Beach and surrounding area will give you all you ask for there. If budget is no issue its a far better choice to Vegas.
     
  10. EatMyShorts Banned Banned

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    Glamour actually - that's what I like.

    Glamour.
     
  11. EatMyShorts Banned Banned

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    As in, cheaper than Vegas?
    Or fuck money, Miami is better?
     
  12. SKYNET Infrared Belt Platinum Member

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    Born and raised in Miami. It's a rat race these days. 2 things, Weather and Scenery (landscape and hardbodies) are 10 out of 10's. Paradise. The people, once you get to know them are pure trash. We have a saying here, "sunny place, shady people" Good luck if you are a real social butterfly cause folks here are all typically 2 faced bastards to each other, a good friend is few and far between. If you are riding solo this place could get to you after awhile so I recommend coming with a companion or close friend if possible. The group that I hang around, we've known each other for many years grew up together, we are family and rarely let any noobs into our circle and we have learned to make it work.

    Been to Las Vegas 8 or 9 times in the last 15 years. It has changed drastically, the strip is awesome, like a theme park for adults. The weather is crazy its a desert so fun in the sun is literally all about poolside pool parties and renting cabanas and popping bottles. Typically those become meat markets so beware. Bottom line is Las Vegas is geared towards the high roller, living there seems like it's for an acquired taste and is only going to be more fun the more money you have, just my observation.

    I absolutely love Amsterdam although I havent been back since 2007. In comparison I would say Miami is going to be more the place if you are looking for some great weather and great nightlife on the regular. Vegas Strip is all about excess so it can get to be a bit overwhelming the longer you stay.

    I will say Miami Dade county is becoming ridiculously overcrowded so I recommend staying in Broward county if you want to avoid the rat race and still be close to all the action.
     
  13. EatMyShorts Banned Banned

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    This post takes the cynicism out of the las vegas thread comments - cause they make it sound like a hell hole.

    Socializing, pfff - sounds bent, but I like to think I can pick up girls pretty much on cue.
    My social circle tends to be more practical and acquaintance based.

    Dudes historically like to socialize in groups cause it makes them not look like desperate horny loners.
    The fact I can pick up chicks pretty effortlessly means sometimes dudes hang off me to try help themselves get laid, which I hate - so I like to go out to party alone, come home with chicks.

    Does that sound like a cliched keyboard tough guy?

    Is what it is - that's my approach, and I love it.
    I'm extremely independent and can functional almost autonomously, cooking, cleaning, getting work, you name it.
    So with that being said, Miami vs vegas vs Amsterdam....

    I've been in Amsterdam for so long, I've love to see a new exciting scene.
    Strip is starting to sound good.
    South beach sounds even better.
     
  14. Otto! Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    These are all places that are cool to visit, but i wouldn’t live there. Doesn’t help that i can’t stand busy cities.
     
  15. KONG-D'SNT-TAP Banned Banned

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    Miami is the worst out of the 3
     
  16. EatMyShorts Banned Banned

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    Southern california?

    Other place I had thought about was San Diego.

    What I'm looking for, how would you rate that?
    Beaches, hotties, fight culture/top gyms and generally a "hot" city?
     
  17. SKYNET Infrared Belt Platinum Member

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    Yeah there's plenty of fish in the seas down here in Miami and all types. Hooking up here is essential. Vegas is also good for hooking up but the scenarios tend to be a bit more scattered since it's majority tourists on the strip.
     
  18. Estemachine Gold Belt

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    In Miami the night life is insane, from clubs, strip club clubs, rooftop bars, restaurants etc there's a lot to choose from, and it can go from kinda pricey to luxurious.

    The beaches are awesome, crystal clear water, warm, and beautiful girls at every beach.

    Black house MMA is a 5 minute drive, is actually in the same street I live, also American top team isn't too far from me, though I'm a member of UFC gym.
     
  19. MikeMcMann Banned Banned

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    No, when someone says if 'budget is no issue' it is better than Vegas that means as long as you are not worried about cost.

    Vegas is cheap and you can do things cheap including drink if you know the tricks to get free drinks in the casino's.

    There are areas of Miami that are cheap but overall if you live the good life in Miami it would be far more expensive than Vegas.
     
  20. MikeMcMann Banned Banned

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    Yup Miami would be my choice over Vegas. More diversity. More like a real city within a real State. Vegas is great for a weekend but unless you are a professional poker player or some other full time gambler I think it could get old quick.

    As others have said off the strip it is just spread out suburbs with nothing going on. I guess if you like always being in large monolithic preconditioned structures (casinos) all the time, it would be heaven but that is not my thing at all. I need to get out and about and move around a city.

    So while you can have a blast of a great time in either for a weekend only Miami is livable for me of those two choices.
     

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