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.