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Old Posted Sep 15, 2019, 11:33 AM
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Yeah, they do feel similar. Dublin is much busier than Boston but they both have that lovely, Irish lack of a facade. There's little if any pretentiousness, etc. And they both have a larger city looming close enough to keep them aware of the world outside but far enough away to have little lived, daily impact. Most of the differences are mainly a result of America's social structure - for example, there are almost no homeless people on the street in Dublin.

St. John's used to feel quite a lot like Dublin too but the latter has changed and we now feel irredeemably provincial in comparison. Very comparable to Galway, though, so we've still got that.
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