What City Nourishes Your Personality?

By: Olivia Cantor

What City Nourishes Your Personality?
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About This Quiz

Different cities have very distinct personalities. Yes, they are just like us people! 

There are many things that give a city its unique persona. First of all, consider the general culture of the country where this city is located. Are the people very liberated over there, very conservative, or is their temperament just in the middle of things? You can start with investigating that aspect.

Next, think of their historical development. Was the country under colonial rule before, and is that heritage evident in the city's architectural structures? How about in their cuisine? Is their food a fusion of many tastes, borne out of many gustatory traditions? Now that's also a good factor to consider.

How about the city's arts and entertainment offerings? Are their artistic products very modern, or are they utilizing indigenous influences within their creations? You can take a look at their eclectic offerings and sample them one by one. 

Now, assess these aspects and see if you jive with the vibes of a particular city. If it's a match, then maybe it's time to go for a visit. When your aura and attitude run parallel to that of a city's vibe, then that might just be the perfect city to nourish your being. 

Care to find out what city suits you best? Our quiz will make a few suggestions to help you determine the area you're best suited to visit. Take the quiz now and see. And hey -- bon voyage!



What kind of museums do you usually visit?
Those that have classic works of art
Not too big on museums, but I'll go if someone wants my company
Mostly contemporary ones
I like to see old works and new works, too.

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Are you a huge coffee drinker?
I prefer juices and yogurt drinks.
Yeah sometimes, but I also drink tea, and fruit shakes.
Absolutely!
More of wine or cocktails for me

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Would you like to visit locations that were once movie sets?
Uh, no. That's really such a tourist trap.
Yeah, that's OK.
Not on the top of my list, but I'm open to explore that.
I'd rather look at historical sites.

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Does it interest you to listen to people speak in foreign languages?
I find this fairly common now, so it's not really a huge interest.
Yeah, since other languages sound colorful and fun!
It's cute, but I prefer listening to different people speak English with different accents more. Does that count?
It's OK.

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Is your stomach strong enough to taste different kinds of food items?
Yeah, but I may need to have standby medication, just in case.
Very much so! The wilder, the better!
I can go on a foodie trip, so my stomach's good!
As long as it's clean and well-prepared, I can try it.

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Do you prefer to roam around alone or with company?
I find peace in being alone when I roam.
It's fun to be with company from time to time.
Depends on where I'll go
Depends on my mood

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City traffic: Will you survive or will you dive?
Ugh, dive. That's why I prefer to be in a walkable city.
Haha, I'll survive! I'm tough that way! Used to it!
I can live without it!
Well, it's part of life, c'est la vie.

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How's your sense of direction?
Google maps is my friend.
I can remember landmarks and how streets look.
I'll just wing it if I get lost.
It's good, thank you.

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Are you happy to dine in new places, or do you prefer familiar ones?
A mix of both, depending on how expensive the new place is
Both! Equal parts comfort food, equal parts adventurous food!
I always love checking out new places.
I prefer going to places where I know what to expect.

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Can you interact with different types of people?
Sure. Just don't invade my personal space, is all.
As long as they're not hostile, why not?
Yeah, I'm good with that!
Depends on my mood at a given time or day

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Do you take "the road less traveled" or do you go with the flow?
Less traveled is better. No traffic of any kind.
Well, sometimes my plans don't involve such roads. Play it by ear!
Just go with the flow. Life's too short!
Maybe a mix of both

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If it's like summer season all year long in a certain place, are you interested to visit there?
Nah, I think I'll miss my autumn leaves and yeah, even snowfall time.
Yup yup yup! Light up all year round.
Ei, why not?
I can consider it.

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Are you an avid personal journal writer or a diarist?
Too busy to do that
Not so much
When I remember to do so, but it's not a priority for me.
I am that!

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Currency concerns: Bang for the buck or spend more at times?
Always get your bang for the buck. Hard-earned money should be spent wisely.
You can spend more, especially when you visit places that have cheaper goods.
Both! I love bargains, but I can also spend more, depending on the circumstances.
Know when to spend wisely and recklessly. There is a balance here.

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Would you like to learn how to surf?
I'll have to think about that.
Very much so!
I already know how! Love doing it!
Depends on the company I'll have at the beach

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Can you survive without Wi-Fi?
I don't think that's an option for me.
I can, if the place I go to will have fast mobile internet services.
Yeah, I don't need to be online all the time.
Of course. I prefer to be off the grid from time to time.

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Are you a romantic person?
Depends on what you mean by "romantic." I'll have to get back to you on that.
I believe in romance. Does that count?
Well, I also have that streak, sure.
I'd like to think I am!

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How do you conduct your research on a place that you're going to visit for the first time?
I look at online reviews, of course. Nothing like an honest testimonial.
Just wing it! Discover things on the ground, and be surprised on the spot.
I ask locals what's good there. Best to hear it from those based there.
I take my friends' recommendations first, since I trust them more.

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Do you want to stay in a very quiet neighborhood or a very vibrant one?
I prefer a quiet one, if I can get that.
A vibrant place sounds better!
I can place myself anywhere in that spectrum.
I'm adaptable, so that depends on the place and the people there, of course. Plus, it has to be safe.

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Photo ops or oops: Do you shoot at all times, or do you just take snapshots from time to time?
That's so overrated.
Picture picture picture! Gotta capture the best moments all the time!
Selfies are cool, yo! But "groupfies" are better!
I prefer absorbing what the place has to offer, then take snapshots from time to time.

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Would you consider yourself an adventurous foodie?
More of a cautious one. Don't wanna get sick!
Very, very, very! I'm well-prepared in that area.
I can be that, too, sure!
I have some reservations, I'm not sure.

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Do you do meditation activities?
Not really
All the time. It's part of my routine.
Yoga and Pilates from time to time, yes
Having wine or beer alone is meditation enough for me.

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Is people-watching a hobby of yours?
It's unavoidable sometimes.
Sometimes, when I'm in a busy area
I might look creepy if I do that!
It used to be. Not anymore.

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Are you comfortable being alone with your thoughts?
I am always alone with my thoughts, sure.
I'd rather keep myself preoccupied in some other way.
Not sure I'm too comfortable with that.
Yes, that's needed from time to time.

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Are you a bookworm?
I have certain favorites, yes.
Not really
I pick up a book every now and then.
Very much so

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Will you consider yourself an environmentalist?
Yes. I try to minimize my carbon footprint.
Not in the strictest sense, but I do care about Mother Nature.
We all have to be. We've only got one planet, right? Let's take care of it.
I suppose so. I recycle and segregate trash, and pollution has to go!

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Party-hearty or party of one: Which are you?
I'm not such a fan of parties.
When I've got good company, we can party!
Party hearty! Woot woot!
Quiet, intimate hang-outs is more my thing, in places we can hear ourselves talk.

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Do you exercise a lot?
As often as I can, when I can fit it in my schedule.
I'm a very active person! That counts as exercise, too!
I'm into some sports, so sure!
It's not really a priority with my lifestyle.

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Are you a fan of live music?
I love acoustic set-ups in small bars.
If there's good music playing, sure!
Rock and roll! Of course!
I attend concerts from time to time, depending on the artist.

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Workaholic or work-life balance: Which of the two sounds like you?
A bit of a workaholic here
Life has to have balance, but I work more when it's needed.
You've got to have that work-life balance, you know.
It's hard to be just one or the other. Sometimes I am one, then the other, depending on the time of year.

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