My top cities of the world
For some reason, I often tend to end up in large cities during my travels. While nature is bold and beautiful, there is something alluring about old man-made cities where people have lived for generations and every corner has a history. These are my favorite ones.
New York – for the atmosphere
It smells, it stinks, it loves, it hates. A city like no other. For good and bad, this place got it all. The greatest and worst mix of people on the planet.
Sydney – for the people
It’s clean, beautiful and has the friendliest people I’ve ever met. While you’re there, you begin to wonder why not all cities are like this. Too bad it’s located on the other side of the globe or I would move there tomorrow.
Paris – for the love
One would never suspect that such tiny dogs could produce such enormous dumps, let alone spread it all over town. Well, despite them and the occasionally grumpy locals, Paris is the most romantic city in the world. Take a stroll along the Seine, walk up the hills of Montmartre and smell the croissants.
Tokyo – for the pulse
Tokyo is the world’s most populous metropolitan area and there are always lots of people in every inch of the streets. Despite all this the citizens manage to be very friendly and polite, but behind that calm surface they party like it’s 1999 so fasten your seatbelts.
Rome – for the ice cream
It’s really amazing to walk past the ruins of a civilization that wore togas in marble halls while my ancestors still lived in caves freezing their butts off. However, after standing in the middle of Colosseum, you realize that humanity never changes, despite the turn of millennias. Except for the Roman ice cream, which is probably the best in the world.
San Francisco – for the streets
Unlike many other great American cities, this is a place where you can walk around without ever feeling the need for a car. Where its evil stepbrother Los Angeles has a soiled Hollywood Boulevard and endless freeways, San Francisco has charming hills and the Golden Gate bridge.
What are your favorite cities?