Friday, October 18, 2013

Travel & Leisure Best Cities

According to Travel and Leisure these are the best cities in the world.

Top cities in the world
1. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2.= Budapest, Hungary
2.= Florence, Italy
4. Salzburg, Austria
5.= Charleston, South Carolina, United States
5.= San Sebastián, Spain
7. Vienna, Austria
8. Rome
9. Siena, Italy
10. Québec City
11.= Cape Town, South Africa
11.= Bruges, Belgium
13. Vancouver, Canada
14. Kyoto, Japan
15.= Prague, Czech Republic
15.= Kraków, Poland
17.= Victoria, Canada
17.= Sydney
17.= Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
20.= Seville, Spain
20.= Beirut, Lebanon
22.= Paris
22.= Melbourne, Australia
24.= Venice, Italy
24.= Barcelona, Spain
I always love reading all the comments after something like this comes out.  In the case of Budapest and Prague, there are conflicting views.  If anyone is planning on going to these cities, Budapest is like two small cities, and it needs double the time that one might give to a smaller city.  Maybe 4-5 days would cover a quick overview.  Prague is a small city.  Two to three days at the most.  Someone mentioned that Prague is a charming Disneyesque city.  That is so true.  You just expect Pinocchio to poke his head around the corner when visiting the Castle. (In the best way possible)
The city that really pops out at me is Quebec City.  It's heavenly, tres Parisian and a hop skip and jump away.


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