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Aug
12

Top Ten Cities to Visit – Here is my list, and why! This is no particular order, and I’ll try to explain what’s amazing about each city.

1 – Sydney – The Weather, The Water, The City, The Culture, the Perfect Balance! I admit, I’m a little biased as this is my home town, but Sydney has a little bit of everything for anyone. Beaches, Bars, Music, Art, Food… You’re going to love it!

2 – Prague – A medieval city that still looks medieval! Prague has spent much of the last couple of centuries being occupied by various empires, and this mighty medieval city never got the chance to sacrifice it’s history for progress.

3 – San Francisco – History, Culture and THAT Bridge. I really loved how connected to it’s amazing history SanFran was, and how visible it all was. As for it’s recent history and place in the counter-culture, it’s got a cool vibe to soak up.

4 – Berlin – Progress and History! Berlin has gone the opposite way to Prague, because when the wall fell, development went wild, and there are some amazing new buildings flying up everywhere. Nazis, Soviets, Bismarck… being in the centre of Europe has meant that so much has revolved around this city.

5 – Paris – Crowning Jewel of Europe. Iconic of modern Europe, with it’s royal and revolutionary history, this funny old town seems to draw all the greatest human achievers into itself and honour and incorporate them into itself. Maybe you could call it a giant museum of humanity… Maybe I’m getting carried away.

6 – Venice – If you have an imagination, Venice is the city for you. Completely different to anywhere else in the world, this city could enthral and amaze me if I lived there for a decade.

7 – Edinburgh – Something about the Scottish capital keeps springing to my mind. It’s like a mini city, from the top of Edinburgh Castle you can see the city limits, and the city centre is so small, but just the right size to be intimate.

8 – New York – Sadly, this is one I have never been to [yet!] but so many artists, writers and musicians that I love have come from there, and they’ve conveyed a sense of the city to me, and I have an overpowering urge to see it.

9 – Tokyo – Technology Extreme! The lights, the gizmos, the isolation, something about the culture of the iconic asian mega-city really appeals to me…

10 – Constantinople – The History! This city was a hinge of Western civilisation for 1,000 years, and it’s all there. So many different cultures are represented here, it’s a city to just soak up!