Alesund (Norway), an awesome lil town . . mountains.. greenery n water everywhere..very scenic
Salzburg, another fairy tale place
Barcelona, action packed, various things u can do
n of course London
oh yea rome....full of history
and as they say IN THE ROME DO THE ROMANS ...haha
Cape Town is clearly the most beautiful city I have been to.
Sydney and San Francisco are number 2 and 3 in no particular order.
To choose from cities lve been too - St Petersburg is beautiful, the buildings phenomenal - esp Church on Spilt Blood and the Hermitage. In the UK l must admit Edinburgh is lovely l love the city with The Royal Mile and the streets running off it being amazing for wandering around and getting lost in for a few hours! In the US - San Francisco is brilliant from Fishermans Wharf to the Painted Ladies. In my home land of Northern Ireland oh where will l choose well Derry/Londonderry does look fabulous when the sun shines and if you head up to the hills surrounding it you get amazing views of the city and down the River Foyle.
So many wonderful ,beautiful cities, most of which I haven't visited, however BUENOS AIRES certainly ranks numero uno for me!
Why don't you consider india. India is a vast country with many historical places of interest. If you are looking for a place which has historical importance and yet not far removed from the amenities of modern living, you should consider Jaipur. Jaipur is a city of ancient kings or maharajas of india who are known for their gallantly and patronage of art and culture. From Jaipur you can also visit other small cities which are very near like Udaipur,
Jaisalmir and Jodhpur. All these places are replete with ancient monuments and palaces which date back to India's glorious past. On the other hand, you get all the best amenities of modern living in this ancient city of India.
Travel to jaipur at a time when the weather is fine. You can come during December to January when it is not very hot.
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I definitely vote for Barcelona :-), after being living abroad for many years in different countries I can not stop feeling I am from the most nicest city in the world everytime I come back home . You've got everything, nice food, sea and beach, lots of museums and culture, nice architecture, night life till sunrise, full tourist services, etc, etc :-)
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Berlin, Germany, with its subversive culture and history is the coolest of all the metropolises I have visited.
Dubrovnik, Croatia, is definitely the most stunning small place in Europe I have visited, a pearl of the Mediterranean and a lasting monument of urban planning and Reneissance culture.
My votes go to them.
I cant believe my eyes I Have not seen my fav city yet on list
whats that city...hhmm
I think every city in Tuscany..even small towns are the most beautiful place I have ever seen.
Czech has some very nice cities as well.
Haridwar, one of the best places in India.
Warsaw is one of my fav too
I would add NYC, even though their subway STINK really bad.
I was in Beijing a little over a week ago and wow--what an amazing place! I wouldn't call it the all-around "most beautiful city" perchance but you can just FEEL it revving up. Everyone talks about China being the next big thing and you say "oh, of course" but when you're actually there, you're like "WOW, it's true!" Very safe, very cheap compared to Western cities, loads of culture, a really intersting art scene in the old factory district, and hey, for the 2008 Olympics you could rent out your apartment for two weeks and make some serious cash. All in all--a really great place.
I can't believe you mentioned La Rocque Gageac!! My mom, older brother and I drove through France for the last family vacation we took and completely fell in love with that town. There were some divine chambres d'hote owned by a couple named Jean-Marie and Brigitte, but that was about four years ago and they've moved to Bordeaux (a shame). Sounds like you have good taste; whatever you choose will be good!
I love the city a lot and the buildings are authentic and unique.
Although its a big city but it is rich with cultures.Can see the combination of the old city and new city with thai temples around!!!