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Old 10-20-2008, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Based on a survey completed by 32,000 of its subscription paying readers, Conde Nast has come out with its list of the World's Favorite Cities for 2008.

World's 10 Favorite Cites, 2008
1 Sydney, Australia 87.2
2 San Francisco, USA 85.2
3 Florence, Italy 84.5
4 Cape Town, South Africa 83.0
5 Charleston, USA 82.9
6 Bangkok, Thailand 82.8
7 Rome, Italy 84.4
8 Vancouver, Canada 81.9
9 New York, USA 81.6
10 Santa Fe, USA 81.5

http://www.concierge.com/images/cnt/...RCABCities.pdf
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:24 AM
 
Location: New York City
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These ranking are always so odd. Charleston is a great town, but what about Paris, or London, or Barcelona, or Berlin?
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:46 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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These ranking are always so odd. Charleston is a great town, but what about Paris, or London, or Barcelona, or Berlin?
Or Prague or Budapest? Buenos Aires? Monaco? Venice?
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:49 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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OK, I see where some the 'omitted' cities pop up on Top 10s by continent.
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:54 AM
 
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How many people outside the US have heard of Charleston or Santa Fe?? They're nice cities, but I'm thinking people don't actually know anything about them. Strange list.
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Santa Fe? Really? In that case why isn't Scranton on the list?
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:03 PM
 
Location: vista
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Question say what?

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How many people outside the US have heard of Charleston or Santa Fe?? They're nice cities, but I'm thinking people don't actually know anything about them. Strange list.

Agreed...
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Santa Fe? Really? In that case why isn't Scranton on the list?
Because Santa Fe beat Scranton on the Poll Remember?

I live close to Santa Fe and grew up in the Metropolitan area, i honestly think it has to be one of the most boring places for tourists,.. but then again thats just me.. too much traffic congestion for a city its size..road work is also a problem its why most visitors never come back.. all tho it is the 2nd cleanest metro in air quality in the united states.

But that sunnaofabitch town sure has a lot of tourists i'm not gunna lie about that, so that list probably is true.. its just some people in this country find it hard to belive that new mexico actually is a great place to take a trip
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:15 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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If people are bewildered by this list they should look at who put it out, Conde Nast. This magazine isn't exactly representative of the average traveler at all. CN specializes in luxury travel, high priced hotels, spas, etc... and all that crap most people don't care about or can't afford. So this list maybe makes sense for 1-3% of the population.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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How many people outside the US have heard of Charleston or Santa Fe?? They're nice cities, but I'm thinking people don't actually know anything about them. Strange list.
Yeah, I totally agree.
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