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Old 05-08-2012, 06:41 AM
 
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Best Destinations in the World - Travelers' Choice Awards - TripAdvisor

1 London, United Kingdom
2 New York City, USA
3 Rome, Italy
4 Paris, France
5 San Francisco, USA
6 Marrakech, Morocco
7 Istanbul, Turkey
8 Barcelona, Spain
9 Siem Reap, Cambodia
10 Berlin, Germany
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:33 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I'm surprised Siem Reap is the highest rated Asian destination. I would give that medal to Hong Kong.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:12 AM
 
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Time Out offers is a gooid guide to some of the worlds great cities.

Time Out Worldwide - Your Guide to the Best Things to do in the World's Greatest Cities including London and New York
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina is number 13????

WOW!!!! Thats completely unexpected!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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This are the rest of the 25 cities:

11- Chicago, Illinois
12- Florence, Italy
13- Buenos Aires, Argentina
14- Syndey, Australia
15- Beijing, China
16- Prague, Czech Republic
17- Las Vegas, Nevada
18- Bora Bora, French Polynesia
19- Shangai, China
20- Honolulu, Hawaii
21- Los Angeles, California
22- New Orleans, Louisiana
23- Cape Town Central, South Africa
24- Chiang Mai, Tailand
25- Dublin, Ireland
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Nothing in the world exemplifies human stupidity more than mindless self serving glitzy websites that attract web surfers who are way too gullible to apply the most basic common sense. This is absolutely nothing but a promotional list from a site that has taken it upon itself to dangle their preferences for amazing places to visit. Click on Africa, for example. You will get 25 "best" places, every single one of which is in either Morocco or an English speaking country, in the formerly British south or east Africa. Egypt? Mali? Madagascar? Nothing to see here, folks, move along.

The site itself simply calls them the "top" destinations, with no effort at all to reference what criteria were used in making their judgment, nor even what "top" means, because their criteria are all bullcrap. Just pick out a bunch of places that they could find bright glitzy pictures of, and toss in one or two with an exotic-sounding name, just make sure they are in countries that kiss the ass of the World Bank and IMF and have plenty of multinational 5-star chain hotels.

The only good thing about this site is you don't have to keep clicking "next" 25 times and scroll down each time, to see all 25 of them, and then have to close your browser to get out, like those bastards at all the Conse Nast coffee-table-book websites.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:21 PM
 
Location: IL
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Buenos Aires, Argentina is number 13????

WOW!!!! Thats completely unexpected!!!!!!!!
And Rio de Janeiro doesn't make the list. OK.?!
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Brisbane
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I'm surprised Siem Reap is the highest rated Asian destination. I would give that medal to Hong Kong.
Me too, id think if you said you were going for a holiday to Siem Reap, most people would look at you blankly and say "where"?

I was their in 2004, it was scarcely bigger than a town back then, it looks a bit out of place among all thoes large cities.

Angkor certainly was worth the visit however.

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Old 05-09-2012, 01:06 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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All cities? I was expecting places like Yellowstone Natl Park, Great Wall of China, Mayan Ruins, etc...
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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I'm surprised Siem Reap is the highest rated Asian destination. I would give that medal to Hong Kong.
Istanbul is technically in Asia...
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