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Old 01-13-2013, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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I don't know what it is, it's incredibly hard for me to dislike any place. I see something worthwhile everywhere, I'm weird, I'm aware of that.

So here's my challenge City-Data people. Do you think you could effectively list 50 cities in the world that you're fond of (in order)? If you cant, see how far you can go with it before it comes to a straight stop.

I'll go first, please note- at times it tends to fluctuate (a city can rise or drop in the future). Here's what I'm feeling right now.

01. New York
02. London
03. Seoul
04. Osaka
05. Hong Kong
06. Melbourne
07. Washington DC
08. Chicago
09. Singapore
10. Tokyo
11. Istanbul
12. Nagoya
13. Moscow
14. Bangkok
15. Tel Aviv
16. Dubai
17. Toronto
18. Frankfurt
19. Vancouver
20. Barcelona
21. Miami
22. Manchester
23. Tucson
24. Shanghai
25. Mumbai
26. Izmir (TIE)
27. Taipei (TIE)
28. Amsterdam
(Paris)
29. San Francisco
30. Boston
31. Seattle
32. Denver
33. Berlin (TIE)
34. Rhine-Ruhr (TIE)
35. Sydney (TIE)
36. Hamburg (TIE)
37. San Diego
38. Valencia (TIE)
39. Quebec City (TIE)
40. Zurich
41. Nice
42. Austin
43. Glasgow
44. Busan
45. Kuala Lumpur
46. Cairo
47. Rio de Janeiro (TIE)
48. Sao Paulo (TIE)
49. Brisbane
50. Pune

Continuation, cant stop

51. Manchester
52. Shenzhen
53. Bristol
54. Portland
55. Mexico City
56. Montreal
57. Buenos Aires
58. Panama City
59. Haifa
60. Hyderabad
61. Lyon
62. Las Vegas
63. Atlanta
64. Ho Chi Minh City
65. Liverpool
66. Marseilles
67. Munich
68. Antalya
69. Detroit
70. Tampa
71. (maybe) Phoenix

** Dallas
** Houston
** Los Angeles

^^ All three special cases for me. Unranked because I don't want to put them low but it's hard fitting them into the 30. I admire all three, truly do. So they get to be the special ones.

After this point, I lose "favorable" impression of a place. That will have to do.

I'd like to see others compile a list of their own, it'll say a lot towards an individuals personal preference.

Last edited by Facts Kill Rhetoric; 01-13-2013 at 01:41 AM..
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:31 AM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Am I seeing wrong or is Paris legitimately not on that long list of yours? What gives, how bad of an experience could you possibly have had there for it to be omitted when the likes of Marsialles is on there?

Another thing, you're not very fond of Latin America are you? No Baltimore or Philly either?
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:39 AM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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No Baltimore or Philly either?
Nope.
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Another thing, you're not very fond of Latin America are you?
To visit, it's cool. I've often thought of Rio de Janeiro & Hong Kong as the two most beautiful cities on the planet for both urban + natural setting standards. Rio de Janeiro at least spikes some interest.

However, overall no. I'm not big into the deep inner areas of the Middle East or Latin America. Anywhere is worth a visit at least once but the cultural differences for me are too "out there".
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Am I seeing wrong or is Paris legitimately not on that long list of yours? What gives, how bad of an experience could you possibly have had there for it to be omitted when the likes of Marseilles is on there?
It's there. Lovely city, great city even. I'm just not numbering it.

No bad experiences in Paris, I've only been once anyways. Had a good family vacation there but it was several years ago, I was like 12. Let's just say I'm not a fan of the government of France.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:02 AM
 
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let me try this.

not in any like or dislike order just so you know.

1. New York City

2. Sunnyside NY

3. Woodside NY

4. Forest Hills NY

5. Philly PA

6. Pittsburgh PA

7. Glasgow Scotland

8. Edinburgh Scotland

9. Dublin Ireland

10. Belfast N. Ireland

11. Enniskillen Fermanaugh N. Ireland

12 Vienna Austria

13. Paris France

14 Brussles Belgium

15 Brugge Belgium

16 Ryecivick spelling Iceland

17. South lake Tahoe, Nv

18 Incline Village NV

19 Truckee Ca

20 Sacramento ca

21 Napa ca

22 West Hollywood ca

23 Carson city nv

24 Reno Nv

25. martha vineyard ma

26 boston ma

okay i am getting bored and tired
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:10 AM
 
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Nope I'm American get it lol?
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:12 AM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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1. NYC
2. London
3. Paris
4. Chicago
5. Toronto
6. Hamburg
7. San Francisco
8. Prague
9. Stockholm
10. Barcelona
11. Berlin
12. Madrid
13. Tokyo
14. Hong Kong
15. D.C.
16. LA
17. Moscow
18. Amsterdam
19. Boston
20. Brussels
21. Dublin
22. Belfast
23. Milan
24. Athens
25. Istanbul
26. Singapore
27. Munich
28. Geneva
29. Warsaw
30. Nice
31. Budapest
32. Vienna
33. Rome
34. Copenhagen
35. Montreal
36. Seoul
37. Sydney
38. Buenos Aires
39. Sao Paulo
40. Miami
41. Melbourne
42. Vancouver
43. Brisbane
44. Recife
45. Rio de Janeiro
46. Glasgow
47. Guadalajara
48. Tel Aviv
49. Ottawa
50. Liverpool

They're not all in order.

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Old 01-13-2013, 06:16 AM
 
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I think I need to list 50 more, LOL

1 Amsterdam
2 Athens
3 Auckland
4 Barcelona
5 Beijing
6 Berlin
7 Boston
8 Brussels
9 Budapest
10 Buenos Aires
11 Cairo
12 Cape Town
13 Copenhagen
14 Cuzco
15 Hamburg
16 Hong Kong
17 Honolulu
18 Istanbul
19 Jerusalem
20 Kathmandu
21 Kyoto
22 Lhasa
23 London
24 Luxembourg
25 Madrid
26 Melbourne
27 Moscow
28 Munich
29 New York City
30 Orlando
31 Osaka
32 Papeete
33 Paris
34 Prague
35 Rio de Janeiro
36 Rome
37 Salzburg
38 San Diego
39 San Francisco
40 St. Petersburg
41 Stockholm
42 Sydney
43 Thimphu
44 Tokyo
45 Toronto
46 Vancouver
47 Vienna
48 Washington, DC
49 Xi'an
50 Xiamen
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:09 AM
kyh
 
Location: Malaysia & Singapore
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I think I need to list 50 more, LOL

1 Amsterdam
2 Athens
3 Auckland
4 Barcelona
5 Beijing
6 Berlin
7 Boston
8 Brussels
9 Budapest
10 Buenos Aires
11 Cairo
12 Cape Town
13 Copenhagen
14 Cuzco
15 Hamburg
16 Hong Kong
17 Honolulu
18 Istanbul
19 Jerusalem
20 Kathmandu
21 Kyoto
22 Lhasa
23 London
24 Luxembourg
25 Madrid
26 Melbourne
27 Moscow
28 Munich
29 New York City
30 Orlando
31 Osaka
32 Papeete
33 Paris
34 Prague
35 Rio de Janeiro
36 Rome
37 Salzburg
38 San Diego
39 San Francisco
40 St. Petersburg
41 Stockholm
42 Sydney
43 Thimphu
44 Tokyo
45 Toronto
46 Vancouver
47 Vienna
48 Washington, DC
49 Xi'an
50 Xiamen
No ASEAN cities?
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Westminster, London
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1. London: Culturally sophisticated, technologically astute and the global centroid of the financial world. Central London just oozes class. The centre of the known universe as far as I'm concerned.
2. Chicago: Beautiful skyline and architecture. A downtown that's busy, laidback and civil at the same time.
3. Hong Kong: A safe city that's VERY energetic and has a jaw-dropping skyline to boot.
4. Toronto: An up-and-comer in the financial world and cultural melting pot.
5. New York City: A metropolis that is crazy, fun, energetic with a great view from the Hudson at night.
6. Sydney: Great weather, great ambience.
7. San Francisco: A charming city with amazing tech industry centres.
8. Seoul: One of the most interesting of the east asian cities, IMO.
9. Tokyo: Bizarro cultural fads and politeness = fun.
10. Paris: Great architecture, great food and great women.

The rest I'm not too bothered about.

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Old 01-13-2013, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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I'll give it a shot...

1. London
2. Paris
3. New York
4. Toronto
5. Vancouver
6. Montreal
7. Los Angeles
8. Naples, Florida
9. Albuquerque,NM
10. Zurich
11. Geneva
12. Melbourne
13. Edinburgh
14. Bergen, Norway
15. Victoria, BC
16. Las Cruces,NM
17. Nice, France
18. Sydney
19. Santa Barbara,CA
20. Calgary
21. Ottawa
22. Wellington, New Zealand
23. Santa Fe, NM
24. Burlington, Vermont
25. Innsbruck, Austria
26. Kamloops,BC
27. Lugano, Switzerland
28. Locarno, Switzerland
29. Kitzbuhel, Austria
30. Grasse, France
31. Monte Carlo, Monaco
32. Edmonton
33. Banff, Alberta
34. Jasper, Alberta
35. Valparaiso, Chile
36. Mar Del Pata, Argentina
37. Brisbane
38. Auckland
39. Honolulu
40. Torquay, UK
41. Montreaux, Switzerland
42. Kelowna, BC
43. Queens Town, New Zealand
44. Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
45. San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
46. Lucerne, Switzerland
47. Saint Anton, Austria
48. Palma de Majorca, Spain
49. Lake Placid, NY
50. White Rock, BC

I know a few of them aren't quite cities, but they are definitely places I like
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