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Old 10-14-2013, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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*is for cities I've been to. Those I haven't been to are my favourites based on perceptions, what I've heard/know about them. These are not in order.

Also give a brief explanation (1-2 sentences or a few words) of why you included it in your list.


Mega-cities (metro of 10 million+):

New York - Sheer urbanity, famousness, architecture, diversity.
London - Cultural centre of the world - museums, galleries.etc, history, quaintness.
Paris - Beauty, culture, architecture, history, joi'de'verve.
Tokyo - Hi-tech neon lights, quirkiness and novelty, futuristic but also traditional, shopping and food
Beijing - Chinese cultural sights, traditional culture with a modern twist

Large cities (metro of 3 to 10 million):

Melbourne - Such a livable city, diverse and multicultural, food, parks, trams
Rome - Ancient Roman history/architecture, Italian culture and food, quaintness
Barcelona - Gaudi, the beaches, the food and markets
Sydney - Glorious skyline/harbour, outdoor lifestyle
Hong Kong - Best skyline in the world, modern architecture, shopping/markets, setting

Medium cities (metro of 1 to 3 million):

Florence - Renaissance culture, Museums, architecture, very old world/preserved
Kyoto - quaint and picturesque, old wooden Japanese villages, geishas, cherry blossoms, old shrines
Copenhagen - fairytalish old houses, home of Hans Christian Anderson, Danish convivality
New Orleans - Jazz/zydeco/dixieland, creole and cajun food, Spanish quarter architecture, uniqueness, party atmosphere, spookiness
Quito - The amazing mountain setting, Spanish colonial buildings, native Ecuadorian culture

Small cities (metro of under 1 million):

Oxford - Picture postcard English setting, grand old centre of academia
Arles - Roman ruins, the beauty of Provence, home of Jean Calment lol
Lijiang - quaint Chinese village, spectacular scenery
Brugges - Very beautiful and quaint street-scapes, Belgian sweets
George Town - quaint shophouses, amazing food
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Mega-cities (metro of 10 million+):

New York
Tokyo
London
Seoul
Los Angeles

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Large cities (metro of 3 to 10 million):

San Francisco
Barcelona
Hong Kong
Rome
Chicago

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Medium cities (metro of 1 to 3 million):

Vancouver
Amsterdam
Kyoto
Florence
Orlando

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Small cities (metro of under 1 million):

Honolulu
Eindhoven
+ 3 coastal cities in California with a large Asian population and cannabis culture.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Generally, if I spend enough time there to get to know it, I learn to like it.

I usually avoid big cities. These are not so bad:
Seoul
Buenos Aires
Istanbul
Lagos
Paris

Unter ten million:
Hanoi
Santiago
Bangkok
Khartoum
Medellin

Over a million, metro, probably, I'm not going to look them up:
Tananarive, Madagascar
Asuncion, Paraguay
Valparaiso/Vina del Mar, Chile
Douala, Cameroon
Isfahan, Iran

Proper cities under a million:
Latakia, Syria
Rijeka, Croatia
Sucre. Bolivia
Puerto Montt, Chile
Ioannina, Greece
Savannakhet. Laos
Salto, Uruguay
Bukavu, DRCongo
(I can't decide which ones to strike out.)

Very small towns:
Endau, Malaysia
Mopti, Mali
Likoma, Malawi
Gilleleje, Denmark
Dabo, Indonesia

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Old 10-15-2013, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Lol no Bangkok or Pattaya in your list Davy? Orlando, why the theme parks?

Interesting list jtur88...maybe I'll replace Beijing with Istanbul.
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Lol no Bangkok or Pattaya in your list Davy? Orlando, why the theme parks?
Yeah if Bangkok cleans up it streets maybe it can replace Rome/Chicago on my list, Pattaya is not my style.
Couldn't think of a better city between 1 and 3 million.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:08 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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My List:

Mega:

London
Paris
New York
Mexico City
Hong Kong
Tokyo
Cairo

Big:

Rio De Janeiro
Moscow
Istanbul
Bangkok
Rome
Chicago
Toronto

Medium:

Amsterdam
Copenhagen
Jerusalem
Marrakesh
Philadelphia
Vancouver
San Francisco
Buenos Aires
Kathmandu

Small but charming:

Bruges, Belgium
Sorrento, Italy
York, England
Parati, Brazil
Ayutthaya, Thailand
Key West, Florida
Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia
Ariquippa, Peru
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:04 AM
 
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Mega-cities (metro of 10 million+):

Paris
London
Tokyo
Beijing

Large cities (metro of 3 to 10 million):

Sydney
Hong Kong
Toronto
Montreal
Melbourne
Rome

Medium cities (metro of 1 to 3 million):

Florence
Vienna
Auckland
Amsterdam
Copenhagen
Kyoto

Small cities (metro of under 1 million):

Oxford
Wellington
Christchurch
Sorrento

Last edited by Rozenn; 10-16-2013 at 08:07 AM.. Reason: Personal attack
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:47 AM
 
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Mega:
NYC
London
Shanghai
Paris

Large
Melbourne
San Francisco
Hong Kong

Medium
Jerusalem
Tel Aviv
Amsterdam

Small
Cuenca (Ecuador)
Guildford (Surrey, U.K.)
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Old 10-18-2013, 03:07 AM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Supercity (40 million +)
Tokyo

Hypercity (20 million +)
New York (would live in)
Seoul (would live in)
Shanghai
Osaka (would live in)

Megacity (10 million +)
London
Nagoya
Suzhou

Big City (7-10 million)
Hong Kong
Chicago
Singapore
Toronto (would live in)
Washington DC (already live in)
Randstad

Medium size city (3-7 million)
Miami (would live in)
Tel-Aviv
Frankfurt
Melbourne (would live in)
San Diego (would live in)
Denver (would live in)

Small cities (1-3 million)
Lyon
Vancouver (would live in)
Tucson (would live in)
Haifa
Oslo
Auckland
Honolulu
Valencia
Manchester

Towns, outposts, and villages (below 1 million)
Benidorm
Aspen
Sedona
Flagstaff
Monterrey, CA

Last edited by Trafalgar Law; 10-18-2013 at 03:25 AM..
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Old 07-21-2015, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Hyper-cities (metro of 20 million+):

New York City
Tokyo
Seoul
Manila
Sao Paulo

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Mega-cities (metro of 10 to 20 million):

Los Angeles
Rio de Janeiro
London
Bangkok
Osaka
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