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Old Posted Apr 14, 2008, 6:08 AM
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From a foreign perspective, I have to dice it up into two categories:

1) Top 3 Cities I like to visit in Europe
2) Top 3 Cities as per my taste that I would like to live in, in Europe

So...

From the vacation column:
1) Paris
2) Milan
3) Munich

From the livability column:
1) London
2) Heidelberg
3) Lucerne
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Old Posted Jun 3, 2008, 4:52 PM
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I have voted with my feet by moving to Prague, so in my view it is both worth visiting and living there. If I should add European cities I'd recommend people to visit I'd add Istanbul and Venice, and then Rome and Amsterdam, in North America it might be San Francisco and New York, with Toronto in the running. I haven't been to so many Asian cities but Hong Kong and maybe Osaka. I've been to even fewer African cities, but Marrakesh would be among them.

Touristy cities most of these, but they are touristy for a reason.
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Old Posted Jun 7, 2008, 5:12 PM
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To live in this city:

1. Wien (Vienna)
2. Munich
3. Wroclaw

To spend vacations in this city:

1. Paris
2. Napoli
3. Split
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Old Posted Jun 8, 2008, 10:20 PM
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i live in london so maybe in abit biased but i seriosuly think that i live in the greatest city in the world and i dont think i would ever live anywhere else.

ive lived in paris which i have to say is beautiful. the city centres amazing but the suburbs that i went to were awful. i think london has more depth in every aspect once to peer under the sometimes ugly facade

in terms of the rest of europe only ever been to barcelona on a weekend break but it is also pretty snazzy- the architecture especially. would love to spend more time there.

i also did a exchange to leipzig, which is a cool and buzzing place.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2008, 10:13 PM
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It really depends on how old you are, what your taste is, what mood your are in etc. There are many great places to visit out there and they all have their own captivating qualities. I don't like large cities because they are anti-social and a pain in the a** to visit. There is not one thing that makes a place memorable. I am SICK and tired of hearing about Paris this - London that. It's always the same places. I hate London becuase I live here. I'm put off by Paris because it loves itself too much.
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Zagreb and Munich !

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Podgorica, Prague, Barcelona ...
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Old Posted Oct 6, 2008, 12:46 PM
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lisbon: barcelona; seville; frankfurt; glasgow; gothenburg; amsterdam; dusseldorf; manchester; dublin; rome; venice; geneva; paris; london and the list goes on. europe is a diamond necklace of dazzling cities.
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Old Posted Oct 6, 2008, 7:27 PM
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Istanbul
Venice
London
Paris
Athens
Budapest
Berlin
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Old Posted Oct 8, 2008, 3:19 AM
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Madrid, by a landslide.
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2008, 12:31 AM
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Bella Roma by a mile

Paris of course

Verona

I guess pretty much any city in Italia generally speaking, because I love those 'bigger than life' Italians!
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2008, 1:17 PM
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TOP 3...
Beatifull:
Rome
Berlin
Saint Petersburg

TOP 3 I would live in:
Munchen
Stokkolm
Stutgard

Paris : too much similar to Rome, Rome is better
London : I'don't like It simply
Madrid : Not bad, but I don't like life inside
Amsterdam : too much turism refered its dimension, too much caotic and "erasmus party..."
Bruxelles : Boring...
Athens : fantastic for History, but modern town is none impressive
Lisbon : I don't know!
Wien : too small for me, but is very beautifull, not at top 3 anyway.
Praha : something beatifull but too much social problems

This is my opinion!!!
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2008, 4:31 PM
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I'm put off by Paris because it loves itself too much.
Sorry dude but you couldn't be more wrong. As a matter of fact, Parisians hate their city, they hate their lives, they hate to spend each second of their lives in crowds in the shops or in the metro, disturbed by noisy neighbours, disturbed by neighbours who want them to be less noisy, tired to dodge cars and smell their pollution, depressed by the lack of trees, sick to live in tiny spaces, always in alert for their own security.

The crowds living in Paris share only one dream : to get out as soon as they can. I know this very well because I'm considered as abnormal by my friends. I love the crowds, I love the density, I love the energy, and that's why I love Paris... but all my friends want to move out.


I think that this image about Paris loving itself used to be true during a good century, but isn't true anymore. Paris population was of 6 million in 1950, and of 10 million in 2000. The city didn't manage well its growth. Housing, Transportation, Economic development have all been neglected, probably because the city centre of Paris hasn't physically evolved much, giving the illusion everything could stay the same. Yes, Paris used to love itself, but it doesn't any longer.

Anyway, I still find your comment ironic considering you're a Londoner, and we just have to check how London media tells their city to see how much it loves itself. Ridiculous big titles such as "Is London the best city in the world ?", "Are we the capital of the universe ?" or similar crap. On the other side, when Paris makes the international news, it's because of its riots.
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Old Posted Nov 28, 2008, 6:55 PM
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London
Paris
Rome

I'm very fond of Liverpool and Torino
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Old Posted Dec 16, 2008, 4:34 AM
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1. Oviedo, Spain
2. Bilbao, Spain
3. Madrid, Spain
4. Rome, Italy
5. Paris, France

Sorry but I think Barcelona is overrated in my opinion
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Old Posted Jan 6, 2009, 8:13 PM
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1.Budapest
2.Brussels
3.Lisbon
4.Copenhagen
5.Barcelona

These are excellent cities to: Amsterdam, Warszaw, London
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Old Posted Jan 6, 2009, 8:45 PM
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1.London
2.Brussels
3.Amsterdam
4.Moscow (never been there but this city is fascinating)
5.Paris - Beautiful but I can't feel at ease in this city

Others: Barcelona, Venice (in the "Disneyland" category)
I didn't like any of the 3 others italian cities I've visited
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