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Best city you have ever visited....

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plymgary Fri 27-Aug-10 16:00:35

My favourite city would be Istanbul. It's got amazing culture, is cheap and, the people are amazingly friendly.

Me and my ex managed to get an apartment for the week...and it was only £300. Bargain!

nameymcnamechange Fri 27-Aug-10 16:01:48




plymgary Fri 27-Aug-10 16:02:51

haha, that's three! wink

I'd love to go to Barcelona.

southeastastra Fri 27-Aug-10 16:04:03

wood green shopping city

Menshevik Fri 27-Aug-10 16:09:32

New York City

muggglewump Fri 27-Aug-10 16:13:45

London, though I've not been to that many.

I thought Sydney was overrated, Bangkok too polluted though fun, Singapore a bit too sterile, though I liked the scruffier parts, and Perth too isolated.

Oh and I didn't see enough of KL to really make a judgement.

I'd love to go to New York and Mexico City, Istanbul is also high up on my list, coinciding with the Grand Prix.

belgo Fri 27-Aug-10 16:13:58

Another vote for Barcelona. Followed by New York.

BunnyLebowski Fri 27-Aug-10 16:15:06


New York is top of the wishlist though.

prettybird Fri 27-Aug-10 16:17:46

I love Paris . Go there regularly for half a day on the way skiing or to SOuth Africa.

Also love Boston but have only been there once. It's dh's favourite city after Glasgow. Went there for his 40th 11 years ago. Would love to go again

MrsJohnDeere Fri 27-Aug-10 16:18:20

Sydney or Boston

plymgary Fri 27-Aug-10 16:18:48

I love New York. But, strangely I preferred Istanbul which I guess most would disagree with?

I'd love to go to Hong Kong...but it's too expensive. Guess I'll stick to Easyjet flights! grin

belgo Fri 27-Aug-10 16:21:28

Bristol, my home town, is fab. At least it is now, it was a dump when I was a child.

plymgary Fri 27-Aug-10 16:32:47

belgo, was there a lot of support in the streets of Bristol for Josie during Big Brother?

prettybird Fri 27-Aug-10 16:38:55

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prettybird Fri 27-Aug-10 16:39:30

Oops, wrong thread blush

muggglewump Fri 27-Aug-10 16:42:27

I should big up my home tone too. It's stunning, and overlooked.
It has a beautiful Cathedral, is set on a bend in the river and is gorgeous.
The views are breathtaking.

Saladbomb Fri 27-Aug-10 16:44:13

I'd third Barcelona, its a fabulous city and the only city I have happily taken a proper week long holiday in rather than a city break. Also love Hong Kong for its crazy familiarity and Chaing Mai just cos its beautiful and so are the people, much nicer than Bangkok imo.

I would love to go back to Istanbul, used to go there for work a lot and it sort of ruined it for me. But haven't been for years, you have got me thinking....

Lauriefairycake Fri 27-Aug-10 16:45:16

New York - been 4 times, never tire of it

Prague - went there on honeymoon - it was wonderful

lucykate Fri 27-Aug-10 16:46:14

we're going to barcelona next week!!!

where is a must to visit/eat??

expatinscotland Fri 27-Aug-10 16:46:51

Three-way tie: Seville, Paris and Berlin.

squeaver Fri 27-Aug-10 16:49:42

rofl at Wood Green.

Mine are:

New York
Perth (Australia, not Scotland)

usualsuspect Fri 27-Aug-10 16:52:42

Are you writing all of this down Gary wink

midnightexpress Fri 27-Aug-10 16:52:47

New York, Barcelona and Rome.

belgo Fri 27-Aug-10 16:56:36

I have no idea plymgary!

jacksgrannie Fri 27-Aug-10 16:58:51

Lucykate - lucky you. Top things to do in Barcelona imo are

Sagrada Familia
Picasso Museum
Open topped bus tours (two routes), and you see most of the famous sites
the Ramblas
Palau Guell
Parc Guell

Top place to eat (though you will need to queue) is Cal Pep.

Be careful though, 3 friends have been mugged in Barcelona.

Top city break venue for me is definitely Istanbul.

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