Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Best Moments of My Travelling Days - Lonely Planet's 100 Best Cities in the World in 2009

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In 2009, Lonely Planet had published a list of "100 Best Cities in the World" and asked how many have you visited ?

This is a list of the top 100 cities featured in Lonely Plant's " The Cities Book: A journey Through the Best Cities in the World " published in 2009. From Paris to Dhaka, it chronicles the 100 most dynamic, beautiful, thriving, fast paced and all round fascinating cities for travelers to see at least once in their lifetimes. Guessed what, Kuala Lumpur, the home city I live now had been voted as one of the Best Cities in the World !

I did a last count, and I am pleased to post below the 58 "Lonely Planet's Best Cities in the World" I had visited in my lifetime as a traveler.

1) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (my home country)

Amsterdam, Netherland

Athens, Greece

Auckland, New Zealand

Bangkok, Thailand

Barcelona, Spain

Beijing, China

Berlin, Germany

Brussels, Belgium

10) Budapest, Hungary

Cairo, Egypt

Chiangmai, Thailand

Damascus, Syria

Delhi, India

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dublin, Ireland

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Edinburgh, Scotland

Fes, Morocco

20) Florence, Italy

Hanoi, Vietnam

Helsinki, Finland

Hobart, Australia

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Hong Kong, China

Innsbruck, Austria

Isfahan, Iran

Istanbul, Turkey

Jaipur, India

30) Kathmandu, Nepal

Krakow, Poland

Kyoto, Japan

Lisbon, Portugal

Ljubljana, Slovenia

London, Britain

Luang Prabang, Laos

Madrid, Spain

Manila, Philippines

Melbourne, Australia

40) Moscow, Russia

Munich, Germany

Paris, France

Perth, Australia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Prague, Czech Republic

Rome, Italy

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Seoul, South Korea

50) Seville, Spain


Shanghai, China

Stockholm, Sweden

Sydney, Australia

Taipei, Taiwan

Tallinn, Estonia

Tokyo, Japan

Venice, Italy

Vienna, Austria

) Wellington, New Zealand

The other 40 Best Cities (yet to visit) in the World nominated by Lonely Planet in 2009 were :

1) Bled, Slovenia
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cape Town, South Africa
Cartagena, Colombia
Chicago, USA
Cuzco, Peru
Dhaka, Bangladesh (visited in 2017)
Galway, Ireland
Hamburg, Germany
10) Havana, Cuba
Heidelberg, Germany
Isfahan, Iran (visited in 2018)
Jerusalem, Israel
Kolkata, India
La Paz, Bolivia
La Vegas, USA
Lhasa, Tibet - China
Los Angeles, USA
Marrakesh, Morocco
20) Memphis, USA
Mexico City, Mexico
Montreal, Canada
Mumbai, India
Naples, Italy
New Orleans, USA
New York, USA
Oaxaca, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Quebec City, Canada
30) Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Salvador Da Bahia, Brazil
San Cristobal De Las Casas, Mexico
San Francisco, USA
Santiago, Chile
Seattle, USA
Siena, Italy
Toronto, Canada
Valparaiso, Chile
Vancouver, Canada
40) Varanasi, India
York, England
42) Zanzibar Town, Tanzania

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