Saturday, January 14, 2017

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

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.

I did a count, and I am pleased to post below the 57 "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



Dublin, Ireland


Dubrovnik, Croatia


Edinburgh, Scotland


Fes, Morocco


Florence, Italy


20) Hanoi, Vietnam


Helsinki, Finland



Hobart, Australia - Visited in 1986

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Hong Kong, China


Istanbul, Turkey


Jaipur, India


Kathmandu, Nepal


Krakow, Poland


Kyoto, Japan


30) Lisbon, Portugal


Ljubljana, Slovenia


London, Britain


Luang Prabang, Laos


Madrid, Spain


Manila - Visited in 1998

Melbourne, Australia


Moscow, Russia



Munich, Germany



Paris, France


40) Perth, Australia


Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Prague, Czech Republic


Rome, Italy


Saint Petersburg, Russia



Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina


Seoul, South Korea


Seville, Spain


Singapore


Shanghai, China


50) Stockholm, Sweden


Sydney, Australia


Taipei, Taiwan


Tallinn, Estonia


Tokyo, Japan


Venice, Italy


Vienna, Austria


57) Wellington, New Zealand



The other 43 Best Cities 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
Galway, Ireland
Hamburg, Germany
10) Havana, Cuba
Heidelberg, Germany
Innsbruck, Austria
Isfahan, Iran
Jerusalem, Israel
Kolkata, India
La Paz, Bolivia
La Vegas, USA
Lhasa, Tibet - China
Los Angeles, USA
20) Marrakesh, Morocco
Memphis, USA
Mexico City, Mexico
Montreal, Canada
Mumbai, India
Naples, Italy
New Orleans, USA
New York, USA
Oaxaca, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
30) Quebec City, Canada
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
40) Vancouver, Canada
Varanasi, India
York, England
43) Zanzibar Town, Tanzania

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