10 Cities I’d Love to Visit

The world is full of places to see and things to do, and at times I’ve wondered about the many places I’d go if I could take a grand trip around the world. The list of gorgeous cities and historical sites I’ve compiled would take days to list, but here is a short list of cities around the world that I’d love to see and explore one day. Feel free to add any suggestions!

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10. Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck is a historic city in western Austria known for its mountain backdrop. It has beautiful constructions dating back to medieval times, like the Golden Roof built by Archduke Friedrich IV, and Maria Theresien Street, pictured here.

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9. Chaguaramas, Trinidad

Meaning “The Land of the Palms,” Chaguaramas is a small coastal city in northwestern Trinidad. The beautiful beach area has must-see natural scenery, such as The Bamboo Cathedral, a stretch of road hailed by sky-high bamboo stalks on either side.

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8. Reykjavik, Iceland

The capital of Iceland and most northerly capital of the world, Reykjavik, like most of southern Iceland, is an area unlike any other. The chilly climate manages to house a range of arctic wildlife, from mink to reindeer. It’s also a great place to view the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights), a natural light display caused by solar winds in northern latitudes.

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7. Accra, Ghana

Historically a trading city, the capital of Ghana is now a busy area of over 4 million, and a center for banking and foreign exchange. The city now contains fascinating modern architecture, but it once included major portions of the vast Ashanti Empire in the 18th century.

Poland Jewish Museum

6. Warsaw, Poland

Although historical events may indicate a city in conflict, Warsaw has a large and culturally diverse population including many of the world’s major religious groups. The city contains picturesque constructions from various time periods. Warsaw continues to renew itself while preserving its history, with projects like the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, which opened in April.

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5. Bern, Switzerland

Bern is an amazing culturally rich city which features medieval structures contrasting  with a modern culture of unique shops and theater.The photo here is of The Kramgasse, a curved street in the Old City popular for its shops. It also the site of Albert Einstein’s former home.

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4. Iquitos, Peru

Containing a large portion of the wondrous Amazon Forest, Iquitos, Peru’s Amazon River is one of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Its equatorial climate hosts contain almost 900 separate species of animals and just as many plants. Iquitos was officially established as a Jesuit station in the 1750s.

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3. Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The Dutch capital features a vast system of canals, some of which is pictured here, and a booming economy based in the financial and tourism sectors. Known for its nightlife, Amsterdam also has a notable arts culture with sites such as the Van Gogh Museum, dedicated to the influential Dutch painter.

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2. York, England

The city of York dates back two millenia when it was founded by the Romans. Now a major tourist attraction, this north England city features attractions such as the York Minister cathedral, and the lovely narrow streets of The Shambles (shown here, at night), containing many small shops and restaurants.

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1.Malmö, Sweden

Starting out small, Malmö has become Sweden’s third largest city and is a center of innovation, bustling city life, and natural beauty. A continuously growing city and the definition of European modernity, it has a young and varied population, with almost one-fifth of its population hailing from other countries.

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12 thoughts on “10 Cities I’d Love to Visit

  1. Bruges Belgium
    Interlaken Switzerland
    Vienna Austria
    St Petersburg Russia
    Cape Town South Africa
    Tokyo Japan
    Hong Kong China
    London England
    Barcelona Spain
    Cahors France
    Rocamadour France
    I have visited them all except for St Petersburg and the Hermitage Art Gallery.
    On my bucket list are Madrid, Granada, Rome, Florence and Venice. Not cities but I also plan to see the Great Barrier Reef and Yosemite I always wanted to climb El Capitan but I’m too old for that now.

  2. Miss Alee,
    Everyone of your suggestions sounds interesting. Time to start saving my money …

  3. Wot?, Oy, where in the blazes is Zürich?. Are you having a laff?. Seriously Alee, adjust that list and squeeze my adopted home town in ;-(. Although I could forgive you a bit as my son’s grandmother is from Bern. Some of the loveliest people in Switzerland!.

  4. billy,

    That’s a great list. Some of them are on my extended list (e.g. Vienna and London, of course.) I’d like to visit Rome too, actually a few major cities in Italy. I might need a special trip just for that.

    Sherry,

    “Everyone of your suggestions sounds interesting. Time to start saving my money …”

    Lol, yes, same here.

  5. foosrock,

    “Wot?, Oy, where in the blazes is Zürich?. Are you having a laff?. Seriously Alee, adjust that list and squeeze my adopted home town in ;-(. “

    I want to visit Zurich too! It’s on my extended list, but for this one I could only put 10. I think Zurich is great, but Bern has more of that cozy, old town feel that I’m drawn to. Zurich definitely seems better as far as things to do.

  6. Hi! 🙂

    Yes, Malmö is number one. I also like other cities in Sweden though.

    “Will Froggie be joining you on all of your trips? :)”

    Froggie’s like “They are so many Neo-Nazis in Europe…”

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