5 of the Best Cities in the World

There are so many things that contribute to giving a city a top rating with travellers. Things like natural scenery, history, architecture; an exciting night scene, good shopping and food are a just few of the things that have made these 5 cities popular.



Japan is fast paced and efficiently run city with a population of over 13 million people. Marvel at the wonder of the Japanese subway system that is an amazingly efficient network of stations and trains. It has an exhaustive collection of stores, restaurants, nightclubs, pubs and other things to do. No holiday to Japan would be complete without trying the local food such as sushi and ramen, and be sure to try some Saki (rice wine).



Canada is nestled on the Pacific Ocean with a beautiful backdrop of snow peaked mountains. This fun city has many fun things for visitors to do and see. It is a great city for walking so bring comfortable shoes. Walk along the Seawall that goes all around the city and takes you through Stanley Park, Yaletown, and past the beaches on Denman. Stroll along Robson Street, Granville Street, Commercial Street and through Gastown to peruse through everything from exclusive boutiques to small one off local crafts. Make sure you visit Chinatown (one of the largest in the world) and sample the dim sum. Take a bus tour of the city that will show the beautiful views from several different spots. Try out food from all over the world that is exquisitely prepared.



Walk along the Tiber River through Rome, Italy that Julius Caesar defended nearly two thousand years ago. Be sure to visit the Coliseum where gladiators once fought for their lives as entertainment. The best way to experience the Coliseum is to book a Coliseum underground tour, this way you can experience the magnificent ruins in their entirety. Visit the Trevi fountain, a masterpiece of art and engineering. Stroll through the Sistine Chapel and be spellbound by the creativity of Michelangelo. Enter the Vatican City (a European microstate) and be amazed by the rich Catholic history. You should pre-book a private tour of Rome before you travel to ensure you don’t miss out on any of it’s grandeur, marvel and mystery. If you are interested in shopping and food both are in abundance here. You can sample freshly made, exquisite Italian cuisine and pick up inexpensive, high quality leather products.

Buenos Aires


Argentina is a great city to check out the best street art in the world, learn how to tango, and live your dream of being a cowboy for a day. Some of the best artists in the world travel here to create street art because of the freedom to express that is allowed here. There are tall buildings covered in murals, and guided tours are available. Tango is the national dance of Argentina and it is exciting to watch and participate. You can take lessons in a group or hire a local instructor you and your partner. Spend the day or longer at a ranch and learn how to be a gaucho. Ride horses, rope cattle, and live the thrill of being a cowboy you have always dreamed of. 



The Czech Republic is an exciting city full of beautiful architecture, amazing music and inexpensive beer. Be sure to check out the areas of Old Town and New Town and travel along the hand carved statue lined Charles Bridge. There are western classical concerts available daily in churches, and this is the home of Dvorak and where Mozart composed some of his work. Beer is cheaper than bottled water here and it is crisp cold and refreshing!

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