Yesterday I posted the top ten places I’d like to visit, so here are the top ten places I’ve visited. Other than the top three, they’re in no particular order.
- Hong Kong. love Hong Kong is my favorite city in the world. There’s no other city quite like it. It’s one of the few cities abroad that I could imagine moving to. Hong Kong is just such a dynamic city that no words could do it justice.
- Queenstown, New Zealand. Queenstown is without a doubt the nicest town on earth that I’ve ever visited. I’ve never been to another place even half as beautiful.
- Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City was a culture shock for me. I remember my biggest challenge the first day was crossing the street, given the never-ending flow of motorcycles and lack of traffic lights. Ho Chi Minh City is cheap and has one of the most fascinating cultures I’ve ever experienced. A side trip to the Mekong Delta only made the visit more memorable.
- Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver is my favorite city in North America. With beautiful scenery and a lot of stuff to do, it’s unbeatable.
- Tokyo, Japan. What’s there not to love about Tokyo? I love the Japanese culture, and all the high-tech stuff cracks me up. Where else in the world do doors on taxis open automatically?
- Sydney, Australia. Sydney is incredible. Without sounding like a broken record, there’s not a whole lot else I can say about it.
- Cape Town, South Africa. Whenever I see a picture of Cape Town, it always looks fake to me. It’s too nice to be real.
- Beijing, China. Beijing has so much to offer. When I travel I’m much more into culture than laying on a beach, and Beijing has more culture than anyone could absorb on one trip.
- Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The lack of chain hotels is more than made up for by this all around awesome city.
- Athens, Greece. Do I really need to say anything?
Making a top ten list was harder than I expected. Bangkok, Dubrovnik, Florence, Mykonos, Paris, and a few more were hard to leave out, but I had to draw the line somewhere.