September 02 2015
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Josey Orr
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25 Amazing Cities to See Before You Die

How many of these cities have you crossed off your list?


1.Dubai, UAE

The most populated city in the United Arab Emirates, with towering futuristic architecture, Dubai will make you believe that anything is possible. This is one of the only cities where the ocean meets the desert. Dubai is also home to the world's tallest building Burj Khalifa, standing at 829.8 m.

2. Sydney, Australia

Home to over 4.5 million multicultural people, with sunny days and an active nightlife. There is no reason to not have something to do here in this stunning city. There's great surf and clear blue skies during the day, this is a surfer’s paradise!


3. Athens, Greece

The vibrant capital of Greece. No matter what type of traveler you are, there's no destination in the world that's quite like Athens, Greece. This city is a mix of ancient and modern. The 7,000 year old city offers many activities from exploring preserved temples to dining around the open food farmer’s markets.

4. Portland, Oregon U.S

Portland is a city located in the U.S. state of Oregon, near the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. Its only a short drive away from the Pacific Ocean, sprawling forests, fertile valleys, and the cascade range. This city continuously gives off a laid back vibe. Portland's mountainous backdrops combined with the city's many parks make it a nature lovers heaven.

5. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

South America's most favorite hub of excitement and energy. The Statue of Christ the Redeemer, the Sugarloaf Mountain, and the dream beaches Copacabana and Ipanema are impressive sights. Mouth watering food, clean blue beaches, wonderful viewpoints and friendly people make a visit to Rio de Janeiro an unforgettable experience.

6. Seoul, South Korea

Seoul’s city life is very different, being a newly built city, many features are changing day by day with new influences shaping the culture. The city has dozens of exquisite temples and palaces with many of them dating back hundreds of years, but there's also plenty of shopping and dining to partake in!

7. San Francisco, California U.S.A

The most scenic and diverse city on the central coast of Northern California. Theres so much to do, such as hiking in the giant redwood forests, cycling through San Francisco's Downtown, or taking a drive out to see the majestic overcasted rocky beaches. San francisco is bursting with a youthful energy that will guarantee you an unforgettable adventure.

8. Honolulu, Hawaii U.S.A

It is the state capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Situated on the island of Oahu, it is known worldwide as a major tourist destination. It is a major hub for international business, military defense, as well as famously being host to a diverse variety of east-west Pacific culture, cuisine, and traditions.

9. Tokyo, Japan

Rocked by earthquakes and scorched by war, this centuries old city refuses to kneel. Just like the sun, Tokyo has continued to rise, blending the old with the new. Tokyo is a spectacular matrix of towns, villages and cities, tied together by subways. The energy never gives out in tokyo, from sunrise to sunset, the heart of Tokyo never stops beating.

10. Paris, France

City of lights and romance. Known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with breathtaking architecture, museums, and a never ending nightlife, Paris is thriving with culture. Paris is one of the only cities in Europe that doesn't sleep, having gourmet restaurants ready to serve you at any hour. The food here is phenomenal! So expect to leave home 10 pounds heavier.

11. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Filled with history and good vibes, Amsterdam is a delight to explore. This uniquely entertaining city shows us Rembrandts and Van Goghs, more bikes than cars, skinny facades leaning out below quaint church towers, and pot-filled coffee shops. Amsterdam is considered the EDM Capital of the world. All the large festivals are held in this land, so to all you festival goers, stop your searching, and book your next flight to the Netherlands.

12. Nadi, Fiji

Nearly everyone who visits Fiji comes to Nadi. This bustling multi-cultural town is the main hub for international travellers, and offers great places to eat, drink and shop. There are a huge range of tours and activities in close proximity to Nadi, allowing you to explore the nearby Yasawas and Mamanucas. For you adventurers try scuba diving, snorkelling or hiking, or head to Denarau Island and experience the excellent golf and tennis facilities.

13. Cairo, Egypt

Cairo is a world metropolis and tantamount to being an open air museum. The Nile divides it in two and the centre of the city contains modern shops and office buildings in close range to medieval churches and ancient mosques. Egypt and its capital of Cairo is the oldest cultural land on Earth. A country that impresses with both its 5,000 years of history and lively modern spirit. Travel here during the winter, while summers are unbearably hot.

14. Shanghai, China

Shanghai is a gigantic city that is a meeting point of both east and west. The shoreline is without a doubt the city's main focal point. The city is a combination of the past, present and future and contains the historic monuments and eye-catching buildings of the metropolis. Shanghai is now known in China as the “Paris of the east”, with the fashion scene booming in China.

15. Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia is bound to be a special one. From the multicolored spires of St. Basil’s Cathedral to the sturdy red walls of the Kremlin, there is much to see and do in this stunning city. Moscow is a city of creativity and innovation, but is also very much aware of its own history. A haunting part of any Moscow sightseeing is a visit to the Fallen Monument Park. After the fall of the Soviet Union, countless statues and monuments were removed from their pedestals and moved to this park. Overall with so much history in this capital, Moscow is a must see landmark.

16. Seattle, Washington U.S

While it’s known for its overcast weather, when the sun comes out in Seattle, you’re in for the perfect photo opportunity, where blue skies and calm seas surround classic architecture and modern buildings. Visit the world famous Pike Place Market, home to fresh catches, local produce, and the world’s first Starbucks. From there, explore the great outdoors at Olympic National Park, a few hours away, through its scenic, wooded beauty. Theres also tons of venues to enjoy in Seattle with performers of all genres in music.

17. Berlin, Germany

Berlin is Germany's modern capital city, a fascinating European city with a dramatic history in which contemporary architecture merges with the imposing character of a centuries old city. If you are one of those people who only starts to wake up after the sun goes down, then you are at the right location. When the sun sets on the city, the party really begins, and you can a find huge number of pubs or clubs open, where you can meet new people and fully enjoy the atmosphere of Berlin long after the sun comes up. With Berlin having the best breweries in the world, your night may never end.

18. Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is one of the most lively harbor cities on the Mediterranean and after Madrid, Spain's second largest city and the capital of Catalonia. Barcelona is a melting pot that ranges from Gothic to Modernism, a veritable explosion of creativity. Barcelona is today one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair, and cultural-sports centres, and its influence in commerce, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities.

19. Bali, Indonesia

Bali is one of the biggest provinces in Indonesia, and it encompasses a number of islands as well as the isle of Bali. Bali has been the favorite destination for locals and international tourists for ages. Full of magnificent beaches, breathtaking sceneries, marvellous trinkets and interesting culture. Bali is ideal for people wanting to escape from daily activities, enjoy a honeymoon, or just have a unforgettable time with friends.

20. Miami, Florida U.S.A

Miami is a subtropical city, located in the sunshine state of Florida. Start your Miami experience out right with a sample of delicious Cuban cuisine, followed by some Latin dancing. You’ll find plenty of places all over the city to indulge in both, as well as art galleries, theaters, and numerous murals that contribute to Miami’s artistic spirit.

21. New York City, New York U.S.A

New York City is an international metropolis built on the shoulders of immigrants and their descendants, a city built by dreams of the people. New York City is home to eight million people, and the city receives more than 50 million visitors per year. New York is shopaholic heaven having hundreds of designers stores everywhere in the heart of city. Traffic is heavy here so you can explore the city easily on foot, by taxi, or via the famous subway system.

22. Cape Town, South Africa

Located on the southern edge of Africa and lying at the foot of Table Mountain, the metropolis of Cape Town is certainly one of the world's most beautiful cities, an exciting combination of Africa, Europe and the Caribbean. Cape Town and its environments are completely different to the normal expectations of Africa. No desolate bush land reaching to the horizon and no life-threatening wild animals. But it's certainly another remarkable and beautiful dimension to South Africa's magnificent Garden of Eden.

23. Florence, Italy

The most attractive city in Italy, and has many tourist delights. Florence, is a bustling Mediterranean city loaded with delicious Italian food and thousands of years of recorded history. A center of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. Explore the history at the Centro Storico, the historic center of the city. This area features a number of historic buildings, like the breathtaking Florence Cathedral.

24. Chicago, Illinois U.S.A

Chicago, once a small trading post on Lake Michigan, has grown into one of the country’s most famous cities. Visit “The Windy City” and chow down on deep dish pizza for a true chicago experience. No Chicago visit is complete without a mention of the nightlife, so close out your day at a jazz lounge and let the sweet sound of music carry you away.

25. London, England

Everyone knows London. The red double-deckers, the black taxis, the red phone booths, the red brick buildings, the guards with the bearskin fur caps are well known by even those, who have never been to the English capital. A trip to here might as well be a trip through history.  London is a city of superlatives that attracts millions of visitors each year. Exciting both day and night, London is a modern city with age old traditions and a long and colorful history.



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