We’re sorry we only have space here to talk about 5 of many world cities we love, because we could do this all day. For now, though, enjoy our recommendations for the 5 cities across the globe you should definitely visit.
This colonial city is the second largest in Mexico. Renowned as a center of education, culture, industry and art, Guadalajara offers visitors modern amenities, an astounding wealth of cultural resources and shopping that will challenge evened the most seasoned spendthrift. Take in the museums, then head to beautiful Tlaquepaque to enjoy the facades of ancient haciendas, converted into shops and galleries. Enjoy the bustle of miles of shopping arcades dedicated to electronics, children’s toys, women’s clothing and fabric, then venture to Tonala, where the riches of Talavera pottery and equipale furniture are to be had for a song.
Located on the eastern shores of the Arabian Peninsula, Dubai is one of the United Arab Emirates. This exotic destination features some of the most extravagant hotels and pristine beaches in the world. A center of international commerce, it’s most widely recognized for the modernity of its architecture. But underneath the surface, the Bedouin heart of the place beats strong. Adventure out into the surrounding desert and experience traditional dining, hawking and even camel racing.
One of Europe’s most prosperous cities, Bologna was once a medieval city state. From medieval churches featuring the work of artists like Hieronymus Bosch, to ancient Dominican monasteries, Bologna is also the acknowledged capital of Italian food. Surround by agriculture, this is where the famed parmigiano reggiano cheese and prosciutto di Parma hail from. Enjoy an exceptional dining experience, then eavesdrop on Bologna’s culture of public discourse in the central piazza, where you’ll find local people gathered every evening, locked in pitched political debate.
Once you’ve visited the Crescent City, you’ll know what it means to miss it. Cradling the mighty Mississippi, New Orleans is a universe unto itself, with a unique and enduring culture. From the Mardi Gras Indians and their elaborately hand sewn costumes, to the Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs and their weekly second lines, there is a vibrancy to the life of the people here which must be experienced to be appreciated. Crawfish etouffee awaits the discerning diner, while the echoes of Louis Armstrong greet the ears on the corner of Bourbon and Canal.
This gem nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the West Coast mountains is recognized as one of the most liveable cities in the world. Ski in the morning, then paddle board in the afternoon, or stroll through the vast, urban wilderness of Stanley Park. Experience the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology, or eat your way across town, enjoying one of the most diverse culinary scenes in the Americas. Vancouver truly has something for everyone and a flavor for every palate. These are our selections for 5 cities across the globe you should definitely visit. Contact us to find out more.