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Which will be the first city you turn to in this lucky dip of a book? Copenhagen? Buenos Aires? Shanghai? Or maybe you'll find out how much you want to go to Beirut or Nuuk. Who knew? The world is full of unmissable cities - this large format pictorial will put a few more on your radar.
Taking our cue from the buzz on the street, we have captured the flavour of the world's top 200 cities through the eyes of the typical citizen: hot conversation topics, urban myths, the best places to eat and drink and to seek out after dark. This pictorial mixes a tempting cocktail for the urban adventurer.
200 of the world's most exciting cities, ranked in order by Lonely Planet staff, authors and readers
The best places to eat and drink
Each city's strengths and weaknesses
Hot conversation topics and urban myths
Authors : Written and researched by Lonely Planet.
About Lonely Planet : Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Perfect for travelers or dreamers, this is a great coffee table book that you will flip through again and again!
'People that might live in a city somewhere on Earth'. That is what this book should have been titled.
Yes, without people there would be no cities, but this book shows way to many people & not enough architecture, or other things that make a unique city unique. There are way too many pictures such as the following (& these are the big pictures (each city has 2 pages, on one page there is a big photo, on the other 2 or 3 small photos)): Auckland - a guy on a sailboat Beruit - close up of a beautiful young woman applying lipstick as she prepares to go out on the town. Belfast - close up of some kids Belieze City - some people dancing at a nightclub Berlin - a bar Bridgetown - 2 people walking away Cape Town - a couple at a table in a restuarant Cardiff - a guy looking at records in a record shop Los Angeles - a boy wearing a baseball cap at a baseball field New York City - 2 people sitting down on a subway train looking at...
This book is perfect for what it is; a coffee table book that offers a quick glimpse of each city. I've been obsessing over it for the past week or so, I would highly recommend this book to travelers or wannabe travelers with short attention spans.
But there are two glaring issues with this book that are impossible to ignore.
1. Choice of photos: As someone mentioned earlier, their choice of photos had me scratching my head on many occasions. The New York City page is bland, as is Paris and Barcelona. It makes one wonder how it's even possible to choose such drab photos of these amazing cities- especially ones ranked number 2, 1, and 4! For example, there are two pages on New York. One is wasted on a close up of two people sitting on the subway, while the other page has three lackluster photos and all the information. REALLY? Paris and Barcelona were handled similarly.
2. Questionable ranking system: Las Vegas is apparently far "better" than Lisbon,...
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