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Friday, October 7, 2011

Best World Cities to Visit in 2012 this first choice to live

Slected First 10 Best World Cities to Visit in 2012 first choice to live 2012 and 2013
List of 30 best and wonderful world cities to visit.
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1-Nice, France

The French Riviera is all about relaxing in the sun and sea. Nice is one of the area’s crown jewels – enjoy the panoramic views of Mt. Boron and take in the breathtaking vistas of Nice. It’s also a good spot for day trips up and down the coas.
2- Bangkok, Thailand
Thailand had a rough year, with political and social instability that kept some travelers away. Fortunately the attractions of Thailand kept many travelers coming, if in slightly smaller numbers than in 2009. Here’s to hoping 2011 is a better year for Thailand’s slightly beleaguered tourism industry.
Maui, Hawaii

Experience traditional Hawaiian luaus, take the road to Hana, visit the Haleakala or Molikini craters, and make the most of one of Hawaii’s top getaways.
Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland is not a destination in and of itself (despite what locals will tell you!). Instead, Auckland is all about doing things in and around the city. Sail along the Auckland Harbour, admire Mt Eden, tour the Waitomo Caves, or spot whales and dolphins in the waters surrounding Auckland.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai has made a name for itself as both a shopping paradise and as a place where the sky knows no limits (it’s home to one of the world’s tallest buildings). Dubai is also a popular transit hub en route to Asia and the Australia from Europe. So whether you have a few hours or a few days, there’s plenty to keep you busy in Dubai. Even an indoor ski slope! 
Concordia (Karakoram) Pakistan
Concordia is the most beautiful place on the planet, lies in the heart of the Karakoram range in Pakistan. Concordia offers the region’s best place to camp for mountain enthusiasts not involved in climbing. This is also called the “throne of the mountain gods”.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur has grown from nothing to a bustling city of more than two million people. It’s a modern city of gleaming skyscrapers, but it retains much of the local color that other Asian boom-cities have lost. Kuala Lumpur has plenty of colonial buildings in its center, a vibrant Chinatown with street vendors and night markets, and a bustling Little India.
Perth, Australia

Perth claims to be the sunniest state capital in Australia, though more striking is its isolation from the rest of the country – Perth is over 2,750 miles (4,400km) from Sydney by road. The recent resources boom has seen Perth blossom into a sophisticated, cosmopolitan city with bars, restaurants, cultural activities and myriad things to do. Ride up the Swan River, tour Western Australia’s wine country, and relax and swim along the local beaches.
Salzburg, Austria
Salzburg’s Altstadt (old town), on the south bank of the river, is a Baroque fiesta of churches, plazas, courtyards and fountains, oozing the waves of charm that you would expect from this Mozart mecca. Museums, houses, squares, chocolate bars and liqueurs are all part of one giant homage to Wolfgang. From Salzburg travelers can explore the Bavarian Moutains and Salt-Mines, the hunting castle Hellbrunn, Hitler’s infamous Eagle’s Nest, and Mozart’s birthplace.
Cairo, Egypt
Cairo is an all-out assault on the senses. Known as the ‘Mother of the World’, this vibrant, chaotic city is home to more than 16 million. Noisy, polluted and totally unpredictable, the sheer intensity of Cairo can seduce or overwhelm. Cairo’s historic buildings are buried in age-old quarters of the city that have yet to be tamed and made tourist-friendly, so take a tour to get beneath the skin of this man-made wonder. While the Giza Pyramids are right on Cairo’s doorstep, the city is also a great base for excursions to destinations further afield like Memphis, Luxor and Alexandria.
Hong Kong
Hong Kong has the big city specials like smog, 14 million elbows and an insane love of clatter. But it’s also efficient, hushed and peaceful: the transport network is excellent, the shopping centers are sublime, and the temples and quiet parks are contemplative oases. Just remember: Hong Kong is about savoring new tastes, weaving through a human gridlock and humming some dumb Cantopop tune while slurping your noodles.
Dublin, Ireland
Dublin is the rarest of beasts: a capital that puts an equal premium on the joys and benefits of heritage and hedonism. History and culture rise up from the foundations, but what’ll put a smile on your face is the city’s garrulous sociability and irrepressible humor. Though Dublin’s in a slightly sour mood these days, thanks to its troubled economy, the city does its very best to welcome visitors. Grab a pint at the Guinness Storehouse, explore Dublin Bay and Malahide Castle, drift down the River Liffey and enjoy Dublin’s rich literary history.
Singapore has traded in its rough-and-ready opium dens for towers of glass, and its steamy rickshaw image for hi-tech wizardry, but you can still recapture the colonial era with a gin sling under the languorous ceiling fans at Raffles Hotel. At first glance Singapore appears shockingly modern, but this is an undeniably Asian city with Chinese, Malay and Indian traditions. It’s these contrasts that bring the city to life.
Zurich, Switzerland
This formerly staid banking capital has experienced such a creative explosion in recent years, and such a mushrooming of innovative bars, restaurants and shops, that Zurich resembles Berlin’s salad days of the mid-1980s and early ’90s. Zurich remains Switzerland’s commercial and financial hub, and the canton is the country’s most affluent. Explore the city’s atmospheric cobblestone Old Town, window-shop glittering boutiques and jewelers lining upmarket Bahnhofstrasse, take a cruise on the lake or stand on the Top of Europe in the surrounding Alps.
Vienna, Austria
Grandiose Vienna was the showpiece of the all-conquering Habsburg dynasty. Monumental edifices line the city center, world-class museums burst with treasures, white stallions strut their way down mirrored halls, and renowned orchestras and angelic choirboys perform in lavish concert halls. Vienna has plenty of lower-brow pleasures too – walks in the woods, the river, indulgent evenings in its renowned wine taverns.
Athens, Greece
Redolent with mythology, loaded with art and architecture, Athens is an affable city enlivened by outdoor cafes, gardens and urban eccentrics. The city may look like a concrete jungle, but beyond this off-putting veneer it has heaps of charm. Almost every house and apartment has a balcony hanging with geraniums, and many of the city’s streets and squares are fringed with orange trees. Away from the museums and monuments, the Acropolis and Omonia Square, Athens has a lively outdoor culture and zest for life. Get to know the city better on a private walking tour, or use Athens as a base to tour surrounding highlights like the Temple of Apollo at Delphi or to cruise to the islands.
Los Angeles, California
The City of Angels is home to Hollywood, mega-amusements such as Disneyland and Universal Studios, and some of the world’s fanciest homes and neighborhoods. And you will not be the first visitor to LA who wants to see and do it all! Throw in beaches, great food and a stellar nightlife, and LA does a good job pleasing its visitors. Just please, let’s not talk about the traffic
Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona has transformed itself from smug backwater into one of the most dynamic and stylish cities in the world. Summer is serious party time, with week-long fiesta fun. But year-round the city sizzles – food, fashion, style, music and good times. The buildings, many the work of the eccentric genius Gaudí, will blow you away. The art, with significant collections by Picasso and Miró, will make you giddy all over.
Venice, Italy

For a thousand years Venice was one of the most enduring mercantile sea powers on the face of the earth. Today the brilliance and influence have long since faded, leaving a town of tarnished glories, out of time and out of place, so achingly beautiful it’s hard not to look for the back of the set. It is possible to get beneath the surface of this city, you just need patience (and a good guide!). The highlights for travelers here include a gondola ride down the canals, St. Mark’s Basilica, and the labyrinth of narrow passageways, alleys, and delicate bridges that make up this one-of-a-kind city.
Rome, Italy
It’s hard to say what you’ll find most breathtaking about the Eternal City – the Vatican, the Forum, the top speed of a Fiat Bambino, the Colosseum, or the bill for your caffe latte. Make like the locals and indulge your senses in the pleasures the city has to offer, from the grandiose thrill of feeling centuries of turbulent history under your feet to the small but potent intoxication of eating chestnut gelato on a hot day. Browse all things to do in Rome or check out some highlights below.
Paris, France
Paris is a city to be immersed in, with boulevards, monuments, works of art and magical lights. It’s a city to taste: cheese, chocolate, wine, bread. And it’s a city to hear: opera, jazz or world music, or perhaps you just like the sound of the metro cars whooshing by on their rubber wheels. First-time visitors often arrive in Paris with all sorts of expectations: of grand vistas, of intellectuals discussing weighty matters in cafes, of romance along the Seine, of sexy cabaret revues. It’s all here, but don’t forget to explore a little and see Paris’ backstreets too.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Not so long ago, people came to Las Vegas for the gambling and buffets. Today Las Vegas is all about serious fun – from big-name shows and events to after-hours night clubbing. Las Vegas is also a popular destination for family trips and fine dining. And if you tire of the action and gambling on The Strip, take in some of America’s most beautiful desert scenery on a day trip to the Grand Canyon’s West and South rims, the Hoover Dam… the possibilities here are truly endless.
New York City, New York
New York is a city made for explorers: the more you roam in New York, the more you discover, the more you’ll want to see — and the more you’ll be thrilled by the range of things to do in New York City. New York is a densely packed mass of humanity. Whomever you encounter, from New York’s famous Broadway to the Empire State Building, in giddy spring or gilded fall, in quiet summer or cozy winter, you can be sure of one thing: it’ll be the real deal.