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The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. The Centre of the Universe. No explanation needed.
Like a neon-lit slice of the future that’s been tossed into a blender with traditional Japanese culture to produce one of the earth’s must-visit cities.
The streets of London are like one enormous postcard, from Big Ben and the London Eye to the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace.
You don’t earn the nickname ‘The Marvellous City’ for nothing – it takes miles of pristine beaches with even more beautiful locals sunbathing on them.
Another sun-kissed city boasting a skyline perched on a glittering harbour and surrounded by plenty more natural delights where that came from.
The elegant French capital is crammed with more attractions than a Lonely Planet guidebook and an indescribable romance that oozes out of every bridge, park, and bistro.
An epic skyline pulsing with cosmopolitan culture sandwiched between lush rainforest and a sprawling harbour.
The ancient ruins of the Acropolis – a compulsory tick on any traveller’s bucket list – overlook a grungy, lively, urban metropolis.
Where the craggy Table Mountain meets the Atlantic via a bustling harbour and white sand beaches.
Besides the Colosseum, the Vatican, and the Trevi Fountain, there’s barely a square inch of Rome that doesn’t feel like an immaculately preserved open-air museum.
One night in Bangkok is nowhere near long enough to explore the Thai capital’s street-food markets, Buddhist temples, and pumping night clubs.
We might be stretching the definition of ‘city’ for this town of 14,000 – but how could we not include the Adventure Capital of the World on this list?
The Paris of South America has its own distinctly colourful Latin flavour, including a raucous night life that would more accurately be labelled ‘well-past-dawn-life’.
There’s so much to see of the picturesque Dutch capital if you venture further than the ‘coffee’ shops of the Red Light District.
The winding streets and towering minarets of the atmospheric Turkish capital straddle Europe and Asia either side of the Bosporus.
Step through thousands of years of history in the Chinese capital – including the immortal Forbidden City and sections of the nearby Great Wall.
Speaking of walls, both sides of Berlin’s are packed with thriving neighbourhoods and engrossing cultural artefacts of Germany’s tortured 20th Century.
Little more than a tribal village until the 1970s, the tiny emirate is now home to a futuristic skyline that looks like it was dreamed up in an episode of the Jetsons.
A densely populated peninsula fringed by mountains and filled with a web of cool, creative, contrasting neighbourhoods that food and drink lovers will fall in love with.
You didn’t think we’d forget Barcelona, a Mediterranean treasure trove of beaches, markets, and Gaudi’s dream-like architecture.