Delving into the heart and soul of more than 225 cities worldwide, this National Geographic travel volume is a glossy, glorious tribute to cosmopolitan life. A stately, luscious celebration of photos and words, it showcases all of the world's great citiesParis, Rome, New York, London, Tokyoand up-coming ones including Denver, Asheville, Oslo, and Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). You’ll find a playful, informative mix of inspirational personal narratives, photo galleries, and fun facts, plus sidebars on oddities, local food and shopping, novels that offer a sense of the city, local secrets, and more. Additional cities are presented with illustrated lists, such as the world's best eco-friendly cities, foodie cities, and happiest cities. The twenty-first century is the Century of the City, andThe World's Best Cities is a must-have for all urban adventurerson-the-go travelers and armchair travelers alike.
This book has beautiful pictures but I was very disappointed with the text. It seems like a tourist guide telling you where to eat and shop (except it is huge and heavy so you cannot carry it with you!). I did not get a feel about culture and history of the cities. Even the "fun facts" are not that fun.
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