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TPOL’s Travels: The Best Big Cities in the World

I’ve been everywhere. You’ve been everywhere. I’m not going anywhere. You’re not going anywhere. Let’s do this like SportsCenter and rank the best cities I’ve visited out of the 100 largest cities in the world.

But first, here is a list of the biggest cities I have not visited. There aren’t any on there that I am especially interested in visiting besides Baghdad (see I Don’t Want to Visit Every Country). Also, going to the airport doesn’t count.

4. Sao Paulo, Brazil  

6. Dhaka, Bangladesh

9. Mumbai, India

11. Karachi, Pakistan

12. Congquin, China 

15. Kolkata, India

16. Lagos, Nigeria

17. Kinshasa, Congo 

18. Manila, Philippines 

19. Tianjin, China 

22. Lahore, Pakistan

25. Bangalore, India

27. Bogota, Colombia

28. Chennai, India 

30. Lima, Peru 

32. Hyderabad, India

34. Nagoya, Japan

37. Tehran, Iran

41. Luanda, Angola

43. Ahmadabad, India 

48. Dongguan, China 

49. Foshan, China 

50. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

51. Shenyang, China

52. Surat, India 

53. Baghdad, Iraq

54. Suzhou, China

56. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

57. Pune, India 

59. Harbin, China 

61. Belo Horizonte, Brazil

63. Khartoum, Sudan 

65. Quingdao, China

66. Dailan, China

67. Fukuoka, Japan 

70. Ji Nan, China 

72. Zhengzhou, China 

73. Alexandria, Egypt 

74. Abidjan, Ivory Coast

76. Ankara, Turkey 

77. Chittagong, Bangladesh 

84. Brazilia, Brazil 

86. Jeddah, Saudi Arabic 

87. Changsha, China

88. Kunming, China 

89. Changchun, China 

90. Xinbei, Taiwan

91. Urumqi, China 

92. Shantou, China 

94. Hefei, China 

95. Kabul, Afghanistan

98. Porto Alegre, Brazil

99. Recife, Brazil

100. Ningbo, China 

Now for the places that I have visited. I have them in order of my split-second reaction of what memories came to mind from each place. Click to see what I did when I was there.

Nanjing, China

Hangzhou, China

Xian, China 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Delhi, India

Hanoi, Vietnam

Johannesburg, South Africa

Shenzhen, China

Wuhan, China 

Nairobi, Kenya

Jakarta, Indonesia

Chengdu, China

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Rome, Italy

Beijing, China

Seoul, Korea

Monterrey, Mexico

Istanbul, Turkey

Santiago, Chile

Cairo, Egypt

Guadalajara, Mexico


Sydney, Australia

Madrid, Spain

Yangon, Myanmar

Mexico City, Mexico

Melbourne, Australia

Tel Aviv, Israel 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

New York, New York

Barcelona, Spain

Montreal, Canada

Toronto, Canada

Paris, France

10. London, England

9. Tokyo, Japan

8. Osaka, Japan

7. Moscow, Russia

6. St. Petersburg, Russia

5. Hong Kong

4. Bangkok, Thailand

3. Buenos Aires, Argentina

2. Cape Town, South Africa

1. Shanghai, China

I’m sure everyone agrees with this exact order. If no, tell me your top ten.



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