Top 10 cities to visit in 2013 part 1
Continuing with the idea of top 10 lists to start the year with, today we’ll start looking at a top 10 of the cities that you should keep in mind when you’re planning your next holiday trip.
This city famous for its hills, earthquakes and very liberal politics and inhabitants, it continues to attract the adventurous kindred spirits of people from both the U.S. as well as the world. It’s an eclectic blend of cultures, and entertainment opportunities, an all-around crazy place to have some great fun.
This one should always be on most of these lists, because this old city has always been capable of casting something of a spell on travelers, but 2013 will definitely be the time to go there because the city will have a lot of coinciding anniversaries to celebrate, and whoever’s been to a Queen’s Day Parade in Amsterdam knows how hard the Dutch can party.
This year the famous canal ring turns 400 years old, it is also Vincent van Gogh’s 160th birthday as well as the 40th anniversary of the museum dedicated to him, but that’s not all. The Rijkmuseum re-opens after a decade-long renovation process, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – considered to be amongst the best in the world, if not the best – marks its 125 year of activity. And if all of those are not enough know that the Artis Royal Zoo and the Felix Meritis cultural centre mark their 175th and respectively 225th year of existence as well.
While you’ve surely heard of the first two on our list, it’s less likely that you might’ve heard about this one.
This city used to be the capital of a very rich princely state however, after India’s independence the palaces and pleasure gardens were sold, looted or built over and there was very little to the eye to see. But recently several palaces in the Old City quarter of the city have been refurbished, including the Falaknuma Palace – which is now a seven-star hotel. Many other monuments and building are being fixed or renovated, but many of its architectural gems are still off the radar, which means that this place isn’t crowded with tourists.
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